SUNY University at Buffalo - Crosby Hall and Hayes Hall Renovations

Buffalo, New York

Located on the South Campus of SUNY University at Buffalo, William H. Crosby Hall and Edmund B. Hayes Hall are currently undergoing a $50 million renovation program as part of the UB 2020 Strategic Plan. Together Crosby and Hayes Hall house the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, the only school of its type in the SUNY system. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the renovations will both preserve the historic exteriors of these iconic buildings, as well as recreate the interiors of the buildings to serve the needs of a 21st century design program.

The scope of work for Crosby and Hayes Halls includes the preservation of the exterior of the structures, mechanical/electrical/plumbing system replacement, interior architectural renovations, hardware replacement, ADA accessibility upgrades, Hayes Clock Tower improvements, and Crosby window and louver restoration and replacement.

Sienna Environmental Technologies, LLC has provided environmental services in cooperation with CJS Architects and Bergman Associates. The scope of work for environmental services includes: 

Hazardous Materials Inspections for asbestos, lead-based paint and PCBs

Environmental project design  

Laboratory analysis for asbestos-containing materials

William H. Crosby Hall, was designed by E.B. Green & Son, and constructed in 1931. This 76,000 square foot three-floor structure includes studio space, a digital workshop, critique rooms, lecture hall, and office space. 

Edmund B. Hayes Hall, another historic landmark on SUNY Buffalo's South Campus, was originally designed by George Metzger of Buffalo and completed in 1890. Encompassing over 82,000 square feet, the building contains administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, research centers, the Architecture and Planning Library, a visual resource center, and exhibition galleries.

The renovation program is being completed under the campus master plan, manifested from the UB 2020 Strategic Plan to transform SUNY Buffalo into a premier 21st-century public research university. Funding will come from the State University Construction Fund (SUCF) critical maintenance fund.