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April 27, 2019

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LaBella and Rochester Institute of Technology

in progress: cyber security building

LaBella, as part of a design-build delivery with LeChase Construction, is designing a new academic center for cyber security education and research.

The Department of Computing Security within the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences (GCCIS) at RIT is the first and only one of its kind in the entire US, with over 400 students pursuing specialized BS and MS degrees in this critical field. Currently, the cybersecurity programs are at maximum capacity for both space and faculty load. With the expansion plan, the campus hopes to attract top faculty and increase state-of-the-art research, leading to the development of advanced technologies, technology transfer, and start-up companies. 

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Once fully understanding and identifying the campus needs, the design team will help RIT launch the Intelligent Cybersecurity Institute (ICI), which will be a state-of-the-art facility leading in cybersecurity education, research, outreach and training. The new facility will be a major addition to the B. Thomas Golisano Hall at RIT’s Henrietta Campus, with three floors and approximately 50,000 sq. ft. It will support ICI with classrooms, instructional labs, simulation and training rooms, research labs, student collaboration spaces, community outreach spaces, and offices. This new facility will have a major role in facilitating special events and festivals while providing a showcase to visitors of the institute’s research and technology.

in progress: grace-watson kitchen & servery reno

LaBella is designing major renovations and upgrades to the University's largest dining hall.

The dining hall is the largest on the University’s campus and serves thousands of students daily. The project encompasses a large commercial kitchen and adjacent serving stations. Improving operation efficiency, enhancing user experience and upgrading equipment and finishes are primary objectives for this project.

recently complete: new building master plan study

LaBella Associates was hired to analyze existing conditions and develop a campus master plan for the Rochester Institute of Technology. The master plan identifies the varied opportunities available for strategic development of campus buildings, pathways and open spaces. LaBella studied the form, mass and use of existing building structures and the spaces created between them; we studied existing utilities installed throughout the campus, and we considered how students, faculty, staff and visitors move through campus, identifying major and minor axis paths. By understanding paths-of-travel we were able to discern opportunities for building facade engagement as well, including the effects of wall opacity (solid wall vs. glass) and main building entrances. The campus analysis led to the identification of potential building development sites, with each site offering unique characteristics and opportunities for the university. LaBella considered visibility, access, context, potential gross square footage, and constructability for each site.

engineering led projects

Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Improvements include sidewalk improvements, lit signage, raised crosswalks, and curbing designed to improve pedestrian safety, traffic flow and accessibility.


Campus-wide Infrastructure Study

Recommendations to improve the resilience of electricity supply, reduce energy costs, and carbon reduction strategies.

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Building 82 Audio Lab

LaBella's in-house acoustics team are at work on the creation of an audio lab with recording and mixing capabilities.