Help bring the Schuyler Building back to life

We are making a major investment in our students and our city. Will you help us?

A rendering of the proposed new ADA-compliant entry plaza outside the Schuyler Building on the Downtown Campus. The University at Albany’s $60 million renovation of the Schuyler Building into the new home of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is a transformative project for the University, our students and the city.

The adaptive reuse of this century-old midtown Albany landmark into a state-of-the-art hub for teaching, research and public engagement aligns powerfully with UAlbany's strategic priorities and remains the University's top-priority capital project. As of fall 2018, the University has committed more than $13 million of its own money to the Schuyler Building renovation, including most recently the installation of stunning new, architecturally appropriate windows that have infused new life into the building's facade while making it more energy efficient.       

An info graphic showing 12 percent growth in computer science enrollment and 25 percent growth in undergraduate engineering enrollment at UAlbany.

Despite this important progress, we need your help to make sure the message about the powerful impact of this project reaches those who need to hear it. With enrollment in our new engineering programs surging, the need for these new labs and classrooms has never been greater, and we are seeking state support to get them in the building as soon as possible.  

It is critical that the UAlbany community shows state leaders that it is united in its belief that this project will be a powerful economic driver for our city, the Capital Region and all of New York by connecting students with high-paying STEM jobs at the value only SUNY can provide.

To learn more about our plan to transform the Schuyler Building into an urban gateway to an affordable, world-class engineering education for all New Yorkers, click here.

Here is how you can help spread the word: 

Contact your representative in the state Senate or Assembly. Write a letter to the editor of the Times Union, The Daily Gazette or The Record.

Tell them that you believe in UAlbany’s mission to provide a high-quality, affordable engineering education in the heart of Albany and that you support the University’s capital request to make that happen.

For more information, contact the Office of Government & Community Relations at (518) 956-8163 or [email protected].