A long-term planning process to reimagine the future of Albany High School laid the foundation for a $179 million, multi-phased project that will renovate the existing footprint and add more than 250,000 square feet of new space to accommodate a projected enrollment increase of 3,00 students.
This project truly embodies ‘All in for Albany.' This new building is a critical part of our collective efforts to increase student success at Albany High School and across the district.”
Art and Music Addition
Phase 2 constructed a new two-story, 39,000 square foot addition to house the high school's art and music departments. The addition features floor-to-ceiling windows for abundant natural light, large instruction and rehearsal spaces, enhanced technology and acoustics, and seamlessly integrates architecture and engineering to maximize health and well-being.
The City School District of Albany faced a critical need to raise achievement for all students and significantly increase graduation rates. Its high school previously operated in an aging facility on a campus that did not incorporate critical academic programs such as career and technical education, or outdoor facilities for most varsity athletic teams.
Driving the project is a mission to ensure educational equity for all students, offer new opportunities for learning and engagement, and address the ever-evolving needs of 21st century education. The redesign encompasses renovations to approximately 300,400 sf of existing space and nearly 242,600 sf of new construction to support a projected enrollment increase of 3,000 students.
Estimated Completion Date
Citation Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Eastern NY Chapter, 2017
General Classrooms, Safety and Security, Arts, Library Media Center, Career and Technical Education, Infrastructure, Athletics