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Residence Halls/Health Services

University at Albany|Albany, New York
architecture+ designed the comprehensive rehabilitation of the University at Albany’s Dutch Quad buildings G & H. These buildings, like the rest of the Uptown Campus, were designed in the unique post-modernist architectural design of Edward Durell Stone. The exterior is replete with curving arches, slender modern columns, open pedestrian plazas, and sunken courtyards.
Project Type:
Higher Education
Housing
Interiors
Residence Life
Student Housing
Student Life
Sustainability
Cost:
$23 million (construction)
Size:
60,000 SF
 
The design goals for the project were to renovate and upgrade the facilities to provide a state-of-the-art Health, Counseling, and Wellness Center, improve the livability of the residence hall facilities, comply with the current building codes, and improve accessibility while maintaining the bed capacity.
 
The rehabilitation of buildings G (Beverwyck) & H (Schuyler) consists of the renovation of residence halls on the first, second, and third floors and the transformation of the existing dining facilities on the lower level into the new home of the University’s Health, Counseling, and Wellness Center. An Academic Student Success Center and vending café were introduced into the central first floor space between the two residence halls to foster a live-learn community on the Dutch Quad.
 
The residential spaces were reconfigured to meet the needs of the current students including the addition of smaller private bathrooms within suites. A total of 171 beds are provided between the Beverwyck and Schuyler residence halls. A variety of lounges are incorporated into the design with interior windows to allow natural light to transmit into the interior of the residential floors. Laundry is integrated into each floor and finishes and building systems are upgraded to improve livability. The project has been designed, utilizing BIM, to achieve a LEED Gold rating.