University at Albany
The University at Albany, Renovation of Beverwyck and Schuyler Halls, Opening of State-of-the-Art Health & Counseling Services Center
State University of New York (SUNY)
Projects: Renovation of Beverwyck and Schuyler Halls on UAlbany’s Dutch Quad ($33 million), incorporating State-of-the-Art Health & Counseling Services Center ($2 million)
DASNY’s Role: DASNY managed the construction of this building and financed the construction by issuing low-cost, tax-exempt bonds supported by student residence hall fees as part of its SUNY Dormitory Facilities Program.
Health & Counseling Services Center:
The Health and Counseling Services Center, which is housed within the residence hall features provider offices, exam and triage rooms, a laboratory, on-site pharmacy, and nurse’s station, as well as areas for workshops and a large group room complete with media capability for use during presentations and training sessions.
Beverwyck & Schuyler Halls:
The project was constructed to LEED-Gold standards under the sustainability and energy efficiency guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED elements included the installation of a tankless water heating system to provide an endless supply of hot water while saving space and reducing energy costs; a new high-efficient heating system, energy-saving LED lighting throughout, and an upgraded ventilation system that uses energy recovery technology, among others.
All bedroom suites were modernized and equipped with new furniture, and card-swipe access, as well as reconfigured to provide new layouts and accommodate a lounge space for suitemates.
Impact: These enhancements provide opportunities for meeting and presentation spaces, as well as enhanced security for students, included better routes for University shuttles, vehicles, and pedestrians. The first-of-its-kind Health & Counseling Services Center to be completed on a SUNY campus provides students on-campus access to health, wellness, and psychological services.
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