The library is undergoing a 21.4 million state-of-the-art upgrade, renovation, and expansion, which will:

Expand space by over 12,000 square feet

Increase user seating from 203 to 281 seats

Increase available collection space to accommodate 20,000 more volumes

Increase technology work stations from 24 to 58


This study evaluates alternative, energy efficient upgrades to the campus HVAC systems for the Carroll Street Building. The energy feasibility study considers and compares options in terms of energy performance, capital cost, and life cycle cost. Also expected from the study are recommendations for more energy efficient windows.


The largest auditorium on campus will undergo a much needed upgrade of its sound and stage lighting equipment.

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the AB1 building is being connected


The Carroll Street Building will undergo a series of upgrades:
Interior Upgrade

This project includes an energy study geared to correct inefficiencies such as HVAC, restrooms, egress stairs, and elevators.

Exterior Upgrade

This project will endeavor to bring back some of the building’s old style, by replacing windows and re-designing the building’s facade.

Athletics Center

The Athletic Center is a project to create an Athletic Center in the space formerly occupied by the Carroll Street Cafeteria and Dining Hall.  Currently there is a small free weight and exercise machine room that that accommodates 5 or 6 ‘clients’ at a time.  The new Athletic Center would expand this by approximately 6,000 square feet, serving potentially 60 to 90 people.  The new Center would feature a multi-purpose exercise room with a floor specifically for dancing/boot camp/yoga, a full array of state-of-the-art exercise machines and free weights, and an aerobic area with tread mills, stair climber and stationary bikes.

The area is in the basement below the existing gym, adjacent to the existing exercise room and male locker room which also connects to the newly revamped swimming pool area.  The Athletic Center would unify the pool and gym as a designated athletic facility.
Bedford Entrance

This project proposes reconfiguring the storefront and entrance lobby of the primary 1650 Bedford entrance to be ADA-compliant, energy efficient, inviting and user-friendly. It allows implementation of security and control features, and improves the circulation of the main lobby.



Campus Quad

The proposed campus commons will provide an inviting, pedestrian-friendly, landscaped, outdoor open space for use by students, staff, faculty, and Crown Heights South residents.  The development of the Campus Quad would create a formal college space, a new neighborhood amenity (available to both the campus and the community), and strengthen the presence of the campus.
Campus Quad Aerial Perspective                            

Thomas Balsley Associates with Ennead Architects October 5, 2010

In-House Projects – Active Construction

While most of our students and faculty are on their summer break we are hard at work on campus. Following will be some of the projects that we are working on this summer that will promise better spaces for our students, faculty and staff:

Admissions Move

Admissions is moving its operations to the School of Business and Student Services Building. Their new space will offer current and upcoming students more efficient, centralized service.

Counseling Center

Former Women’s Center will be renovated into a new Counseling Services Center.

TAP/Financial Aid Reception

Former classroom adjacent to Financial Aid Office will be reconstructed for a one-stop Financial Aid/TAP service desk for students.

Women’s Center

Space is scheduled to be reconfigured for the center’s relocation to the Carroll Building and include new furniture.

Writing Center

Room B1032X has been renovated for the creation of a writing center. Facilities Management worked in conjunction with Information Technology (IT). The space is equipped with (11) new computer workstations and (4) laptops.


Master Plan

An update to the 1995 master plan will give us insight on how to upgrade campus environments as we prepare for student body and faculty growths, community changes, technological advances, expansion in the college – both physically & programmatically and developments in academics.