The growth and beautification of the SUNY New Paltz campus continues this year, with highlights including the groundbreaking at the future site of an Engineering Innovation Hub, the addition of a state-of-the-art solar panel array and battery storage system, and a number of significant renovations and maintenance projects in the College’s academic and residential buildings.
Locally Managed Projects
The new bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering has just recently been approved by the New York State Education Department. The program builds on the campus’s long-standing, accredited programs in electrical and computer engineering and will be supported by the recently announced $10 million in state funding for a new “Engineering Innovation Hub”. The campus’s 3D printing initiative will reinforce and support mechanical engineering and the mechanical engineering will bring new dimensions to the 3D printing initiative. A state investment of $10 million to create an Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz will help support and diversify the college’s engineering programs and address a critical shortage in engineers needed to serve advanced manufacturing interests in the region. In addition to providing a home for expanded engineering offerings at the college, the Engineering Innovation Hub will include a 20,000-square-foot building located near the Resnick Engineering Hall. The facility will house state-of-the-art equipment to support the engineering program and the work of companies partnering with SUNY New Paltz through its 3D printing program and the START-UP NY initiative that provides tax-free zones for businesses over a 10-year periodRead More
The department of Communications Disorders currently located in the Humanities building is required to provide ADA accessibility into the building and throughout the interior spaces that are occupied by the department as to provide accredited expanded facilities. This area, approximately 5,500 SF, will undertake a modification to the interior areas to create ADA compliant restrooms, test booths, laboratories, office, classrooms and storage spaces. In addition, a new ADA entrance on the north side of the building will be constructed.Read More
Academic & Administrative Projects (SUCF)
The project involves a comprehensive renovation of the Wooster Science Building. Key elements to this renovation involves relocating student services (Academic Advising, Student Accounts, Records & Registration, and Financial Aid) from various locations across the campus to a new centralized location within the Wooster Building. In addition, the college has developed plans to put a food court and dining hall on the ground floor of Wooster.Read More
Facilities Master Plan
Upon arrival at the campus, the first thing one will see is the new Science Building, due to its location at the corner of Plattekill Avenue and South Manheim Boulevard. It will enhance student-faculty interactions and provide improved interdisciplinary teaching laboratories and classrooms. Academic departments that will have offices in the new building include computer science; geology; mathematics; physics and astronomy; and geography.Read More