A new $38 million Technology Building is taking shape on the Buffalo State College campus. The three-story, 87,000-square-foot facility–will serve as the new home to the Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Technology departments, which are currently housed in three separate buildings on campus. The Technology Department features popular programs such as electrical and mechanical engineering technology, and fashion and textile technology.
Scheduled for completion in summer 2013, the Technology Building will feature multimedia computer labs and state-of-the-art learning and research space for the School of the Professions. Technology Department shops and labs will be located on the first floor, CIS computer labs will be on the second floor, and fashion and textile technology program space will be housed on the third floor. The building will include one 60-seat lecture hall and one 36-seat classroom, as well as two 24-seat classrooms that can be combined to accommodate 48 students. These rooms will be equipped with smart classroom technology.
The Technology Building will be constructed on the site of the former Buffalo Psychiatric Center laundry and bakery buildings, which were demolished in 2010. The exterior of the new steel-framed building is to be clad in a blend of metal panels, glass curtain wall, and masonry. It was designed by S/L/A/M Collaborative. LPCiminelli is construction manager.