Leading Regional Contractor Helps Bring a New LEED® GOLD Energy
Efficient Biological Field Station to the SUNY Oswego Campus
Taylor, has been awarded the contract for construction of the SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Field Station in Oswego, New York. Taylor is teaming up with architect Cannon Design, out of Grand Island, New York, and Watts Architecture and Engineering, out of Buffalo, New York for design and construction of the new 7,640 square foot biological field station at 193 Thompson Road. Construction work is currently underway, with a project completion date slated for June of 2013.
“Taylor is proud to team-up with the State University Construction Fund on another exciting and beneficial project, for both the Oswego community and the University as a whole,” said Taylor President, Karl Schuler. “The targeted LEED® GOLD certification for this project further instills our commitment to promote environmentally responsible, healthy, and profitable places to live, work, and learn.”
The new 7,640SF building will use energy efficient construction to obtain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification rating of GOLD from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project also calls for building a new astronomical observatory next to the main building, rebuilding a pavilion and maintenance garage, and adding new signs to Rice Creek’s 400 acres of trails.
Rice Creek Field Station is owned and operated by Oswego State University, which primarily serves as a study and research site for students in various sciences, such as ecology and biology. The large building will provide faculty with more room for classes and research with the addition of an artifacts room, full research lab, classrooms, lecture space, and library.