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National Veterans Resource Center

Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company Tillotson Design Associates
Lead Designers Tillotson Design Associates; Suzan Tillotson, Scott Baillie-Hinojosa, Noor Traboulsi
Architecture Company SHoP Architects
Client Syracuse University
Photo Credits James Ewing / JBSA
Completion Date 2/28/21
Project Location Syracuse, NY
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Entry Description

The National Veterans Resource Center aims to provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for veterans and families. The large wooden hull of the lower half of the building opens up towards the street. At night, pendants with adjustable LED gimbals create a soft glow that features the warm tones of the barreled wood ceiling and draws interest inwards. The walls of the amphitheater are lined with a similar timber treatment. The deep regressed LED accent lights keep the ceiling quiet while providing the necessary light levels for the audience seating and stage to help to reinforce a sense of calm and focus.

Offices, meeting rooms, and classrooms are located in the upper portion of the building and are situated around a central rooftop courtyard enabling more access to daylight. Metal fins on the façade create visual interest and help mitigate glare. The interiors utilize high-efficiency linear lensed LED lights to provide general illumination suitable for educational and professional purposes. These fixtures also employ wireless controls that play an integral role in reducing energy consumption and creating a comfortable work environment.