State University of New York (SUNY) Broome Community College Culinary Arts & Events Center

Binghamton , New York
Cost: $21 million | Previous Use: Library | Current Use: Education

Project Details

The State University of New York Broome Community College transformed Binghamton, New York’s downtown Carnegie Library into the Culinary Arts & Events Center. Binghamton’s downtown Public Library was completed in 1904 with funding from noted businessman and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. Conceived as the “people’s university” the library was designed with a large circulation area, reading rooms, and space for community meetings and lectures. The $21 million rehabilitation transformed the library into a culinary school for students pursuing careers in food service and event planning. The main lobby serves as a student lounge area with the former reading rooms converted to house classroom and educational spaces. A large addition was added to the rear to accommodate a new state-of-the-art kitchen
Incentives Utilized:
Federal Historic Tax Credits
New York State Historic Tax Credits ( New York Rehabilitation Tax Credit for Commercial Properties)