Frist Campus Center
|Frist Campus Center|
|Former names||Palmer Physical Laboratory|
|Design and construction|
Palmer Physical Laboratory
|Location||Frist Campus Center, Princeton, New Jersey|
|Architect||Henry Janeway Hardenbergh|
|Architectural style||Collegiate Gothic|
|Part of||Princeton Historic District (#75001143)|
|Designated CP||27 June 1975|
Frist Campus Center is a focal point of social life at Princeton University. The campus center is a combination of the former Palmer Physics Lab, and a modern addition completed in 2001. It was endowed with money from the fortune the Frist family has made in the private hospital business.
Designed by Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, the firm of acclaimed architects Robert Venturi (a Princeton alumnus) and Denise Scott Brown, the building consists of a modern expansion to the existing Collegiate Gothic Palmer Hall. The new building volume fills in the courtyard of the previous C-shaped structure, and extends across its open side to create a new east facade. In 2008 and 2009 extensive renovations were performed on the 100 level by James Bradberry Architects
Room 302 is a lecture hall restored to its condition at the time that Albert Einstein lectured there.
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