Construction on a new $26 million Downtown Campus home for UB’s center for remedial, vocational and academic programming is underway and will be completed in spring 2013.
UB broke ground in September 2010 on a new $46 million, 64,000-square-foot, LEED Gold building to house the UB Educational Opportunity Center that will become the second element in UB’s Downtown Gateway Complex. The project will allow the EOC to move out of antiquated quarters at 465 Washington St. and expand delivery of its job-training and college-preparatory programs. The building will be constructed primarily of environmentally friendly, durable fiber cement panels and glass, and large window frames and open stairways that bring natural light into the building, offering faculty, staff and students dynamic views of the city. It will include a conference center and the Bethel Head Start program, as well as classrooms, offices, a computer lab, library, “information commons” and student and faculty lounges.