Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Benton Hall is part of a $60 million building investment to enhance the student experience at Colgate University. The 17,600 sf LEED Platinum facility is the new home of the Center for Career Services and the Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships. The building boasts an ornate vestibule and welcoming reception area. With high-end finishes throughout, our carpenters performed all millwork, including the installation of a decorative three-piece crown molding. Dark granite stairs complemented by brass handled railings, coffered ceilings, recessed lighting and concealed door openers all work to create a space that is both functional and beautiful. The exterior is comprised of a fluid membrane, layers of foam and fiberglass insulation, and finished with bluestone and cast stone. Offset by triple-pane windows from Germany, the facility implements a steam and chilled water heating/cooling system accompanied by an energy recovery ventilation system. Read more about the facility here.
The Breazzano Family Center for Business Education in Ithaca’s Collegetown is a state-of-the-art, 76,500 square foot facility for Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. The modern six-story building is a combination of glass and natural wood with steel accents. There are four interactive tiered classrooms, 42 breakout rooms, 30 open social spaces, and three floors of office space for over 200 faculty and administrators. Fully embracing modern technology, the building has two high-definition broadcast studios and high-tech video conferencing with translation capabilities to connect to other Cornell facilities around the world.
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Bell & Spina PC
Sadler Hall at Syracuse University was first occupied in 1960 and houses approximately 490 first year students on eight residential floors. This 95,000 square foot renovation included a complete gut and rebuild of all dorm rooms. Every room received new paint, lights, flooring, finishes, and built-in wardrobes. Bathrooms on each floor were completely redone with new mechanicals, converting gang bathrooms into single occupancy rooms each with an enclosed shower, toilet, and sink.
The 87,000 square foot Ensley Athletic Center features a full 120-yard turf field lined for football and lacrosse. The facility has a 65-foot roof at the peak and features a one-of-a-kind alternating dormer system that allows in natural light. The 7,600 square foot entry pavilion features a main lobby area, restrooms, and team and official rooms. This award-winning building is a customized pre-manufactured structure with structural steel framing, a standing seam roof, and three-inch insulated wall panels. The project was completed on an accelerated schedule and was built in only 6 months.
Andy Share & Associates, Inc.
The Graham Dining Hall 11,500 square foot renovation was a complete gut and rebuild mostly to the front of house with all new ceilings, flooring, paint, lighting, and furniture. We also built a two-story addition creating an ADA compliant vestibule and a separate staff stair tower greatly increasing the functionality of the building that was previously only accessible from tunnels running beneath the building.
As part of extensive Carrier Dome renovations, we constructed a storm water retention system and made infrastructure improvements to utilize water collected from the roof as graywater in half the facility. The system consists of two exterior 25,000 gallon bulk storage tanks and two interior 4,500 gallon day tanks that hold rainwater captured from the Carrier Dome’s roof. The tanks hold enough water to flush half the Dome’s toilets and urinals during major sporting events. The anaerobic, chlorinated filtration system ensures the water is suitable for existing systems. Over 1,000 feet of piping was installed along with an interactive educational kiosk to engage guests of the facility.
James B. Colgate Hall underwent a major 5,000 square foot renovation to become Hurwitz Admission Center. The project involved enclosing two former patios to create a single enclosed space at the building’s entrance. While respecting the building’s historic strengths, the project included new colors, building materials, and windows to help brighten the admission center interior that highlights visual elements such as video feature walls and touch-screen displays. There were also significant renovations to the staircase, the addition of a conference room and new mechanical and HVAC installation.
King + King Architects
Hill Center at Ithaca College is a multi-use building that houses a basketball gym, locker rooms, athletic training rooms, hydro therapy pools, a dance studio, lecture hall and classrooms. The 100,000 square foot facility underwent an extensive renovation. The exterior received significant design updates with the addition of a glass tower and an updated façade to reflect campus-wide design consistency. The old indoor pool space was converted into a two-level facility with classrooms and athletic training rooms. The floor and bleachers in the existing gymnasium were replaced, and upgrades were made to locker rooms and bathrooms. The building required a new HVAC system with custom air handling units, new ductwork, sprinklers, and a fire alarm system throughout.
King + King Architects
Extensive site work was necessary to nestle the new Division 1 basketball practice facility into its location adjacent to the Manley Field House. Built with a steel frame and an aluminum/fiber glass curtain exterior, the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center at Syracuse University is a 54,000 square foot athletic complex featuring two NCAA regulation-size courts made of first-grade maple. There are weight, training, and hydrotherapy rooms, men's and women’s locker rooms, coach’s suites, a study room, and Hall of Fame for the basketball program. The practice facility serves both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Sustainability measures were designed into the building to allow for LEED certified status. This design-build project was completed on-time and under budget.
Onondaga Community College