The College at Brockport

The College at Brockport, Design-Build New Residence Hall

State University of New York (SUNY)

Rising on The College at Brockport campus is a new 256- bed residence hall scheduled for completion in late summer 2018 to accommodate incoming students. The project is expected to be among the fastest delivered by DASNY, thanks to design-build, a procurement method that speeds design and construction timelines while keeping costs down.

It is the first project in recent memory where DASNY has applied design-build. The new residence hall on the SUNY campus near Rochester will help The College at Brockport compete for talent, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said when he announced the project in March 2017.

“The construction of this new residence hall at The College at Brockport is another example of this administration’s commitment to investing in modernizing and updating our colleges and universities across New York,” the Governor said. “Keeping our university campuses competitive and up-to-date is vital to ensuring we attract the best and brightest to lead New York into the future.”

The residence hall is being constructed using an innovative panelized construction system that allows wall components of the four-story building to be built in an old-site factory at the same time site work and foundations are being prepared.

The building will be steel construction with concrete floors. It will have fire-safety features, including full sprinkler and fire alarms systems, as well as state-of-the-art security systems and card access throughout. Inside, spaces will be built to foster student learning and collaborative study, including a smart classroom, multi-purpose room, and other features to enhance student interaction. The residence hall was designed and constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards under the U.S. Green Building Council’s sustainability and energy efficiency guidelines.

“We’re proud to be the first campus in recent memory in the SUNY system to team up with DASNY on a design-build and panelized construction project,” said The College at Brockport President Heidi Macpherson. “Doing so allows us to provide our students with a high quality, affordable residence hall and continue to make The College at Brockport a great place for our students to live and learn.”