SHoP architects to complete national veterans resource complex for syracuse university
 

SHoP architects to complete national veterans resource complex for syracuse university

SHoP architects to complete national veterans resource complex for syracuse university

 

 

 

syracuse university has selected SHoP architects to design the new ‘national veterans resource complex’ (NVRC) at the school’s upstate new york campus. the firm’s scheme was chosen after a six-month design competition, which included other established practices adjaye associates and snøhetta. seeking to enable and promote academic, government and community collaboration, the NVRC forms the home of the university’s institute for veterans and military families (IVMF), which has served more than 48,000 veterans and military families. the project will offer state-of-the-art vocational and educational programs designed to advance the economic success of its user.

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a conference center and a 1,000-seat auditorium host a range of activities
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SHoP’s design includes classroom spaces capable of accommodating both local and national veteran-focused programming. available for the whole campus, a conference center and a roughly 1,000-seat auditorium host community activities, lectures and national convening events and conferences. the facility is also expected to include gallery space. designed as a LEED-certified facility, the inclusive facility welcomes and accommodates veterans and visitors with disabilities.

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classroom spaces are capable of accommodating both local and national veteran-focused programming

 

 

 

‘everyone at SHoP is enormously proud to be given this opportunity to create a true home for veterans at syracuse university, a building that will work hand in hand to support the important work of the IVMF and the other groups that will reside there,’ says SHoP’s christopher sharples.

 

‘the programmatic demands on this building, its historic symbolism for the university, and the gateway role it will play on the campus, dictate a very high level of performance in its design — a building that is at once inviting to all and a specialized tool perfectly suited for the specific work that will take place there,’ adds william sharples.

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the inclusive facility welcomes and accommodates veterans and visitors with disabilities

 

 

 

today represents another significant step in our efforts to be the best place in america for veterans,’ says chancellor kent syverud. ‘the NVRC is a physical testament to syracuse university’s commitment to supporting veterans and their families throughout our history, and into our future. it will serve as a lasting reminder of the important role our service men and women play in our society. I am grateful to the members of the selection committee for their tireless efforts on behalf of the university and want to thank them for their commitment to identifying the right design partner for this critically important project.’

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the NVRC is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2019

 

 

 

the NVRC forms part of the central new york regional economic development council’s winning proposal titled ‘central new york: rising from the ground up’. the proposal was one of three selected to receive $500 million USD as part of govenor cuomo’s upstate revitalization initiative (URI). SHoP will now collaborate with university leaders to refine the initial design plans. tentatively planned for the western portion of the waverly block on the syracuse university campus, the NVRC is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2019. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

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