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Gateway Center at Westchester Community College 

State University of New York | SUNY 

LERA was the structural engineer for this new home for business and multilingual programs, as well as the Professional Development Center, creating new, dynamic opportunities for student growth and collaboration.

The 70,000-sf (6,500-sm) LEED Gold complex consists of three new buildings. The Gateway, a large and open volume serving as a lobby, is flanked by two buildings containing classrooms, offices, an auditorium, a student lounge and a cafeteria. The Gateway’s unique structural design features architecturally-exposed, stackable steel “boxes,” which were prefabricated and bolted together on site.

A steel bridge crosses the Gateway, linking the three buildings. The site is further distinguished by a 65-ft (20-m) steel tower, which is lit at night to act as a campus beacon.


Valhalla, NY  



State University of New York;

Westchester Community College  



Polshek Partnership (now Ennead Architects) 



Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, 2011

Structural Engineering Association of New York (SEAoNY)


American Architecture Award, 2011

The Chicago Athenaeum - European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies


Architecture Design Award of Merit, 2011
American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York 


National Award, 2011 

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) 

Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards


National Design Award, 2011

Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)


High Honor Award, 2011

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Westchester/Hudson Valley


Merit Award, 2011

American Insititute of Architects New York (AIA NY)


Architectural Award - Wall Panel Category, 2011



Architectural Award - Metal Building Category, Umicore Building Projects, 2011



Project of the Year - Higher Education/Research, 2010

New York Construction Magazine Best of 2010 Awards

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