Pace University

Pleasantville, NY

Campus Master Plan, RFP Development, Program and Site Verification, and Program Management; Student Housing Program of Architectural Requirements

B&D was selected by Pace University in 2010 to convert its master plan into a feasible one to transform the campus and improve the overall student experience.  It was important for Pace that it continue to grow and be able to increase tuition.  The results of our study would help identify the facilities, amenities, and services that would help recruit and retain quality students.  We determined the university needed to:  add 1,000 new beds on campus, to be supported by rents; expand its student center to accommodate the student population; replace athletic fields and facilities; repurpose North Hall for administrative space; and relocate parking and roadways. Several options were proposed to address the overall development structure.  Later that same year, we were again retained, this time to develop an RFQ/RFP process for both a developer and a banker, to help select a development team, and to update programming and costs.  We were hired again in 2011 to develop a detailed architectural program for new student housing, as well as to provide preliminary program management services for the master plan's implementation.  In 2012 we were hired to facilitate the renovation and opening of an undergraduate performing arts building.  We were retained again in 2013 to manage the entire program, including 800 new student beds, a new campus green, a renovated student center, a renovated football stadium and fields, a new field house, a new environmental center, and new roads and infrastructure.  The first phase ($100 million) of the $150 million development broke ground in 2013 and includes the construction of two new residential buildings, an expansion of the student center, and the relocation of the environmental center and athletic facilities.

In the News 

Pace Breaks Ground on $150 Million Satellite Campus RevitalizationPace University has broken ground on a $150 million revitalization of the school's Pleasantville campus.