SUNY University at Buffalo UB Greiner Hall

Buffalo, New York

Project value: $55.5 million

Location: Buffalo, New York

Owner: State University of New York University at Buffalo

Architect: Cannon Design

Completed: August 2011 (anticipated)

Beds: 610

With its rapidly growing student population, and plans for future expansion, the State University of New York University at Buffalo (UB) is in dire need of additional on-campus student housing.  The new sophomore housing facility on the University’s North Campus will expand the existing Ellicott Complex by approximately 610 beds and 196,000 sq. ft.  These beds will be arranged into 146 suite-style units, 26 Resident Advisor units and 2 Resident Director apartments.  All student suites will include four beds in two bedrooms, one full bath and a large common closet.  Each wing of the facility will house a common lounge area with stoves and microwaves.  Laundry facilities will be available on every floor.  The first floor of the complex will feature an Au Bon Pain sandwich shop, offices, conference rooms, dividable classroom spaces and study alcoves.  The building will be constructed to meet LEED Gold certification requirements, and will follow rigorous equal opportunity inclusion requirements.