Timeline ... .. . / In Construction-- Anticipated Completion Fall 2014
Lead Agency / State University Construction Fund
Design / Kliment Halsband
Contractor / Niram
Project Managers / Sayim Malik
Interior demolition and abatement work continues in the building. The contractor has finished the demolition work at the basement level and anticipates another 2 months will be needed to complete the rest of the building. Once this phase is complete they will begin construction of the new interior spaces.
Due to this construction work, the pedestrian walkway between the Humanities building and the Student Center has been closed. A temporary alternate pathway has been provided to the east and south of the Student Center that will allow access to bus stop and the Campus Center South parking lot. New permanent lights are being installed in this area.
The Humanities Building, located on the south side of the central plaza on the SUNY Purchase campus, is a 92,530 GSF structure constructed in 1973. It houses all programs associated with the Humanities department, including Journalism, Cinema Studies, and the College Newspaper. The building, which pre-dates changes in environmental health and safety regulations, energy conservation and ADA requirements, has not had a significant renovation since it was built. Its spaces also have not been adapted to pedagogical developments that have taken place since 1973. The project will address renovation of building interiors, mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems. It also includes replacement of the existing windows. The renovation will include hazardous materials abatement and bring it into compliance with construction and accessibility codes. The building will also meet the requirements to achieve a LEED Silver rating. The Program Study for the Humanities Building Renovation at the SUNY Purchase was commissioned by the State University Construction Fund and SUNY Purchase College to develop a program for the renovated building. The purpose of the program study is to verify findings in the July 2008 Space Utilization Study conducted by Perkins Eastman and collect additional information to develop a final program for the renovated Humanities Building.