Lawrinson Hall, Image 09-0615
|Construction Began:||May 1964|
|Opened:||September 11, 1965|
|Dedicated:||November 6, 1965|
|Named for:||William Henry and Elizabeth M. Lawrinson, parents of Ronald K. Lawrinson, New Jersey dairy executive|
|Architect:||King and King of Syracuse|
|Contractor:||Vincent J. Smith, Inc.|
|Materials:||Exposed aggregate concrete panels on exterior; reinforced concrete structure|
|Location:||303 Stadium Place|
|Funding:||Financed by Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency|
|Space:||21 stories; 85' by 85' building rises 208' from plaza|
|Renovated:||2011- floors 9 through 20;
2012- renovation of remaining floors
One of the largest residences on campus with approximately 600 students. When built, it was the second-tallest building in Syracuse and the largest reinforced concrete structure in New York State. The 21st floor boasted a penthouse lounge and private dining room. The building had 2 floors underground for parking and included a main lounge, library, and a lounge on each floor. It connected via an underground tunnel to Sadler Hall.
While Ronald Lawrinson did not attend SU, he was, according to Chancellor Tolley, a "… friend and benefactor of SU, who [was] particularly interested in higher education …".