NVRC Updates

Syracuse University Selects SHoP Architects to Design National Veterans Resource Center

Culminating a six-month design competition, Syracuse University today announced SHoP Architects, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University’s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the University community yesterday.

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NVRC Conceptual Renderings

Syracuse University today announced SHoP Architects, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University’s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the University community yesterday.

The NVRC will serve as a class-leading exemplar of academic, government and community collaboration and will build upon and advance the University’s already strong national leadership in the veterans’ community.

Below are five conceptual renderings designed by SHoP. Though the NVRC is in the early planning stages, the renderings demonstrate the enormous potential associated with this innovative project. Please note, these renderings are conceptual in nature and may not reflect the final NVRC design. Continue Reading

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Architecture to Host Lectures by NVRC Design Finalists Dykers, Sharples, Adjaye

As part of its spring 2016 lecture lineup, the School of Architecture will host a series of lectures by principals and founders of the three firms recently chosen as finalists to design the future National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) at the University. A competition was launched in December to identify a world-class partner to conceptualize, design and construct the new NVRC. Each of these internationally renowned firms is also on the shortlist of finalists vying to design the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago.

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Syracuse University Announces Finalists in Competition to Design the National Veterans Resource Center

Syracuse University is one step closer to selecting a world-class partner to conceptualize, design, and construct the new National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC). The NVRC Selection Committee, made up of faculty, staff, students, and design professionals, recently reviewed the qualifications of 28 of the world’s foremost architecture firms. After careful consideration, the Selection Committee has selected three finalists to advance to the final round of the competition. The finalists are: Adjaye Associates; SHoP; and Snohetta. Notably, each of these firms is among the seven finalists currently vying for the opportunity to design the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago.

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Syracuse University Launches Design Competition for National Veterans Resource Center, Announces Members of Selection Committee

Today, Syracuse University announced the launch of an international design competition aimed at identifying a world-class partner to conceptualize, design, and construct the new National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC). The NVRC is a first-of-its kind facility in the United States and will leverage a public-private sector partnership model to advance academic research, programming, and community-connected innovation serving the social, economic, and wellness concerns of the nation’s veterans and families. The NVRC will build upon and advance Syracuse University’s already strong national leadership in the veterans’ community, and serve as a class-leading exemplar of academic, government, and community collaboration.

The NVRC is a key pillar of the Central New York (CNY) Regional Economic Development Council’s winning proposal titled “Central New York: Rising from the Ground Up.” The CNY proposal was one of three selected to receive $500 million as part of Governor Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI). Under the Governor’s leadership, this initiative has made an unprecedented level of funding available to Central New York and regions across upstate to create new jobs and new opportunity.

Chancellor Kent Syverud, who serves as co-chair of the CNY Regional Economic Development Council, says the URI award will revolutionize the region’s economic trajectory. Continue Reading

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Central New York a winner in Cuomo’s $1.5 billion Upstate revival initiative

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Governor Andrew Cuomo presents the Upstate Revitalization Initiative Award for “Best Plan” to Central New York Sunday during an event at the Oncenter in Syracuse. Central New York was one of three Upstate regions awarded $500 million to revitalize the economy as part of the Governor’s initiative. Part of the plan includes a new National Veterans Resource Center, building on the work of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. From left are the following: Senator John A. DeFrancisco; Robert M. Simpson, president of CenterState CEO and CNY Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) co-chair; Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney; Cuomo; Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli; and Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud, co-chair of the CNY RE

The Cuomo administration selected Central New York as one of three winners in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, a competition that pitted seven Upstate New York regions against each other for $1.5 billion in aid. The Finger Lakes region and the Southern Tier were the other winners.

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