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Psychology Makes a Big Move

Take a virtual walk-through of the newly renovated Marley Building, the centralized home for the Department of Psychology’s research, learning and counseling activities.

May 9, 2024, by Dan Bernardi

Marley Education Center Exterior
The Marley Education Center is the new home for A&S' Department of Psychology.

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is committed to offering students and faculty state of the art learning and laboratory spaces. Recent renovations and upgrades include new and improved labs in the Center for Science and Technology, remodeled rooms in Huntington Beard Crouse and a refreshed chemistry department.

Adding to that list is a new home for A&S’ Department of Psychology, who transitioned from their previous residence in Huntington Hall to the Marley Education Center. The renovated space provides a centralized location for faculty and students in psychology to teach, learn and conduct research in a collaborative environment, instead of going to separate locations across campus.

Phase I of the project was completed in March and included over 30 new faculty and staff offices along with graduate student offices that can accommodate over 50 people. This phase also encompassed the completion of a new space for the Psychological Services Center, where advanced doctoral students, along with faculty supervisors, assess and treat clients.

Phase 2, which will include new research facilities, is scheduled to be completed by December 2024. In all, the department will occupy around 25,000 square feet on floors three and four, with other portions of the building to be occupied by the E-sports curriculum, classrooms for the Office of the Registrar, and Retention and Student Success.

Step inside the Marley Education Center to see the new psychology spaces, which are now bustling with students, faculty and counseling center clients.

Building exterior with tall windows.

The Marley Education Center is located at the corner of Waverly and Irving Ave. next to Crouse-Hinds Hall. It originally opened in 1991 and was previously home to Crouse Hospital’s nursing school before the University purchased the building in 2022. It is named after the late Harry and Lillian Marley, who donated money to fund its construction. Harry was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Syracuse and their daughter, the late Susan Newhouse, was the wife of Donald Newhouse, the owner of Advance Publications. Donald’s father, Samuel Irving Newhouse, funded the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Lobby with steps leading up.

After entering the main lobby, visitors can either take a stairway or elevators to the second-floor auditorium and classrooms.

Conference Room in the Psychological Services Center

The Norman Stein Conference Room inside the Psychological Services Center features a green accent wall. This color scheme is present throughout the department. The color green is said to have a calming and relaxing effect on people and reduces stress and anxiety.

Psychology Office Sign.

A large Plexiglas wall sign prominently welcomes guests when they enter the Department of Psychology’s main office.

Check out the following short video for a virtual tour of the renovated study and lounge spaces where psychology grad students can seek out a quiet area to work or enjoy some down time with their peers.

Psychology Chair Office Before and After

This before and after image of the psychology chair’s office highlights the ample natural light and beautiful panoramic views of campus that many of the rooms throughout the building offer.

Room with tables, chairs and a monitor.

Classrooms are fully equipped with cameras and television screens allowing faculty and students to engage in virtual learning and collaboration.

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Dan Bernardi