• Client:Princeton University
  • Location:Princeton, NJ
  • Design Team:Janisak Biddle

Helm Building Renovations

The project consisted of renovations to all four (4) floors of the Helm Building located at 330 Alexander Street in Princeton, NJ.  The scope of work included new partitions, glass entrances, carpet, paint, acoustical ceiling tile, lighting, furniture, and MEP infrastructure to support University Services on the 1st and 2nd floor, Admissions on the 3rd floor, and Registrar and Financial Aid on the 4th floor.  Irwin & Leighton was engaged early in the design process to provide preconstruction services including budget and schedule development to support the aggressive project turnover deadline.  I&L worked closely with Princeton University, Janisak Biddle Architects, and Seeler Smith Associates to allow for occupancy of these departments that are critical to the University’s operations in advance of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Key Highlights:

Contracting Method: GMP/Construction Management

Project Duration: +/- 3 Months

Square Footage: +/-35,000 SF

Similar Experience


Irwin & Leighton has managed more than 8 million sf of construction for the educational sector. We have completed countless fast track projects over the “summer break” and have built over 3500 beds in new state of the art residence halls over the last 15 years. As well, we also specialize in constructing new dining halls and serveries, laboratory space, classrooms, libraries, performing arts space and more. We understand the complexities of building and renovating facilities within busy occupied campus settings and excel at being valuable team members!