Kimmel, Sadler, Marion & Watson Halls, Syracuse University

Site Work Improvements

Constructed in the 1950's and 60's, a number of residence hall entrances were not compliant with current codes (ADA) and had deteriorated retaining wall and entry plazas. Sites were analyzed for circulation, gathering, drainage, snow removal, safety/visibility, maintenance and landscaping. Standards were developed for railings, plantings, pavers, retaining walls, stairs, ramps, coatings and site accessories. Entrances, retaining walls and terraces were repaired and/or modified, incorporating design solutions to each location.

Design was fast-tracked to allow for bidding and construction to be completed during off-peak use in the summer. The results enhanced and unified entrances across the campus.

"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