Butler College & Whitman College

Whitman and Butler colleges are part of Princeton University’s six residential colleges on the 500-acre campus. Each of the two complexes is unique: the wavy façades of Butler’s buildings are accented by limestone bands and its roofs are green, while Whitman’s residence halls have more limestone accents and were designed to complement the Collegiate Gothic charm of the west end of campus.

In 1746, Princeton was chartered as the College of New Jersey and wasn’t renamed until 1896, when it gained university status. Princeton, today educating 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students, is still growing; when it was completed in 2007, Whitman became Princeton’s sixth residential college. The new Butler facilities, with their wavy façades – referred to as a more contemporary take on the Collegiate Gothic style – replaced the razed buildings of the "New New" Butler Quad.

Butler College
Architect: PEI, Cobb, Freed and Partners, LLP
Contractor: Turner Construction Co.
Cubic Feet: 8,701
Stone: Buff
Completed: 2008

Whitman College
Architect: Porphyrios Associates; Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering
Contractor: Torcon, Inc.
Cubic Feet: 28,178
Stone: Rustic Buff
Completed: 2007

Butler College

Whitman College