Campus Architecture

The visual impressions of the University’s several campuses are as rich and diverse as UAlbany’s array of outstanding academic programs and vibrant faculty-student community.

Uptown Campus
Opened in the mid 1960s, the Uptown Campus bears the unique post-modernist architectural design of Edward Durell Stone, replete with curving arches, slender modern columns, open spaces and fountains. The NanoTech Complex, added in the mid 1990s and expanding yearly, embraces dramatic, ultramodern steel-and-glass construction which mirrors the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s worldwide leadership in advancing and disseminating atomic scale knowledge.

Downtown Campus
Built between 1909 and 1929, the Downtown Campus was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s classic, graceful, Georgian style for the University of Virginia.

East Campus
An airy and spacious sense of limitless exploration is reflected in the  Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, the University’s major research center on its biotechnology-oriented East Campus in East Greenbush.