Fine Arts Building, SUNY New Paltz

Building Facade Rehabilitation

The Fine Arts Building at SUNY New Paltz, constructed in 1997, is home to various art department programs such as: ceramics, metalsmithing, woodworking, printmaking, and more.

The combination of cyclical freeze-thaw and water corroding the rebar in the precast panels behind the brick, causing the brick to delaminate and fail.

Ultimately, the campus selected a metal/concrete panel rainscreen system. This option allowed for thermal improvements to be made and provided a chance to give the building a “face-lift.”

As part of the façade renovation, the project included replacement of all windows and curtainwall. Other scope items included cleaning of the exterior rotunda concrete panels, the addition of building wayfinding signage, and light-filtering and black out shades at all solar facing windows.

"Bell & Spina's impeccable credentials as exterior envelope specialists, steadfast attention to detail and unparalleled concern for a quality project, set them apart from other architectural firms."

— Jan June, Director of Facilities at Finger Lakes Community College