Hanley Federal Building Lobby Security Upgrades


Syracuse, NY


U.S. General Services Administration


Architecture Structural Engineering


Federal, Justice / Homeland Security

Project Overview:

Providing present day security screening requirements within the limits of a fifty-year old lobby space presented significant challenges for this project effort.  The scope of this project included the redesign and upgrade of the James M. Hanley Federal Building’s aging lobby, and modernized the common entrance space for visitors and employees; improving visitor flow through the security checkpoint / processing area.  New entrance doors and an aesthetic glass awning were added giving the building’s face a fresh, updated transparent look. Additionally, NKB coordinated with U.S. Security specialists to implement key security enhancements and equipment upgrades to maximize the screening station’s layout and increase the queuing line area. These improvements to Syracuse’s Federal institution were the result of an extensive Investigative Study NKB performed for the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Project Fact:

This project presented unique challenges as it spanned interior to exterior environments, with subsurface condition that entailed an occupied lower level and an interior and exterior plaza deck.

Project Tags:

Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Security Design, Space Planning, Industrial Parks, Investigative Study, Security System Design