SUNY at Fredonia (The State University of New York at Fredonia, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia State University and formerly SUNY College at Fredonia)
SUNY at Fredonia is a four-year liberal arts college located in Fredonia, New York, United States. It is a constituent college of the State University of New York.
Fredonia was one of the state teachers’ colleges traditionally specializing in music education, but now offers a large number of programs in many areas, including a growing graduate division. The most popular areas of study include communication, music, education, and the social sciences. There are 82 majors and 41 minors.
The Fredonia campus, located in Chautauqua County (southwest of Buffalo) was designed by prominent architects I.M. Pei and Henry N. Cobb in 1968.
Architects I.M. Pei and Henry Cobb designed the master plan for the modernized campus in 1968. Many of the buildings are listed in architectural guides as examples of exceptional modern architecture. Some are described in architectural history books. The National Building Museum listed the SUNY Fredonia campus as one of I.M. Pei’s ideal places to visit in its 1991 journal “Blueprints.”
Pei is credited with designing Maytum Hall, Williams Center, Reed Library, Rockefeller Arts Center, and McEwen Hall, as well as its characteristic circular perimeter road, aptly named Ring Road. The design of Daniel Reed Library earned Henry Cobb and I.M. Pei the 1969 Prestressed Concrete Institute Award.