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July Construction Update

We appreciate our campus community’s patience with the large amount of utility projects taking place this summer. Much of our work has already been completed, and we are well underway with campus renovations and improvements that will be ready by the start of the fall semester. Please continue to be mindful of the closed sidewalks due to the utility construction in the area of Hendricks Chapel, Steele Hall and the Physics Building. Please continue to follow the pedestrian signs and sidewalk closed signs. These sidewalks are scheduled to be reopened by mid-August.  Continue Reading

June Construction Update

With the summer break now well underway, our team is taking advantage of the beautiful weather and tackling a robust construction schedule. We are undertaking a substantial amount of infrastructure and utility enhancements to modernize our campus, as well as implementing many residence hall and accessibility upgrades. Our summer schedule is ambitious and I am grateful for your continued patience and support.  Continue Reading

Syracuse University Announces $118 Million Investment to Create a New Stadium Experience

A new fixed roof, a vertically hung scoreboard, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, improved accessibility and added Wi-Fi capabilities are just a handful of features visitors to Syracuse University’s stadium will experience beginning in fall 2020. The $118 million investment, authorized by the Board of Trustees, will enable the University to create a new stadium experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans alike. Today’s announcement represents the next step in advancing the $255 million West Campus transformation strategy the University first announced on May 16, 2016. Read the SU News article for more information.

May Construction Update

As convocation and Commencement celebrations begin later this week, I’d like to extend my best wishes to all of our graduating students and their families. I hope you will always remember the natural beauty of our campus and the eclectic charm of our buildings among your collegiate memories.  Continue Reading

April Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With the winter weather we experienced in March it is hard to believe spring is here, and our busiest season of construction is quickly approaching. The safety of our campus community is always our first priority. For everyone’s safety, I encourage you to remain alert in work areas for route changes, follow the pedestrian signs and visit the Campus Planning, Design and Construction’s Site Impact/Road Closure webpage for additional information.

The following is a list of construction projects that are active now, as well as a few highlighted summer construction projects that will be happening around campus:

  • Campus Utility Upgrades: There are three main areas that continue to be impacted during utility upgrades and progress will be achieved in several phases.
    • Utility improvements in the Newhouse 3 lawn area are scheduled to be completed in April with the sidewalk and lawn areas fully restored by Commencement.
    • Utility upgrades in the Q-1 parking lot will pause for Commencement activities and then continue throughout the summer. Work will progress from Q-1 along the front of Heroy, along the west and south side of Steele Hall toward the Quad. This work is scheduled to be completed in August prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Archbold Gymnasium: Demolition work continues on the interior spaces. Exterior demolition of the southern portion of the building will begin during the second week of April. To safely complete this work, the driveway and sidewalk between Archbold and the Dome will close later this month and will remain closed through August 2019. With an eye toward summer, please note that utility construction associated with the Archbold project will close Sims Drive between Flanagan Gymnasium and Archbold Gymnasium from May 14 to August 20. More information on this road closure will be shared with the campus community as the end of the semester approaches. Additional information on site impacts and road closures can be found at the CPDC website facilities.syr.edu/closures/. Renovation of Archbold includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. The building is scheduled to open in fall 2019.
  • National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC): Construction activity and excavation for the NVRC building’s foundation is underway at the intersection of Waverly and South Crouse avenues. Site preparation and progress, views from the construction camera and the latest building updates are available on the NVRC website. The building is scheduled to open in spring 2020.
  • Crouse College Masonry Restoration: While we halted exterior work during the winter months, the project has resumed to install replacement stones to match the historic masonry.

In addition, some of our highlighted summer construction projects include the following:

  • Brewster Brockway Boland Plaza renovation
  • Brockway Dining Hall renovation
  • Hall of Languages Classroom Renovations Phase 2 (rooms 111, 114, 115, 211, 214, 215 and 421)
  • Day Hall student room renovations—Phase 1
  • Day Hall single-user accessible showers and restroom renovations—Phase 2
  • Hendricks Chapel HVAC infrastructure and cooling upgrades
  • Lyons Hall student room renovations
  • Slocum Heights roof replacement (Building 570 and 580)

A full listing of summer construction projects is being updated now and will be 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 CPDC manager assigned with any questions you may have.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. 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, ADA@syr.edu, or equalopp@syr.edu.

Sincerely,
Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer

March Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I’d like to begin this message with a heartfelt thank you to members of our campus community for their patience as we worked to maintain a safe environment during Friday’s winter storm. I’d like to recognize our Physical Plant teams for their perseverance to remove tons of snow—literally. The team’s work ensured our essential services personnel were able to safely support our students through the intense weather system. In addition, I’d like to express my gratitude to the Department of Recreation Services and Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) teams who seamlessly relocated fitness equipment and renovated spaces for fitness activities to Flanagan Gymnasium and the Women’s Building. Their hard work ensured that students, faculty and staff continue to have access to equipment, classes and fitness areas during the Archbold Gymnasium transformation.

