Albany Central Square
Funded by “Albany Tomorrow, a city-county consortium, this multi-tenant privately-developed three-story, 50,000 square foot office building is located on the city square in a very prominent location. Moving the building entry from the corner to the center of the building served to define the public park space in conjunction with two existing civic structures. Sensitive to local architecture and materials, the team performed a visual audit of landmark structures around the city, resulting in the adoption of details to guide the design process. These included window proportions, cornice details, base details, and colors, including brick and stone.
The building creates a Class A office environment that serves multiple agencies and departments from various levels of government housed in Albany. The two-story atrium creates a welcoming environment to do business with the local government. As well, the top floor houses large meeting space for city and county commissioners which overlooks the civic plaza below.