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May 26, 2011: Building for the Future: Outreach to Campus Community Continues

On April 25, May 3, May 9, and May 12, 2011, Barbara Chernow, vice president for facilities and services, met with the Arts and Sciences Senate, Graduate Student Organization, Stony Brook Council, and Stony Brook Foundation Board of Directors, respectively, to discuss a draft of the Facilities Master Plan (FMP).

Elements of the draft discussed included unifying East and West campuses into one academic campus; expanding graduate and undergraduate student housing, which would include the development of a residential quadrangle along a new pedestrian walkway connecting the academic core to the Long Island Rail Road station; and creating a new academic quadrangle within the academic core to house the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

During the meetings, Chernow responded to questions and the participants provided feedback and suggestions. Each group responded enthusiastically to the presentation and vision for the future embodied in the FMP.

Stony Brook’s FMP is being created with assistance from the State University of New York Construction Fund and Cooper, Robertson & Partners. It will cover a ten-year period beginning in 2013 and is designed to support the University’s academic strategic goals, enrollment projections, environmental stewardship principles, and to enhance student life and services. SUNY Central Administration will use master plans prepared for each of its State-operated campuses to request capital funding from the governor and legislature to support projects identified in the plans.

With the launch of Project 50 Forward, Stony Brook is relying on input from all sectors of the Stony Brook community to achieve its goals. If you have suggestions on how Stony Brook can be made more effective and efficient, please contact the Project 50 Forward team.


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