Union College announces $100M expansion project

WCN Editorial Team 7 Mar 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Union College, a private, non-denominational liberal arts college located in New York, has unveiled a $100M project to expand and renovate its Science and Engineering Center.

The scope of the project will include the renovation of three sections of the existing building, while two sections will be knocked down and replaced by an outdoor quad.

A new building for teaching and research laboratories will be constructed in a courtyard adjoining the renovated building.

The 13,192 sq m space will feature laboratories, classrooms, collaborative learning spaces for students and faculty, and faculty offices. A four-storey light well will be located at the centre of the building. 

Designed to meet LEED standards, the project will include new outdoor walkways, seating areas and expanded green space. Einhorn Yaffee Prescott of Albany is the project’s architect.

The project, scheduled to break ground on 20 May 2017, is subject to approval of the Schenectady Planning Board and obtaining the necessary building permits.

Construction work will be executed in phases over the next two years. The new building will be completed for fall term 2018 and the centre’s three sections renovation by late 2019.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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