January Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With the semester underway, it’s exciting to share some news about an important project to our campus. The Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building, home to the National Veterans Resource Center, has been in its final stages of construction, and move-in activities have started. We look forward to the building dedication on April 17. Other large projects—including the Schine Student Center renovation and the Stadium roof project—also continue to make great progress, even in the winter.

The following is a list of several projects overseen by Campus Planning, Design and Construction:

Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building, home to the National Veterans Resource Center: Facilities Services is moving equipment and supplies into the building. The furniture delivery is complete. Building occupants will move into this exquisite facility next week. The contractor is finalizing the finishes and will commission the auditorium space in February. Building perimeter landscaping is planned for the spring. Road barriers were removed from Waverly and South Crouse avenues. Parking along both sides of South Crouse Avenue from Waverly Avenue to Marshall Street has been restored. You can continue to monitor the progress around the building perimeter at the NVRC website and live webcam.

Schine Student Center Renovation: Interior renovation work continues. Framing of the interior walls and installation of the new mechanical system have commenced. Removal of the exterior brick façade is approximately 70 percent complete. The Syracuse University Bookstore and Goldstein Auditorium will remain open throughout construction. Information on where to find relocated offices and services during the renovation can be found in this SU News story. The project, identified as a key component of the Campus Framework, will enhance the student experience by creating new gathering spaces, improved facilities for student services and a new dining experience. More information on this project can be found on the SU News website.

Barnes Center at The Arch: The Barnes Center is being fully utilized by students, faculty and staff. Our state-of-the-art complex for student wellness underwent final touches during the winter break. Since its fall 2019 opening, the center has seen record numbers of visitors. We are incredibly proud of this facility that features services promoting health and well-being for our campus community.

Cantor Warehouse: Work in the café seating area on the first floor is complete. New furniture delivery for this updated space is scheduled for March.

DellPlain Hall: Phase two design of the student room renovation project is complete, and work will commence in the summer of 2020. The phase two student room renovations will occur from the ground floor through the fifth floor, including new furniture in all of the lounges. The contractor utilized winter break to get a head start on the work planned for summer. Crews replaced flooring in elevator lobbies from the ground floor through the fifth floor.

Brockway Hall: Improvements to the mechanical system are planned for summer 2020.

Campus Wayfinding and Building Signage: A working group of University representatives is overseeing a phased Campus Wayfinding and Building Signage project. The project includes exterior campus wayfinding and building signage, a digital wayfinding app, arrival signage to identify campus gateway entrances, interior building signage and donor recognition signage. North Campus, South Campus and Manley Complex parking lot signage installation is complete. North Campus wayfinding and building identification is also complete.

Stadium Roof Project: The contractor is continuing the installation of the steel crown truss, working to complete the north side of the building. With both the west and northeast cranes in operation, material deliveries continue along Irving Avenue and Forestry Drive. To support the crown truss installation, a long-term closure of Forestry Drive is planned from Sunday, Feb. 2, into spring 2020. This closure will extend from Campus Drive (to the west) across to the Barnes Center at The Arch (to the east). See the SU News article for more information. Roof installation is planned to begin in the spring. The project team continues to coordinate all aspects of the construction to ensure that events proceed seamlessly. The construction area is extremely busy at this time; if you are driving or walking on campus in the construction area, please pay careful attention to flaggers and construction workers. Pedestrians traveling from Sadler Hall and Lawrinson Hall should observe and follow pedestrian signage. For additional information regarding the pedestrian route, visit the site impact and closures webpage. Please also note that the Stadium is closed to walkers due to construction activities around the building.

For everyone’s safety, I encourage you to remain alert in work areas, watch for route changes, heed construction flagger directions 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 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.


Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer