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Lehman Hall

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Overview

Facility
LEHMAN
Number
A173
Function
Residence Hall
Gross Square Feet
55,413
Construction Cost
$1,998,000
Completed
November, 1972
Architect
I.M. Pei and Associates

Occupants

Function

Governors Residence Complex is a dormitory for freshman, honors, international, graduate, and other students. It consists of four linked halls: Clinton, Dewey, Lehman & Roosevelt.  The Governors complex was designed by I.M. Pei. Pei also designed an addition to the Louvre and Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. SUNY used Pei's plans to design a dormitory at SUNY Fredonia that is architecturally identical to Governors.

Namesake

Herbert H. Lehman

Herbert H. Lehman (1878-1963) was Governor of New York State from 1937 to 1942. “Citizen and statesman, he has used wisdom and compassion as the tools of government and has made politics the highest form of public service.” (President Medal of Freedom citation, 1963). Lehman would come to dedicate his life to public service, both through his work in government and in charities.

Historical research and photographs provided by University Archives.