• Client:Princeton University
  • Location:Princeton, NJ
  • Architect:KieranTimberlake Associates

Little Hall Renovation

Little Hall was built between 1899 and 1901 and represented the University’s second collegiate Gothic building and the first built with bathrooms. Stafford Little, the founder of the New York & Long Branch Railroad funded the project. The scope of the renovation project involved: deep excavation below existing foundations to create new basement level spaces, repointing and modifying existing foundations and stone to architectural standards, completely new mechanical and electrical systems, new mahogany windows and extensive interior finishes.

Key Highlights:

Removal and replacement of existing wood windows; replacement windows were manufactured in Costa Rica

Cleaning, repointing and restoration of the existing exterior masonry

Reclamation of previously unused basement space

New M.E.P. systems throughout – coordination with existing structure and clearance issues

Extensive protection of existing interior finishes to remain; e.g., wood flooring, cased openings, etc.

Protection of existing exterior finishes to remain; e.g., existing masonry, stairs, trees

Time constraints; overall project was completed in 14 months

Sustainability was a priority

Our Sector Knowledge


Irwin & Leighton has over 100 years of experience in the Educational sector managing projects on all areas of an academic campus.