Facilities and Operations at Hofstra University
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News from Hofstra Facilities and Operations
Welcome to Hofstra University Facilities and Operations Fall 2017
We invite you to visit our beautiful campus year round. Classes begin Tuesday September 5, 2017. Facilities and Operations staff is working with Hofstra students and staff to coordinate preparations for the 2017/2018 school year. Contact the Facilities and Operations Service Desk at (516) 463-6619 for more information.
Major Building Projects Summer 2017
Please note: Completion dates are subject to change.
Frank G. Zarb School of Business Extension
The construction of the new 52,000 square foot building adjacent to CV Starr Hall will house our Frank G. Zarb School of Business administration, faculty and Career Center offices, as well as student collaborative space, small group study areas and the new Center for Entrepreneurship. Ground was broken in May 2017 and the new building is being constructed on a portion of the current parking lot between C.V. Starr, Monroe Lecture Hall and Gittleson Hall. A new parking lot east of the Career Center with 210 spots was built to offset the 140 spots that will be removed to accommodate the new building. The building's exterior will feature a landscaped walkway leading to California Avenue, and a large entrance plaza shared with CV Starr that provides an open pedestrian sitting area. Click here to view the progress on the Zarb School extension on the Hofstra Earthcam.
J. C. Adams Playhouse Lobby Expansion
The John Cranford Adams Playhouse lobby will be fully renovated and expanded in size to provide a more spacious entranceway to the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater. In the summer 2016, the University initiated the two-year project to renovate the Adams Playhouse interior theatre space, upgrade the building's infrastructure, seating area and HVAC systems, and enhance the entrance lobby.
See artist rendering in the photo folder above.
Bill of Rights and Estabrook Residence Halls Refresh
The complete renovation of all 24 bathrooms in the Bill of Rights and Estabrook Residence Halls will be completed. The project will provide new flooring & wall tile, new bathroom fixtures including electric hand dryers, new lighting, and fresh painting.
Colonial Square Townhouse Renovations
Five townhouses in Colonial Square East- Cambridge, Hampton, Hempstead, New York and Norwich- will be renovated. Planned improvements include common lounge and kitchen renovation, suite bathroom upgrades, some mechanical system replacements, new suite/ lounge furniture and the addition of energy efficient LED lighting. The work is part of the $25 million major capital improvement project to fully renovate our Netherlands and Colonial Square Residential Townhouses.
Wellness and Campus Living Center (formerly University College Hall) Renovation
The Division of Student Affairs offices of Residence Life, Title 9 and Student Counseling will be relocated to the former University College Hall adjacent to Hofstra USA. The building, which currently houses the Health and Wellness Center, will be renamed the Wellness and Campus Living Center. Construction is underway and will be completed in the summer 2017. The School of Continuing Education was relocated to the new Oak Street Center in January 2017.
Lawrence Herbert School of Communications HVAC Upgrade
Replacement of the building HVAC systems with new rooftop units will be completed at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication building in early summer 2017.
East Campus Bridge Stairway Replacement
The East Pedestrian Bridge (Connecting the Hagedorn Hall Lot to the Hofstra Bubble Lot) will remain closed until Saturday July 15, 2017. Stairways to the bridge on the north and south sides of Hempstead Turnpike will be replaced.
Sustainable Energy Management
Facilities and Operations supports Hofstra's longstanding commitment to sustainable practices. Recent projects include the first planned LEED-certified Silver School of Medicine expansion, the installation of over 70 bottle filling stations, expanded recycle collection throughout the campus, LED light-emitting diode (LED) lighting upgrades, electric vehicles charging stations (3) and transportation innovations are all underway. Visit the Sustainability@Hofstra webpage for more information or visit the Interactive Campus Map for locations of Hydration Stations and electric vehicle charging stations.
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification was awarded for the extension of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine west addition in May 2016.
- The expansion of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, connecting to the CV Starr Building with a second floor bridge, is being designed with the goal of LEED Silver Certification with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Hofstra's new Work Order System software, WebTMA, is now available via the Hofstra portal. Hofstra staff my contact the office at (516) 463-6619 to request a 10 minute familiarization via the web, as we move forward with the newest technology and processing of requests.
- Parking areas have been completed and are open on the southeast corner of the campus with entrances from Uniondale Avenue adding an additional 240 parking spaces.
- David S. Mack Student Center Pride Den and Greenhouse reopened in February 2017 with major improvements for student study, collaboration and entertainment. The new facility included all new furnishings, internet connections and some audio-visual components. The facility was formerly known as the Rathskeller. See the photos in the Facilities and Operations photo file.
- Oak Street Center opened in December 2016 after a two year renovation of the Oak Street Armory was completed. The building is now occupied by the Hofstra Continuing Education, ROTC, Business Development Center and Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
- Townhouse Residence Hall renovations were completed in all 11 buildings in the Netherlands complex, and 9 buildings in the Colonial Square complex. Features include new kitchen resurfacing and appliances, utilities, flooring, energy efficient lighting fixtures and furnishings. The project will be completed in the Summer 2017 in the remaining 5 buildings in the Colonial Square Far East Complex.
- Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, were completed in the summer 2016. The theater mechanicals and sound components were replaced. Construction on the expansion of the foyer will be completed in the summer 2017.
- Hagedorn Hall technical upgrades and restructuring of office and classroom space was completed in Summer 2016.
- Gittleson Hall laboratory and classroom upgrades including exterior facing, window replacement, technical upgrades, new furnishings, and additional classroom and office space were completed in May 2017
Did you know?
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It was 1999 when the Hofstra Labyrinth, an adaptation of the famous medieval labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France was created at the west entrance of CV Starr Hall by the Hofstra Grounds department. It was designed and the construction was supervised by Grounds and Arboretum Director Fred Soviero and Landscape Designer Patrice Dimino. With gravel, bluestone and red shale chip, the plaza with six sitting walls and gardens was completed in 2001. Said the then-Dean of University Studies, Mr. David Christman, “Visitors to the Hofstra Labyrinth are encouraged to walk its path - which will take them to the center rosette pattern slowly. Walking the path requires a focus on self and space and provides an opportunity for freedom from the distractions of daily life.”
The Hofstra Labyrinth celebrates many historical events and figures. The plaza is known as “The Court of Courage” and is surrounded by sitting walls. A plaque on one wall commemorates the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. A 1989 sculpture titled The Bill of Rights Colonial (HU89.10) by the artist Rhoda Sherbell (American, born 1933) is located in the adjacent garden. The bronze sculpture was funded through the New York State Legislature to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. A second wall is dedicated to the heroes of the 1943 Polish uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, encouraging remembrance of the sacrifice of the Warsaw Jews who fought against the Germans. A third wall is dedicated to the courageous responders of 9/11. The Phoenix (HU2003.6), is based upon the mythical bird that rises again from the ashes, and memorializes the Hofstra University alumni, students and trustees who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Artist John Safer (American, born 1922) created this stainless steel flame sculptural work in 2003.
The plaza serves as a gathering place and garden for Hofstra students and the community. Labyrinths are rare and visitors come from distant places to visit the beautiful and unique site.