Kideney Architects, P.C.

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Kideney Architects partnered with the State University Construction Fund and SUNY Fredonia to develop the facility program and conceptual design options for a multi-use facility to serve the College's residential community. The resulting University Commons combines housing, food service and retail operations under one roof and makes the facility a highly energized center of activity on campus. A new addition encompasses 76,300 SF, and the renovated portion is 18,000 SF.

Design features include: • 124 beds for students, guests and faculty • Replacement of the building's roof, windows and mechanical system. • LEED design criteria to ensure appropriate response to energy & environmental issues • A card access system to provide a convenient and secure link between the residential and public areas. • Conversion of a traditional cafeteria into a Marché-style venue. • Design of a 250-seat dining room. • Renovation of the first floor to provide a café and convenience store.

In addition to serving as "home" for students during the academic year, the multi-use facility is ideal for summer conference programs, enabling the Campus to realize income from the facility during the entire year.

SUNY Fredonia University Commons

Fredonia, New York

Program Study, Renovations and Addition

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Client: State University Construction Fund

Size (sf): 94,300

Completed: 2006

Awards: 2005 SUNY Fredonia "Contractor of the Year" Award

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