The State University of New York at New Paltz this week celebrated the completion of a $13.5 million Engineering Innovation Hub located on the institution’s Hudson Valley campus. Designed by Urbahn Architects, the two-story building comprises 19,500 square feet and serves as a central headquarters for the university’s bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering that has seen rapid enrollment growth since launching in 2014.
Located 90 minutes north of New York City, the building’s facilities include advanced research labs and educational spaces, as well as the school’s Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center. Known simply as HVAMC, the center serves students with an interest in 3D printing processes and materials, additive manufacturing, and CAD Design. The center also provides expert consulting services to private businesses.
According to Urbahn Architects, the highly technical function of the building was the greatest influence on the development’s design.
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