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Administration Building Recognized for Design Excellence

April 17, 2015

The Administration Building at Hudson Valley Community College, designed by architecture+, is being honored with an Excelsior Award for Public Architecture by the American Institute of Architects New York State in collaboration with the New York State contracting agencies (State University Construction Fund, Dormitory Authority State of New York, Office of General Services, and State Education Department). The awards honor New York State funded public buildings with the goal of providing a model of excellence for future state-funded building design. The award ceremony is scheduled for April 27th at Sixty State Place in Albany, New York.

The three-story, 43,000 square foot, Administration Building, is located at the core of the Hudson Valley Community College Campus. It was sited to create a pedestrian gateway and campus quadrangles. It houses many of the administrative offices, as well as seven classrooms and the Teaching Gallery. This two-story, 2000-square-foot space presents work in all media by professional artists from the Campus and the regional community. Circulation through the building is arranged to introduce natural light in all spaces. All finishes and furniture were selected by architecture+ to compliment the architectural elements of the building.

According to Michael Bergen, Principal of architecture+, “This project was the culmination of twenty years of work on the Campus. Having completed numerous projects on nearly every campus building, the architecture+ team had developed a great deal of respect for and understanding of the needs of the students, faculty, and staff. The success of The Administration Building is the result of this experience coupled with the committed and knowledgeable team of campus representatives that collaborated with us during the development of the project.”

Dr. Andrew J. Matonak, President of the College, shares that “The Administration Building is a major accomplishment of Hudson Valley’s Facilities Master Plan. It brings students, faculty, staff, and visitors together in a uniquely designed, multipurpose environment right at the heart of campus. In addition to new academic and professional spaces, the building’s Teaching Gallery, study lounges, and exterior quad provide outstanding venues for collaboration and socialization enjoyed by our community.”

The project team also included Phillips Associates, Excel Engineering, P.C., and Zaremba-Sopko Associates, PLLC.

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