SUNY Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
The Agricultural Science Building at SUNY Alfred State College is a three-story structure constructed in 1971 and was the last of the original wave of academic buildings built in the mid 1960’s to early 1970’s at the campus. The building contains mostly labs, offices, classrooms as well as the original campus greenhouses and is located along the campus’s central spine corridor. The 2020 Facilities Master Plan Update identified the need for building renovations as a high priority on campus. The Agricultural Science building renovations will create an enormous array of teaching, learning, interaction and collaboration opportunities for the future students, faculty and staff at Alfred State.
The EDR team provided landscape architecture, civil and structural engineering consulting services for the exterior site in support of the new building renovations. The site design included two accessible entrances upgrades: including new stairs, ramp and outdoor plaza space with new greenhouse for student activities. The new exterior site upgrades will feature amenity spaces and circulation while improving accessibility, lighting, and site drainage concerns. The design of southern portion of the site features an updated greenhouse structure and exterior plaza that is partially surrounded by an existing stone foundation of the previous greenhouse structure. The existing stone wall features that will remain enhance the landscape design by creating a strong visual connection with the surrounding campus aesthetic.