9.03.2014

3tarchitects open in Troy


A local architecture firm has hopped the river. 

The former Albany-based company 3tarchitects opened its design studio in downtown Troy’s historic Dauchy Building last month, reopening its headquarters at 283 River St.

“We’re proud to be a part of the revitalization here in Troy, and are excited to open our design studio in such a historic building in the heart of Downtown,” founder and principal of 3tarchitects Scott Townsend said in a press release. “This location gives us the opportunity to be a part of the streetscape and an active part of the community. From the city’s rich history to its creative energy and strong sense of community, 3t could not imagine a better place to continue to flourish.”

The 1842 building features street level commercial spaces and apartments on the floors above. The new business tenant will will reside in space on the street level and partially in a level below grade that has access to the park and river. 

3tarchitects has committed to a long term lease in the downtown Troy space. “Since we had to make a decision to move from our prior space in downtown Albany and this opportunity arose, we knew that it was a great fit because who we are and what we do," said Alicia Germano, the firm’s operations and business development director. "We’re very committed to community development, historic preservation and the rejuvenation of these spaces and buildings in general.”       

In realizing Troy’s potential, 3t has already immersed themselves into several downtown projects including the Riverfront Park’s Expansion to the north, the conversions of 621 RiverSt. and 33 Second St. as well as  volunteering with neighbors to make a part of Franklin Street Alley into a pedestrian friendly urban walkway.

Founded in 2006, 3tarchitects provides progressive architecture services and designs for clients in the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley and Central New York.. 

A community celebration and open house is to sch scheduled in October.

-Lauren Halligan


   

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