New Student Union Building at the SUNY New Paltz campus. In the heart of the New Paltz Campus. The new Student Union building consisting of an all glass and copper siding structure literally arose from an existing subterranean courtyard to create this striking and progressive design meant to invoke the Shawangunk Mountain range. It has become the center piece of the Campuses marketing program.
The Student Union Building at SUNY New Paltz won the American institute of Steel Construction (AISC) National Architecture and Engineering Award.
City: New Paltz, NY
Architect: ikon 5 Architects
State University of New York, New Paltz - Student Union Building
Glass Walls & Ceilings
Glass and copper siding structure.
Copper Panel Exterior
The muted turquoise surface is made using a pure copper alloy, preweathered and patinated (the process of developing a patina on metal) using a proprietary process.
Striking and Progressive Design
Meant to invoke the Shawangunk Mountain range.