CSArch has partnered with Siena College to transform McGuire Hall into a fully-accessible, modern, state-of-the-art facility that respects the traditional residence feeling, and ultimately focuses on the “customer experience” as the guiding principle.
A new 1,200 square foot, glass-enclosed event space will be constructed off the north side of the existing building. The addition will serve as the Admissions’ multi-function gathering space and is designed to provide open views onto the patio and college’s existing Grotto.
Located at the southwest entrance, the new glass vestibule addition will provide an accessible entry to replace the existing ramped entrance and become the single visitor point of entry into McGuire Hall.
To respect the historic significance of the existing structure while also responding to modern design trends and technology, the renovated building will incorporate elements of traditional colonial architecture and complementary design.
McGuire Hall serves as Siena College’s primary enrollment management building and functions as the college’s entrance foyer/starting point of campus tours. As the first touch-point for prospective students and their families, McGuire Hall is critically important for the college’s recruitment efforts.
Originally constructed as a single-family residence in 1937, the building was expanded in 1958 and received a renovation in 2008. The renovation to the existing building, along with the three proposed additions, will increase McGuire Hall’s total area to approximately 16,400 square feet. Once complete, the renovation and addition will enhance the employee experience and make significant improvements to the infrastructure and building systems.
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Office Space, Event and Assembly Space, Administration, Infrastructure Improvements, Historic Preservation