Winter Break 2018-19 Campus Improvements

January 22, 2019

As the fall semester comes to an end, winter break provides students and faculty a chance to pause, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved rest. For Facilities and Operations, winter break is an opportunity to perform a significant amount of work by taking advantage of a relatively empty campus.

This winter break, a wide range of projects large and small took place across the Morningside campus, including ongoing initiatives such as restroom renovations, residence hall upgrades, and public space refreshes. Highlights of improvements performed during winter break are outlined below for academic/administrative buildings and residence halls, in alphabetical order by building.

Academic and Administrative Buildings

Butler Library

Paint the doors of the stacks on the west and east sides from floors 2 through 12

Campus Hardscapes

63 refurbished trash and recycling receptacles were returned to Upper Campus as part of the restoration of all 306 bins across campus.  The receptacles were also redesigned to increase recycling participation.

Chandler Hall

Various ongoing tasks related to fire alarm testing, AC unit installation, and punch list items as part of the new lecture hall, classroom, and restroom project on the building’s third and fourth floors

Computer Science Building

Replacement of ceiling tiles and the painting of corridors on the fourth and fifth floors

Public space on the fourth and fifth floors of the Computer Science Building was improved by the replacement of ceiling tiles and the painting of corridors.

Earl Hall

Replacement of entrance flooring

Engineering Terrace

Installation of roll down gate in the garage

Hamilton Hall

Marble lobby stairs repairs and painting of the lobby and several classrooms throughout the building

Havemeyer Hall

Upgrades to the room 309 lecture hall including conversion to LED lights and podium restoration

Hogan Hall (Academic/Administrative Space)

Improvements to the Earth Institute office space

International Affairs Building

New carpeting and wood floor refinishing in Altschul Auditorium

Kent Hall

Painting of the College Walk entranceway and 200-level corridor

Low Library

Restroom refreshes on the first and fourth floors (including cleaning marble, replacing countertops, adding new sinks with automatic faucets, and replacing mirrors), and new carpet installation on the fourth floor

 As part of an ongoing Morningside campus restroom program, restrooms were renovated in Low Library and Pupin Hall. The renovations include sustainable elements such as the replacement of paper towel dispensers with hand driers.

Mathematics Building

Light installation in the lobby, and painting, new lighting, and ceiling tile replacement on the fourth through sixth floors

Northwest Corner Building

Wood floor restoration on the fifth and sixth floors

Pulitzer Hall

Wood floor refinishing in the World Room and lecture room 301

Pupin Hall

New tile floor installation on the first and second floors, men’s restroom refresh on the tenth floor, wood floor and podium restoration in several classrooms, LED light conversion in Pupin 428, and brick repairs at the building’s entrance

In Pulitzer Hall, the wood floors were refinished in the World Room - where the Pulitzer Prize winners are announced each year - and in room 301.

Residential Buildings and Lerner Hall

Broadway Hall

New furniture and painting in the 14th floor east lounge

Carman Hall

In the building’s main lounge, reseal the stone floor, replace the carpet, and remove the living wall in order to repair leaks

Hartley Hall

Refresh of women’s restroom on 1st floor

John Jay Hall

New tables, chairs, and couches in the main lounge

Lerner Hall

Floor sanding and resealing in the Roone Arledge Auditorium

Over winter break, improvements to the Schapiro Hall main lounge included new lighting and painting.

Residential Brownstones

Wireless locks will be installed in brownstones that currently have key locks

Schapiro Hall

Painting and new lighting installation in the main lounge

Wallach Hall

Refresh of first floor men’s restroom

Wien Hall

New tables, chairs, and couches in the main lounge