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New York State Architectural Development – design by ikon.5

6 Jan 2008

SUNY Student Union Building Expansion & Refurbishment

State University of New York, New Paltz, New York State, USA
Design: ikon.5 architects

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The Student Union Building expansion at the State University of New York – New Paltz is a crystalline palisade set upon the plinth of an existing concrete building. The expressive form of the addition is influenced by the strong regional landscape of the Hudson River Valley where it is sited. Similar to painters a century before, who created evocative landscapes of the River Valley, this expansion is a sculptural interpretation of the land created to invoke inquiry and discovery- a student’s journey through the university.

State University of New York Student Union Building – Program

Lower Level
• Entertainment Commons
• Conference/Meeting rooms (60p)
• Enhanced Bookstore storefront
• Relocated Student ID office

1st Floor Level
• Community Commons
• Information/Reception
• Renovated café
• Exterior campus board
• Interior message board
• Bike Racks

2nd Floor Level
• Scholar’s Perch Lounge
• Pre-function/Reception
• New Ballroom entry
• Group Study rooms
• Rest rooms
• Relocated Special student services
• Relocated College Activity offices

Elements of Green Design

The Student Union Building Expansion at the University of New York – New Paltz is a sustainable high performance building that is designed to reduce energy consumption and provide a healthy and enlightened interior environment.
The project employs a number of green design elements that make the building sustainable and reinforce the design themes. Some of the green elements are:

• Utilized a glass enclosure to harvest daylight and reduce solar gain
• Reduce lighting requirements by optic controls
• Recover heat in the upper portion of the building volume
• Utilize radiant heating and cooling to temper the people strata of the space
• Low water plumbing fixtures
• Install natural and recyclable materials; such as New York Blue stone, walnut,etc.
• Utilize materials with low VOC to improve interior air quality

State University of New York Union images / information from ikon.5 architects

State University of New York Extension : ikon.5 architects

Simons Center for Geometry & Physics, State University of New York, New Paltz
Perkins Eastman
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

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New York State Buildings – Selection

McGee Art Pavilion – School of Art and Design, Alfred University
ikon.5 architects
McGee Art Pavilion Building
photograph © Brad Feinknopf

Parrish Art Museum, Long Island, NY
Design: Herzog & de Meuron
Parrish Art Museum Building
picture from Parrish Art Museum

American University Buildings

American Architecture

American Architects

American University Architecture

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