Service: Higher Education

Union College Upper Class Student Apartments

August 9, 2017

Working with a design build team, Chazen provided civil engineering, landscape architecture and state/municipal permitting services for this 80-bed, three-story supervised residence. The site and structure design were developed to compliment the surrounding residential neighborhood’s architectural character. Construction required relocation of fiber optic lines, power/communication lines and gas mains as well as the removal of a portion of an abandoned canal. Stormwater runoff was captured and treated through the installation of underground infiltration chambers designed in accordance with NYSDEC’s Stormwater … Continue reading “Union College Upper Class Student Apartments”

Culinary Institute of America – New Student Housing

Chazen was contracted to obtain the site development permits for the construction of a new student housing facility on lands owned by the Culinary Institute of America. The project consists of over 300 beds in townhouse style units with eight beds per unit. The structures are designed to fit comfortably in the rolling wooded terrain at the north end of the campus. Gathering spaces both inside and out are designed to maximize social opportunities for the students including study, play … Continue reading “Culinary Institute of America – New Student Housing”

SUNY Maritime College Sidewalk/Hardscape Replacement

Chazen provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the preparation of construction drawings and specifications for roadway and sidewalk restoration at the College. The project involved the restoration of approximately one-half mile of campus roads, parking lots and associated curbing as well as the replacement of concrete sidewalks and courtyard areas with various paver systems. Retaining walls and other site features such as pedestrian gathering areas were included in the design. The site grading design was developed in a … Continue reading “SUNY Maritime College Sidewalk/Hardscape Replacement”

Purchase College Plaza Rehabilitation

Chazen provided civil engineering for 5.4 acres of deck rehabilitation at SUNY Purchase. The project involved replacement of existing pavers, a series of raised planting beds, site lighting alterations and utility modifications including the addition of an irrigation system and selective drainage piping replacement and cleaning. Chazen worked closely with representatives of the NYSDEC, State University Construction Fund and project architect to secure approvals for the proposed improvements in six weeks. Chazen was also responsible for providing construction administration services.

Siena College Sarazan Student Union

Chazen completed civil engineering, land survey and landscape architecture services for the conversion of an old campus library building into the new Sarazan Student Union. The project included selective demolition of the existing structure along with numerous utility modifications required in order to expand the existing building and modify both interior and exterior spaces. Landscape design elements included development of two exterior courtyard spaces linking the interior and exterior uses into unified multi-use spaces. Exterior landscape improvements included custom detailing … Continue reading “Siena College Sarazan Student Union”

Union College – Science & Engineering Complex

Chazen was responsible for surveying, civil engineering, landscape architecture, SEQRA/municipal permitting and construction administration on the renovation and expansion of the existing five-wing Science and Engineering complex. The renovation and expansion took place while all services remained opened, so the project required significant and careful coordination. The addition also required relocation of critical campus-wide infrastructure including fiber optic, gas, electric, steam, chilled water, storm and sanitary mains.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Chazen prepared a design for the recently-constructed Perrella Sculpture Garden and World Trade Center Memorial at Fulton Montgomery College. The new sculpture garden weaves campus visitors in and out of intimate seating plazas through an array of sculptural elements and a custom fountain with views toward the scenic countryside. The visitor’s eye is ultimately guided up to a reclaimed sculptural mass of antennae from the North World Trade Tower sitting atop a memorial plinth on the North end of the garden. The … Continue reading “Fulton-Montgomery Community College”

SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building

Chazen provided civil/site design, land survey and geotechnical engineering services for the SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building renovation and addition project. The project included an 11,000-square foot transparent glass addition located on the elevated Haggerty Plaza. Existing offices below the Plaza were retained and renovated. Stormwater and sanitary sewer utilities were relocated through internal building routing in the new addition. Described as the most environmentally-friendly project on the campus, the new addition utilizes several energy-efficient and sustainable design practices … Continue reading “SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building”

University at Albany Dutch Quad

The Dutch Quad’s existing interior roadway and pedestrian walkway network had deteriorated, drainage systems had silted in and failed, and the trees were stressed by disease. Lighting was insufficient and conflicts between vehicular traffic were significant. Chazen provided design services that improved safety, enhanced the student environment and added versatility to the landscape. The updated design restricts vehicular traffic to a smaller area, which also provides for parking, including ADA-compliant parking. The balance of the Quad is now devoted to … Continue reading “University at Albany Dutch Quad”