Trautman Associates worked with the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) to renovate Clement Hall, a nine story dormitory building on the State University of New York at Buffalo’s South Campus. Originally built in 1963, the building has had few renovations since its construction.
The general construction work consisted of replacing all student room windows, storefront windows and entrances, curtain wall systems at lounges and stairwells, renovation of all common areas, replacement and upgrade of the emergency generator, fire alarm, and HVAC systems.
Site repair work and landscape improvements were made at the terrace and steps at the north and south entrances. The north entrance was enhanced with a frameless all-glass vestibule with glass-balanced doors.
Terrace improvements included a new modular “live roof” vegetation system complemented by appropriately scaled site furniture and lighting thus creating an inviting outdoor terrace. Additionally, the recovery of the hard surface pavement area at the north-side terrace and the installation of planted materials atop the existing structural concrete slab reduce the heat island effect while controling storm water run-off. New landscaped areas surrounding the terrace and an automatic irrigation system completed the renovations to the landscaping.