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Renovations will improve the visibility of SUNY Alfred’s Inamori School of Engineering, giving it a showcase to display the quality and creativity of its highly specialized ceramics research.

The School of Engineering and the New York State Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology needed to upgrade their facilities within the McMahon Engineering Building, a large U-shaped brick building that dates to 1952. The addition and renovation of the McMahon Building will insert a contemporary new structure into the existing courtyard and create prominent new entrances on both sides of the building.

The new addition includes Microscopy and Spectroscopy Imaging Suites, High Temperature Ceramics Laboratories, and X-Ray Diffraction and Thermal Analysis Laboratories. Other programs include project-based classroom for freshman engineering students, a student lounge, a computer lab, and flexible common space.

Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2014.