Albertus Magnus College Hubert Campus Center Earns Architectural Acclaim

Centerbrook Recognized by Chicago Athenaeum’s American Architecture Awards

New Haven, Conn., December 19, 2023 –  Albertus Magnus College congratulates Centerbrook Architects and Planners for its renovation of the Hubert Campus Center -- recognized by the Chicago Athenaeum’s American Architecture Awards.  Unveiled in January 2020, the $12.5 million re-invention of the 55,000 square-foot space earned an Honorable Mention for reinvigorating the energy of the building and creating “the living room” of the student community of approximately 1,300 students.

The Hubert (pronounced hue-BEAR) Campus Center was originally built in 1970 and named after former Albertus President Sr. Marie Louise Hubert, O.P.  The award-winning design features a roaring fireplace to sit and relax or study; a pub to grab a snack; and a rooftop patio to enjoy time with friends or watch a softball game – as well as the 500 seat dining hall and campus “swag” store.

Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd., the American Architecture Awards honors new significant buildings, landscapes, and planning projects in the United States and abroad by American architects and planners.

About Albertus Magnus College

Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a coeducational Catholic College in the Dominican tradition.  As New England's most diverse Catholic College, Albertus' values and liberal arts-based education is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report, Money Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, and has been named a Top 10 Military Friendly School.  For seven consecutive years, graduating classes at Albertus have achieved post-graduate employment and graduate school success at a rate of at least 95%.  The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students across its traditional undergraduate, accelerated adult undergraduate, and 11 graduate programs. Proud to enroll a student body where more than half of its students come from minority backgrounds with nearly the same percentage of undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants and being first generation college goers, Albertus is known for its innovative curricular offerings, recently launching new Bachelor’s degree programs in Game and Computer Arts, General Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Project Management, Public Health, Social Media, and Supply Chain Management; among its graduate programs is the State of Connecticut's only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program. Just two years from its historic 100th Anniversary Year, the College is implementing its Albertus 2025: Lighting the Way to a Second Century strategic plan, which articulates an inspiring, bold vision to "be a destination liberal arts-based college, distinguished in its interdisciplinary and experiential approach to education, rooted in Dominican values, that prepares students for lifelong civic engagement and success."  To learn more, please visit