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Hancock Center for Technology

Overlooking the Hudson River Valley this four-story building utilizes limestone, red brick, and rustic stone all of which have been used throughout the campus. The new facility displays a Gothic quality that is in accord with the architectural style of the established Marist College Campus in Poughkeepsie, New York. The design team for the School of Computer Science and Mathematics included renowned Robert A. M. Stern Architects and the established engineering team of Kohler Ronan, LLC. Inside and out every detail was carefully considered.

The interior spaces possess a refined feel from the fine leather and textile furniture in the lounge, to the beautiful lumber used for the conference room table, and the wrought iron furnishings for the west terrace. The abundant millwork never feels dark or ridged; instead it helps convey the building’s significance on campus. The spacious first and second floor galleries with tall windows emphasize the striking river valley sunsets and provide generous natural light.

After spending a whole day experiencing the Hancock Center, I felt that being in its many spaces gave me a sense of established tradition. Its clean aesthetic is geared toward a collaborative learning and working environment and its peaceful green space that made me want to linger.