The new University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) on Ellicott Street just south of Goodell is nearly complete. The $46 million, four-story building is scheduled to open on Friday, June 14.
The new EOC building will replace its current location at 465 Washington Street and allow the EOC to significantly expand its services, which include programming in remedial and academic preparation, as well as specific job training programs in allied health, life sciences, information technology and environmental industries. Currently more than 2,000 people take part in UB’s EOC services annually.
Designed by Holt Architects of Ithaca under the oversight of the State University Construction Fund, the new EOC building is connected to UB’s Downtown Gateway complex, the former M. Wile factory.
Savarino Cos. is building the 68,000 sq.ft. facility and Cannon Design is the construction manager. The building is targeting LEED Gold certification.