“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
To develop a master plan that creates a comprehensive vision for the future development of Memorial Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Constructed in 1961, Memorial Hall serves as the athletic center for intercollegiate sports, athletic administration, recreational/clubs sports and the Department of Sports and Wellness. Over the years, the building has undergone a few minor renovations to accommodate changes in athletics and academics, as well as addressing life safety issues. Although the renovations have attempted to address the changing needs of the program, the alterations have had little impact on addressing the long-term needs of the facility. The Master Plan provided a three-phase comprehensive vision for the future development of Memorial Hall based on both short and long-term facility goals, needs, and enhancements for user groups: fitness center, recreation, athletics, sports medicine, and wellness leadership. The study also addressed deficiencies throughout the building and provided recommendations for the building mechanical and electrical systems and code compliance to ensure the long-term usefulness of the facility.