Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center
Located at 555 Ellicott Street, the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center is one of four Urban Centers created in 1966 under SUNY supervision and funded by the governor and state Legislature to provide occupational training and college preparatory programs to underserved populations. It serves more than 1,900 students per year, a majority of whom are aged 25 or older. The state-of-the-art facility features numerous sustainable building strategies, qualifying it for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification.
In September 2014, the former EOC building at 465 Washington Street was sold to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.
Arthur O. Eve was a long serving member of the New York State Assembly and a key player in establishing the statewide Educational Opportunity Program. Eve dedicated his career to representing the underserved, creating new pathways for success in education, economic development, job training and development and social services.
- 2011 -- (June) Construction begins
- 2013 -- (June 14) Grand opening ceremony held
- 2013 -- (September) First classes are held in the new EOC building
- 2014 -- (May 7) The building is named the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center
- 2014 -- (September) The former EOC building at 465 Washington Street is sold to Ciminelli Real Estate Group
Original Architect: HOLT Architects, P.C.
Original Contractors: Savarino Companies, LLC, Cannon Design
Construction Cost: $26 million
Original Size: 68,000 sq. ft.