Stony Brook Technology Center
Project History In the 1970's, Robert T. Coughlan had the vision to create a University related Research Park to encourage creation of businesses and jobs from the research being completed on the State University of New York at Stony Brook Campus.
The 103 acre technology park was created as a planned real estate development to provide space for companies and medical/technology groups looking for a campus environment in proximity to the Medical Center at Stony Brook and the University at Stony Brook. The University is the only public research university in New York State to be designated as a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center and as a Type I research institution by the Carnegie Foundation. University Hospital at Stony Brook is recognized as one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the U.S.
Design and Features
The Stony Brook Technology Center (SBTC) was developed by TRITEC over a 20-year period with varying architectural styles for each building but a unified campus like environment throughout the entire park. In place of sumps, retention ponds with fountains are scattered across the park providing a beautiful natural appearance. The streets are curved to break up the line of sight to avoid a more rigid and industrial atmosphere. Setbacks are strongly enforced to create much more green space and provide the park with a more manicured appearance. Building standards that run with the deeds of the property are rigidly maintained.
SBTC is the only industrial/commercial development with sewer capacity in close proximity to the University at Stony Brook. TRITEC accomplished this by helping set up a Special Benefits Sewer District in the Park – known as Town of Brookhaven Sewer District #1. TRITEC fully managed the development process from the conceptual approval of the Suffolk County Sewer Agency through the approvals by various governmental agencies including special legislative approval from the New York State Assembly, NY State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), Town of Brookhaven, and the Suffolk County Legislative Certificate of Necessity. Construction was completed in November of 1995.
The SBTC is now fully built out with over 1 million square feet in 28 buildings. The Stony Brook Technology Center is 98% occupied.
- Creation of Town of Brookhaven Sewer District #1
- Retention ponds in the place of sumps
- Heavily enforced setbacks
- Changing the name to N. Belle Mead Rd. instead of Terminal Road out of respect for medical tenants and patients.
- Sidewalks through out the entire park
- Campus shuttle service from the SBTC to Health Science facilities of Stony Brook University
- Suffolk County Transit Bus runs through the SBTC 16 times daily Suffolk