Syracuse University, National Veterans Resource Center

Syracuse, New York, USA

To support Syracuse University in its pledge to help America’s veterans, the design team created this first-of-its-kind facility with accessible, engaging, and versatile spaces.  We planned a highly inclusive 124,000 square foot building that includes an 938-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art LED performance lighting and an intimate audience-performer arrangement. The hall is a dynamic setting for lectures, conferences, ceremonies, and film, with intimacy that fosters invaluable conversations and connections. In addition to the auditorium, the NVRC’s meeting and communal spaces, courtyard, and business incubation facilities all support the NVRC’s mission to forge stronger public-private partnerships and advance the social, economic, and general wellness of veterans and their families. The new facility will also include support spaces, classrooms, and administrative officers.

Syracuse University, National Veterans Resource Center
Credit: Courtesy of SHoP Architects

Syracuse University


SHoP Architects


LSTN Consulting


Syracuse University Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, Syracuse University & Regional Student Veterans Resource Center, Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Seat count


Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Conference center


Programming, concept design, theatre planning, theatre equipment design and specification



Venue website

Syracuse University, National Veterans Resource Center