September Construction Update

The Division of Campus Facilities and Administrative Services (CFAS) was busy over the summer updating and renovating campus facilities to ensure the best living and learning environments for our entire campus community. We continue to make great strides in ongoing projects and are in the planning stages of more upgrades yet to come.

Throughout the academic year, I will continue to keep you informed about the work being done around our campus via this monthly email update.

The ongoing work this fall includes the following:

National Veterans Resource Center: Construction of the building foundation continues. The structural steel will be delivered and installed beginning in October as the building begins to take form. Pedestrians and drivers are reminded to follow the signs in the area of construction. Sidewalks and travel lanes adjacent to the construction may be closed periodically throughout the duration of construction. A single lane of traffic will remain along South Crouse Avenue from Waverly Avenue to Marshall Street until spring 2019. You can monitor the progress at the NVRC website.

Archbold Gymnasium: Utility work in the road along Forestry Drive and Sims Drive is complete. Additional utility work along Forestry Drive and Stadium Place related to this project will take place later this fall or early spring. Any utility work impacting the campus community will be communicated prior to commencing work. Framing of the walls within the northern end of the facility (Building A) is complete. Structural steel will begin to be installed later this fall for Building B. Excavation for the new foundation has started for the south end of the facility (Building C). I encourage you to keep up with the construction progress through the live webcam.

Hendricks Chapel: HVAC improvements will continue throughout the fall and spring semester. All work will be coordinated with daily campus and building activities. The HVAC improvements include the addition of cooling to the chapel and are scheduled to be complete by May 2019.

Q1 Lot: Utility upgrades in the Q1 parking lot are complete, and restoration of the lot is ongoing. Replacement of the lighting, pavers and trees in the lot continues on the north side to create a consistent appearance throughout the lot.

Crouse College and Maxwell Hall: Maintenance and masonry repairs for these two buildings are ongoing. Crouse College repairs will be complete by the end of September. The reinstallation of the brick and limestone corner blocks on Maxwell Hall will continue into the fall. The masonry contractor is working from scaffolding on the west side of Maxwell Hall. Any work taking place during the academic year will be coordinated with daily building activities.

Physics Building: Construction for the new single-user accessible restroom on the first floor is complete. Construction of an additional single-user restroom in the subbasement will be constructed this fall.

Allyn Innovation Center at Link Hall: Schematic design has commenced on a new and exciting project in Link Hall. The Allyn Innovation Center is a proposed addition on the south side of the building. This new addition will provide a new primary entrance that promotes access and creates a hub of academic energy. Additional information will be shared as the design advances.

Schine Student Center Renovations: Planning and design of the proposed renovations to the Schine Student Center continue. The project proposes to enhance the student experience by creating new gathering spaces, improved facilities for student services and a new dining experience.

Also, please note that a City of Syracuse traffic light improvement project is underway at University and Waverly avenues. New traffic poles/mast arms, traffic signals and pedestrian control systems will be installed. Lane closures controlled by flaggers are expected through Friday. Local sidewalk closures will also be in effect, and pedestrians will be directed to the opposite side of the street. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area should use caution, follow local signage and follow the direction of the contractor. In the coming weeks, additional work that includes the removal of the existing traffic signals and poles and the replacement of concrete sidewalks at each pole location will be completed. Contact Dave Warren, project manager, at 315-632-5238 or with any questions or concerns.

A full listing of construction projects is updated and listed by building on the Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) website. Please refer to this website periodically to see what is occurring across campus, and feel free to reach out to the assigned CPDC manager with any questions you may have. For everyone’s safety, I encourage you to remain alert in work areas, watch for route changes and follow the pedestrian signs. Visit the CPDC Impact/Road Closure webpage for additional information.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652.

If you have questions pertaining to accessibility, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services at 315.443.4018, or


Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer