The Office of Capital Facilities Planning is responsible for the planning, managing and administration of all design and construction activities at PurchaseCollege in accordance with State University of New York policies and procedures.
CAPITAL PLAN PROGRESS
Purchase College continues making great progress towards addressing the critical maintenance backlog as we end our current fiscal year 2014 - 2015 Capital Facilities Plan.
We are currently managing over $90 million dollars in critical maintenance projects, and another $35 million dollars in Strategic Initiative and Residence Hall program projects.
We have made steady progress in addressing our critical maintenance backlog during the past few years. Our strategy has been of repairing the exterior of the buildings before we begin interior renovations.
All of the existing elevators in our academic buildings have been rehabilitated and upgraded.
We have recently finished rehabilitating the exterior masonry walls, windows, and doors in the Visual Arts building, the Library, Main Dining Hall, & the Music Conservatory, as well as a number of our dormitories. This summer we will continue with exterior renovations to the Olde apartment complex, as well as continue masonry repairs to a number of our buildings, including Natural Science.
Our Humanities building was just recently completed, which included extensive exterior restorations, a new roof, a complete gut renovation to the interior, as well as new doors and operable windows. The new interior spaces include a Journalism suite and TV studio, upgraded classrooms and computer labs, redone theatre and lecture hall, and new faculty offices and support spaces.
Interior renovation projects have also covered one of our oldest dormitories complex. We have just finished work in Farside, including new finishes, an upgraded to the building's heating system, and rehab of its bathrooms. This coming summer, we will begin work in the Big Haus section, followed by Crossroads.
The CMFT, our new building and campus gateway project has begun construction. The contractor has already removed a large section of the plaza where our new building will rise. This project will finally give a home to the Film & Media Studies and Theater Arts and programs.
Award of a construction contract for the exterior restoration of the Physical Education building has just occured. This project will address a number of issues impacting the exterior deterioration of the building as well as provide a new accessible front entrance, opposite the Great Lawn.
We are also currently working with architectual and engineering firms on a number of new projects, including the design of a new dormitory and a programming study for the Heritage Site.
Repairs to our existing Cooling Towers have begun. New underground piping will be installed for Mechanical Services to the Cooling Towers (located behind the Phy. Ed. building). This will greatly improve or abilities to cool our buildings during the summer months.
For more detailed project milestones and current schedule information please refer to listing of current projects in the left tab.