468 Broadway | Saratoga Springs | New York 12866 | 518.580.8818

 
92 East Avenue
 
 

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92 East Avenue

Saratoga Springs, NY
2008 Citation Award from AIA New York State
2007 Honor Award from AIA Eastern New York
2007 Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Award for
Contextually Appropriate New Design

Commercial and professional office spaces flank a two-story glass atrium in this new 16,000 square foot building. A central lobby was detailed as a delicate, light-filled insertion between the two main structures. Addressing both mass and scale, this atrium signifies entry and vertical circulation while serving as a quiet backdrop for the adjacent volumes. Gabled roofs act as the common thread, tying all three volumes together. Working with the existing topography on this one acre site, the building’s first floor was tucked into the hillside, with a second level tenant entrance and parking lot to the rear of the building. Stone cisterns were integrated at the interior corners of the buildings exterior to collect roof storm water as an alternate to maintaining gutters and leaders.

The building sits atop a ledgestone base, tying the structure to its site and commanding a busy city intersection. Custom Douglas fir exterior light brackets decorate the façade, complimented by the soffit brackets above; together contributing a welcomed sense of human scale and detail. Used as a means to signify the entry points which surround the building, exposed rafts of structural steel shapes with Douglas fir decking balance on columns and stone bases. In a city with a strong architectural identity, the building respects the history and resonates with its surroundings in its scale, textures and details.