Main Campus Entrance Sign
Work is underway to install new signage on both sides of the main campus entrance. The signage will be visible from both directions of the Vestal Parkway, be lighted at night and provide a gateway to the University.
The project was designed by staff architects and with input from the campus community.
Work this fall will focus on construction of masonry walls. Some tree planting will take place as well. This portion of the project will be complete in December. Additional landscaping will take place next spring.
University Union North Renovation/Food Service Area Renovation
Progress continues on the University Union renovations. Work on the new food service stations is complete. Glass panels have been installed on the north and east sides of UU north. The slab for the atrium has been poured. Painting is taking place throughout the north area.
The renovated space in the north UU will house several key student services such as the Career Development Center, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Tutoring Center, the Educational Opportunity Program and TRiO.
There are two projects occurring simultaneously.
The project affecting the north portion of the UU will renovate the area where Campus Activities and the Kosher Kitchen use to be. Floors above and below these spaces will also receive upgrades. The Dickinson Amphitheater will be infilled and turned in to green space.
The project involves removing asbestos throughout, replacing the roof, providing new heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, new lighting, power distribution, ceilings, finishes and fire alarm systems.
The other project renovates and expands food service areas (Susquehanna Room and Food Court). The spaces will be merged to create an open marketplace-type venue with a variety of food options. A 5,500 square-foot addition is part of the scope of work.
Construction is anticipated to be complete in spring 2014.
Barnes and Noble Renovations
Renovations are taking place on the first and second floors of the Barnes and Noble bookstore in University Union West. A display case is being built on the second floor and new flooring will be installed in the cash register area on the first floor along with other improvements. The store will remain open during the work which is scheduled to be complete by January.
Dickinson (Dining) Hall Renovation
Roof work and decking are in progress at the Dickinson Hall construction site. Most of the interior space has been gutted and interior framing is complete. The contractor is also working on utility installations. Steel for the addition is being erected.
The project will transform the former dining hall into a student services center for the University. Offices for student accounts, the registrar, financial aid and admissions recruiting will be relocated there.
The project involves adding 13,000 square feet to the existing building, renovating existing space and installing new building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
The project will be complete in summer 2014.
Old O'Connor/Johnson Renovation
Most of the work on this project thus far has focused on asbestos removal and demolition including removal of old windows. Abatement and demo are complete and new wall construction is in full swing in Old Johnson. Asbestos abatement is underway in Old O'Connor. Mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades are on site and are progressing with their work.
The buildings are being gutted and office space created in Old Johnson for Information Technology and Geography . Old O'Connor will house Advancement functions such as the Foundation and Alumni Affairs. An alumni lounge will also be created in this building. The University Counseling Center will also reside in Old O'Connor.
The project includes a connector between Old Johnson and Old O'Connor that will provide a common entry for both buildings. Work on Old Johnson and the connector is taking place first and due for completion in late 2014. Old O'Connor work is estimated to wrap up in 2015.
Old Whitney Hall Conversion
Renovations to Old Whitney Hall began in summer 2013. The project entails constructing two classrooms in former lounge areas. Old dorm rooms will be converted into office space, testing labs and support space for the math department.
The project will include code and energy updates, new windows and a new roof. Work will be complete in August 2014. A classroom will also be created in Old Champlain and is also scheduled for completion in August 2014. The classroom additions are taking place due to plans for additional faculty hiring and a demand for more classroom space.
Center of Excellence
Most of the exterior work for the Center of Excellence Building has been completed including the roof, exterior curtain wall and metal paneling. Final sidewalks and grading wi
ll begin soon. Inside about 80% of the drywall is in and painting is well underway. Mechanical systems are also about 80% complete. Workers are installing ceiling grids and lights in laboratory areas. Installation of terrazzo and linoleum is just beginning. Work on the water feature and water retention system is ongoing.
General Information about the Center of Excellence
- The two-story, 114,000 square-foot facility will connect with the Biotechnology Building and the Engineering and Science Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex.
- The first phase of the project (now in progress) entails establishing site utilities, excavation, foundation, steel and elevated slabs.
- The second phase entails constructing the shell (metal panel, glass, stone), green roof, mechanical and electrical systems, fire protection and interior fit out. Construction began in fall 2010 and will be complete in August 2014.
- Cost - $30 million
To see a video flyover of the architect's plan click here.
Anderson Center Deck/Reception Room Renovations
The Anderson Center reception room and deck will undergo renovations beginning in November. The outdoor deck will be removed and footers poured for a new deck and patio which will be installed next spring. Work this winter will focus on interior renovations to the reception room. The project will be complete in spring, 2014.