Dutch G & H Residence Hall Renovation and Wellness Center

July 2020

Background \ Overview:

This project gut-renovates both Schuyler and Beverwyck Halls on Dutch Quad, residence halls in the southwest corner of the UAlbany Uptown Campus, continuing the University’s ongoing program of modernizing student housing facilities. The project creates attractive new living spaces for students and equally important, converts what was the Dutch Quad dining and kitchen facilities into the new home for UAlbany’s health and counseling services, bringing these functions back to the Uptown Campus from leased off-campus space.

Project Description

This residence hall portion of the project launched in March 2018 and will be completed for fall 2019 housing. The health and counseling center portion of the project will open in January 2020. The total project is a complete gut renovation, recreating bedroom suite configurations for student residences, but with all new windows, air conditioning, lighting and energy improvements, interior reconstruction, new furniture, and other modern upgrades. The interior of the building will be completely rehabbed to appeal to the students of the twenty-first century and yet respect the original Mid-Century Modern architecture. The first floor will house an academic support center, an apartment for the quad director, an enhanced accessibility suite, student suites, lounge and study spaces, and laundry room. The second and third floor include student suites, lounge and study spaces and laundry room as well. The lower level comprised of the former kitchen and dining hall and U Lounge will house the health, counseling and behavioral health functions for the University. Continuing the University’s commitment to sustainability, LEED Gold certification is anticipated.

Project Start Dates:

Project Mobilization - March 2018
Abatements and Demolition - June 2018
Site/Civil Activities - June 2018
Construction August - 2018
ResLife Fit-out and occupancy - August 2019
Wellness Fit-out - November 2019
Wellness Re-opening - January 2020

Project Progress as of April 2020:

The project is complete, having hosted it’s ribbon cutting on January 22, 2020.

Project Photos \ Renderings:
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