Established in 1927, the CNY Community Foundation was looking to relocate its operations into the historic University Club Building, located in the middle of Syracuse’s Downtown area, to continue supporting the growth of charitable endowments for the betterment of the region through local philanthropy.
IPD worked with VIP Structures’ integrated team of architects and construction professionals collaboratively, using a design-build/bridging method to provide a fast-track construction project to transform this iconic building. Overlapping design and construction allowed our team to meet the accelerated timeline. During the pre-planning stage our team documented the existing building conditions and historic features to determine the most cost-effective options, thoughtfully considering associated life-cycle cost and occupancy comfort. The result of these efforts led to a LEED certified project.