EW Howell Construction Group, one of the region’s leading education, retail, cultural, government and healthcare builders, has been selected by the State University Construction Fund to construct the Student Services Building at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook University.
Construction on the major renovation and addition to a 1960’s building began in February 2017 and is estimated for completion in June 2019, with a total cost of $63 million. The new Stony Brook Student Services Building will house the Bursar’s Office, the Office of Student Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, Admissions and Counseling Services, as well as multipurpose rooms, classrooms, a large lecture hall and auditorium space and a street-front Student Café. The new Student Services Building will also serve as the home base for campus clubs, student media and the campus ministry service centers.
The project required demolition of the existing, 168,886 square-foot Student Union and involves a complete interior renovation and rehab of the building envelope. A complete structural modification will take place, and new elevators and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems will be installed. The project, designed by the Spector Group, is set to achieve LEED Silver certification.
“EW Howell is pleased to work with Stony Brook on another innovative project for the university,” said Jack Hagen, vice president of the EW Howell Education Division. “Educational institutions of all levels, but especially higher education, are making upgrades and additions to facilities to keep up with the changing requirements of students and faculty. We’re seeing the need for more collaborative spaces, technology upgrades, and special attention to sustainable operations.”
EW Howell Construction Group’s Education Division, led by Vice President Jack Hagen, along with Project Executive Daniel Navarro, has completed numerous other projects for SUNY Stony Brook, such as the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, the Marine Science Center, the library on the university’s Southampton Campus. EW Howell is also currently working on a Student Center at Hofstra University.
Other projects across the Long Island/New York region include the Performing Arts Center at Brooklyn College, Spence School, and several projects for the New York City School Construction Authority such as PS 339, PS 343 and PS 340.