Syracuse, N.Y.–Working with project designer Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, LG Hausys Surfaces has made its green mark on Ernie Davis Hall, Syracuse University’s new mixed-use student housing development in Syracuse, N.Y. The Atlanta-based eco-friendly surface materials provider installed its sustainable HI-MACS branded solid surface in the 140,000-square-foot property’s 500-seat dining facility, thereby contributing to the project’s LEED Silver certification status.
In addition to the new 28,000-square-foot Ernie Davis Hall Dining Center, the nine-story building–developed at a cost of $54 million–encompasses, 80,000 square feet of residential accommodations, 10,000 square feet of recreation space, 2,000 square feet of academic space and 4,000 square feet of miscellaneous support space. In the dining hall, LG Hausys supplied in excess of 150 sheets of its NSF and GREENGUARD certified HI-MACS materials to bring solid surface and seamless countertops to the dining area’s food service section. “These materials are thermoformable, so they can be shaped anyway you want,” public relations firm Communications International’s Ron Treister, spokesperson for LG Hausys, tells MHN.
In addition to being flexible, the materials are environmentally friendly. “They are nonporous surfaces so they’re antibacterial,” Treister says. The products have characteristics that enable a long lifespan, which eliminates the need to frequently replace surfaces with new surfaces. “They’re renewable,” he notes. “The interior and the exterior are made from the same material so all you have to do is sand and rebuff them, and they come back to life.”