North Colonie
Central School District


North Colonie
Central School District


North Colonie is undergoing a $106 million capital project that will create new and flexible learning spaces for hands-on, project-based learning in STEAM. Additional classroom spaces will address continued enrollment growth and security upgrades will strengthen safety at each school.

We have been loyal customers of CSArch since its organization in the early 1990s. In fact, we were their first public school client and have maintained a very strong working relationship since then."

Joseph Corr, Superintendent of Schools at North Colonie CSD
Shaker Middle School Addition

A new two-story classroom addition was constructed at Shaker Middle School to accomodate grades 6-8. Each hall was purposefully assigned a unique color scheme with general classrooms, science classrooms, and innovation labs to establish familiarity and manage increasing student enrollment.

Elementary Classrooms

Elementary classrooms encourage creativity, independent thinking, and physical and emotional safety. Kindergarten classrooms feature designated areas for peer interaction and lessons, with colors used to promote visual connectivity and delineate meeting areas. 


A new cafeteria at the middle school will accommodate increasing student enrollment. Cafe style seating creates a dynamic space intended for socialization. Flat screen monitors, modern light fixtures and new finishes will transform the dated space.

Library Media Center

A gut renovation of the library media center at Shaker Middle School added substantial shelving space, flexible furniture and comfortable seating, as well as much-needed ceiling and carpet replacements.

Athletic Improvements

The new turf field allows for use by various sporting programs. The use of synthetic turf acts as a natural shock absorber to create a safe and stable surface for athletes and increase savings on maintenance costs. A new concession building separates the field from the 8 new tennis courts, consolidating the athletic complex to improve space utilization.

Project Scope

Studies concluded that the district's enrollment will increase by more than 900 students over the next decade. Additions and renovations at the elementary schools and the conversion of Shaker Junior High School into a 6-8 middle school will accommodate the increase.

The project includes: a new athletic field, expansion of the library/media centers, multi-use labs, and project-based learning classrooms at all elementary schools. At Shaker Junior High School, the project will construct a new hall for grades 6-8, create additional technology, music, and art classrooms, expand the cafeteria, renovate the auditorium, and move student services to the front of the building. 


Latham, New York


211,000 SF

Estimated Completion Date



Athletic Fields, Academic Classrooms, Library Media Center, Science Labs, Fine Arts Classrooms, Cafeteria, Auditorium, Safety and Infrastructure


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