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Coyne Science Building, Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY

We provided the structural design for the expansion of a building constructed in 1947. The structure is three stories with a basement level and a mechanical penthouse on the roof, and is constructed of composite concrete slabs supported by structural steel framing. Cast-in-place concrete foundation walls and spread footings support the steel frame.

The façade of the building is composed of brick, 2 inch limestone panels, zinc composite panels, and energy wall panels.

The south wall of the building was skewed from the building’s orthogonal grid in order to maximize sun exposure on the wall.  At the ground floor level, concrete masonry was used as the critical element in several “energy wall” panels.

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These use energy directly from the sun to preheat the ventilation air in the building.  Ground faced CMU was used in this application to enhance the visual appeal of these elements while taking advantage of the inherent thermal mass benefit of concrete masonry.

The 50,000-square-foot facility offers students a world-class academic science facility.  The building features the largest lecture hall on campus, classrooms, laboratories for instruction and research, faculty offices, collaborative spaces, simulation facilities, and a computer lab. The construction value was $20 million.

We utilized Building Information Modeling on a Revit platform for the design of this project.