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.
State University Construction Fund
Perkins + Will