Capital Projects

Golisano Children's Hospital

Putting Children and Families First

The need to match our high-caliber programs, services, and staff with facilities of the same quality was significant. By having our own building, a hospital dedicated to children, we can reach new levels of excellence for the 21st century, transform how our teams treat infants, children, and adolescents, and provide patient- and family-centered care for our children.

The new $145 million, 8-story, 245,000 square-foot children's hospital is the largest capital project in the history of the Medical Center and the University of Rochester. Slated to open in 2015, construction is under way, but there is still a lot of money to be raised toward the $100 million goal.

For more information and to explore the new building and the many naming opportunities available, click here.

Raymond F. LeChase Hall

Home of the Warner School

Raymond F. LeChase Hall is the first major building to be constructed in the historic Wilson Quadrangle on the River Campus in 30 years. A four-story, 65,000 square-foot facility, it provides a unified home for the Warner School of Education and features an expansive suite of 14 classrooms on the first floor that serves the College during the day and the Warner School in the evening, providing an efficient solution to the critical need for classroom space on the River Campus. The Warner School is housed on the upper three floors with additional classrooms, offices, and spaces specifically designed to support the preparation and professional development of educators and the conduct of educational research and reform work.

The Warner School moved into the building in January 2013 and a formal dedication ceremony was held on May 16, 2013. Click here to read more about the new building in Rochester Review.

Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation

Blurring the Boundaries Between the Arts and Engineering

Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, a three-story, 18,900 square-foot addition to Wilson Quadrangle, will provide a vibrant hub for media analysis and production. It intentionally blurs the boundaries between the arts and engineering by providing the environment and the tools to fabricate and demonstrate what is imagined, engaging individuals, and fostering a culture of collaboration. Rettner Hall's features include a fabrication center, studio and production spaces, and small-group meeting areas.

The new building was dedicated during Meliora Weekend 2013.

Click here to learn more about this exciting new addition to campus and the unique learning opportunities it provides students.

Memorial Art Gallery's Centennial Sculpture Park

Connecting People with Art

In 2008, mindful of its 2013 Centennial, the Gallery initiated a master planning process for its grounds that would extend its mission, “Connecting People with Art." The result of that planning is an urban sculpture park on the Gallery's grounds that features major works by four internationally renowned artists. The new Centennial Sculpture Park will be one of the anchors of the City's ARTWalk Extension Project, an innovative urban art trail in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. Critical to the new plan is the removal of sections of the University and Goodman street fence line, opening up the grounds and extending a clear message of welcome to the community.

A formal dedication of the new Sculpture Park took place in May 2013. Click here to watch a video documenting the project.