Building Trades Students Start Construction on College Home

After more than a year of planning, construction has begun on a new residence for the president of Alfred State. The site is located on Route 244, south of the College Farm and will replace the current home for the president which is located in the Village of Alfred.

Building Trades students, under the direction of department chair Joe Richardson, broke ground on the project in September. Over the next three years, students will complete nearly every aspect of construction and will follow National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) green building standards.

When complete, this 7,800 square foot residence/entertainment facility will feature state-of-the-art geothermal and solar technologies and will serve as a demonstration home in Alfred (similar to the zero energy demonstration home on the Wellsville campus) that showcases green technologies and programs at Alfred State.

In addition to a five-bedroom residence, the structure will have a separate entertainment area for small, special events complete with a parking area for guests, handicapped accessibility, and a catering kitchen.