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SUNY Albany, New Business School
Size/Type: 95,000 sq. ft. / New Construction
Budget: $37 Million
Architect: Perkins + Will
Location: Albany, NY
Duration: 29 Months
The University of Albany required a new facility to create a hub of learning and innovation to enhance their programs and also solidify their reputation as a leading business school. The building features technologically-advanced classrooms and meeting spaces, breakout rooms for team projects, student reception areas, collaborative research centers, and a trading room featuring Bloomberg terminals.
At entry level, the two-story concourse creates a pedestrian street, linking various business programs within the building, and the trading lab adjacent to the main entry. These spaces, and the second-level “living room”, encourages informal gathering, inter-program collaboration, and extended learning outside the classroom. Other key program elements included: expanded space for career services, graduate assistant work space, and a café with an outdoor garden.
Within their active campus, the project required an evolving logistics plan as the project progressed and ongoing communication with the campus community.
SUNY Albany, Mohawk Tower
Size/Type: 100,000 sq. ft. / Renovation
Budget: $25 Million
Architect: Cannon Design
Location: Albany, NY
Duration: 24 Months
The University of Albany required extensive upgrades to four of its residence hall towers that comprise the Indian Quad. The first phase of the renovation, Mohawk Tower, will bring the building up to current standards, codes and regulations. Mohawk Tower is a 24-story high-rise residence hall completed in 1972 concurrent with the construction of Indian Quadrangle and located at the southeast corner of the University at Albany uptown campus. The building houses 440 beds, contains lounge space, building amenities, and a weather observatory on the roof level. Bedrooms are arranged in a suite style configuration with three double bedrooms per suite.
The scope of work includes the renovation of the existing interior spaces, replacement of exterior windows and doors, replacement of the heating and ventilation systems, replacement of plumbing systems, equipment and fixtures, repairs to the exterior precast concrete facade, replacement of the existing elevators, installation of a fire protection system and the removal of hazardous materials. In addition, construction is complete on Eastman towers, one of the four towers on campus. Work will begin on the remaining two towers, Livingston and Stuyvesant in 2014-15.
Dominican Center, Mount Saint Mary College,
Size/Type: 115,000n sq. ft. / Renovation
Budget: $20 Million
Architect: Highland Associates
Location: Newburgh, NY
Duration: 12 Months
Mount Saint Mary College is a private, liberal arts 4-year college located in the Hudson Valley region of New York. In 2011, they purchased the Dominican Center, built in 1927, and have completely renovated the space to accommodate a mixture of academic and living space.
The 115,000 sq. ft. renovation consists of two floors of Library space, a new dining and kitchen area, and two new entries on the ground floor. A new ADA-compliant ramp, elevators, and lift was also constructed. The upper three floors contain residence housing for up to 158 beds, including common areas, fitness room, game room, laundry room, and lounges. Also included in project scope were site improvements and site utility upgrades, as well as limited M/E/P upgrades to the Chapel.
Marriott Pavilion, Culinary Institute of America,
Size/Type: 39,725 sq. ft. / New Construction
Budget: $17 Million
Architect: Noelker and Hull Associates
Location: Hyde Park, NY
Duration: 13 Months
Five years in planning, the building features a new 3-story pavilion (steel construction with masonry and glazing façade, copper and slate roof), a 2-story auditorium (730 seats) and demonstration kitchens on the lower level.
Finishes are high level, including terrazzo flooring with cast quartz base and a multitude of sound absorptive panels throughout the auditorium. Logistically, the 39,725 sq. ft. building was constructed amidst a tight site in the heart of the Culinary Institute of America campus. There was a heavy site work component, where major rock removal and shoring were required.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
Size/Type: 20,000 sq. ft. / Renovation
Budget: $18 Million
Architect: EYP Architects and Engineers
Location: Hyde Park, NY
Duration: 17 months
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America’s first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt’s direction and opened to the public in 1941. The original dedication by FDR occurred on June 30, 1941. A rededication was held on June 30, 2013.
With the exception of two wings added in 1972, in honor of Mrs. Roosevelt, this will be the first renovation to the building since it was completed.
The renovation carefully preserved the building’s historic appearance, while bringing its archives and museum up to the National Archives’s standards for the long-term preservation of historic collections. The building houses 35,000 museum objects and 20 million pages of documents. The scope of work included new drainage, plumbing, and roofing systems and new electrical, security and fire protection systems. The building was made full ADA compliant. Work was managed around the occupied building ensuring that visitors were still able to access the collections and tour the site.