SUNY Institute of Technology, Oriskany Hall

Utica, New York


Mach Architecture, p.c.


SUNY Institute of Technology


87,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


This suite-style, first-year residence maximizes the south-facing, sloping site by organizing a floor plan around a central courtyard and outdoor patio while stepping down the site. The three-story main building includes two 14-bed pods and four 28-bed suites.

The four suites are connected internally by two-story living rooms featuring spiral staircases. The brick and architectural panel facade creates a unique aesthetic, reinforcing the identity of the freshman hall. A residential scale is developed by alternating protruding glass and panel elements with a curtainwall element associated with the two-story living rooms.

Oriskany Hall features an interior design palette of hospitality-inspired materials and colors; careful selections promote affordability and ease of maintenance.

Student amenities include Energy Star-appointed kitchenettes, laundry rooms with interactive technology, wall-mounted bike racks, and WiFi service throughout the building and courtyard.

Oriskany Hall is certified LEED silver. An energy monitor in the lobby facilitates friendly competition for eco-responsibility by displaying consumption by suite. The 2,350-square-foot modular classroom expands functionality for summer conferences.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Delta Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, PC; Watts Architecture & Engineering, PC



Cost per Sq Ft


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2012 Architectural Portfolio

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Shaw
Flooring by Forbo Flooring Systems
Brick/Masonry by Taylor Clay
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by American Olean
Door Hardware by Ingersoll Rand
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by Schindler Elevator
Windows by Litex
Lighting & Accessories by Cooper Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Focal Point
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by SimplexGrinnell
Security Systems by SimplexGrinnell
Classroom Furniture by SitOnIt Seating
Library/Media Center Furniture by SitOnIt Seating
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Herman Miller
Office Furniture by Herman Miller
Residence Hall Furniture by Foliot
Washroom Accessories by American Specialties
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Scranton Products
Laundry Equipment by Maytag
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by PolyVision
Signage by ASI Sign Solutions
Insulation by Owens Corning
Movable Partitions/Walls by Kwik-Wall
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by American Standard
Roofing by Tremco
Skylights by Vistawall
Locks by Best Access Systems
HVAC Units by Edwards Systems Technologies
HVAC Control Devices by Automated Logic
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Kitchen Equipment by GE
Waste Receptacles by ASI Storage Solutions
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