In partnership with ICAN, CSArch is renovating an existing 40,000 sf building in Utica's Parkway District into the new home for the ICAN Family Resource Center and 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.”
The 21st century Utica Children's Museum will occupy the second floor of the existing building. A 4,000 sf addition in the shape of a translucent drum will feature a reception area, lobby, gift shop, two-story climbing structure, and stairway that leads into the upper-level museum exhibits.
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 combine its services 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, promote social-emotional learning opportunities, and serve as a community anchor within the greater Utica area and entire Mohawk Valleu region. The completed project will also be certified as a universally designed building by the University of Buffalo IDEA Center.
Estimated Completion Date
Family Resource Center, Summer 2022
Children's Museum, End of 2023
Children's Museum, Educational Exhbhits, Gift Shop, Reception, Administrative Offices, Meeting Spaces, Youth and Family Program Spaces