Timeline ... .. . / Project Close-out
Lead Agency / State University Construction Fund
Design / Kliment Halsband
Contractor / Niram, Inc.
Budget / $30 million
Project Managers / Sayim Malik & Munzeea Ismail
The building is now open for use. The contractor is finishing up punch list items and completion of the highly specialize spaces, including the new theatre and lecture hall.
New furniture and equipment has been installed in the offices and classrooms. Faculty and staff were moved into their new spaces mid-August. New conference rooms and seminar spaces will be finished shortly, as the remainder of the new furniture and audio visual equipment is installed.
See updated construction photos below
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.