The goal of Buffalo State's Facilities Planning Department is to assist in providing the necessary facilities and infrastructure to support Buffalo State’s mission and strategic goals.
Buffalo State's facilities are an enormous asset. Their quality, location, and environment directly affect our ability to teach, learn, work, and socialize on campus. This department provides planning, design and construction administration services for new construction, renovations and large infrastructure projects. Facilities Planning also oversees space management in all Buffalo State facilities.
Facilities Planning staff members oversee work performed by outside contractors and consultants. Major renovations and new building projects are often managed jointly with agencies such as the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) or the State University Construction Fund (SUCF).
We also design smaller projects -- such as classroom renovations -- which are then constructed by Campus Services staff members who are skilled tradespeople.
Ongoing maintenance and repair work such as painting, replacing carpets and repairing light fixtures is typically performed by Campus Services. Please contact that department directly at 878-6111 if you are in need of such services.
Most of our work is planned years in advance to allow projects to be funded throughout the college's five-year capital plan period. In 2010, the campus completed a Facilities Master Plan for the period 2013 to 2023. It is the basis for most campus facilities work and a guideline for project planning.
Requests for renovation work are typically made by department heads, deans or vice presidents, depending on the scope and anticipated cost of the work.
Space is an institutional asset. The campus is required to track the features of each individual space in every building on campus and report this information to SUNY annually.
The Facilities Planning Department manages the assignment of space on campus in coordination with the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs divisions, and campus administration. Buffalo State has a process for requesting space on campus.
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