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Facility Location:  
This represents emergency response location only, may not reflect occupants mailing address.
602 Tower Rd
Town of Ithaca
Tompkins
NY -
Construction Date:   1957
Gross Area:   35,381 sq ft
Net Area:   27,962 sq ft
Architect:   Isadore Rosenfield
Style:   International
Unit Facility Director:   wad2 - Wayne A. Davenport
Building Coordinators
Maintenance Zone:   Contract-College
Campus Site:   29 - Ithaca Main Campus
Jurisdiction:   Contract College Facilities
State Owned?:   Yes
Historic Building:   NL - Not Listed as Landmark
Historic District:   NL - Not Located Within a District
Photo: Schurman Hall
Schurman Hall is a three story horizontal structure with a flat roof. It is one of several buildings integrated within the Vet School Complex. The wall facing is clad in red brick on the lower story, while the upper two are framed in buff colored brick. The brick walls are set in a common bond. The use of this color scheme was to create harmony with the white farmhouses and red barns of the local countryside. An open loggia supported by rough-sawn marble (?) columns fronts the facade. The enclosed glass entrance is situated along the western facade where Schurman and Law Auditorium meet. The strip windows are framed in vertical metal mullions with masonry spandrels dividing the facade into groupings of four windows per division. The upper levels on the southwest end, which houses the reference and reading rooms, feature continuous strip windows in response to the need for natural lighting. These features (windows) emphasize the hospitality of Schurman Hall.