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In partnership with ICAN, CSArch is renovating an existing 40,000 sf building in Utica's Parkway District into the new home for the nonprofit's Family Resource Center and the Utica Children's Museum.

This promises to be a destination that will add to the rich mix of offerings for families in the Parkway District, the City of Utica, and our region as a whole.”

Steven Bulger, Executive Director & CEO of ICAN

ICAN & Utica Children's Museum Overview Video


Youth & Family Services

ICAN's Family Resource Center provides children and families with a variety of traditional and non-traditional services. The first floor of the building houses individual and open offices, visitation rooms, and meeting spaces to support ICAN programs.

Multi-Purpose Meeting Space

Located off the main reception area, the multi-purpose meeting room is available for public use and provides a flexible space for presentations, training, and large group meetings.

Administrative Space

Office and administrative functions occupy the third floor, which features a reception area, break room, open office spaces, breakout rooms, conference rooms, individual offices, and upgraded technology throughout.

Natural Light

The design maximizes employee well-being with abundant natural light throughout. A skylight over the corridor helps to bring in more daylight to the center of the space. 

Utica Children's Museum

Phase 2 of the project will renovate the second floor of the building into the new home for the Utica Children's Museum. A 4,000 sf addition will house the reception area, lobby, gift shop, two-story climbing structure, and stairway leading into the upper-level museum exhibits.

Project Scope

Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization that provides traditional and non-traditional services to families and individuals with unique needs. With CSArch as a partner, ICAN is planning to unite with the Utica Children’s Museum and relocate from an antiquated space to a more centralized, modernized, and visible location on the Parkway in Utica, NY. 

Previously occupied by the Utica City School District, the new building will help bring children and families together, increase access to supportive services, provide social-emotional learning opportunities, and serve as a community anchor within the greater Utica area and entire Mohawk Valley region. The completed project will be certified as a universally designed building by the University of Buffalo IDEA Center for its accessible and inclusive design.


Utica, NY


44,000 SF

Estimated Completion Date

Family Resource Center: Summer 2022

Children's Museum: End of 2023


Children's Museum, Office Space, Reception and Lobby Areas, Multi-Purpose Meeting Space, Youth and Family Program Support

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