About $7 million in summer construction projects have been completed on three local SUNY campuses in time for students arriving for the fall semester.
The work is part of $52.3 million in upgrades at SUNY campuses across the state, some of which are being completed over multiple phases, said Gerrard P. Bushell, president of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
At the University at Buffalo's North Campus, $4.6 million was spent modernizing two student lounges in the Wilkeson Quad of the Ellicott Complex.
At SUNY Buffalo State, $1.4 million was spent on various projects, including modernizing the interior of Porter Hall, which included the addition of new ceilings and energy-efficient LED lighting to brighten passageways for students.
At Alfred State College, nearly $1 million was spent replacing the 60-foot pedestrian bridge that spans Canacadea Creek connecting the campus to the village. Also, nearly 60-year-old aluminum curtain walls and windows in Peet and Braddon Halls were replaced with energy-efficient curtains.
The projects were financed through the authority's SUNY Dormitory Facilities Program, which issues low-cost, tax-exempt bonds supported by student residence hall fees.
Story topics: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York