Syracuse University Magazine

Buildings Update

Football Practice CenterFootball Practice Center

SU Athletics will expand its footprint with the addition of an indoor practice center for the football team. The $17 million planned center will provide essential and transformational amenities needed to compete for championships in the Atlantic Coast Conference, offering an innovative and modern practice environment that will enhance recruiting efforts and help develop the student-athletes. While the football program will be the main tenant of the 87,000-square-foot building, all SU Athletics programs will have access and use of the center. It will be located east of Manley Field House at the current site of the Joseph Vielbig  Outdoor Track Stadium. A new track facility will be built on South Campus.

Peck HallPeck Hall

Peck Hall has a long history with the University. Opened in 1896 as the home of the College of Medicine, it later served as the headquarters of University College. Today, the building is home to Falk College’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy and its Couple and Family Therapy Center (CFTC), which provide mental health services for the local community. Located on East Genesee Street, the 30,000-square-foot facility features offices, smart classrooms with video conferencing, a student lounge/kitchen, and a seminar room, as well as a new children’s clinic and expanded counseling rooms for CFTC that include digital video imaging for clinical training purposes.

Newhouse StudioNewhouse Studios

The Newhouse School is at work on an $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2, one of three buildings in the Newhouse complex. The renovation calls for updating the school’s studio facilities, which will be named the Dick Clark Studios in honor of the legendary entertainer, entrepreneur, and Class of ’51 graduate. Clark’s widow, Kari Clark, announced in June that the Kari and Dick Clark Foundation will provide the lead gift for the studios, which will feature top-flight equipment and work spaces that reflect professional settings in broadcast, TV, and film production. The renovation is scheduled for completion in fall 2014.

Dineen HallDineen Hall

Construction continues on Dineen Hall, the new home of the College of Law. Named in honor of Carolyn Bareham Dineen L’32 and Robert Emmet Dineen L’24 by their children, the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King H’06, Kathryn Dineen Wriston, and SU Trustee Robert E. Dineen Jr. L’66, the five-story, 200,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in fall 2014. To watch a video of the progress, click here.