Worker at the site for John Jay College’s New building

CUNY owns some 300 buildings—26 million square feet of space on 25 campuses. Their average age is more 50 years, and some are older than a century. In 2008, the innovative Critical Maintenance Program was created to ensure that CUNY campuses are well maintained and meet health, safety, security and facilities preservation and code standards. Over the past five years, and continuing for the better part of the decade, CUNY has been catching up on long-deferred maintenance with an unprecedented program of rehabilitation. The State of Good Repair initiative is putting nearly $1.5 billion into critical repairs, upgrades and renovations—projects of every size and complexity on every campus.

Bronx Community College

Campus-wide Utility Upgrades

This project will provide upgrades to the failing heating, cooling and electrical infrastructure, including central and distribution networks. The first phase of construction is completed and the second is underway.

Bronx Community College Campus

City College

Central Plant

These infrastructure improvements include chiller replacement, boiler upgrades and new piping.

Boiler room at CCNY

Marshak Building Mechanical Infrastructure System Upgrade

This project will replace air handlers and fan coil units, makeup air systems, and failing hood exhaust systems in the Marshak Building, CCNY’s main instructional building for natural sciences.

Marshak Science Building, CCNY

Shepard Hall

The initial phase of restoration of the landmarked schist and terra cotta structure that serves as the main building at City College.

Shepard Hall, CCNY

Gothic Quadrangle Restoration

The restoration of five landmarked schist and terra cotta buildings enclosing the college’s original quadrangle, including roof replacements.

Gargoyle, City College of New York campus

LaGuardia Community College

Center 3 Façade Replacement

The nearly 100-year-old terra cotta façade is deteriorating and has been slated as one of CUNY’s significant Critical Maintenance needs. The168,000-square-foot façade will be replaced with a curtain wall that will protect the interior from intrusion from the elements and prevent energy loss.

Rendering of LaGuardia Community College building

Lehman College

Fire alarm and security system upgrades

This campus-wide project included the installation of new fire alarm systems and an upgraded security and communication system.

Music Building, Lehman College

New York College of Technology

Voorhees Facade Replacement

The entire facade of the Voorhees Building, which houses the college’s Architecture and Engineering Programs, has been replaced. The new façade preserves the facility, increases energy efficiency and provides an updated aesthetic appearance.

Voorhes facade, New York City College of Technology