The New York State Office of General Services


Albany, NY


Corporate & Industrial: Headquarters


Design: Architecture, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Structural Engineering, Plumbing, Piping, Fire Protection

Renovation of Building #4 at Harriman State Office Campus

When renovating Building #4, a three-floor building constructed in 1960, STV’s design team decided to replace the entire façade with a new high-performance curtainwall system that presents a taut and timeless envelope. Previously, the exterior walls utilized single-pane opaque and vision glass with brick infill between panels. Now, after the renovation, the crisp, transparent, luminous glass box offers interior spaces suffused with natural daylight.

In addition to architectural services, STV provided structural, mechanical, and plumbing engineering services for the 157,000-square-foot building. The interior was completely removed. STV’s design team worked to improve circulation, workspace environments, and flexibility; enhanced daylight; and facilitated inter-departmental interaction for the new, single tenant. A free form roof screen surmounts the building, hiding the mechanical equipment from view.