IKM Inc

SUNY Cortland Science Building Design Study


Location: Cortland, NY
Completion: 2010
Services: Schematic Design Study,Planning


As part of a design proposal, IKM architects completed a charrette and design study for the  renovation and addition to an existing undergraduate science building for the State University of New York’s Cortland campus.

Preliminary issues presented by the client included re-cladding of the existing three story building, developing state of the art new and renovated wet and dry labs, modifying classrooms and offices to support the current teaching pedagogy, as well as two new AV intensive lecture halls, a relocated and expanded greenhouse, new planetarium and new outdoor plaza.

The design proposed to use the building as science through the use of active and passive energy saving features including selective solar shading, greater use of daylighting, and chilled beams.

As a result of the study, IKM produced images that provided the client one possible design solution and a means to continue their planning and discussion surrounding this potential project.