Rochester Institute of Technology, Administrative Services Building and Innovation Center

Rochester, New York

The Administrative Services Building and Innovation Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is intended to be a “one-stop shop” incubator to foster multidisciplinary work groups, as well as individual research teams. Above all, it is a place for RIT to showcase the latest research and technology.

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic and inspiring ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$226.00FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAdministrative Areas/Offices of the campus from inside the space and enable passersby and new students the opportunity to see firsthand the projects and activities that RIT faculty and students are working on.

At the Administrative Services Building, “We are bringing everything together in one place and revolutionizing our service delivery model for students,” say RIT’s James H. Watters, senior vice president of finance and administration.

The student-services lobby, 4,000 square feet, provides students with an integrated location for handling business related to finances, scheduling, parking and housing. Several other RIT administrative departments are situated in the balance of the building, which totals 53,000 square feet.

This project is registered with the USGBC and is in pursuit of LEED platinum. The design embraced LEED-NC strategies to construct a sustainable and energy-efficient building by developing creative solutions for the categories set forth by the USGBC. Some of these include techniques in insulation and weatherproofing, white roofing to limit heat gain, large expanses of glass to allow for daylight infiltration and exterior views to building occupants, and enhanced monitoring of building systems. This was done while still complementing the campus’ adjacent surroundings.