CSR Massry Center for the Arts
The new $14 million, 46,000 square foot Massry Center for the Arts is located on the College of Saint Rose campus adjacent to the Administration Center. It houses a recital hall, a two-story art gallery, 21 individual rehearsal rooms, 3 teaching studios, 2 percussion studios, 2 piano labs and six classrooms and give the musical and visual art students a place to showcase their work. The 5,000 sf, 400 seat recital hall is the primary venue for concerts at the College while the gallery, with its open design and vaulted ceiling, enables the College to host additional exhibitions and lectures by renowned artists. A new pedestrian plaza and sculpture garden was built at the entrance to the Center.
Completed in August 2008, it ranks among the Capital Region’s most energy-efficient buildings. The project received a LEED Gold rating (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Many energy-saving features were incorporated throughout making the Massry Center 32% more energy efficient than the average building of its size.