The expansion of the sciences at SUNY Oneonta and the need for a variety of modern research spaces prompted a complete renovation of the existing Earth Science and Biology Building, originally constructed in 1964.
The science center features a new roof-top observatory addition to support the college's meteorology program and the replacement of two existing greenhouses. These glass-enclosed spaces provide additional learning environments that go beyond the traditional classroom setting.
As SUNY Oneonta's science program grew, the existing three-story Earth Science and Biology building required renovations and small additions to accomodate the expansion and modernize the space.
The college's Biology and Physics departments were relocated to allow the Earth Science and Biology departments to expand into the building's 78,000 square feet. The renovated facility provides lecture halls, classrooms, office space, and specialized research labs, as well as a roof-top observatory and greenhouse addition. HVAC systems were completely replaced to improve ventilation and energy efficiency, and existing windows were replaced with a high performance glazing system.
Science Laboratories, Research Laboratories, Safety and Infrastructure