$16 Million Renovation Project at Buffalo State College

Renovation of 36 Student Suites

Allan Harris
September 15, 2019 - 7:27 am

(WBEN)  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  announced the completion of a $16 million project to renovate Tower Three at SUNY Buffalo State College. This project is part of roughly $73 million in capital renovation projects the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York is completing on SUNY campuses statewide. The project was financed through DASNY's SUNY Dormitory Facilities Program, which issues low-cost, tax-exempt bonds supported by student residence hall fees.

"Higher education is one of the most important investments we can make in our communities and our state," Governor Cuomo said. "By providing campuses with state-of-the-art facilities like the revamped Tower Three at SUNY Buffalo to house and teach future leaders, we can ensure the Empire State continues attracting the best talent."

"With this significant investment in student housing, today is a great day for Western New York and the SUNY Buffalo State community," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This beautifully renovated facility is a testament to the dedication to our students, and is part of our continued commitment to higher education. We will always answer the call to help make sure our students at SUNY and CUNY campuses have the resources they need to achieve success."

This is the third tower capital renovation project DASNY has completed for the college. The project was completed in time for start of the fall semester. 

DASNY's work included modernizing 36 suites, which house six students each. The suites received fresh paint, new built-in wardrobes in the bedrooms, luxury-vinyl tile floors, and upgraded television and Wi-Fi access. Suite bathrooms were completely transformed, embracing privacy, while taking on a more residential-style look and feel. Students will notice contemporary new finishes, ceramic tile floors and walls, and new solid-surface showers and countertops.

On the 10th floor, a new lounge boasts incredible views of Buffalo, in addition to amenities such as a new kitchen, plush lounge seating areas, individual work spaces, and bathrooms. A similar lounge is located on the first floor along with a handicap-accessible bathroom, new staff offices and finishes throughout, as well as a two-bedroom apartment for the resident director.

In the basement, students will find a new laundry room with washers and dryers, as well as a computer room equipped with power and internet connectivity.

New heating and ventilation systems were installed to ensure safe and healthy building conditions are achieved. All the residences mechanical equipment, generator, electrical, and fire alarm systems have been modernized and upgraded to meet clean air and lead-free water standards.


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