The Patrick Leahy Building | Education, Sustainability

The Patrick Leahy Building

The University of Vermont

The Patrick Leahy Building (formerly the Hills Agricultural Science Building) is home to several programs dedicated to applied research on issues faced by rural communities.

The fully renovated building houses a new Food Systems Research Center, new labs for both USDA and UVM scientists, a renovated presentation lecture hall, updated library space and renovated faculty offices and common areas.

It is also home to the Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships, whose mission is to improve the lives of rural Vermonters through interdisciplinary research and community engagement.

A new connector links the Leahy Building to adjacent Benedict Auditorium and a new north entrance and elevator tower addition provides ADA accessibility on the steeply graded site.

All new mechanical systems, LED lighting, and high-performance, historically appropriate windows significantly improve occupant comfort and reduce energy consumption in the 1950s-era building.

“This spring I received more requests for the classrooms in the Leahy Building than any other building on campus. Professors who have taught in the new classrooms love them.” UVM Office of the Registrar



OWNER: The University of Vermont
LOCATION: Burlington, VT
SIZE: 36,000 SF renovation, 4,000 SF new construction

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