SUNY University at Albany Colonial Quad


Industry: Higher Education

Services Provided: Climate Leadership, MEP Engineering

Pathfinder provided mechanical, fire protection engineering and energy modeling for the renovations and addition at Paine and Zenger Residence Halls along with a connecting building supporting kitchen and dining facilities. The project re-programmed space, improved ADA and life-safety issues and updated building systems. Renovations consisted of upgrades to improve livability, comply with current building codes and improve energy performance.

The residence halls, constructed in 1965, are similar in size and utilization. Paine Hall is approximately 32,000 sq. ft. with 101 beds and Zenger Hall is approximately 31,000 sq. ft. with 88 beds. The renovated residence halls maximize the bed count, a large laundry room, study rooms, Wi-Fi, and natural light. The renewal created open public spaces and offers a desirable housing choice for students with a contemporary, energy efficient, comfortable and safe living environment.