The elegant, efficient and energizing renovation of Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego's visual and performing arts building, recently earned recognition in Architecture Magazine.

"Improvements to the 100,000-sf, 1965 building include a dramatic new lobby connecting to an enhanced art gallery, a large instrument rehearsal hall that doubles as a recital hall for ensemble performances, practice rooms, music classrooms and upgrades to the 525-seat Waterman Theater," the magazine noted of the building which reopened much of its facilities in fall 2016. "It also includes a new digital arts lab, new collaborative spaces and an elevator, making the building fully accessible."

The two-year $22.2 million first phase included "significant façade upgrades for portions of the building; providing new entrances and large 1st floor windows enhancing the exterior experience of the building while providing a lobby filled with natural light." The second and third phases are ongoing, although officials have done their best to keep as much of the building accessible or constructed compatible spaces in Hewitt next door.