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SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
Client: State University Construction Fund
Architect: Perkins Eastman
CM/Engineer: Cameron Engineering & Associates
Size: 3,500 s.f.
Cost: $1.86 million
Stalco served as general contractor for a phased renovation and upgrade of research laboratories, medical facilities, and offices at the SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan. The laboratories are located within a 300,000-sq.-ft., 18-story main college building situated in a very high-traffic Times Square area.
The project included a conversion of old laboratory spaces located on several floors into new research labs and offices, as well as extensive upgrades to a surgery suite. The surgery suite includes surgery preparation, post-op, and procedure rooms as well as two bathrooms. The procedure room features surgical lighting and medical countertops and fixtures.
The new lab facilities are equipped with easily modifiable lab furniture system and utility connections that allow for floor plan revisions to accommodate frequently changing research needs. Stalco installed 10 overhead, “quick disconnect” gas, air, electricity, and vacuum services with flexible hoses as well as movable research tables and counters. The finishes and fixtures include a fume hood at each lab, emergency wash stations, painted masonry walls, epoxy resin countertops, and vinyl composition tile (VCT) flooring.
Stalco also installed new electrical and plumbing systems and revised and upgraded the HVAC ductwork layout. The new electrical system includes enclosed brushed aluminum raceways beneath windows, with electrical outlets spaced out at four-foot intervals. The new Johnson Controls climate control system connects wirelessly to the building’s management system (BMS).
The new building infrastructure also includes an emergency power system and a split cooling system consisting of two new rooftop exhaust fans and a compressor in a soundproofed mechanical room adjacent to the research area. The mechanical room features louvers installed in window openings.

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