The new UAlbany School of Business building

new ualbany school of business

The design, by big-name firm Perkins + Will, is intended to be a "modern interpretation" of the Edward Durell Stone design of the rest of the campus.

UAlbany revealed the design for its new $64 million School of Business building. Of course, this being 2010, it's not just a building -- it's "a hub of learning and innovation in commercialization and entrepreneurship for business students and professionals throughout the Capital Region and New York State."

The building will sit along the main campus entry and the design, according to a release, "preserves the modernist formality of the campus's orthogonal aesthetics in a more modern interpretation." It also will apparently incorporate eco-friendly elements.

Construction is slated to start this summer; the target date for completion is 2013.

Earlier on AOA:
+ UAlbany's walk-through fountain
+ A photo tour of EMPAC
+ A modern building hidden in plain sight
+ A tour of the Massry Center for the Arts

image: Perkins + Will


I could have sworn I heard that it was going to be LEED silver.

Who's footing the bill for this one? It's very hard to listen to SUNY cry poverty amidst the backdrop of all those fancy new buildings on campus.

Heaven forbid they spend that money on students. How many students from poor backgrounds could get a college education for the cost of this builiding....

By my calculations, about 1000.

1000 kids will languish in rural NY towns and inner cities for lack of money to pay for school.

But that sure is shiny!

Unfortunately, the Edward Durell Stone design of the rest of the campus is a dated, unfriendly trainwreck.

It's not quite as hideous as the empire state plaza, but man is it close

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

The state is looking for someone to design murals for the ESP food court

The state Office of General Services is looking for a New York State artist to paint murals on four walls of the recently renovated food... (more)

Morning Blend

Race for governor + The Cuomo campaign's response to Cynthia Nixon entering the race for the Democratic nomination: "Governor Cuomo has delivered more real progressive... (more)

Who owns this street, grinder pumps, just-arrived email, a school expansion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Cynthia Nixon is running for governor

It's official: Cynthia Nixon is running for governor. She's lining up a challenge to Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary. That's her announcement video embedded... (more)

Miranda Sings at The Egg

The comedy act Miranda Sings will be at The Egg July 13. Tickets are on sale now -- they're $39.50 and up. The title for... (more)

Recent Comments

Washington Avenue definitely needs more than one lane in each direction, but that doesn't mean it can't be redesigned. They can reduce the size of the lanes, add a median, and add a protected bike lane where the shoulder of the road now lies. I agree, however, that the entire Harriman loop would have to be redesigned and that includes those over-passes, so this would be an extremely expensive undertaking if they want to do it right. But there could be significant development on the land that is now wasted by asphalt that could offset that cost and bulk up the tax base for the city.

Cynthia Nixon is running for governor

...has 3 comments, most recently from Danielle Sanzone

Who owns this street, grinder pumps, just-arrived email, a school expansion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

...has 3 comments, most recently from Mike

787 is sticking around for a long time, but if you want to change it the time to start is now

...has 4 comments, most recently from Anonymous

Studying the future direction of Washington Ave

...has 14 comments, most recently from Mk

A good home inspector?

...has 17 comments, most recently from Sally