SUNY Aerospace Traning Facility

The Aerospace Facility at the State University of New York Farmingdale campus is a pilot training facility, which combines diverse educational functions.

The airplane hanger, laboratories, classrooms, offices and a flight simulator each required very different spatial expressions. We chose to express the different functions in the forms of the building.

Given the project’s budget constraints and its sitting in a working section of Republic Airfield, the building skin has a high-tech industrial aesthetic. The curved roof references the aeronautical theme as do the extensive use of metal for roofing and cladding.