The “View” Architectural and Site Design

The “View” Architectural and Site Design

The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Old Forge, New York

The Arts Center of Old Forge, known as the “View”, provides a unique venue for Adirondack themed art exhibits, performances and workshops.

The project sponsor, the Arts Guild of Old Forge, came to Saratoga Associates to design and construct this exceptional arts and interpretive resource. The 30,000 square foot facility houses an auditorium/black box theatre, art and environmental science galleries, preschool, classrooms, community room, conference space, gift shop, administrative offices, and archival storage. Renovation of an existing building on site provided an arts studio and artists’ apartments.  Site improvements to the 8-acre parcel provided expanded parking, a woodland walkway, and a courtyard integral to the adjacent interior functions.

An important design and construction goal was to achieve the highest practicable level of LEED® rating. Through creative architectural design and use of energy efficient products, the project was awarded a LEED® Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.