Keuka College Strong Conference Center
The project converted a lake-side, wood frame garage into the Strong Conference Center. Two smart classrooms were built, each holding 50 students, and the room can be doubled into a large conference space for purposes such as board meetings, faculty meetings, seminars, and other community events. The functionality as a conference space is supported by a warming kitchen for catering. The building design is LEED-certifiable with significant re-use of existing materials, structures, and other design elements. The residential look of the building was transformed using tall glazing panels, which allow views of the lake, and an all-glass entrance and canopy. The new lobby leading into the facility has a provision for a donor wall and a feature wall that highlights the College’s programs, facilities, and green initiatives.