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Admissions Center (Dickinson Hall Renovation)

Admissions CenterWork is complete on the new Admissions Center (formerly Dickinson Dining Hall). Many student service offices are located at this facility including student accounts, the registrar, financial aid and admissions. The project involved adding 13,000 square feet to the existing building where a new lobby is now situated. The 25,800 square feet of existing space was gutted and re-designed. The project included new building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

A large presentation room, classroom, modern offices and formal and informal meeting spaces are part of the design. A green wall, which acts as a biological filter, is situated in the lobby and will be a resource for environmental studies students and faculty.

Extensive landscaping took place around the building and a courtyard space was also created as part of the project.

Lobby Classroom
Green wall Corridor
Meeting room  Courtyard

East Drive Reconstruction

The East Drive reconstruction project is substantially complete. The only remaining work will be some additional plantings. The scope of work entailed installing a new gas line, new walkways, speed tables, new road surface and landscaping. Parking lot R was enlarged.East Drive reconstruction

Old Whitney Hall Conversion

This project is now complete. Work involved constructing two classrooms in former lounge areas. Old dorm rooms were be converted into office space, testing labs and support space for the math department. Code and energy updates and a new roof were also part of the project scope.

Anderson Center Deck/Reception Room Renovations

The Anderson Center reception room and deck was renovated. The project included a new patio area, entrance and walkway in addition to interior upgrades. 

Anderson Center Renovation Anderson Center Renovation

Old O'Connor/Johnson Renovation

Old O'Connor Johnson RenovationRenovations at Old O'Connor Johnson are going well. Work is underway on a new connecting link. Ceiling grid is being installed with the first coats of paint appearing in Old Johnson. Tile in the rest rooms is also underway.  The elevator is also being installed.

Old O'Connor is slightly ahead of schedule with wall framing and rough electrical and plumbing going in. Work on the connecting link is progress. Project photos and renderings can be seen here.

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 Champlain Conversion

Asbestos abatement is complete in Old Champlain where renovations will create two classrooms. Former residential rooms will be developed for campus offices/business use.

Smart Energy Research and Development Facility

Construction is just beginning on the $70 million, 114,000 gross square-foot Smart Energy Research and Development Facility. It will house the departments of chemistry and physics, including 56,000 net square-feet for research, 125 fume hoods and 45 faculty offices. The facility will provide room for faculty and industry scientists and engineers to work side by side to create new energy technologies and maintain and expand the regional workforce. Features include micro turbines on mechanical systems, a fuel cell to produce electricity at a reduced cost to heat and cool the building, photovoltaic panels on the roof to produce electricity, hydronic radiant heating in the floor, controlled LED lighting, individual space monitoring of chemicals to reduce air flows and energy use, and water-cooled equipment ​ ​wherever possible to conserve​​energy. Construction will be complete in summer, 2017.

Smart Energy Research and Development Facility

NAR Collegiate Center Mechanical Systems Renovation

This project began construction in August. It involves a complete renovation of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center mechanical/HVAC systems. Additional work includes new ceilings, flooring, lighting and painting. A new classroom will be added and three exiting classrooms will be updated. Work is expected to be complete in March, 2015.

NAR Renovation

Science II Laboratory Renovations

Renovation of Laboratories on the second floor of the chemistry wing of Science II continues. A total of four labs are being renovated though only two at a time will be taken off line. Work involves asbestos abatement and demolition of existing facilities. New flooring, heating, ventilation, ceilings, power distribution, data, fume hoods and window repair and restoration is included in the scope of work. Completion is March, 2015.

Completed Summer 2014 Projects

The Events Center roof was damaged in a hail storm and was replaced this summer. Repairs were made to building exteriors including the west side of Science II, Administration,Engineering Building, Library North and the McGuire building. Work includes patching, painting and washing. New outdoor lighting was installed in parking lots S1, S2 and the walkway to Newman Bridge.

There were also a number of improvements in residential hall communities. A variety of site work took place in the Dickinson Community at East Campus Housing. Restoration of the co-rec field, tree replacements, along with walkway repair and replacement were completed. Small, miscellaneous repairs also took place in the buildings.

Flooring replacements occurred in certain areas of the following residential halls: Mohawk, Marcy, Cascade,Hunter, Hughes and Cleveland. Re-shingling and lighting protection was completed on buildings in the Hillside Community. Door replacements took place in CIW's Oneida, Seneca and Cayuga Halls. In Hinman, replacements occured in Hughes, Smith and Roosevelt.

Last Updated: 9/18/14