CSArch has partnered with Siena College to transform Patricia Gioia Hall into a fully-accessible, modern welcome center 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.
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.
Patricia Gioia 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, 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 received a renovation in 2008. The renovation to the existing building, along with the three proposed additions, will increase Patricia Gioia 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