SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center

SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center

Fredonia, New York
United States
SUNY Fredonia RAC

TYLin provided structural engineering services for the renovation of a 1968 I. M. Pei building along with a new two-story addition.

The 40,000-square-foot addition houses classrooms, large art studios, a dedicated set fabrication shop, dance studios with a convertible performance space, and faculty offices. The building’s superstructure is conventional steel framing with composite slab on deck. Cast-in-place concrete shear walls located at the elevator cores provide the majority of the lateral resistance.

The design team reconfigured the 60,000-square-foot existing building to allow for the addition of digital labs and drafting studios, while the northwest theater entrance was reorganized to connect it to a new cafe. The expanded Rockefeller Arts Center (RAC) also includes a corridor connecting the building to the School of Music, which allows personnel to move between the buildings safely and comfortably during inclement weather. The project is LEED Silver certified.

Design Award, Architecture, Merit, 2019
AIA New York
Excelsior Award, 2019
AIA New York State

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