Construction Projects & 
Campus Improvements

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing students with exceptional academic and campus facilities. The campus is currently in the process of a multi-faceted plan that will improve services and provide students with increased opportunities and a richer campus experience. We are proud of our campus and appreciate your patience while we make SUNY Cobleskill the best it can be.


Landscaping Update

The responsibility of the landscaping, including the growing of grass for the Campus Site Surface Upgrades project, is still with the contractor. They have received a formal “punch list” from the design consultant, describing areas of the project that need to be corrected. This corrective work, including the large open areas that should be grass (not weeds), will be done over the next several weeks. View the final punch list >



Current Projects


Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Commons




Campus Site-Surface Upgrades


The project involves site improvements and reconstruction of campus green spaces, plazas and walkways extending from the Knapp Hall through the campus core and the middle quad at Bouck Hall past Van Wagenen Library and Wheeler Hall to the historic quad ending at Frisbie Hall. Included in the improvements are new concrete walkways, outdoor gathering and plaza spaces with specialty paving, stone seating walls, granite stairs and landscaping.  A critical upgrade in ADA accessibility included developing a compliant route from the Suffolk Circle at Knapp Hall to Frisbie Hall and the historic quad. The project also addresses the relocation, construction or replacement of storm water utilities, lighting upgrades along all walkways within the project limits as well as the reconstruction of the pedestrian bridge to the main entrance of Knapp Hall.


Campus Contact: Phillip Arnold (518) 255-5620

Landscape Architect: Trowbridge Wolf Michaels

Engineers: Shumaker Engineering and Watts Architecture and Engineering

Contractor: HMA

Construction Value: $2,628,495

Estimated Completion Date: May 2013



UPD Johnson Hall Addition


Johnson Hall located on the north side of route 7 is a single 1 ½ story wood structure that houses the University Police Department.  In its current state the facility does not meet the needs of the campus police and emergency management function.  A proposed addition to the existing building will provide a new handicapped accessible entrance and reception area, interview rooms, ADA compliant toilets and locker rooms, and offices and work areas needed to address processing, confidentiality, and public safety.


Campus Contact – Allan Quinn (518) 255-6241

Architect: Syvertsen Rigosu Architects

Engineer: TBD

Design Completion: August 2012

Construction Completion: July 2013



Paramedic Simulation Center


The Paramedic program which is currently located in the lower level of Ryder Hall will be moving into two fully renovated laboratories [145 & 146] in Wheeler Hall. The lab areas will be partitioned off into smaller rooms that simulate spaces like living rooms and bathrooms that help create real world situations for learning and training.


Campus Contact: Allan Quinn (518) 255-6241

Architect: Mark Thaler, AIA

Engineer: Sage Engineering

Contractors: Campus Construction Crew, Stilsing Electric

Construction Value: $182,000

Design Completion: April 2013

Construction Completion: August 2013




CAS will be adding a 24 hour automated convenience store vending machine on the northwest side of Champlin Hall that will carry a wide variety of products such as food, beverages, snacks, health & beauty aids, cleaning supplies, and large packaged goods. Shop24 will give the students access to a wider variety of products they want 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


American Heritage Restaurant Entrance

To create a unique identity and a direct connection to the restaurant from the outside of the building, a new door is going to be added to the northeast side of Prentice.


Twisted Whiskers

This project involves adding a mini split system to the kitchen and dining areas of Twisted Whiskers to provide air conditioning throughout.


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All entrances and exits are currently open for all buildings, except around the  Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources building construction site.