SUNY Erie Community College North Campus

Engineering services for an addition to Bretschger Hall to create classrooms and labs for ECC’s Center for Nanotechnology Studies Program. The building provides approximately 6,100 sf of new learning space including smart classrooms; a clean room (Class 10000 – upgradable to Class 1000); an Automation/Programmable Logic Circuitry Lab and a Vacuum Systems Lab; an office suite; and student areas. The building has network capabilities through the Remote Access Instruments for Nanotechnology (RAIN) network to collaborate on training with students across the country. The project was funded with a $5.7 million grant, which included $3.1 million in building renovations and with the rest going to equipment. 

The project, which received LEED Silver certification, has 36 solar roof panels on the curved room area to provide clean power; a state‐of‐the‐art energy recovery system to reduce heating and cooling costs and energy usage; and a rain water recovery tank and pump system for exterior watering. 

Architect of Record and Photo Credit: Advanced Architecture and Planning, P.C.