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Electric City
Mixed-Use Building

Schenectady, NY

C2 provided architectural design services for a three-story, mixed-use building located on State and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady, New York.

Our team provided design and construction drawings for the development of the building, which encompasses 6,800 square feet of ground-level retail space, as well as three upper-level floors for luxury apartments totaling 104 units. Parking was a top priority for the developers. The community offers 117 covered spaces in a private, underground parking garage.

The luxury apartment community features studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with a rooftop common area overlooking the city. Social spaces were an important design consideration for developers looking to offer tenants amenities consistent with a luxury community. The community features an outdoor courtyard with a bocce court, fire pit, and grilling areas. Indoor common spaces include a fitness center, business center, and clubhouse with a community kitchen.

  1. Industry: Housing

  2. Year Completed: 2019

  3. Size: 145,000 SF

  4. Services Provided:
    Architectural Design
    Interior Design
    Construction Administration

We worked with C2, Michael and his team on a fairly complicated project with a unique set of challenges. Michael was always there to help to procure solutions in a cost-effective manner. They delivered the product they promised in a timely manner and at a fair price – thank you Michael and team.

— Dean DeVito, Principal, Prime Companies


Other design considerations included sound mitigation between apartments. The C2 team focused on selecting finish selections that would minimize disruptions between tenants.

Energy-efficient, climate-controlled units were also a design focal point. Each unit has a wall-mounted, ductless heating/cooling unit that can be zoned and timed around occupants’ schedules.

Electric City video courtesy of Prime Companies