• Low Rise Dormitories, Podium Buildings, and Physical Education Building: Exterior Concrete Assessment (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., 2017)

    This Exterior Concrete Assessment project evaluates the exterior concrete elements of the original UAlbany Uptown Campus. Besides windows, exposed concrete is the most prominent architectural feature of the original campus building and grounds. There are more than 3,000,000 square feet (SF) of exposed concrete surfaces throughout the campus, ranging from 44 to 52 years old. Significant portions of the original concrete have deteriorated, with conditions ranging from minor surface weathering to large concrete spalls. A comprehensive study of this historically significant campus was performed to understand the current condition of its exterior concrete elements and to develop methodologies for extending the life and appearance of these elements in a historically sensitive manner.

    Exterior Concrete Assessment

  • Preservation Standards & Guidelines: For the Uptown Campus (UAlbany, 2013)

    The Preservation Standards & Guidelines is meant as a supplement to the Campus Heritage Preservation Plan, the University at Albany’s Memorandum of Agreement with SHPO, as well as other various reports and master plans. It is meant to provide a basic overview for decision making involving physical change to the buildings and grounds of the historic Uptown Campus.

    Preservation Standards Guidelines

  • University at Albany Facilities Master Plan (Perkins + Will, 2012)

    The UA Facilities Master Plan Consolidated Report presents the renewal plan for the non-residential facilities and site infrastructure across UAlbany’s main state-owned locations on the Uptown, Downtown, and East Campuses. This condensed report is intended to guide future development and renewal of the University’s physical environment.

    Facilities Master Plan

  • Campus Heritage Preservation Plan (Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects LLP, April 2009)

    The 2009 Campus Heritage Preservation Plan for the Uptown Campus was prepared to assist the University to identify, survey, assess, analyze, and plan for the future of its historic resources. With the Uptown Campus eligible for Listing on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, this report is a valuable tool in guiding the preservation and future development of the campus, as designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone. In the 50 years since construction completion of the campus, heavy use and expanded enrollment have had a significant impact on the buildings and grounds. This report examines these and other issues and then superimposes a framework of preservation guidelines that help direct and inform the decision-making process in both planning and design.

    Campus Heritage Preservation Plan

  • University at Albany Master Plan Report (Hillier, March 1998)

    As one of the four Research University Centers in the State University of New York system and with the rapidly developing research and technological needs of the last decade or so, severe demands have been put upon the UAlbany’s facilities, many of which were designed for the needs of the early and mid-twentieth century. This Master Plan assists the University in determining the type and quantity of facilities required to meet its mission over the next 10 years and beyond.

    University Master Plan

  • 1974 Comprehensive Site Plan (Edward Durell Stone, 1968)

    This report is an updated version of the 1963 Comprehensive Campus Plan.

    Comprehensive Site Plan 1974

  • Comprehensive Campus Plan (Edward Durell Stone, June 1963)

    Edward Durell Stone’s 1963 Campus Plan laid the groundwork for the subsequent design and construction of the University’s Uptown Campus. It provides general guidelines for the programmatic aspects of long-range planning relative to general academic curriculum development, enrollment projections, and current (for that time) planning elsewhere.

    Comprehensive Campus Plan 1963


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