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.
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. In recent years, a new Science Library, Life Sciences Research Building, administration building (University Hall), welcoming Grand Entry Plaza with expanded green space and elegant walk-through fountain, and School of Business Building have dramatically adhered to and built upon Stone's vision.
Built between 1909 and 1929, the Downtown Campus was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s classic, graceful, Georgian style for the University of Virginia.
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.