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Dormitories: Big Haus Bathroom and Interior Renovations Project

Complete renovations of the existing bathrooms and overall abatement of hazardous materials in the building.

Project Update as of March 1, 2017

The contractor completed a few punch list items over Winter Break in the A-Wing section of Big Haus/ Phase 1.

The architect has just finished their Phase 2 100% construction bidding documents which both DASNY and the college is reviewing and commenting on. DASNY has also pre-qualified a number of construction firms who will bid on the Phase 2 portion of the work in Big Haus.

This summer, the work will focus on renovating a number of interior bathrooms in the A-B Wing section of the building. This will be followed next summer with full interior renovations in this section along with heating upgrades. Phase 3 will also begin next summer in the B-Wing section of Big Haus, again focusing on the bathroom renovations.

Project Overview

The original u-shaped student dormitories, designed by the architectural firm Gwathmey-Siegel, and referred to as Big Haus, Crossroads, and Farside, have not had their originally designed and built bathrooms upgraded since the buildings were constructed in the early seventies. These bathrooms do not meet the current code requirements for accessibility and suffer from leaks and failing fixtures.

The College is undertaking a multiple-phased rehabilitation project to correct these deficiencies. The project scope includes complete renovations of the existing bathrooms and will include all new sinks, showers, toilets, floor, wall and ceiling finishes, and removal of any hazardous materials. Additionally, the project includes an overall abatement of hazardous materials in the building.

The focus will now turn to Big Haus. Due to the scope of the work involved, this project will be done only during the summer months to have the least impact on the students living in the dormitories.


Timeline: Phase 1: Complete / Phase 2: Pre-Bid

Lead Agency: DASNY

Design: Mach Architecture + Engineering, PC

Contractor: Jemco (Phase 1)