Now that spring is around the corner, work is underway for a significant amount of construction and utility improvement projects on our campus. Members of our staff will become more visible as they perform outdoor cleanup and ongoing maintenance activities to prepare our campus for the warmer months ahead. My colleagues and I continue to work on a number of important projects, including the following:

All Gender Restroom Signage: After significant campuswide engagement and thoughtful design work by staff in CPDC and our School of Architecture students, new all gender restroom signage is currently being installed at more than 700 single-occupancy restrooms on campus.

Campus Utility Work: There are three main areas that will be impacted during utility upgrades and progress will be achieved in several phases. Work areas will change and students, faculty and staff traveling in these areas should stay alert and follow the pedestrian signs.

• Utility work will be taking place during spring break in the Shaw Quadrangle area and will be completed by March 19 when students return to campus.
• Utility improvements in the Newhouse 3 lawn area are scheduled to be completed prior to Commencement weekend in May.
• Utility upgrades in the Q-1 parking lot will continue throughout the summer and progress toward the front of Heroy, along the west and south side of Steele Hall toward the Quad. This work is scheduled to be completed in August prior to the start of the fall semester.

Graham Dining Hall: Renovations are nearly complete and the new fitness center will open later this month. This facility will be an excellent addition to our current fitness offerings.

National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC): Construction activity and excavation for the NVRC building’s foundation is underway at the intersection of Waverly and South Crouse avenues. Site preparation and progress can been be observed via the inaugural drone flyover or by watching the construction webcam on the NVRC website. The building is scheduled to open in spring 2020.

Archbold Gymnasium: Demolition work continues on the interior spaces and renovations will become more obvious as summer approaches. The existing southern portion of the building will be removed and the larger building addition will be constructed to support the new natatorium, the building which houses the swimming pool. Construction includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. The building is scheduled to open in fall 2019.

We are also working at rounding out a full list of this summer’s construction activity to share with the campus community in April. As always, please check our website to learn more about projects in your area and find the latest information.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. 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, ADA@syr.edu, or equalopp@syr.edu.

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable spring break.

Sincerely,

Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer

February Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

After successfully wrapping up a large amount of work during our semester break construction window, we are excited to begin two transformational campus construction projects. Excavation and renovation work has begun on the National Veterans Resource Center and Archbold Gymnasium, respectively. These projects will help advance the University’s goals of being the best place for veterans and enhancing the student experience. Neither would be possible without the generosity of our alumni.

A summary of projects includes:

• National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC): As announced yesterday, the $20 million gift from U.S. Navy veteran and Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68 and his wife, Gayle, will support construction of the National Veterans Resource Center. During the coming weeks you will notice an increase in the construction activity near the intersection of Waverly and South Crouse avenues—progress can been seen from the construction webcam on the NVRC website. The new facility will consolidate a robust portfolio of the nation’s premier military- and veteran-focused educational, vocational and community engagement programs on our campus and will open in spring 2020.

• Archbold Gymnasium: Renovation work has commenced inside Archbold Gymnasium. A significant amount of demolition of the interior spaces has taken place in the past month and will be more visible in the coming weeks. Construction includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. With an aggressive schedule ahead of us, the building is scheduled to open in fall 2019.

• Graham Dining Hall: Renovations to room 001 continue to create a new fitness center, which will include aerobic exercise equipment and free weights. It is expected to open in early March.

• Hall of Languages: Work is nearly complete for the two new fully accessible, single-occupant restrooms on the first floor. These new restrooms will be available in early February.

• Campus Utility Work: In mid-February underground utility work will commence in the Q-1 parking lot and the lawn area on the west side of Newhouse 3. These upgrades are necessary to modernize our campus utility infrastructure and to meet the demands of our campus. Work will continue into the summer months. Additional information about this project will be forthcoming.

We are also working at rounding out a full list of this summer’s construction activity to share with the campus community in the coming months. As always, please check our website to learn more about projects in your area and find the latest information.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652. And if you have questions pertaining to accessibility, contact Aaron Hodukavich, director and ADA coordinator in EOIRS, at 315.443.2377 or ajhoduka@syr.edu.

Sincerely,
Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer

Campus Community Forum Thursday to Discuss Upcoming Campus Utility Work

An open forum for the campus community will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, to provide information about upcoming utility work on the Shaw Quad. The event will be held at 3:45 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3.

