College of Nursing Student Center Renovation
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center | Syracuse, NY
Dwyer was retained to design a new Student Collaboration Suite on the 6th floor of the College of Nursing which was formerly a convent. The interior renovation includes flexible student centered collaboration spaces with (6) testing rooms, (7) private group study rooms as well as a large conference room, quiet lounge, and a
spacious student lounge with a kitchen.
As many of the students are commuters, having an accessible, comfortable
resource center with modern amenities and flexible spaces was missing in the College’s program. Dwyer worked closely with the students as well as the furniture vendor to design the best space to suit their needs. By listening to the students
to explore ways they like to work, the team was able to create flexible group study
rooms with both lounge style soft seating, as well as a conference room options
with tables and chairs to accommodate various types of group study. In addition, group rooms featured modern equipment and full height dry erase walls
to enhance collaboration.
This project came with budget and schedule constraints, therefore, the general contractor was brought on board at project kickoff. This Design-Build delivery allowed for fast track construction of the space allowing students to utilize their
new Student Center by the start of the Spring 2016 semester.
Completion Date: Spring: 2016