LaSalle School for Boys

Albany, New York

LaSalle School for Boys houses a residential and day-services program serving approximately 150 boys aged 12 to 17 who are placed in the school for extreme, acting-out behaviors.

The improvements eliminated an undersized and unsafe instructional space on the 150-year-old campus. The project provided for upgraded and new wired classrooms for science, math and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$105.72FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio humanities, art, music, physical education, home economics and technology. A new gymnasium was designed for class use and after-hours recreational use. Spaces were designed to maximize visual supervision.

The two-story academic center ties together two existing buildings and serves as the main campus entrance. It includes a reception area, administrative and faculty offices, nine new classrooms, 12 renovated classrooms, and private conference spaces for intake interviews and family visits. A new elevator provides accessibility to three of the school’s existing buildings. In addition to the gym, the new arts/technology/physical education center houses five new and six renovated classrooms, and is designed to permit zoned operation.

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