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Engineering Innovation Hub

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018

Status: Design Phase

DESCRIPTION AND BACKGROUND:
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 period

UPDATES:
Rough in and sheet rock for the second floor is happening now. Furniture and equipment orders are in progress. The project continues to progress on schedule. The project is officially scheduled to be complete in 2019.

FACTS:

Estimated Cost: $13,000,000
Estimated Date of Completion: 2019
Architect: Urbahn Associates, NYC
Construction Manager: Kemp Anderson, Project Manager
College Representative: Megan Smailer, Asst Director D&C
Contractor: PC Construction, SO. Burlington, VT
Square Footage: 20,000
Source of Funding: SUNY 2020 grant/capital/local