Construction Impact

The preliminary construction phase of the new Yale Science Building (YSB) is currently underway. The overall project encompasses the construction of a new state of the art sciences laboratory at the approximate location of the soon to be demolished J. W. Gibbs Laboratory (JWG), an expansion of the KBT Concourse level, a comprehensive renovation of the KBT Plaza, a lecture hall, and common area at south end of KBT Plaza. What promises to be an exciting finished project in the end, comes with construction activity in the beginning including its associated disruptions. Mitigation of these is of utmost importance. Buildings which are immediately adjacent to the YSB construction site (i.e. Bass, KGL, KBT, and SCL) will be more affected than others, however with a project as large as YSB, all of Science Hill is affected to some extent.

Stay Informed:

Stay aware of the latest pedestrian access plans, utility shutdowns, and other impacts of YSB construction:

Town Hall Meeting Slides Periodic Town Hall Meetings will be held to inform the Science Hill Community on YSB project progress, and provide a forum for questions. Here you can view past Meeting slides.
September 21 View the September 21, 2017 Town Hall Meeting slides (PDF)
March 1, 2017 The March 1, 2017 Town Hall Meeting reviewed site logistics, schedule, and pedestrian impact for the following months. View March 1, 2017 Town Hall Meeting Slides (PDF).
December 13, 2016 The December 13, 2016 Town Hall Meeting reviewed site logistics, schedule, and utility shutdowns for the following months. View December 13, 2016 Town Hall Meeting Slides (PDF).
Area Access & Pedestrian Impact Construction will disrupt vehicular and pedestrian access to Science Hill buildings. Read about impacts and see a map of the construction area with alternative access points.
Fall 2016 Fall 2016 Pedestrian Impact Update

Shutdown Notices

Construction will require periodic utility shutdowns. Stay informed about planned shutdowns and outages.
Site Logistics Plans Overall map of construction activity on Science Hill during the YSB project.
July 12-26, 2017 View the July 12 - 26, 2017 Logistics Plan (PDF)