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AL NOWAK/ON LOCATION
A stunning new $35 million building
houses the School of Computer
Science and Mathematics, the
Marist Institute for Public Opinion,
the School of Management’s
investment center, the Marist-IBM
Joint Study, the Institute for Data
Center Professionals, and Marist
International Programs as well
as space dedicated to economic
development and business
incubation.
Makes Its Debut
T
he Hudson River is not the only scene-
stealer on the Marist College campus
green anymore. The river had to compete with
Marist’s majestic new Hancock Center as the
backdrop for Marist’s 65th commencement
this past May.
The four-level Hancock Center, situ-
ated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson,
houses the School of Computer Science and
Mathematics, the nationally renowned Marist
Institute for Public Opinion, the School of
Management’s high-tech Student Investment
Center, the Mar ist-IBM Joint Study, the
Institute for Data Center Professionals, Marist
International Programs, and the College’s
academic administration. Several of the
offices and laboratories in the new
building have been designed
for use by entrepreneurs for
economic development and
business incubation. The
Hancock Center a l so
features a National Science
Foundation-funded enter-
prise computing research laboratory, two
additional computer labs, 30 faculty offces,
seven classrooms, six seminar rooms, an exec-
utive presentation center, a student lounge, a
coffee shop, and an outdoor patio.
Completed this past spring and dedicated
May 6, the $35 million center was designed by
the frm of architect Robert A. M. Stern, dean of
the Yale School of Architecture. Stern and his
team were inspired by Marist’s three historic
buildings, which were part of the Bech estate
upon which the current campus was built. The
buildings were designed by Detlef Lienau, an
infuential architect of the latter half of the 19th
century and one of the original 29 founders
of the American Institute of Architects. The
Hancock Center’s façade is reminiscent of the
red brick and grey stone that distinguished
Lienau’s work.
Approximately 57,000 square feet, the
new building was designed to be sensitive
to the environment. It has a green roof and
an energy-effcient lighting system and was
constructed using sustainable building prac-
Ellen and Jason Hancock cut the ribbon opening the Hancock Center.
Completed this past spring,
the building was designed
by the firm of renowned
architect Robert A. M.
Stern, dean of the Yale
School of Architecture.
MICHAEL NELSON