Ribbon Cutting for Michael’s House- St. Catherine’s Center for Children, Albany, NY

On June 15, 2021, dignitaries, community and staff joined together to cut the ribbon for the new 20-unit apartment building designed to serve families in-need and young adults transitioning out of foster care in Albany, NY.

Once on board as Construction Manager, the Sano Rubin Construction Services team fully immersed itself into a review of the original project concept to repurpose/renovate a dilapidated, abandoned adult home and former school building. Through collaborative analysis with the team, Sano Rubin pivoted to a new building option.  This gave St. Catherine’s increased flexibility for their program layout, a more energy-efficient building, and minimized maintenance costs. Sano Rubin quickly assisted St. Catherine’s in formulating their funding submission and they successfully obtained funding in the 1st round!

As construction began the Sano Rubin team was challenged with managing several unforeseen conditions such as unsuitable soils, undocumented utilities, failing City storm sewer connection, and the pandemic — causing un-forseen effects on the Albany construction market. Sano Rubin Construction Services strong management structure, proactive approach, and our approach to open communication kept the project on budget and on track, completing it within our contractual schedule.

We are so proud to have helped St. Catherine’s make this transformative project for our community a reality.  This project is truly a Building to Impact Lives.