Construction across campus
Chenango Room Addition/Renovation
Except for landscaping, most of the exterior work on the addition and renovation to the Chenango Room is complete and the contractor is focusing efforts on interior finishes and equipment installations. The glass rotunda will house Einstein Bros Bagels. Significant upgrades were made to the Chenango Room, serving area and meeting spaces. Both the Chenango Room and Einstein Bros Bagels will be open for the fall semester.
University Downtown Center
Restoration of mechanical systems at the University Downtown Center is well under way. Equipment is arriving and being installed and everything is on schedule for an August re-opening of the building, which was damaged by the September 2011 flood. Faculty and staff are scheduled to move from their temporary location in the Engineering Building back to the Downtown Center prior to the beginning of the fall semester.Read more
Central Campus Quad
The contractor’s efforts this summer are focused on the infinity fountain and the east side of the Central Campus Quad, which will be renamed during a grand opening celebration during Homecoming in October. The work on the east side of the quad will include new landscaping, walkways and seating areas, as did last summer’s work on the west side. A restored Pegasus sculpture was installed at the base of the Library Tower this spring. The entire project will be complete in November.
Library Courtyard/Jazzman’s Addition
A 750-square-foot, glass-enclosed addition to the Jazzman’s Café in the Library Tower opened this spring. The new 45-seat area is almost always full. Landscaping in the courtyard below the addition will be complete this summer.
Smart Energy Research and Development Facility
This building, a cornerstone of the Binghamton University NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Proposal currently under review by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is in the design stage. The building will be the fourth constructed at the University’s Innovative Technologies Complex.
A sneak peek at the Center of Excellence
A new building is going up at the Innovative Technologies Complex: the future home of the University’s New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP).
The $30 million, 114,000-square-foot building will provide space for expansion and consolidation of S3IP and its interdisciplinary, inter-institutional teams of scientists and engineers. The facility will help bridge critical scientific, technology, commercialization and education gaps, and support partnerships in energy-efficient electronic systems, systems integration and packaging, flexible electronics, autonomous solar power, advanced materials and sensors, and healthcare/life sciences.
New York’s Southern Tier has long been a hub for microelectronics research. S3IP builds on this legacy through high-impact research that supports the translation of economically significant microelectronic innovations to U.S. industry.
The two-story glass, metal and stone building, slated for opening in spring 2013, will feature versatile, open laboratory space, a symposium hall and offices that support the University’s ongoing and expanding industry partnerships.
Featuring in-house design, planning and construction management, this building will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.
To see a video flyover of the architect’s plans for the building, play video below.Hide text