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OLD MAIN EDUCATION BUILDING RENOVATION DURATION OF PROJECT: 3 YEARS COST: $33 MILLION BUILT IN 1907, the Old Main Education Building had, over the years, been stripped of most of its original architectural elements. “It had carpeting and fluorescent tube lighting,” McEnrue says. “It had morphed into a 1950s and 1960s-inspired facility by the time we started working on it.” McEnrue and his team, along with SUCF, turned a wing that was once a former gymnasium into three floors of faculty offices and smart classrooms with state-of-the-art technology. “We also restored the early-20th-century aesthetic appeal—with crown moldings, hardwood floors, schoolhouse pendant lights, and chair railings,” he says. “In fact, we received a local village restoration award for it.”

SUNY New Paltz received a local restoration award for its renovation of the Old Main Education Building.

The New Science Building will also serve as an arriving point for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

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American Builders Quarterly #63