Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

CSArch Receives Award for Design of Coxsackie-Athens High School Library



At the American Institute of Architects Eastern NY awards ceremony, CSArch proudly accepted a Merit Award for our design of the new library/media center at Coxsackie-Athens High School. Project team members in attendance included Thomas Kenney, RA, Melissa Renkawitz, and Ashley Sheehan, joined by Superintendent Randy Squier and the firm’s Director of Marketing, Phillip Quindara.

According to the jury:
“The exterior façade of the media center projects a strong and compelling sense of monumentality, reminiscent of Italian rationalist projects from the past. The building’s elegant beauty, broad transparency, and heroic structure offer a welcoming and timeless face for the public domain.
The interior spaces are also very well-conceived in their keen ability to offer an exciting range of experiential spaces that accommodate varying scales of occupation and program. Although deceptively simple, the building is really quite rich and sophisticated in accomplishing its larger design objectives.”

CSArch’s approach to designing the library addition and renovation project was driven by the goal to more closely match the school district’s STEAM instructional programming by addressing new student needs, catering to various learning styles, and combining social and educational experiences.

“[The library] truly is the learning and social hub of our school,” said Squier in a tweet about the award.

The AIA Eastern NY Design Awards is a local architecture awards program that highlights the excellence of its members’ creations, bestowing on them the much-deserved recognition for their remarkable contributions to the built environment. The event took place at the Opalka Gallery at the Sage Colleges in Albany, New York.

Design Team Credits:
Submitting Member Architect: Daniel Woodside, AIA, LEED AP
CSArch Design Team: Thomas Kenney, RA; Melissa Renkawitz; Joseph Metzger; Caitlin Daly, AIA; Ashley Sheehan, NCIDQ, IIDA; Jane Pao
CSArch Construction Management Team: Scott Wolfe, Jim Willis, Taylor Paine
Consultants: Engineered Solutions: MEP Engineering and Technology; The LA Group: Site/Civil Engineering; Heflin Associates: Structural Engineering; and Ambient Environmental: Hazardous Materials

Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City of Troy is moving forward with the demolition of the former Leonard Hospital building in north Troy. The city is seeking qualified contractors to remove the abandoned medical facility – located at 74 New Turnpike Road in the Collar City’s historic Lansingburgh neighborhood – by October 1, 2019.   Mayor…
Hudson Valley Community College and the Capital Region Workforce Development Board have teamed up with social services organization Northern Rivers Family of Services to offer a new “Learn Where You Earn” program to give employees a chance to further their education right where they work. Starting this summer, Hudson Valley will begin offering…
PLANADVISER has named HANYS Benefit Services as one of its 2019 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers. PLANADVISER’s Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers is an annual list of the retirement plan advisers and adviser teams at the top of their respective peer groups in terms of assets under advisement or number of retirement plan clients—including sponsors…
Apr
18
Attend this dynamic discussion and Q&A session with the presidents of area colleges and universities at the popular College Presidents Panel…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
May
09
Market, develop & connect at our must-attend event of the year! The Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier event of…
5:30 p.m. Networking & Expo Booths
May
22
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These luncheons are a purposeful and effective way…
11:30 a.m. Check-In & Lunch; 12-1:15 p.m. Networking