FLCC Construction Projects in Geneva
Finger Lakes Community College has two construction projects under way in the city of Geneva: a viticulture center specifically for preparing students for careers in the wine and grape industry and a campus center to make access to classes more convenient for our students.
Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture Center
Work on the 8,900-square-foot Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture Center began in fall 2013 on the grounds of the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park. The new educational facility will be built on the corner of Pre-Emption Road and Empire Drive over the next year with an opening January 2015. Each room has been designed with input from wine industry professionals and Cornell University representatives to provide students in the FLCC viticulture and wine technology degree program with extensive hands-on winemaking experience.
The facility will feature a teaching winery, enology laboratory, aging rooms, wine storage, a crush pad, a classroom and office space. A vineyard with vines in all stages of production will be planted adjacent to the center. The viticulture center has been designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver rating.
Construction will be funded with a grant that state Sen. Michael Nozzolio and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb successfully advocated for in the 2012-13 New York state budget as well as private contributions raised by the FLCC Foundation. The FLCC Student Corporation has also contributed to the project.
Finger Lakes Community College Geneva Campus Center
The FLCC Geneva Campus Center site at 63 Pulteney St. will be redeveloped with a combination of new construction and renovation. In August 2013, classrooms and offices were moved across the street to the former DeSales High School building for the duration of the approximately two-year project.
Work will begin in late fall 2013 with the demolition of much of the existing building. The project's two parts consist of 18,000 square feet of new construction and the renovation of the 19,000-square-foot 1965 classroom wing. It will include general classrooms, a biology lab, an academic support and testing area, a student lounge, two emergency medical service labs, two computer labs, and a food pantry. The building will be designed for certification with the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.