Colonie Center Building Expansion & Redevelopment

Colonie Center Mall Expansion and Renovation
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide structural design services for the expansion and redevelopment of the Colonie Center Mall in Albany, New York. Established in 1966, the 1.2 million square foot Mall underwent a $10 million renovation that adds a Cheesecake Factory restaurant, a Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and L.L. Bean store, and a Regal Cinema multiplex theater – additions aimed at increasing the Mall’s appeal in the region.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren’s most significant contribution to this large-scale effort was the design of a 74,000 square foot structure to house the Regal Cinema multiplex. The theater is a third-floor building constructed above the Mall’s roof, linked into but not reliant upon the existing structure. It is essentially a building on top of a building, made to appear as an organic part of the Mall. After assessing the original Mall structure, it was determined that constructing the new structure would be most efficient if done so without disturbing the existing portion. The theater, therefore, required its own lateral system and seismic analysis.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Foundation Design
Service: 
Seismic Analysis
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Albany, New York
Client: 
spg3 Architects
Project Type: 
Building Addition/Renovation
Role: 
Sub-consultant
Contract Period: 
2005-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Location
Albany, New York

Client
spg3 Architects

Our Role
Sub-consultant
Project Type
Building Addition/Renovation

Contract Period
2005-2008

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Structural Engineering
Foundation Design
Seismic Analysis
Construction Administration