Buffalo State College is embarking on a campuswide construction project that could cost more than $350 million.
First up is a pair of four-story residence halls – a $50 million initiative.
The first part of the two-phase project, tentatively scheduled for next year, also includes:
• New science and math centers, $110 million.
• Technology education center, $40.3 million.
• 4,000-seat open-air sports stadium, $40.3 million.
Also planned is a $5 million face-lift for Rockwell Hall, where space on the third floor once occupied by the Burchfield Penney Art Center will be replaced by an arts and music center, including a small recital hall.
Work on the residence halls plus reconstruction of Rockwell Road will take place this summer. The college’s center academic quad will be renovated over the next two years.
Several buildings will receive new roofs. Other infrastructure work is planned for this year.
In all, Buffalo State will invest approximately $110 million this year on various construction and renovation work, said Stanley Kardonsky, vice president of finance and management.
Adding campus housing is among the most pressing, he said.
Buffalo State has a shortage of campus housing options. It now supplies housing for 1,800 students, but projections show a demand for 2,700 students.