The first new construction on the Garden City campus in more than 30 years began in 2002. Since then, more than $250 million of construction and renovation have been completed, totaling more than 500,000 square feet of space. Features include additional residence hall capacity for more than 350 students and LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for 150,000 square feet of the new and renovated facilities.
Completed in 2007, the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Arts is a vital center of art activity. The building holds a ceramic studio, sculpture studio, a printmaking studio and two painting studios as well as exhibition space.
The LEED-certified Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), which opened in 2008, is the inspiring home of Adelphi’s highly regarded undergraduate programs in theatre, dance and music. A vital performing arts venue for the region, AU PAC features a 500-seat concert hall, the Olmsted Theatre, a black box theatre, a dance theatre and a recital hall as well as classroom spaces.
In recent years, Adelphi students have enjoyed new facilities for athletics, recreation and physical education. Opened in 2008, the LEED-certified Center for Recreation and Sports houses a three-court gymnasium and suspended running track as well as training and rehabilitation rooms. The fully renovated Woodruff Hall, designed by McKim Mead and White and one of the three original campus buildings built in 1929, houses athletic and recreation facilities, such as a pool and fitness center, as well as learning and laboratory spaces for Adelphi’s renowned programs in exercise science, health studies, physical education and sport management. A new outdoor stadium—Motamed Field—and new tennis courts and practice fields round out the complex, and, across the campus, are baseball and softball fields.
The Alice Brown Early Learning Center, which opened in 2008, fosters the education and socialization of children, and serves as a contemporary learning laboratory for Adelphi students. The complex encompasses classrooms, an outdoor playground, an art studio, a music space, a kitchen and observation rooms.
Two new residence halls, completed in 2003 and 2011, have enhanced student life, allowing more students to reside on campus in bright and spacious settings. Both buildings feature environmentally friendly geothermal heating and cooling systems.
Scheduled to open for fall 2015, the Nexus Building and Welcome Center will be the new home of Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health. In addition to high-tech laboratories and learning spaces, the 100,000-square-foot building is expected to be LEED certified and will house the Office of University Admissions, student support services, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Office of University Advancement.