CSArch has partnered with Siena College to renovate the former McGuire Hall into a fully-accessible welcome center and campus admissions building. Coined Patricia Gioia Hall, the renovated facility respects the historic character while ultimately focusing on the “customer experience” as the guiding principle.
Patricia Gioia Hall serves as Siena College’s primary admissions building and functions as the starting point for campus tours. As the first touch-point for prospective students and their families, the welcome center 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 renovated in 2008. The renovation and addition to the current building increased Patricia Gioia Hall's total area to approximately 16,400-square-feet and carefully blends modern and traditional design elements to establish a sense of arrival for campus guests.
Office Space, Event and Assembly Space, Campus Admissions, Infrastructure Improvements, Historic Preservation