Higher Education

Student Athletic Center

The student recreation building at SUNY Morrisville was originally an outdated and overcrowded cluster of a dining hall, performance center, student club offices, and a student life hub. Separated only by a tight central stairway within that caused inefficient circulation and programming for the students as the school continued to grow.

In this renovation, completed in partnership with Sasaki Associates, the main stairway was opened up to create a central lobby that connected all sections of the building around one nucleus. With the use of a large skylight directly overhead, natural light now filled the building. Additionally, a strategic decision was made to convert the defunct swimming pool into a new weight and fitness area. The new balcony on the second level doubles floor space and flexible programming to meet the ever-changing needs of users.


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