Richard and Joan Rosetti Hall
In June 2012, the College broke ground on a new academic building, Richard and Joan Rosetti Hall, which will bring together three significant departments in the School of Liberal Arts – sociology, social work and education.
Richard and Joan Rosetti made the lead gift for the project because of their family’s long connection to Siena. They have two children, Jacqueline Rosetti Falvey ’84 and Richard Rosetti ’87, as well as a granddaughter, Alexandra Falvey ’12, who graduated from the College. The Rosetti family’s relationship with the College dates back to Siena’s early years. Joan’s father, George Cloutier, worked as a carpenter and helped build Siena Hall. Having lived and worked in the Capital Region their entire lives and feeling a deep connection to the College, the Rosetti’s were compelled to recognize their family’s legacy through this gift.
Rosetti Hall will serve as a campus model of sustainability. It will be Siena’s first LEED-certified building and will utilize a geothermal heating and cooling system, photo-voltaic solar panels and LED lighting.
The building will include high-tech classrooms and meeting rooms, study areas, offices and computer labs, all features designed to increase collaboration and student engagement and better prepare students entering the workforce.