November 18, 2014

Upson Hall to Undergo Major Renovation

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By NOAH RANKIN

With construction slated to begin in June, the University is currently finalizing plans to renovate Upson Hall in order to increase energy efficiency and provide more resources to student project teams, according to Bill Bader, facilities director for the College of Engineering.

Upson — a mechanical engineering building constructed in 1956 — is due for a “full renovation,” according to Bader.

“Like a lot of our buildings, Upson is 60 years old,” Bader said. “It’s at the end of its life in terms of the building’s systems — to maintain, heat, that sort of thing. … The plan is to gut the interior in phases, but in the end we’ll have a building that will last for another 60 plus years.”

A rendering shows a portion of Upson Hall after its renovations are completed. This view of Upson Hall shows the building on the southeast corner of the Engineering Quad. Courtesy of the City of Ithaca

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