Engineering Innovation Hub

State University of New York | SUNY New Paltz

LERA is the structural engineer for the Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) at SUNY New Paltz, a new 19,500-sf, 2-story home for the university’s mechanical engineering program, which houses the headquarters and laboratories of the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) and serves as a business incubator for technology and engineering startups.


The EIH contains a multitude of laboratory facilities, including several research labs, a 1,900-sf teaching lab, a state-of-the-art 3D print prototyping lab, a 1,200-sf computer lab and labs for the HVAMC, as well as offices, mechanical and electrical rooms, classrooms, a 300-sf conference room and collaborative and lounge spaces. Designed to eliminate the need for extensive rock excavation, the steel-frame building with spread footing and slab-on-grad foundation features a glazed curtain wall systems to maximize natural light.

 

Location

New Paltz, NY  

 

Client 

State University of New York;

State University Construction Fund 

 

Architect

Urbahn Architects