Erie County, NY- On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Erie County Legislature’s Community Enrichment Committee passed a resolution authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with Kideney Architects for the Erie Community College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Building project on the North Campus in Amherst.
Kideney Architects and their sub-consultants will provide architecture and engineering services for design and construction administration of a new state-of-the-art academic building that will help ECC remain competitive and attract the regions potential students while remaining at the forefront of education in the area. A portion of the project will be reimbursed by New York State and Erie Community College.
“We’ve had this debate for four years, but this Legislature unanimously voted to come up with seven million dollars for this building on the North Campus. The problem we’ve had the last sixty years is all the money we left on the table. The State is paying for half this building – going forward this is a template to revitalize our North Campus.” Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) stated during the Committee meeting.
Since his election to the Legislature in 2006, Tom Loughran has been an advocate for the revitalization of ECC, especially the North Campus, and keeping the college campuses in the local communities.
The committee report will be up for approval by the entire legislature at the next regular session to be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the legislative chambers of “Old County Hall” in downtown Buffalo.