Robertson Hall Renovations

The goal of this project was to reorganize the spaces within Robertson Hall to create a highly functional and efficient environment for teaching and research for the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.  The project created a space for a dynamic academic community, reflecting the values and aspirations of the school.  The design fosters collaboration, engagement and clearly strengthens the identity of the school and its centers and programs.

Ultimately, the renovation of Robertson Hall enhanced its capacity to provide a new academic workplace strategy that fosters place-making, identity, mixing and collaboration. With the completion of the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building & Louis A. Simpson International Building, Scudder Plaza and Robertson Hall are central in providing meeting spaces in an academic neighborhood that is vibrant and interactive.

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Sustainability features: 
Energy-efficient HVAC system and controls
Energy-efficient lighting and controls
Healthier materials and finishes

Robertson Hall Renovations

Location information

48,000 GSF

Year Completed


Project Team

Program Manager
Project Manager

Robertson Hall

Robertson Hall is the home of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton's renowned program for careers in public service. The building includes classrooms, offices, a lecture hall, and a small cafe, and hosts many lectures open to the public. With its series of 58 tapered columns, Robertson Hall is one of Princeton's finest examples of Modernist architecture. Minoru Yamasaki, also architect of the University's Peyton Hall and the former World Trade Center in New York City, designed Robertson Hall. The adjacent Scudder Plaza features a reflecting pool and Fountain of Freedom, a sculpture by James Fitzgerald.