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Visual Arts Building Program Study

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.

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.

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.