State University of New York at Oswego, Poucher Hall Rehabilitation

Oswego, New York

In spring 2006, Poucher Hall reopened as the new home of the modern languages and literatures department, English department and Office of Learning Services. As part of a renewal campaign to transform the heart of SUNY Oswego’s campus, the architect was selected to rehabilitate this educational facility, designed and built in the 1960s, into the college’s ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY500COST PER SQ FT$106.70FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation Center. Situating the humanities department at the center of the campus reinforces the college’s commitment to liberal-arts education.

The rehabilitation of Poucher Hall included interior remodeling to better suit the classroom and learning needs of students. Open office and common spaces were created with wireless Internet service to encourage interaction among members of the campus community. Classrooms were renovated and upgraded to incorporate advances in teaching technology.

The renovation was designed to NYS Executive Order III, employed sustainable materials and finishes, and the HVAC system was commissioned independently.

The new interior of Poucher Hall will help enhance student life at SUNY Oswego, as well as the mission, vision and goals of the campus. Initial student responses indicated that this is the “place to be.”