Following is a selection of recent projects.
New York City College of Technology
This project addresses the college’s acute space deficit with an approximately 350,000-square-foot facility on the site of the Klitgord Building. The new eight-story building is a mixed-used facility with classrooms, computer labs, science labs, a 1,000-seat auditorium, physical education facilities, administrative offices, student services, a nursing simulation center and a dental hygiene clinic. Construction is nearly complete ahead of Fall 2018.
Field Building Renovations
The Lawrence and Eris Field Building, Baruch’s 284,000-square-foot facility at 17 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, was built in 1928 on the original site of The City College of New York. Since then, it has been in continuous use with minimal upgrades. This project will renovate the building in phases, beginning with an infrastructure upgrade and continuing with the renovation of its 16 stories. The result will be a modern, state-of-the-art educational facility. Anticipated project completion is Summer 2020.
Performing Arts Center
The new Performing Arts Center at Brooklyn College provides modern instructional space dedicated to the performing arts, replacing the mid-20th century Gershwin Wing. This new facility is comprised of highly specialized teaching space including rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, theaters, and technical support spaces. The project also enables expanded use by the local community and is in the final stages of completion with occupation beginning July 2018.
City College Campus
Advanced Science Research Center and City College Center for Discovery and Innovation
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation features approximately 400,000 (207,700 and 194,600) square feet of space for advanced research in key interdisciplinary fields. The facility is a magnet for regional, national and international researchers and an academic hub of learning for students and faculty. The new research center and pedestrian plaza serve as a gateway to the south campus of City College. The buildings opened in Fall 2014.
Cooperman Library – Renovation of 6th and 7th floors
This project involved a phased renovation of the top two floors of the Cooperman Library, comprising seven floors plus two basement levels within the 22-story Hunter East building originally built in 1968. Flexible study, reading and social spaces are distributed across the floors connected by a new open stair that extends to a rooftop reading garden. The project provides writing, math and science learning centers, advising suite, presentation theater, education library and dedicated space for the Macaulay Honors College. The project completed in Spring 2017.
LaGuardia Community College
Center 3 Façade Replacement
This project replaces the 100-year-old terra-cotta façade with a façade that will provide thermal and moisture-prevention controls and energy-efficient windows. Completion will bring the building into compliance with New York City’s Local Law 11 requirements. Phase I designed the entire 168,000-square-foot façade and constructed the new façade on the West side of the building (30th Street). Phase I and Phase II (30th street) completed in Fall 2017. Phase III(Thompson and Skillman Avenue) curtain wall completed in Spring 2018. Substantial completion of remaining Phase IV and Phase V(29th street) is anticipated in Spring 2019.
To meet the needs of growing enrollment at LaGuardia Community College, this project expanded the College’s library, located in the E Building, by 58% and doubled seating capacity to 732 seats. The expansion converted a section of the building’s second floor, which previously housed faculty offices and classrooms for an additional the 12,000 square foot annex housing individual and group study spaces, new media lab and modern conference rooms, in addition to archive space and new offices. The project also included reorganizing and upgrading the space on the first floor and connecting it to the new second floor with a staircase and expanded elevator service.
Nursing Education, Research and Practice Center
The T3 Building houses the college’s Nursing Department and the Student Health Center. To construct Phase II of the college’s New Science Facility, the T3 Building must be cleared from the site. This project will construct a 50,000-square-foot building on the parking lot adjacent to Davis Hall to house the new Nursing Education, Research and Practice Center and accommodate growing enrollment. The facility will include classrooms, instructional and research labs and administrative and support space. Anticipated project completion is Fall 2021.
Child Care Center
Employing innovative modular construction methods, the Child Care Center project was fabricated off-site and assembled on site within a single week. The new 12,000 gross-square-foot facility opened in September 2013 and accommodates 120 children of Lehman College students, twice the capacity of the previous center. The Center gives more students the opportunity to attend college—by providing convenient child care facilities, which includes six classrooms and an additional multipurpose room for gross motor play, after-school activities and family gatherings and center celebrations.
Medgar Evers College
Bedford Library Expansion
The Charles Evans Innis Memorial Library underwent a two-and-a-half-year renovation and reopened in Fall 2014. Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the library serves a 7,000-member campus community, many of whom are first in their families to attend college. The renovation added 8,000-square feet to the library, bringing the total interior to 36,000 square feet over three floors. The renovation included open space for individual and collaborative learning, five new study rooms, and three training labs for information literacy and critical thinking instruction. The college archives, rare books and special collections have inviting space for the library’s growing collections in the African-American experience and the Civil Rights Movement.