Marist College

Murray Student Center & Music Building


This Marist project consisted of renovations and an addition to Marist College’s Student Center, as well as a new, three-story, multipurpose academic building.

The project scope for the existing student center included a series of interior renovations with upgrades to the existing HVAC and lighting for the third-floor meeting rooms and cabaret servery, as well as a renovation to the existing 300-seat theater. Also incorporated were a new kitchen, a new servery with various food stations, and an enclosure of the existing courtyard at the dining hall level to create a new sun-lit atrium. The kitchen and dining space work had to meet a tight design and construction deadline with both phases being completed during the summer break.

The new, three-story, multipurpose academic building totals approximately 23,000 square feet and houses a new music department. The space connects to the existing building and features a 200-person symphonic hall, a 175-person recital hall, an ensemble room, piano and computer lab, offices, practice rooms, classrooms, and support spaces.


LOCATIONPoughkeepsie, NY
ARCHITECTRobert A.M. Stern Architects
SIZEApprox. 23,000 square feet
COST$27 million

Photo credit: ©Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects