CSArch proudly received a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Eastern NY Chapter for our design of the Queensbury High School Legacy 2020 Capital Project. The AIA Eastern NY Design Awards is a local awards program that honors members for their design accomplishments and contributions to the built environment, increasing the visibility of the architecture profession to the public.
According to the jury:
“CSArch created an inviting space for students and educators filled with light and openness, all while maintaining an environment for learning.”
CSArch’s approach to the redesign of Queensbury High School was driven by an extensive, community-led planning effort to transform the rigid, mid-century high school into a modern learning institution. The $39.7 million capital project completely modernized existing space to enhance educational programming, increase the usability of community spaces, and allow for greater collaboration among students and faculty.
“We’ve done projects throughout the state, but this project at Queensbury stands out.” said CSArch Managing Principal Greg Klokiw at the Queensbury High School ribbon cutting ceremony in November 2019. “The partnership between the design team, the school district, the community and the students collectively allowed us to reimagine this building and realize a student-centered vision for 21st Century education.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual awards reception at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, New York was cancelled, and a virtual event will take place in the coming months. CSArch is excited to celebrate this accomplishment and recognize the tremendous design work of each recipient.
Click here to learn more about the Queensbury High School Legacy 2020 Capital Project.