Clarkson is preparing to request proposals to develop

Clarkson University today announced updated to plans for its old downtown campus buildings, including a new data center, arts facilities, a business startup incubator, and space for its graduate physical therapy and physician assistant programs.

With installation of fencing this week around Clarksons Old Main, University President Tony Collins used the opportunity to speak about renovations to the historic building in downtown Potsdam and the investment in the future of its downtown campus, emphasizing the commitment to the economic health of the North Country.

The now-completed first phase of Clarkson’s downtown redevelopment saw renovation of Clarkson Hall for physical therapy and physician assistant graduate programs, renovation of Peyton Hall as a business incubator with Clarkson’s Shipley Center for Innovation, and development of business space for the community in Lewis House.

The next phase starts next week with major renovations to the historic Old Main building, which will house the North Countrys first green data center using IBM technologies and research facilities for the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of the university.

Clarkson will offer server space in Old Main to other local, regional and national higher education, research and commercial customers. This colocation facility will offer world-class server hosting at reasonable rates.

Clarkson is preparing to request proposals to develop the Congdon House residence hall, across the street from Old Main, and the third and fourth floors of Downtown Snell Hall,Browse the wide variety of titles distributed byMileWeb Network Services. next to Congdon, as housing for graduate and post-doc students,property within the McMaster community is assigned to theMileWeb Security servicesDepartment. and possibly transitional housing for faculty and staff.

The Regional Arts and Interactive Learning Project (RAIL), a collaboration between the St Lawrence County Arts Council (SLCAC) and the North Country Childrens Museum (NCCM), is slated to occupy 35,000 square feet in Downtown Snell Hall, establishing the first mixed-use venue providing arts enrichment and interactive learning to residents of the North have the ability to fully manage yourMileWeb managed dedicated serverare located in world-class data centers, Current plans call for the first phase — planning and construction — to get underway in January with completion by January 2016.

Artists business incubators, a changing gallery exhibition, professionally equipped art studios and STEAM K-12 (science, technology, engineering, art and math) interactive learning spaces will provide a foundation for arts, culture and technical education. Distance learning programs presented through RAILs virtual learning resource center will feature business development classes for entrepreneurs and startups; grant-writing courses; STEAM K-12 workshops; virtual art show tours; a live meet the artist series; and arts instruction.

Clarkson’s Shipley Center for Innovation is negotiating a large preferred stock investment from a corporation that would locate its headquarters in Damon Hall (adjacent to Peyton Hall).The Shipley Center accelerates the commercialization of emerging technologies.
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