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Remsen Hall to Receive Building Award From Queens Chamber of Commerce

--Queens College Science Building Will be Acknowledged on January 20
for Design Excellence in its Recent Expansion and Renovation--

FLUSHING, NY, January 6, 2011 – Remsen Hall, one of Queens College’s science buildings, will be named a winner in the Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Awards competition, which every year honors excellence in building design for the betterment of the community.  The award for the science building is for “Rehabilitation – Schools and Colleges.” 

Close to 126 entries were received by the Chamber.  Remsen Hall and 25 other award recipients in the categories of new construction and rehab will be acknowledged January 20 at the Chamber’s 98th annual building awards reception at Queens Theatre in the Park.  In addition to QC/CUNY, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and Jacobs Engineering, which managed Remsen’s construction, will also be recognized.

This past March the college completed the $30 million expansion of Remsen Hall, which included the construction of an addition and partial renovation of the first, second and third floors of the 60-year-old building.  The new 26,000-square-foot addition, which took two years to complete, features 11 high-tech teaching and advanced research labs and a dazzling science-inspired glass-tile mosaic art installation that spans all three floors of the expansion.  Called “Electromagnetic Fall,” the 55,162-piece mosaic was created by artist Carter Hodgkin and is based on atomic particles moving through space and organized vertically on the walls.  The mural is visible to the campus Quad through the glass atrium that is part of the new addition. 

“Remsen’s spectacular addition and renovation provide a cutting-edge teaching and learning environment for our students and faculty in the sciences,” said QC President James Muyskens.  “This recognition from the Chamber of Commerce is the icing on the cake.”


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