St. Joseph Hall Renovations and Addition

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.