Simons Center for Geometry & Physics, State University of New York building, SUNY Stony Brook Long Island Facility

Simons Center for Geometry & Physics : SUNY Building

New York State development, New Paltz design by Perkins Eastman Architects, USA

Feb 11, 2009

State University of New York, New Paltz, United States of America

Date: 2009-

Design: Perkins Eastman

Location: SUNY, Stony Brook on Long Island, NY


Third Major CM Assignment at the University

Simons Center for Geometry & Physics

NEW YORK, NY – February 11, 2009 – URS Corporation has been selected to perform construction management services for a major research facility for the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook on Long Island, NY. The facility is the $30 million Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. The architect for the project is Perkins Eastman.

The Simons Center is a new six-story, 39,000-aquare-foot academic building that will house a research institute devoted to theoretical physics and mathematics. Located between two older buildings housing the Physics and Math Departments on the university’s main campus, it will include 35 faculty offices and space for supporting staff, a faculty commons room, conference rooms, a 250-seat lecture hall, an 80-100-seat seminar room, a café/kitchen unit and an atrium. The facility is being designed to meet LEED silver-level certification standards.

As construction manager, URS will be responsible for both design-phase services – including project document review for constructability, estimating services, and assistance with value engineering initiatives – and construction-phase services — including managing the bid process, construction contracts, and LEED services, as well as project closeout and warranty process. The center is expected to be completed in 2010 at an estimated construction cost of $30 million.

The Simons Center is the third major research facility on which URS was selected to provide construction management on the Stony Brook campus. It is currently serving as construction manager on the $30 million Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) and it provided similar services for the recently completed $35 million Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology.

Photo by Mark Kim. As a current student here, he informs me that the classrooms are round and have purple and green carpet on the walls, taken on 8 October 2006:

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URS Corporation

URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The company offers a broad range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning for closure services.

URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company operates through three divisions: the URS Division, the EG&G Division and the Washington Division. URS Corporation has more than 50,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 30 countries. (

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