State University
Construction Fund

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

State University Construction Fund

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

Acting on a vision for a catalyzed economy and a united community, this project will transform the original 1912 Albany High School into a state-of-the-art College of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the University at Albany.

Redirected Main Entrance

To improve student accessibility and connect the facility with UAlbany's downtown campus, the main entrance was designed on the southeast side of the building. A new promenade features casual outdoor seating to provide an additional meeting space between classes.

Multi-Use Classroom Lab

Situated off the main lobby, the new classroom lab is designed for multiple meeting types. A foldable glass wall easily reconfigures the space to flow into the main lobby for large events and seminars. 

Maker Tinker Space

The maker tinker space replaces the existing high school gym, featuring 3D printing technology, metal fabricators, an adjacent wood shop, and small collaborative spaces equipped with wireless connectivity for group study.

Research Laboratories

To assist students and professors in conducting cutting-edge research, a new computational research laboratory will provide high-powered technology for the analysis of large-scale data sources.

Project Scope

With CSArch as a partner, the university is transforming the original Albany High School, built in 1912, into a state-of-the-art College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The century-old 127,000 sf space will receive full programming, design, and construction administration services to strengthen the region's only public research university and align its mission with the immediate community that supports it.

With a $60 million budget, the project will expand the size of UAlbany's downtown campus by about 40 percent, allowing for additional classroom, office and research space. Intended primary uses of the building include teaching laboratories, research laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, public outreach programs, and shared resources.

Location

Albany, NY


Size

127,000 SF


Estimated Completion Date

2022


Program

Academic Classrooms, Research Laboratories, Computer Laboratories, Auditorium Upgrades, Safety and Infrastructure, Faculty and Administrative Offices

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Locations

  • Albany

    40 Beaver Street
    Albany, New York 12207

    ph 518.463.8068

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  • Newburgh

    19 Front Street
    Newburgh, New York 12550

    ph 845.561.3179

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