VISUAL + ARTS BUILDING

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Visual Arts Program Study

Timeline ... .. . Contract Award

In Procurement

Design / Peter Gisolfi Architects

Contractor / TBA

Project Manager / Anne-Marie Russillo

The Visual Arts Program study has been officially awarded to Peter Gisolfi Architects.
Purchase College’s Purchasing Office will send the financial details of the architect’s proposal to the Office of the State Comptroller / Attorney General. Approval is pending a New York State Budget. Once approved, the Study will take 9 – 10 months to complete.
The results of the Visual Arts Program Study will guide the future interior and HVAC renovations to the Visual Arts facility.
The estimated completion for the Study is May 2011, initiating Design perhaps in late 2011.

Project Specifications

To execute a comprehensive program study of the School of  Art & Design, located in the Visual  Arts Building  at Purchase College. The investigation will address  the project scope and project budget, as well as assess overall feasibility of  rehabilitating the structure for adaptive reuse in a manner consistent with all  applicable codes, regulations, and accreditation standards. The investigation  will address all aspects of the Building’s operations, management and use as a  contemporary collegiate academic facility.
The Program Study for the Visual Arts building will examine the current and future department programs space allocation and future growth needs. The Visual Arts building is an existing space designed in 1977 and in need of upgrades to the academic spaces as well as major mechanical systems. The program study will help guide renovations to meet current learning space needs and future program growth. 


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