Savage and Kinzelberg Hall
Savage and Kinzelberg Halls are home to the Division of Nutritional Sciences. They house lecture halls, faculty offices, research laboratories and other relevant facilities.
Savage Hall was, at the time of dedication, the only building on any campus anywhere financed by farmers. Constructed by Barr & Lane Inc in 1945-48 and funded in part by a grant from the director of the Cooperative Grange League Federation Inc. and in part by a grant from the Dairymen’s League, Inc. milk producers cooperative, the 33,695 sf structure was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to support the mission of the newly formed School of Nutrition: to advance the cause of nutrition through integrated studies of food supply and human needs. Named in honor of Elmer Seth Savage [PhD‘11] a 35 year professor and pioneer in the field of nutrition at Cornell, Savage Hall contained: faculty offices, a conference room furnished by and for the use of farm organizations throughout the state, a seminar room, small reference library, 67 seat lecture hall, 104 seat auditorium, testing and research laboratories, refrigerated rooms, storerooms. In 1988, a 40,450 sf research addition designed by King & King Architects was added to the north side of Savage Hall. Kinzelberg Hall, named in honor of Harvey Kinzelberg, a member of the Cornell Board of Trustees, houses the faculty and student research laboratories of the Division.
Facts and Figures
Savage Hall spans an area of 33,695 sq ft over five-stories and is sited directly north of Bailey Hall. It funnels pedestrians circulating under Clark Hall to the Ag Quad. It stands just south of Newman Lab, designed by the same architects. As initially designed, Savage Hall has a U-shape. It has a central section of five stories with two shorter end pieces of two stories. The shorter ends protrude slightly and the top floor has windows puncturing the otherwise solid brick facade. the taller central piece has uniform windows patterning the face. These windows are grouped vertically by smooth line-stone frames. The fifth story is a band of ribbed metal. In 1988 an addition the length of the original building was added to the north-east end, designed by King and King. The two-story addition is patterned with square windows. Rising from the top are fume-hood exhaust pipes.
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