The College of Engineering recently completed a Space Study / Facility Renovation Plan to identify space needs and facility renovations to support the College Strategic Plan. The Space Study / Facility Renovation Plan:
- Assessed current space utilization and physical condition of the College's facilities.
- Identified opportunities to enhance, maintain or improve the built environment in a way that facilitates research, learning, student development, and scholarship.
- Provided criteria and guidelines for College improvements and facilities development that supports academic mission and strategic vision.
- Considered current and future College program uses to identify strategies for renovation, rehabilitation, modernization and conversion.
- Guided the College in identifying, prioritizing, and structuring future project requests for capital funding.
- Addressed the projected capital facilities improvement needs of the College for a 10 year period.
Renovation Update 5-1-2013
The college has selected Boston architectural design firm Payette was selected for the Kimball Hall renovation design. Payette specializes in technologically and programmatically complex buildings for science and healthcare and completed the space study/renovation plan last year that informed the college's facilities master plan. Mechanical/electrical consultants ME Engineering from Rochester, who have worked in college buildings on energy studies and other recent projects, are on the Payette team. Enabling projects to support relocation and swing space for current Kimball occupants, as well as new occupants are underway. A draft schedule has been developed for the initial stages of a full renovation of Upson Hall leading to approval and start of a six-month feasibility study by July. A one-month study is underway to inform site selection for new construction needed to support the proposed Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program. Campus Master Plan sites in the Hoy Green (Engineering Quad) and East Center areas are under consideration. Site selection should help us seek philanthropy for this proposed new building. Construction for the environmental lab infrastructure upgrade on the second level of Hollister Hall has begun and requests for proposals for design of the renovation of the Snee Geochemistry Clean Room are out to five specialty engineering design firms.
For more information or questions, please contact:
College Project Manager: Bill Bader
Project Executive: Robert Stundtner
Project Manager: Melissa Baldassarre
Primary Consultant: Payette
Study Consultant: M/E Engineering
Project Renovation Details:
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