Perkins and Will Unveil Designs for US University Building

12 May 2010 (Last Updated May 12th, 2010 18:30)

New York-based Perkins and Will has unveiled the designs for the new school of business at the University at Albany in the US. The $64m business school building will rise 50ft north of the academic podium complex of buildings. The intricate podium features vertical columns a

New York-based Perkins and Will has unveiled the designs for the new school of business at the University at Albany in the US.

The $64m business school building will rise 50ft north of the academic podium complex of buildings.

The intricate podium features vertical columns and is equipped with a pool with fountains and a 250ft carillon tower.

Clad in glass and white concrete, the building over-looks a sunken garden and includes a large hall on the second level, which is equipped with skylights.

The university building will be constructed on a surface-level parking lot and is expected to open in 2013, according to timesunion.com.

The university master plan was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone.