On October 10 Hudson Valley Community College celebrated the official opening of its new Science Center. The new Science Center, supported by Rensselaer County and the State of New York, helps Hudson Valley serve as a bridge between companies seeking skilled employees and those seeking training and employment. Several of the college’s industry partners, including Regeneron, AMRI and Taconic are among the largest manufacturers in the region, and many of those employers continue to expand their workforce thanks, in part, to Hudson Valley.
This undergraduate teaching facility includes classrooms, faculty offices, laboratories for biology with a greenhouse, chemistry, physics/geology and a unique program component called technical services in which chemicals are prepared centrally and distributed to the classrooms by a small staff using a dedicated service corridor.
The form and materials of the building are designed to be sympathetic to the HVCC campus, which includes an intriguing collection of modern buildings connected by a series of lively open green spaces at various elevations.
Following the ceremonial opening, Warren Jagger photographed the building, capturing all the details of the building – big and small. While Warren worked his photography magic, I also took a few photos.
The Science Center is expected to achieve a LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC, marking it sustainable, energy-efficient new construction. Mosaic Associates of East Greenbush collaborated on the building’s design.