University of Albany – Center for Environmental Sciences and Technology (CESTM)
Albany, New York
Client: University of Albany
Size: 75,000 gsf
Services: Architecture, Interiors
Photographer: Jeff Goldberg – Esto
Project Team: Michael Winstanley – Design Architect, Cannon Design – Architect of Record
First Prize, Invited Competition, University of Albany
First Award for Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects – Western New York Chapter
100 Best Buildings in the State of New York in the Last 100 Years – AIA, New York State Chapter
First Prize, Metal Architecture Design Awards
Integrator Award, Construction Specifier
The State of New York created Center for Environmental Sciences and Technology (“CESTM”) as a technology transfer facility. The CESTM facility houses laboratories, administrative offices, a business incubator, and the National Weather Service. Most of the research programs in the facility are dedicated to the investigations of the environment, including the nationally renowned Atmospheric Science Research Center.
Designed with an approach to environmentally sensitive architecture, the building incorporates one of the largest photovoltaic energy systems in the United States.
It has been featured in World Architecture magazine and has won a design award from the American Institute for Architects. Most recently, CESTM was awarded one of three national design awards from
Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine for its innovation in architecture and engineering integration.
Michael Winstanley AIA AICP was the Design Principal for this project while he was a Vice President and Design Leader at Cannon Design.