London-based architects to design Princeton’s new chemistry department.

Hopkins Architects has won the competition to design Princeton University’s new chemistry building, beating a host of American firms for the project. Hopkins is currently working on two other schemes at US universities – an Applied Research facility at Arizona University and a School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Faculty Building at Yale. A key factor in its winning all three projects has been its commitment to sustainable architecture.

Mark Burstein, vice president for administration at Princeton said: “we wanted to choose architects who could design an excellent science building, and who are growing in prominence in the US.”

In coming months the architect will meet members of the faculty to define the programme for the new building, which will be up to 300,000 ft2.