Adelphi University officials are planning to break ground on a 94,000 square foot "anchor building" on their Garden City campus next fall to make room for the School of Nursing, the newly created Center for Health Innovation as well as core academic centers.
Only preliminary and informal meetings have
been held with village officials to inform them of the university's plans, which are in the very "early concept stages."
An architect has been hired and the contract was expected to go before the Adelphi board of trustees this past weekend. Officials plan to break ground in fall 2013 and have the
building "go online" fall 2015.
Mike Filippon, Garden City building superintendent, said the new
building will sit just north of the university library. He further noted that the Garden City building department has had no experience with the hired architect, who hails from Philadelphia, PA.
green building will feature energy efficient systems and will allow the university to take less efficient buildings offline for
renovation—significantly enhancing the energy efficiency of the entire
campus," according to the Adelphi Office of Public Affairs. "It will include forward-looking
technologies, clinical simulation, research and informatics labs and over 15
21st-century learning spaces adding over 11,400 square-feet of classrooms and
over 21,000 square-feet for our health-related programs to support and enhance
the skills of our graduates in these areas.
"We also envision making these
state-of-the-art learning spaces such as the simulation labs available to our
regional healthcare partners for professional development thereby expanding the
reach and impact of the facilities."