SUNY ESF - Gateway Center

green roof + site design | syracuse, ny

As one of the nation’s leading environmental education and research institutions, The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) has experienced substantial growth over the past decade. In response, SUNY ESF, in conjunction with the State University Construction Fund, commissioned the design and construction of a new, LEED Platinum Gateway Center. In an effort to exploit the limited site footprint and maximize available campus open space, the project team incorporated a fully-accessible, 9,400-square-foot, intensive green roof, which stretches along the entire western façade of the building. Virtually every aspect of the green roof is influenced by the contents and context of two rare plant communities native to the Alvar and Lake Ontario Dune regions of New York.

awards:

2016 LAND ETHICS MERIT AWARD from Bowman's  Hill Wildlife Preserve

2014 AIA COTE TOP TEN GREEN PROJECT

2014 MERIT AWARD from ASLA NY
2014 HONOR AWARD from SCUP/AIA
2014 HONOR AWARD from Boston Society of Architects