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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Pace University’s Kessel Student Center

05.21.15

KCCM’s Pace project team joins the University’s leaders, donors and members of the Pace community to celebrate the grand reopening of the Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center.

PLEASANTVILLE, New York – Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management (KCCM) proudly joined Pace University, April 23rd in the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand reopening of the Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center. The project is one of the first of several milestones in the Pace Master Plan, a large-scale campus transformation designed by EYP Architecture & Engineering allowing for the consolidation of their Briarcliff and Pleasantville operations at the Pleasantville campus.

The 57,000 square foot Kessel Student Center, which has been expanded by 9,500 square feet, now accommodates new student government offices, a dean’s suite, multi-purpose areas and a dining facility featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the re-landscaped Choate Pond.

Despite a very harsh winter, last minute changes and challenges with existing conditions in the original building, the hardworking KCCM team was able to overcome all obstacles in order to open the facility on time. Pace University already observes an increase in interest and excitement from current and prospective students following the opening of the Kessel Student Center.

The Kessel Student Center is the heart of the 200-acre campus and is anticipated to serve the needs of an additional 700+ students who will be living and learning on the campus with the completion of two new residence halls. Alumni Hall, the first of the two residence halls, is scheduled to open in the fall.