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Cornell University proposes $30 million addition to engineering quad

April 5, 2022
The university will build a four-story, 50,550-square-foot addition to Thurston Hall on the Ithaca, N.Y., campus.

Cornell University is planning to upgrade its engineering school quad with a $30 million expansion to the Thurston Hall academic building on the Ithaca, N.Y. campus. 

Thurston Hall, which was built in 1951 and is about 47,000-square-foot, makes up the south end of the Pew Engineering Quad. The center portion of the H-shaped structure includes Kimball Hall as the east wing, and Bard Hall as the west wing, reports The Ithaca Voice

The university's plans call for a four-story, 50,550-square-foot addition to the north side of Thurston Hall.

The addition would serve as the new home for Cornell’s Meinig School for Biomedical Engineering.

The building would host laboratories and instruction space, as well as meeting rooms and study areas. The basement would house utilities equipment and additional lab space. Some of the instructional spaces are expected to be shared with the materials science and aerospace engineering programs.

Cornell intends to seek LEED Silver Certification for the building's design and construction.

NBBJ Architects is the architect.

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