CNY Community Foundation

Syracuse, NY


MEP/FP, Structural

Adaptive Re-Use

Completed 2013



IPD Engineering

VIP Architectural Associates

VIP Structures

Established in 1927, the CNY Community Foundation was looking to relocate their 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’s integrated team of architects and construction professionals on collaboratively, utilizing 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 fast-track schedule. During the pre-planning stage our team documented the existing building conditions and historical 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.