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Yale University Kline Chemistry Lab

New Haven, CT

Silman provided structural engineering services for the investigation, analysis, and renovation of Kline Chemistry Laboratory (KCL), a 1960s concrete building designed by Philip Johnson.

This project involved replacing existing mechanical systems, enlarging an existing rooftop mechanical penthouse, and adding two new elevator/stair cores exterior to the original building footprint.

The brick facade bordering the building’s the interior courtyard was replaced with a new glass and aluminum curtain wall, providing improved daylighting and orientation for occupants. The building was redesigned with a LEED Gold certification goal.

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