Explore the building
In 2014, Binghamton University's Center of Excellence moved into a building worthy of its title.
S3IP and its interdisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a $30 million glass, metal and stone building designed by the University's in-house architect, William Hall. The 114,000-square-foot facility was built to LEED Platinum standards. It features energy-efficient windows and skylights, the latest technology for energy-efficient lighting, heat recovery and humidity control as well as natural convection cooling of public spaces via a pond and waterfalls supplied by a rainwater retention system.
The facility is home to a data center laboratory for the Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2) research center and its affiliated thermal lab; several labs connected to the NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) and chemistry department materials research efforts; and the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center's Smart Electronics Manufacturing Laboratory (SEML). It also houses administrative and faculty offices, space for nascent START-UP NY companies and a telemedicine research and teaching lab. It's also the interim home of Binghamton's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research lab.
The building has a variety of conference rooms and furnished informal collaboration spaces. Large meeting spaces include a Multipurpose Room that can accommodate groups of up to 60, a 135-seat Symposium Hall and a large atrium providing exhibit space and expansion seating for Symposium Hall. The large meeting spaces routinely host events sponsored by organizations from across the campus and industry and governmental partners of the S3IP. Please contact us if you're interested in holding an event at the Center of Excellence.
The Center of Excellence is one of four buildings at the University's Innovative Technologies Complex on Murray Hill Road in Vestal. The complex also includes the Biotechnology Building, Engineering and Science Building and the Smart Energy Research and Development Facility.
It took three years to build Binghamton's Center of Excellence, but you can see it go up in two minutes in this time-lapse video.