The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York
As the first academic building constructed specifically for the College, St. Joseph Hall originally housed an auditorium, classrooms, chapel, dormitory, a dining area, and kitchens. To keep pace with changing student expectations and academic program requirements, St. Joseph’s Hall was adapted to provide state-of-the-art educational facilities.
A complex three-phase renovation was developed providing administrative offices, new “smart” classrooms and digital infrastructure. The building renovation incorporates a centrally located student services center, campus network center, programmers’ offices, and information technology hub. Interior and exterior construction was carefully phased to accommodate the day-to-day needs of the College with minimal disruption to classroom and office activities.
The north wing of the building was redesigned, converting a two-story chapel into two floors. The Registrar and Bursar offices were consolidated and a new “Student Solution Center” is centrally located with triage desk where students are directed to the redesigned student service offices. The architectural core of the building is two-story curved atrium with an open staircase and central skylight creating a grand entrance statement.