Fredonia Admissions Center

State University of New York


Design Architect: Perry Dean Rogers Partners Architects

Architect of Record: Architectural Resources

Location: Fredonia, NY

Total GSF: 12,800 GSF New Construction

Completed: 2016 (pre-bid documents completed; awaiting funding)


The primary purpose for the new Admissions Center is provide a gateway to I.M. Pei’s iconic campus and to serve as a welcoming place for prospective students and their families to ‘meet Fredonia’.  After the development of three schemes, “Wing,” “Woods,” and “Wave,” the “Wing” option was selected for further development.

Design drivers:

  • Welcoming: openness, natural light, elegance/attractiveness, definitive lines

  • Admissions: community engagement, attractive to non-traditional students

  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Functional, practical

  • Connectivity: Access to outdoors, views of campus, internal activity visible from outside

  • Sustainability: Potential green roof, natural durable materials, maximize natural light and views

  • Transformational: Unique and unlike any other welcome center, memorable and iconic