ESF students living on campus this year are making history by being the first to enjoy life in a residence hall built just for them.
Centennial Hall, a $30 million project built in just 16 months at the west end of campus, is the first in the world to offer residents a full line of the new L. & J.G. Stickley Company Campus Collection, a sustainable hardwood furniture manufactured by a local company.
Living quarters in Centennial Hall, which houses 452 students, contain custom-designed beds, dressers, dining tables and chairs made by the Manlius-based company. Four student lounges throughout the building are furnished with Stickley’s traditional lines of chairs, sofas and tables. Stickley’s designers worked with the College to provide flexibility desired by students, including stacking and locking the beds if they want bunk beds, adjusting mattress heights to allow dressers to go under the beds, and stacking and locking dressers themselves.
“It’s been an honor to participate on the Centennial Hall project, and very fitting that Stickley’s new Campus Collection makes its debut right here in Syracuse at SUNY-ESF,” said Edward Audi, executive vice president and owner of the company, an emeritus member of the ESF College Foundation Board of Directors. “Durable solid-wood construction, flexible configurations and affordability along with sustainability come together in a collection that will provide decades of service.”