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Crowd Gathers for SUNY Adirondack Opening

Rachel Ceasar - Friday, August 23, 2013

On September 1st, students will be moving in to on-campus housing for the first time in the history of SUNY Adirondack.


Bette & Cring was proud to join in the celebration and ribbon-cutting on August 22nd, for this new $20 Million facility with members of SUNY Adirondack and the community. The ceremony included remarks from SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy; Vice President of Administrative Services, William Long; members of the board of trustees, foundation, and bank; and Matthew Bette, founding member of Bette & Cring. 


Built over the course of 14 months, the new four-story “H-Shaped” building, which came in on budget and on schedule, offers 406 beds in a suite-style configuration. There are 78 suites, including two Residence Director Suites, and a commons area that features a fitness center, a multipurpose room, classrooms, study areas, game room, office spaces, and laundry room. Bette & Cring’s project leadership team - Division Manager Dick White, Project Manager, Bryan Lamansky, and Superintendent David Roseboom - worked closely with the college’s project team to help guide their first residential construction project to a successful outcome.  


This project reflects a growing national trend of community and two-year colleges adding on-campus living to both enhance the student experience and to make the institutions colleges more competitive with four-year schools. With the college expecting almost 350 students to move in next week, early indicators project on-campus student housing at SUNY Adirondack to flourish.









Groundbreaking - M&T Bank

Rachel Ceasar - Friday, July 26, 2013

On July 25th, Bette & Cring joined M&T Bank to celebrate the start of construction of a new 2,600 SF branch bank at Hamilton Square on Western Avenue in Guilderland, NY.


In attendance were M&T Bank Albany Regional President Mike Keegan and M&T’s regional leaders and local branch staff; Bill Lia of Lia Auto Group, the project developer; members of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce and the Albany County Executive’s Office; Bette & Cring team members; and local community residents.


The new branch, which will replace an aging existing building, is designed with contemporary architecture and energy-efficient features, and will complement the redevelopment of the surrounding retail center.