Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Mosaic Associates Architects Recognized by AIA New York State with Prestigious Excelsior Award



Troy, N.Y. –  Mosaic Associates Architects has been recognized by AIA New York State, an organization of the American Institute of Architects, with a prestigious Excelsior Award for its design of the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills, also known as CAMS, on the Troy campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

          The AIANYS Excelsior Awards program showcases the best in publicly funded buildings, outdoor areas, and public art across New York state and the professionals who support and advocate for them.

CAMS is a one-stop manufacturing technology center that trains students on the latest machine tools, equipment, tooling, and software needed for employment with manufacturers in the Northeast. The building’s design provides corporate partners with access to offices and conference space adjacent to faculty offices, student classrooms, and labs. Facilities are available for corporate demonstration purposes, shared training activities, meetings, and events that connect the college to its workforce partners.

 

          The college engaged Mosaic Associates and Principal John Onderdonk to design a training facility to support greater enrollment in its Advanced Manufacturing Technology program, attract private partnerships, and increase corporate engagement. The college wanted the building to showcase its manufacturing program and the capabilities of its graduates and required that it be flexible and able to adapt to developments in manufacturing industry equipment.

“Our team set out to create one of the leading advanced manufacturing training centers in the U.S. right here in Troy. The visibility of the site, on the southern edge of the campus, acts like a billboard for the program; it’s very visible to the community,” said Onderdonk. “We’re proud to have created a design that elevates the image of manufacturing as a career while following a very sensible budget,” said Onderdonk.     

“CAMS allows our students to learn in a state-of-the-art space and connects them with employers in our local manufacturing industry seeking skilled workers,” said Hudson Valley President Roger Ramsammy. “This is a perfect example of how the college and the community continue to work together to enrich our region’s economy and our future.”

AIANYS President Illya Azaroff, FAIA, said, “The 10 remarkable and diverse publicly funded projects deserve the highest recognition for providing our community with thoughtful, effective and responsible projects. I commend the creative teams behind these impactful works.”

Creating Positive Impact with Employees Giving Back to Local Communities Boston, MA - Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community bank with office locations in New England and New York, will host Xtraordinary Day (X-Day) on Wednesday, June 8. All branches and offices across five states – MA, NY, VT, CT, and RI will close from 12pm -…
Albany, NY- In partnership with Brightside Up, Inc. a Capital Region based child care resource and referral agency (CCR&R); the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is launching an innovative 9-Week Child Care Accelerator Business Course seeking to bridge the gap between families in need and the on-going child care desert in the Capital…
TROY (5/18/2022)—The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce two Calls for Entries, Artificial Eye: The 41st Annual Photo Regional and Capture: A City Wide Photography Exhibition. Call for Entries:  Artificial Eye: 44th Annual Photo Regional. The Arts Center of the Capital Region is inviting photographers to submit work for…
May
26
The Congressional Forum allows members to hear directly from Congressman Paul Tonko. He will discuss matters that impact the region’s economy and…
Lunch and Panel Discussion
Jun
02
The Chamber's partner The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency invites you to a security webinar. The webinar is intended to enhance awareness…
Webinar from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jun
16
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. This popular networking event features a…
Market, Develop, & Connect