SUNY Canton, State University Construction Fund | Dana Hall Schematic Design

“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design


SUNY Canton, State University Construction Fund | Dana Hall Schematic Design

  • Project Size: 39,000-sf
  • Project Location: 34 Cornell Dr, Canton, NY 13617
  • Project Team: SUNY Canton, State University Construction Fund
  • Completion Date: August 2016 (Design Phase)
  • Construction Cost: N/A
  • Owner Contact: Michael McCormick, Director of Facilities Planning
  • Project Request:

    Develop a schematic design for interior renovations and construction phasing for Dana Hall under a term contract.

  • Project Solution:

    The team worked together with SUCF and SUNY Canton to develop programmatic goals and a schematic design for the renovation, through a two-pronged approach. First, we conducted extensive surveys of building interiors, a hazardous materials survey, and reviewed prior documentation to establish a baseline model of the building and its deficiencies. Second, we conducted workshop discussions with the end users. Basic use programs were proposed, reviewed and modified. A number of proposed solutions and layouts were reviewed and revised to create the final design.