Client: Upstate Medical University, State University of New York
JGWA first prepared a feasibility study that determined that the building could be successfully used by the University. The architects investigated the exterior building envelope using a mechanical lift to reach the higher locations. On the interior, every room was inspected and evaluated to determine its condition, and the existing heating, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems were examined and evaluated.
The project will be a national model for the preservation and reuse of a nineteenth-century asylum.