University at Albany | Dutch Quad

Modern campus housing is a factor in many students’ college selection process. At the space-constrained State University of New York at Albany, however, building a new dorm would mean losing space for much-needed parking. That’s why the school opted for transform its 55-year-old Dutch Quad residence hall to provide the modern amenities and living spaces today’s students expect. For the project, two buildings ­were gutted for total renovation. Enhancements provided lounge space, more natural light, additional laundry space and new building systems. In addition, areas on the ground floor were renovated to make room for the University’s Health, Counseling and Wellness Center and Academic Student Success Center. Holding to an aggressive schedule, teams finished the work in 14 months, meaning the school was without the facility for just a single academic year.