Benton Hall Career Service Building

Colgate University

Hamilton, New York

Project Details

In Design
Project Partners
Preston J. Gumberich
Graham S. Wyatt

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Description

Benton Hall, the new home of Colgate University’s Center for Career Services, will be set along Oak Drive facing an important campus entry. The 16,600-gross-square-foot building will mediate between the picturesque landscape of the lower campus and the gridiron organization of the hilltop Central Quadrangle. Locally-quarried schist stone with limestone accents will rise to a slate roof, recalling Colgate’s first building, West Hall (Daniel Hascall, 1827). Simple massing and robust Romanesque detailing will recall two other of Colgate’s earliest buildings: Hascall Hall (C.B. Butler, 1884) and the James B. Colgate Admissions Building (Edwin A. Quick, 1891). Benton Hall will contain a multipurpose room that will serve as a career commons, a seminar room, and support spaces for the University’s Advising, Employee Relations, and Operations departments.

The building is targeting LEED Silver certification.

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