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Renovation of Bishop Hall Adds to the Housing Stock at Buffalo State College

With the demand for housing high, Buffalo State looked to Bishop Hall in order to address the lack of student housing on campus.  Bishop was originally constructed in 1958 as a double-loaded corridor residence hall, but was repurposed as classrooms and offices during the 1970’s.  This new renovation provides a modernized residence hall for the students of Buffalo State’s Honors Program.

The design required a floor plan to accommodate 204 beds, amenity spaces throughout the building such as a multi-purpose room, state-of-the-art classroom, lounge and game room, quiet study lounges on each floor and a main building kitchen.  The bathrooms have been updated to a more modern single user style and finishes have all been updated.  An addition provides a new identity for Bishop Hall and enhances the connection between Bishop and the Porter Quad.  The renovation includes all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing as well as safety improvements.