Faculty/Staff Lounge

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Location:
UNIVERSITY CENTER - 63 FIFTH - BUILDING U
6th floor.

Scope of Work:
The Faculty/Staff Lounge at the University Center is being renovated to provide a more comfortable and welcoming environment for faculty and staff to work, meet, and relax. The space will be fit out with modern furniture in 3 small groupings to facilitate conversation, with coffee tables and side tables designed and fabricated by Parsons alumni. We are pleased to be able to feature and support the work of our talented alumni.

Timeline:
Scheduled completion: Janurary 2017.

Exterior Graphics

Location:
UNIVERSITY CENTER - 63 FIFTH - BUILDING U
1 floor.

Scope of Work:
Distraction markings of the 1st floor windows of UC were applied in accordance with IRB specs on the exterior of the glass. It has undergone a number of vandalization and continues to be an ongoing problem and there are now many gaps in the text. This is still in the design phase and are contemplating that it be applied on the interior of the glass in hopes that it would not be subject to vandalism.

Timeline:
Project completion: August 26, 2016.

Sushi Bar

Location:
UNIVERSITY CENTER - 63 FIFTH - BUILDING U
2 floor.

Scope of Work:
Relocation of the sushi bar which was in the servery. Because of high capacity use, a new sushi bar is constructed within the seating space of the cafeteria. It includes all the equipment the previous sushi bar had. The previous sushi bar in servery will be utilized for other proposers and might involve new equipment and sinks. 

Timeline:
Project completion: August 22, 2016.

Marketing & Communications - Merchandise Room

Location:
UNIVERSITY CENTER - 63 FIFTH - BUILDING U
Room 102.

Scope of Work:
Requested by Marketing & Communication, this project is to renovate existing storage room and turn it into a merchandise store. It is a collaboration among the Buildings Office, Marketing & Communication, Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons adjunct professor Noel Claro and her student Dino and Sam, and the Making Center's metal shop.

Timeline:
Project completion: August 12, 2016.

Wayfinding Additions

Location:
UNIVERSITY CENTER - 63 FIFTH - BUILDING U
All floors.

Scope of Work:
DVZ indicated that a number of people were finding difficulty in finding their way from here to there, so requested additional wayfinding to the original IRB wayfinding scheme. Buildings walked with M&C and suggested locations where additional signage could be installed. Mock ups were put up and agreed to, and it was determined that the actual wayfinding would be stenciled to the wall to be similar to what IRB had originally designed. This is being managed by M&C and this should be completed by the Fall semester. 

Timeline:
Project completion: August 20, 2016.

Shades - University Center

Location:
UNIVERSITY CENTER - 63 FIFTH - BUILDING U
6 & 7 floor.

Scope of Work:
The residences across the street from UC had long complained about light infiltration from UC spaces at night. It was determined that we would use a remote controlled, battery powered shading system by Lutron. That has been installed and is working. We received a Thank You email from one of the neighbors. 

Timeline:
Project completion: May 23, 2016.

Parsons- UC Irons replacement

Location:
UNIVERSITY CENTER - 63 FIFTH - BUILDING U
All floors.

Scope of Work:
Parsons request for capital improvement, but budget did not allow it to go forward so Parsons is doing it on their own, but in advance of that, Buildings is making sure that the irons they intended to use would not have any problems over stressing the power grid or affecting the circuiting. There were no electrical issues and the project was able to proceed.

Timeline:
Project completion: FY16