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SUNY Canton Recognized for Remodeling Student Residence Halls

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The magazine Learning By Design recently recognized SUNY Canton with a 2015 Outstanding Project award for its residence hall renovation project.

The college was commended for its adaptive reuse of its existing facilities. The roofs, walls and exterior doors of 4 dormitories were completely replaced, but the structures retained their overall design. The entryways were remodeled to match the nearby academic buildings.

A high dynamic range image showing some of the renovations to the exterior of SUNY Canton’s Heritage Hall. The entryways were revamped and the roof and roof tiles were replaced on all four of the college’s original residence halls.

A high dynamic range image showing some of the renovations to the exterior of SUNY Canton’s Heritage Hall. The entryways were revamped and the roof and roof tiles were replaced on all four of the college’s original residence halls.

The architectural team at C&S Engineers, Inc. chose multicolored synthetic slate shingles made by DaVinci Roofscapes to replace the residences’ drab cement-tile roofs. The application was so successful that DaVinci featured SUNY Canton’s residence halls on their website to showcase their product.

Built in 1968, the four residence halls accommodate approximately 850 students. Each building is approximately 600,000 square feet and separated into three wings that vary between three and four stories in height.

SUNY Canton was recognized for renovating its residences while maintaining the original unique structure of the buildings. Pictured is the rear side of Smith Hall, shot using high dynamic range imaging to highlight the new roof tiles.

SUNY Canton was recognized for renovating its residences while maintaining the original unique structure of the buildings. Pictured is the rear side of Smith Hall, shot using high dynamic range imaging to highlight the new roof tiles.

The college completed its newest residence hall, Grasse River Suites, in 2011. It was recently renamed Kennedy Hall, and offers students single occupancy rooms in an apartment-style setting. Combined, the buildings offer several options to best-fit students’ housing needs.

In 2013, Learning By Design named SUNY Canton a recipient of an Honorable Mention award for its footbridges. The two timber-framed covered walkways serve as safe, short paths between campus and downtown Canton. Originally installed in the 1960s, the iconic bridges are specific to SUNY Canton and resemble the college’s connection with the community.

An aerial shot of the campus shows two of the SUNY Canton residence halls that underwent extensive renovations.

An aerial shot of the campus shows two of the SUNY Canton residence halls that underwent extensive renovations.

Learning By Design recognizes the nation’s most distinguished architectural organizations twice a year. The award-winning magazine showcases companies that exhibit innovation excellence and facilitate optimal learning environments.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Footbridges Grand Opening Event to be Held Oct. 4

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

SUNY Canton will celebrate the completion of the newly constructed pedestrian footbridges, which span the Grasse River and connect the campus and downtown Canton, at a ribbon-cutting event at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the bridge closest to campus behind Smith Residence Hall.

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Replacement of the two original footbridges, which were installed in the 1960s, began this June. They have served as an identifiable landmark specific to the SUNY Canton and inspire fond memories for many alumni.

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“The beautiful new bridges symbolically and physically connect SUNY Canton with the community,” said Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “It is fitting that we celebrate the completion of one of the most unique and identifiable attributes of our campus.”

The timber-framed design was inspired by the pedestrian bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia.

The footbridge replacement project is one of approximately seven construction undertakings at SUNY Canton. All projects are slated to make the campus more attractive, more educationally accommodating and more energy efficient.

Murnane Building Contractors, Inc., built the bridges and C&S Engineers, Inc., provided consulting services. Both companies have worked with the College previously. The project was funded through the State University of New York Construction Fund.

SUNY Canton Footbridges Reopen

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

The footbridges connecting SUNY Canton and downtown Canton were reopened for pedestrian use at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Some final construction will be ongoing, but students and community members have begun taking advantage of the new walkways. An official grand opening celebration will be held in early October.

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Pictured are SUNY Canton students Carlos Remigio and Skylar Miller walking back towards campus.

SUNY Canton Schedules Summer-Long Footbridge Project

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

SUNY Canton is updating its bridges with scenic timber-framed covered walkways.

The footbridges spanning the Grasse River and connecting the College to Downtown Canton will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 4. Pedestrian access to the area will be unavailable during the project. The estimated completion date is August 10, shortly before the start of the Fall 2012 Semester.

“The new bridges will add to the atmosphere of the walking paths and islands bordering our campus,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ve selected a design similar to the pedestrian bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia (Canada).”

The footbridge replacement project is one of approximately seven ongoing construction undertakings currently underway at SUNY Canton. All projects are slated to make the campus more attractive, more educationally accommodating and more energy efficient.

The College’s footbridges were opened alongside the campus in the late 1960s. They have served as an identifiable landmark specific to the SUNY Canton and inspire fond memories for many alumni.

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The Kicking Horse River pedestrian bridge in Golden, BC.

Murnane Building Contractors, Inc., will be building the bridge and C&S Engineers, Inc., provided consulting services. Both companies have worked with the College previously. Murnane is currently overseeing renovations to Wicks Hall, and C&S is currently involved with exterior renovations of Heritage and Rushton Residence Halls and was involved with the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall and the new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House.

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