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LeFevre Hall Renovation
New Paltz, New York
SUNY New Paltz

After completing the renovation of Crispell Hall, on the Hasbrouck Quad at the SUNY New Paltz Campus, architecture+ was selected by DASNY to design the renovations of the four additional residence halls on the quad beginning with LeFevre Hall. The remaining three residence halls (Bevier, Deyo, and Dubois) will be renovated as subsequent phases.

The $13.4 million renovation of LeFevre Hall included a complete interior reconfiguration of the building. This provided expanded bathrooms to increase plumbing fixture count and address accessibility, new student gathering and study spaces, a new elevator, and updated mechanical systems.

The architectural style of LeFevre Hall’s design follows the architectural design precedent set by Crispell Hall. Variation of the entry vestibule, roof, and the introduction of a bicycle canopy sets LeFevre Hall apart from Crispell Hall. The creative design elements used at Crispell Hall introduced new programmatic elements, increased natural light, and created visual connections. These elements were also utilized in the design of LeFevre Hall. The main entrance stair was redesigned to provide immediate access to the student amenities spaces on the first floor and basement. A new interior finish design was developed to provide a unique and modern updated residence with amenities to enrich student life.

The team designed and produced the project in BIM in six months, beginning in February of 2013, to meet the stringent scheduling requirements of the project. Construction was completed in August of 2014. This project has received LEED Gold certification.

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