Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Troy North Waterfront Extension

Dutton Brickyard

Kaal Rock Point Park Suspended Walkway

Union College – Science and Engineering Complex

Poughkeepsie Transit Oriented Development Plan

Walkway Over the Hudson

Dutchess Community College – Conklin Hall

Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Johnstown, NY

Chazen prepared a design for the recently-constructed Perrella Sculpture Garden and World Trade Center Memorial at Fulton Montgomery College. The new sculpture garden weaves campus visitors in and out of intimate seating plazas through an array of local sculptural elements and a custom fountain with views out towards the scenic countryside. The visitor’s eye is ultimately guided up to a reclaimed sculptural mass of antennae from the North World Trade Tower sitting atop a memorial plinth on the North end of the garden. The memorial is designed in such a fashion so that the point of the antennae’s shadow annually falls directly upon two stone obelisks set in the landscape at precisely the times the towers fell on September 11th.

Troy North Waterfront Extension

Troy, NY

Chazen is currently working with the redevelopment of the City’s waterfront promenade between the Hedley Building and Riverfront Park. The primary goal of the project is to strengthen the pedestrian linkage between the downtown business areas along ‘restaurant row’ and the redeveloped public park area to the south, and to enhance the pedestrian interaction with Troy’s underutilized waterfront. The initial concept planning has been completed with design development documents currently being advanced in concert with current City marina pre-construction plans.

Dutton Brickyard

Poughkeepsie, NY

Chazen assisted the City of Poughkeepsie in the review of the Dutton Brickyard project, a 400-unit apartment project on the Hudson River waterfront which included preparation of the scoping document, completeness and technical review of the DEIS and drafting the findings statement. Chazen drafted separate findings statements for the Planning Board and Town Board who had differing jurisdictions and conclusions concerning the project. A portion of the project site is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie so the SEQRA process also had to account for the Town’s concerns, which differed in some respects from those of the City. The property is located in a floodplain requiring a design that does not affect adjoining properties during flood events. The City desired public access to the waterfront and a green approach to shoreline stabilization. Chazen worked with the City and the applicant to achieve a design that accomplishes these objectives. The site has relatively limited access mainly through residential streets. Chazen helped define and review an extensive traffic study that resulted in upgrades to several approach points. Visual impact was a major concern of Scenic Hudson’s. Chazen worked closely with the City and applicant to address their concerns.  Other issues included impacts to community services, especially schools, and the daylighting of a stream that crosses the property.

Kaal Rock Point Park Suspended Walkway

Poughkeepsie, NY

Chazen recently developed a conceptual design for a multi-use trail for a key segment of the Hudson River project which included a summary report of the regulatory and permitting analysis and an opinion of probable cost for a proposed suspended walkway and associated park improvements in the City of Poughkeepsie just north of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. The suspended walkway would be located over the Hudson River on the west side of Kaal Rock Point Park and connect back to the north into Waryas Park, and south into Kaal Rock Park. Chazen has designed the project to be consistent with the City’s local waterfront revitalization plan.

2017 Diamond Award Winner in Engineering Excellence by ACEC NY ! 

Union College – Science and Engineering Complex

Schenectady, NY

Union College renovated and expanded their existing Science and Engineering Complex, comprised of five wings, to provide state-of-the-art facilities that foster departmental identity and engender interdisciplinary collaboration of its faculty and students. Chazen was responsible for surveying, civil engineering, landscape architecture, SEQRA/municipal permitting and construction administration. This project required significant coordination as the renovation and expansion took place while all services remained open. The addition required relocation of critical campus-wide infrastructure including: fiber optic, gas, electric, steam, chilled water, storm and sanitary mains.

Poughkeepsie Transit Oriented Development Plan

Poughkeepsie, NY

Chazen worked as a part of a project team to prepare a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Master Plan for the Poughkeepsie MTA/Metro North Train Station. The MTA desired to fully utilize its land holdings and maximize their development potential through development of a TOD Plan. Chazen was engaged to assist with preparing and evaluating a variety of infill/redevelopment concepts around the busy commuter line. Concepts under consideration included development of a 150-room hotel, 165-dwelling units and 82,000 square feet of retail space. Chazen provided inventory and analysis mapping, transportation and utility evaluations, parking plan concepts and construction estimates.

Walkway Over the Hudson

Hyde Park, NY

Chazen developed a concept plan to revitalize the eastern entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson as part of the Washington Street Gateway Improvement Project. Working with the Walkway Over the Hudson non-profit organization, and with numerous project stakeholders through a public workshop process, Chazen’s designers were tasked with providing a vision for the new entrance and improving an unattractive, inaccessible pedestrian access point to the world’s tallest pedestrian bridge with 750,000 annual visitors. Key design elements for this project included seating walls, a decorative sidewalk, educational signage, planter boxes, improved lighting and congregating space for group visitors.

Dutchess Community College – Conklin Hall

Hyde Park, NY

Following completion of the NY SEQRA review of the Environmental Impact Statement and Master Plan, Chazen was contracted by Dutchess Community College Association for the regulatory permitting and construction of a 465-bed student dormitory on the site of the existing campus soccer field and track. Chazen’s services included survey, civil and geotechnical engineering and landscape architecture from pre-design through construction.