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Five Year Plan



Stony Brook will be an attractive, accessible, and safe campus. Recent landscaping has greatly improved the appearance of the campus, but much remains to be done. It is still difficult to navigate the campus by car and on foot, making improved signage and the redesign of campus entrances high priorities for welcoming visitors. Improved parking and transportation will alleviate annoyance.

2004-2005 PROJECTS

Implement the plan to improve the acces sibility of all campus academic and recreational facilities for students and staff with disabilities. (6.1, Vice President for Administration)

The current capital plan includes $1.5 million for construction projects to improve campus accessibility and compliance with ADA standards. Work is scheduled to begin in 2005. Projects include redesigned restrooms in Melville Library; electric lifts and improved access to the lecture halls in the Javits Center; and improved access to auditoriums, studios, and restrooms in the Staller Center. Restroom modernization projects in the Administration Building, Harriman Hall, the Javits Center, and the Stony Brook Union have included compliance upgrades. Disability access information has been added to the campus maps section of the University Web site.

Inventory potential environmental hazards on campus, and significantly reduce identified hazards. (6.1, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Research)

A consultant was hired in January 2005 to inventory potential environmental hazards and compliance issues in preparation for an Environmental Protection Agency audit in August 2005. Many items identified by the consultant have already been remediated, or action plans have been developed. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety also launched a campaign to improve environmental safety throughout the campus. Initiatives include improving the collection, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste; improving the conduct, reporting, and tracking of inspections of laboratories, shops, and other areas; providing more training on environmental awareness and hazardous waste management; identifying environmental coordinators to share information and initiate compliance actions; and developing an environmental tracking system.

Make building entrances more obvious and welcoming, with structures, planting, and/or signage to let people know they are in the right place. Entries should be labeled with directional names (e.g., “West Entrance”), to make it easier to identify building locations. Entrances to the Health Sciences Center are of particular concern. (6.2, Vice President for Administration)

Campus signage has been improved by adding six new campus entrance signs, permanent stanchions for event signage, new signs for core campus buildings, and five map kiosks at strategic locations. New entrance and roadway signs facilitate visitor access to the Health Sciences Center. A project to provide improved interior signage in a uniform format began with the installation of new signs on each floor of the Administration Building and the Wang Center.

Implement the plan for improving existing transportation facilities and expanding parking throughout the campus. (6.3, Vice President for Administration)

Transportation Services continues to refine bus routes to better meet riders’ needs. Two replacement buses were purchased in 2004-05 to ensure reliable service. A traffic analysis resulted in the installation of additional vehicular signage. A consultant has been retained to work with staff from the University and the Dormitory Authority (DASNY) to assess the feasibility of building additional garages on campus.

Implement the plans for campus landscaping and for maintaining and improving the exteriors of campus buildings. (6.4, Vice President for Administration)

Major beautification projects continue. The cement-dominated Staller Amphitheatre has been replaced with an inviting terraced lawn, and the 9/11 Alumni Memorial Arch enhances the pathway from the Academic Mall to the Javits Center. Upgraded landscaping around the six residential quads was finished in 2005 with improvements to Roosevelt Quad. As the Humanities Building is completed, the mall design will be extended to the Javits Center, replacing spalling concrete with landscaped brick walkways. The main entrance to the campus is under reconstruction, and projects in design include renovation of the facades of the Graduate Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences, and several plaza decks.

Complete the top-priority campus- appearance improvement projects identified every year. (6.4, Vice President for Administration)

The President allocates funds every year for the renovation of academic space to improve the quality of life for faculty and students. All scheduled projects are complete or on-track for completion. Examples include painting and furnishing faculty offices, renovating classrooms in the School of Health Technology and Management and Harriman Hall, and creating the Student Athlete Development Center.

Begin implementing the master plan for the location of additional campus buildings and the development of campus grounds. (6.4, Vice President for Administration)

Redesign of the campus entrance and extension of the mall landscaping implement long-term plans for the development of campus grounds. Three new buildings are currently planned: the Center for Excellence in Wireless Information Technology, Biomedical Engineering, and the Recreation Center.

Develop and implement a coherent plan to improve the area around the cogeneration plant and between the railroad station and the playing fields. Hide unattractive and noise-generating structures by a well-designed barrier of trees. (6.4, Vice President for Administration)

The old West Campus cooling tower has been removed and will be replaced with a plant nursery in 2005-06. Trees and shrubs will be planted along the berm between this area and Circle Road to shield the community from the sight and noise of the cogeneration facility and the West Heating and Cooling Plant.

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