Pete Sala, vice president and chief facilities officer, will present information on the utility work that will start in mid-February on and around the Quad. Joe Alfieri, director of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC), and Dave Warren, CPDC project manager, will also be at the event to discuss the project.

The campus community will hear information about what to expect regarding changes to access to sidewalks, walkways, parking, etc., during the project.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations at the forum, contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.

For more information about the Campus Framework, visit http://campusframework.syr.edu/.

Read the original article at SU News.

January Construction Update

Happy New Year! Despite the frigid temperatures, our work continues and several campus improvement projects have been completed over the winter break. In addition to the multitude of smaller projects, Campus Planning, Design and Construction is starting 2018 with two of the most significant projects in several years. I’m pleased to share that construction of the National Veterans Resource Complex and the transformation of Archbold Gymnasium are getting underway this month.

A summary of projects includes:

  • Archbold Gymnasium: A $3.5 million gift from alumnus Kwang Tan G’73 Ph.D., will support significant renovations to Archbold Gymnasium, which includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. With an aggressive schedule ahead of us, the building is scheduled to open in fall 2019.
  • National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC): During the next two weeks you will notice the start of construction near the intersection of Waverly and South Crouse avenues as the University breaks ground for the NVRC. The new facility will consolidate a robust portfolio of the nation’s premier military- and veteran-focused educational, vocational and community engagement programs on our campus and will open in spring 2020.
  • Women’s Building and Flanagan Gymnasium: In addition to lighting and safety improvements near the Women’s Building, our work to relocate Recreational Services fitness facilities from Archbold Gymnasium to the Women’s Building and Flanagan is complete. Fitness facilities are operational in both of these buildings for the duration of the Archbold renovation. To learn more, please visit the Recreation Services website.
  • Day Hall: Preliminary work on the bathroom project was completed in December and further improvements to bathrooms and student rooms will begin later in the spring semester.
  • Graham Dining Hall: Renovations on the lower level have commenced to create a fitness center in room 001.This new fitness center will include aerobic exercise equipment and free weights.
  • Hall of Languages: Work is underway to create two new fully accessible, single-occupant restrooms on the first floor, which will be completed by the end of January.
  • Huntington Hall: Two new single-occupant accessible restrooms will be available for use by the start of the spring semester.

As always, please check our website to learn more about projects in your area and find the latest information.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652. And if you have questions pertaining to accessibility, contact Aaron Hodukavich, director and ADA coordinator in EOIRS, at 315.443.2377 or ajhoduka@syr.edu.

I hope you have had a restful and enjoyable winter break. I look forward to the start of the spring semester and the many exciting projects we have planned for our campus.

Sincerely,

Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer

December Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With the winter break nearly upon us, I wanted to provide a final construction update for 2017. Our campus continues to demonstrate its charm and beauty throughout every season. With the help and dedication of our Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction teams, we have completed more than 175 campus improvement projects this year. I am grateful for their hard work and support to maintain and renew our facilities and grounds—no matter what the weather is outside.

Campus Planning, Design and Construction teams have scheduled work that will occur through the semester break, including the following:

  • Archbold Gymnasium: A $3.5 million gift from alumnus Kwang Tan G’73, Ph.D., will support significant renovations to Archbold Gymnasium, which includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. Tan’s gift will help ensure students have access to comprehensive health, wellness and recreation services and resources for generations to come. We’ll continue to share frequent updates as we approach its fall 2019 opening.
  • Huntington Hall Accessible Restrooms: We will renovate two existing restrooms on the third floor to create two single-occupant accessible restrooms. Work will be completed prior to the start of the spring semester.
  • National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC): During the next several weeks you will notice increased activity on the corner of Waverly and South Crouse avenues as the University prepares to break ground in January 2018 for the NVRC. The new facility will consolidate a robust portfolio of the nation’s premier, military- and veteran-focused educational, vocational and community engagement programs on our campus and will open in spring 2020.
  • Slocum Hall: Our teams are currently installing HVAC system upgrades and enhanced finishes in the architectural reading room. All work will be completed by the start of the spring semester in January 2018. The improvements include HVAC system upgrades, modifications to improve functionality and upgraded finishes in the building.
  • Women’s Building and Flanagan Gymnasium: In preparation for the Archbold renovation, we have taken extensive measures to ensure students, faculty and staff have access to equipment, classes and spaces for recreation and fitness activities. Improvements will be completed by mid-December and ready for use in January 2018.

As always, please check our website to learn more about projects in your area and find the latest information.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652. And if you have questions pertaining to accessibility, contact Aaron Hodukavich, director and ADA coordinator in EOIRS, at 315.443.2377 or ajhoduka@syr.edu.

I hope you have a safe and happy winter semester break and look forward to seeing you on campus in 2018.

Sincerely,
Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer