Winter Break 2019-20 Campus Improvements

February 12, 2020

Each year, Facilities and Operations utilizes winter break to perform a significant amount of projects across the University, many that could only have been completed when the campus is less populated.

This winter break was no different, with Facilities and Operations completing a wide range of projects at the Morningside campus, including grounds improvements, classroom upgrades, and public space.  A highlight of improvements – some that are complete and others in progress – are outlined below for academic/administrative buildings and residence halls, in alphabetical order by building.

Academic and Administrative Buildings

Butler Library

Replaced restroom partitions on the fourth floor

New partitions were installed in restrooms on the fourth floor of Butler Library.

Dodge Hall

Installed chair guards to protect walls in classrooms on the sixth floor

Dodge Fitness Center

Installed a motor replacement for the bleachers in Levien Gym, new stalls in the women's first floor pool locker room, and new carpeting and panel refinishing for the men's basketball locker room

Engineering Terrace

Reconfigured lab 294 including the relocation of pipes and lab equipment

Faculty House

New furniture in the lobby, and painted Presidential Ballroom and Garden Room 2

The dome ceiling of Havemeyer 309 with large lights.

Havemeyer Hall

Painted the ceiling in room 309 and applied new floor sealant in lab 202

Hogan Hall

Painted the B level hallway

Public space on the twelfth and thirteenth floors of the International Affairs Building was improved with the installation of new ceiling tiles and LED lights.

International Affairs Building

Installed new ceiling tiles, LED lights, and and HVAC diffusers on the twelfth and thirteenth floors

Low Library

Repaired and replaced brick pavers at the pathway leading to the northwest corner of Low Library, installed new carpeting in the Visitor's Center and Trustees Room, painted Trustees Room, and refreshed building wayfinding

Brick pavers were repaired and a new trench drain was installed at the walkway leading to the northwest entrance of Low Library.

Mathematics Building

Installed anti-skid strips on the lobby entrance stairs on the second and third floors, and plastered walls and ceilings in Mathematics Library stacks


Renovation of tenth floor office suite with new ceiling tiles, lighting, carpeting, and paint

Pulitzer Hall

Refresh of the restrooms on the sixth floor

Schermerhorn Extension

Installed a new kitchenette for the Department of Anthropology on the fourth floor

A new kitchenette was installed for the Department of Anthropology on the fourth floor of Schermerhorn Extension.

Schermerhorn Hall

Renovated office suite and lounge area for the Department of Psychology on the fourth floor

School of Social Work Building

Refreshed an office suite on the ninth floor


Installed new entrance door

Residential Buildings

Broadway Hall

Refreshed first floor common area restrooms and formica and rails in elevators, as well as painted first floor elevator lobby and hallway

Carman Hall

Painted stairwells X and Y on the first through thirteenth floors, installed smoke detectors in student rooms

East Campus

Painted elevator lobbies from the B2 to twentieth floors, basement from Wien package center to B3 gate, floors and walls, and replaced stairs outside package center to B-230 courtyard

Furnald Hall

Replaced carpeting and painted walls on the sixth through tenth floors, and replaced fabric on the main lounge furniture

Furnald benefited from improvements including new carpeting and paint on the sixth through tenth floors.

McBain Hall

New carpeting and paint in the McBain lounge

The McBain lounge was refreshed with new carpeting and paint.

River Hall

Installed LED lighting in common areas


Installed LED lighting in common areas


Painted stairwell landing doors, all floors, and performed a light refresh of the basement restrooms