Hofstra Hall Renovation The historic site of the original Hofstra College was refurbished during the Fall of 2014. Home of the Hofstra Alumni Development and University Relations departments, the space received an entirely new exterior siding, roof and windows.
Physical Education Building Basketball Practice Facility n August 2014, Hofstra completed a dedicated basketball practice facility for the Men's and Women's Basketball programs. The 14,000-square foot practice facility features a new court with eight baskets, a sound system, filming system with smart TV for video, signage and graphics. The facility includes an athletic training area with cardio equipment and movable partition, sound proofing, safety matting and the new floor design. Visit the Hofstra Athletics Basketball page for more information.
Academic and Event Facilities Building renovation projects completed in 2014 included the Student Center Multipurpose Room, Sanford Hammer Computer Lab, Axinn Library Lower Level Study Area and Gittleson Hall greenhouses and laboratories. Building upgrades to Barnard, Davison, Gittleson, Calkins, Berliner, Breslin and Heger Halls will provide additional energy efficiency measures including lighting, heating and air conditioning, windows and roofs. Furnishings and technical improvements were also added, and the campus has an additional 15 new technology classrooms.
Grounds and Landscaping A comprehensive landscaping beautification program for the North Campus grounds was completed. A new plaza with a natural grass area and seating was completed adjacent to the Hof USA complex. The East Campus gate and central intersection on the North Campus were reconfigured to provide improved traffic control. Walkways connecting the Student Center to the Netherlands residence halls were improved. New plantings further enhanced the landscape.
Residence Hall Upgrades The replacement of all windows, blinds, carpeting and refurbishment of air conditioning units was completed in the six Tower residence halls- Alliance, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Estabrook, Enterprise and Vander Poel – to provide all season comfort and better energy management.
Donald E. Axinn Library Student Lounge The transition of the Donald E. Axinn Library periodicals and study area to an improved study area was completed in 2014. Included in the renovation are ground level space with an enlarged open floor area and unique study furnishings and LED lighting. Technology upgrades were added including charging stations and SMART group study cubicles, SMART boards to some small group study rooms on floors 4-8 and new study desks and chairs in the Library Reference Reading room. The second floor Collaborative Learning Center and Lounge replaces a Hofstra Honors College lobby and Government documents area. Visit the Hofstra Libraries website for more information.