School of Business

State University of New York | University at Albany  

LERA was the structural engineer for the new 96,000-sf (8,920-sm) School of Business building at SUNY Albany, a modern hub of innovative learning in commerce and entrepreneurship. Flanking the newly renovated campus entry plaza, the complex features a first-level “interior street” that connects to the campus through a network of walkways and pedestrian tunnels. Sustainability was at the heart of the design: the LEED Gold-rated facility incorporates maximum natural light (with a responsive lighting control system and clerestory skylights), specially designed precast panels, triple-glazed insulated glass and low-velocity ventilation.


Framed in steel, the School offers classrooms, conference space, faculty and support offices, multiple atriums and a sunken garden.

Location

Albany, NY

 

Client  

State University Construction Fund

 

Architect

Perkins + Will