Livingston School Apartments

Albany, NY

Livingston School, formerly known as the Philip Livingston Magnet Academy, was constructed during the Depression-era to teach vocational skills to the unemployed and was used as a public school for the Albany community until it became vacant in 2009. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the iconic building has been thoughtfully converted into a 103 unit mixed-income senior living community. Its revitalization created 12 studio apartments, 76 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom apartments, with 11 handicapped-accessible units, and five suited for the hearing or visually impaired. The $20.7 million project consisted of a historically sensitive renovation of the academy, maintaining the historic fabric of the structure – transforming classrooms into apartment homes, and adapting large open areas that once housed the administrative offices, an auditorium and two-story library into amenity spaces for the residents. This active living facility features a spacious lounge with community kitchen and entertainment, Wi-Fi, fitness facilities, a library, media center, wellness center for visiting practitioners, ample seating areas and common laundries. The attentively landscaped gardens, patios and outdoor space abuts an 80-acre urban nature preserve.

  • SERVICE

    Architecture

    Interior Design

  • TYPE

    Historic Preservation | Restoration + Adaptive Reuse

    Senior Living

  • CLIENT
    WinnDevelopment
  • SIZE
    230,000 sf
  • STATUS
    Completed in 2015
  • AWARDS

    J. Timothy Anderson Award Finalist | Most Advanced Financial Structure
    National Housing & Rehabilitation Association