Jordan Hall upgrades

$3.9M renovation

In 2019, renovations were made to Jordan Hall to strengthen extension and distance learning offerings. Wood flooring in an existing second floor auditorium was refinished and new conferencing technology and light filtering shades were installed. 

The fire sprinkler system throughout the building was upgraded and ADA-compliant, gender neutral restrooms were built on the first floor to meet code requirements. A new air handing unit to serve the second floor and the new restrooms was also installed. In addition, a new outdoor air unit was implemented to provide required ventilation to the remainder of the building in the future. A new chiller was added to air condition the entire second floor.

Campus-wide banner installation

$20K project

Banners branded with Cornell AgriTech and CALS logos as well as imagery of research and extension activities were installed on the Geneva campus in 2019 to give outside audiences traveling by a sense of the important work that happens at Cornell AgriTech. A dual purpose was to give employees and students an opportunity every day to feel energized by our mission and more connected to the Ithaca campus. There are four large double-sided banners on Jordan Hall, two on Hedrick Hall and four on the Cornell Food Venture Center Pilot Plant. Eight light poles in and around the Barton Laboratory building parking lot and sidewalk facing Castle. St. received two double-sided banners displaying a variety of images. In total, the light poles portrayed 32 different images of faculty, staff and students working in fields, laboratories and greenhouses.