Dormitories: Olde Complex Exterior Rehabilitation
Project Update as of December 10, 2018
This past Fall we installed new benches, bike racks, picnic tables, and new large umbrellas in the courtyards next to the service buildings. A number of trees were also removed to allow for more natural light to enter the pathways between the buildings.
For the summer of 2019, we’ll continue our renovations by replacing the existing asphalt pathways in the complex, adding some additional flowering trees to introduce changing colors throughout the year, and re-do the existing stairs and ramp leading from the Olde complex to the East 4 parking lot.
The architect is developing construction bidding documents. Anticipated start of construction is summer 2019
The Phase 1 housing complex, also referred to as ‘The Olde’, is one of the original dormitories on the campus, built in 1976. The complex is composed of eight separate buildings, housing 362 beds. Six of these buildings are actual housing, with the other two buildings acting as support (laundry and mechanical services).
The buildings suffer from a number of issues ranging from roof leaks, deteriorating wood siding, original windows and doors, and a number of other issues which has led to the infiltration of water into the building, accelerating the complex’s overall deterioration. This project will begin to address these issues and stem further deterioration of the buildings.
The work involves includes repairs and replacement of the existing complex’s roof, roof drains, and coping to help address current roof leaks. A percentage of the building’s T-11 wood siding will also be replaced as many areas show signs of deterioration and rot. Existing exterior wood doors, sidelights, and frames will be replaced with new steel doors and frames and aluminum windows to address physical wear as well as security issues.
Timeline / Design
Lead Agency / DASNY
Design / Superstructures
Contractor / TBD