Stewardship of our built environment
Building Science
A significant part of our practice since its founding is the restoration, renovation, and on-going stewardship of some of the region’s most significant buildings.
 
Design and construction interplay
We are known for our extensive experience in building science and are keenly aware of the interplay between a building’s design and the construction systems and details that protect and extend its serviceable life. architecture+ has developed this knowledge over several decades, not only in working as designers, but also through working effectively and collaboratively with construction professionals in the field.
 
Building system replacement
We excel in projects involving the replacement of building systems for energy conservation, sustainability goals, building code updates, and current industry standards. We have extensive experience in all types of roofing systems, building envelope systems, rain screen systems, masonry restoration, windows, curtainwall, and various energy upgrades and retrofits.
"Following a two-year transformation, Fitzelle has emerged as the centerpiece of the campus, our largest, most technologically advanced, and greenest academic building."
Dr. Nancy Kleniewski, President (ret.), SUNY Oneonta
Building Science
Rehabilitate Grand Staircase
This complex preservation project corrected failing structural systems, improved public safety, and restored the aesthetics at this historic landmark staircase.
2016 Year
Building Science
D&H Building Window Replacement, State University Construction Fund
Custom designed windows preserve historic proportion and aesthetics while improving energy and acoustic performance.
Various Year
Building Science
Mohawk Tower Renovations, University at Albany
Upgrades to this iconic 24-story residential tower created an energy efficient, historically sensitive building envelope.
2014 Year
Building Science
RPI Low Center for Industrial Innovation Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Extensive field explorations and materials research lead to a creative rainscreen solution for a spalling brick veneer facade.
Ongoing Year