Overview of Falcone Library Renovation
This newly renovated space is the result of a two-year collaboration with consultants, designers and the campus community.
Construction began in 2017 to create the space needed to house the new Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC), which occupies a prominent location on the first floor. The QRC serves as the anchor to the overall project and received support from the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). Also completed in phase one was the Writing Center the Student Success Center, and new offices for librarians and for library technical services.
The recently completed second phase of the project created a new Learning Commons, and new spaces for several facilities (some of which were displaced by the QRC) including the Bernat Special Events Room, the Wilson Art Gallery, the Muserlian Instructional Lab, study rooms, the academic technology lab, student collaboration spaces, and a faculty reading room. In addition the library services and IT help desks were relocated.
A second stairway unites the entire building making all areas more visible and easier to find.
New furniture, shelving and lighting is found throughout the entire renovated space providing both reflective space for individual work and group study.
In addition to the renovated Wilson Art Gallery and its schedule of shows from visiting artists, the Library is now able to feature its permanent art collection with the installation of gallery-style wall surfaces.
$1 million grant from REDC
Gift from Gina Goldhammer (Writing Center)
Gift from Robert Fagliarone (QRC)
$175,000 gift from the Alden Trust
Overall cost of the two-year project coming in at $6.3 million.
Phase One: QPK Design was chosen to provide planning and design services. The firm's approach will be for the entire building through the schematic design process, demonstrating the fit of Phase 1 (first floor design & construction in summer 2017)
Phase Two: Holt Architects
Aaron Cohen Associates