University of Hartford Magnet School
Hartford, CT

The University of Hartford Magnet School is a 76,000-SF elementary school. Built on the campus of the University of Hartford, it is the first public school to specifically reflect the Multiple Intelligence educational theories of Harvard University’s Dr. Howard Gardner. Its distinctive architecture supports the mission of Multiple Intelligences learning. Classrooms are designed to promote learning in each of the intelligences they represent. All classrooms have direct access to outdoor “life gardens” to support learning in the Naturalistic Intelligence. An Early Childhood Education Center, Wellness Center, Faculty Center and a Family Resource Center complete the facilities. This school was designed to meet High-Performance Building
standards in the State of Connecticut.


  • 76,000-SF elementary school

  • Cost: $17.5 million