Constructed in 1968 to house the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB), SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry's Illick Hall houses labs, classrooms, offices and a lecture hall for the department. A greenhouse complex serving research and teaching functions is located on the roof of the six story, brick and exposed concrete building.
In combination with roof and window replacements and façade improvements, the focus of this project is reconfiguration and replacement of the rooftop greenhouses to expand and improve research, quarantine, and collections spaces while implementing measures to improve the overall energy efficiency of the facility.
The anticipated construction budget is approximately $5 million. Ashley McGraw has worked closely with the client and a multidisciplinary team of consultants to identify the programmatic and functional needs of the end users and develop strategies to develop a new model for the complex which resolves existing deficiencies in combination for the roof, façade, and greenhouses.