The Hostos Campus
Hostos Community College has been involved in the implementation of its Master Plan since 1986. This plan consists of major construction to expand and improve the educational programs and services the College provides to its students and the community. Some of this expansion was accomplished with the completion of the Allied Health building in 1990, the East Academic Complex in 1994 and Savoy Manor in 1997.
Hostos currently occupies several facilities at 149th Street and the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. One of these buildings, at 475 Grand Concourse, houses the Dental Hygiene Program, the Hostos-Lincoln Academy High School, a dental clinic, and several chemistry and biology laboratories, as well as administrative offices and attendant classrooms.
Adjoining and integrated with the 475 Grand Concourse facility is the Shirley J. Hinds Allied Health and Science Complex. Dedicated in December 1990, this addition received several architectural awards. The structure contains a modern library with an online bibliographic system, and state-of-the-art laboratories for the college's programs in Radiologic Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Medical Laboratory Technology. Students in the Allied Health programs also avail themselves of clinical space at hospitals and clinics that are affiliated with these programs. The Hostos Children's Center, licensed by the State of New York, is also located in this building and has recently undergone a renovation that doubled its capacity to 120 children.
The building at 500 Grand Concourse contains classrooms, academic and administrative offices, and the administrative computing center. This facility is currently undergoing a phased renovation, which began in the summer of 2003.
Phase I of the 500 Grand Concourse building will include the first floor and the Plaza, located between the 500 building and the East Academic Complex. Renovation will include the construction of a new 24-chair Dental Hygiene Patient Care facility along with other upgrades to the building's infrastructure. Completion of Phase I will be summer 2004.
The East Academic Complex building, which opened in the Fall of 1994, comprises over 279,000 square feet and adjoins the 500 Grand Concourse facility. This building houses the Business and Accounting, Data Processing and Office Administration and Technology programs; the Humanities Department's programs in Africana Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages, and Visual and Performing Arts programs; Physical Education; and numerous student organizations and club offices. In addition, the facility contains ten state-of-the-art microcomputing labs, art and dance studios, a gymnasium, exercise and fitness centers, and a collegiate-size swimming pool. There are also two theaters-the Main Theater and the Hostos Repertory Theater-with 950 and 350 seats, respectively, a museum-grade art gallery, and a modern college bookstore. A pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand Concourse connects the East Academic Complex to the Allied Health building.
The most recent addition to the campus is the Savoy Manor building, which was occupied in 1997. This building, located at 120 East 149th Street, is greater than 43,000 square feet in size and houses the offices of the Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid, Business Office, Admissions & Recruitment, and Counseling.