Site Dedication

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

architect's rendering of atrium

9 a.m.

Weiskotten Hall Courtyard

766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse

SUNY Upstate Medical University will dedicate the future site of its new academic building—named for Jules and Rose Setnor and Rose's brother, Stanford—in a ceremony September 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the building site located north of Weiskotten Hall.

The five-story, $10 million, 46,000 square foot building will be the first new classroom space built on tlhe SUNY Upstate campus in nearly three decades, and it will provide one of the most contemporary settings for medical education, especially the teaching of clinical skills.

The building is being made possible by donations from SUNY Upstate alumni, most notably the Setnors, whose $3 million lead gift will ensure the building's state-of-the-art design. Funding from New York state and SUNY Upstate's capital budget also will support construction.

The building, which will stand on the northside of Weiskotten Hall, will be connected to Weiskotten Hall by a glass artium that will be conducive to informal study groups. Construction on the Setnor Academic Building is expected to be completed by 2007. Holt Architects PC of Ithaca is the building designer.

Directions from the:

EAST: NYS Thruway (I-90) exit 34A (I-481) to I-481 south to I-690 west to Downtown/Townsend Street (Exit #13), turn left off the ramp onto Townsend Street. Go to the seventh (7th) light, turn left on to Adams Street, stay in middle lane. Turn right at the traffic light at the top of the hill, on to Irving Avenue, turn left into the Physician's Office Building Parking Garage.

WEST: NYS Thruway (I-90) exit 39 to I-690 east to I-81 South to the Adams/Harrison Street exit (Exit #18). Keep left on the exit ramp (Almond Street - under I-81), go to the 2nd traffic light, left again on Adams Street. Turn right at the traffic light at the top of the hill, on to Irving Avenue, turn left into the Physician's Office Building Parking Garage.

NORTH: I-81 south to the Adams/Harrison Street exit (Exit #18). Keep left on the exit ramp (Almond Street - under I-81)., go to the 2nd traffic light, left again on Adams Street. Turn right at the traffic light at the top of the hill, on to Irving Avenue, turn left into the Physician's Office Building Parking Garage.

SOUTH: I-81 north to the Adams Street exit (Exit #18). Right on Adams Street (this is a one-way street). Turn right at the traffic light at the top of the hill, on to Irving Avenue, turn left into the Physician's Office Building Parking Garage.