UTICA — The State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology is an upper-division institution, geared toward transfer students. Approximately 1,300 full-time undergraduate and more than 950 graduate students use two classroom buildings, a student union and two remote residence halls. The mission of the library-enlargement project is to address the space standards needed to advance the library's technology. Additional needs include program spaces, staff work space, and individual and group-study spaces.
The design is a new two-story building, enclosing 68,000 square feet. The facility will define the entrance of the campus and the space between the two existing classroom buildings. It also will serve as a teaching/learning laboratory.
The building plan is a traditional layout, with circulation services on one side of the center circulation spine and reference services on the other. Collections are to the side and rear portions of the first floor and comprise most of the second floor. The second-floor level also includes a distance-learning classroom. An area will be set aside near the entrance for cafe-type limited food service. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2002.
Architect for the project is Thomas Associates, Architects + Engineers.