SUNY Buffalo State | Caudell Hall

About the Project

Programming and design for the rehabilitation of Caudell Hall to serve as the home for the College’s School of the Professions.

The existing 38,000 SF Caudell Hall occupies a site at the corner edge of the campus’ central quad but is disconnected from it due to the location of the building’s main entrance and an elevation difference between its main floor and the quad.  The rehabilitation will resolve the disconnection by relocating and raising Caudell Hall’s main entrance to give it a prominent address on the central quad.

The 3-story building houses culinary training and demonstration facilities on the 1st floor; classrooms, computer labs and dietetics labs on the 2nd floor; and department and faculty offices on the 3rd floor.  The west elevation facing the central quad features a highly transparent curtainwall that opens the “theater” of the culinary training activities to the central quad.  The east elevation features a curtainwall of aluminum ribbon windows and insulated metal panels.  Other principal exterior materials of the rehabilitation include terra cotta panels in a rainscreen application.