CSArch was founded in 1991 by Randolph Colins (a graduate of Utica College) and Paul Scoville as an educational planning design firm that provides architecture, engineering, interior design and construction management. Today, they represent a diverse range of building types including K-12 Education, Higher Education, Civic + Institutional and Corporate. They have locations in Albany and Newburgh and people are at the heart of everything they do – from the people who inhabit the buildings they design to their own team.
CSArch is on the cutting edge of design for classrooms and learning spaces and are experts in the needs of 21st century education, focusing on how space can impact learning and how individuals collaborate and succeed in their environments.
Their team of nearly 60 has extensive experience creating spaces built with children in mind. Notable projects in our region they have partnered with include the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls, The Wild Center, Herkimer Diamond Mines Village, many community-focused YMCA spaces and a multitude of school projects. They are currently working on a multi-year renovation of the existing high school for the City School District of Albany.
They also have a longtime relationship with Utica College, having completed many new build and renovation projects on campus including the current Gordon Science Center building.
ICAN and the Utica Children’s Museum have been working diligently with CSArch for over two years on the new Family Resource Center and Museum and are looking forward to seeing this first-of-its-kind space come to life.
Our core CSArch team for the Family Resource Center:
Daniel Woodside AIA, LEED AP // Principal-in-Charge
As Executive Principal, Dan brings nearly 30 years of experience in the design and management of education facilities, corporate, and community projects. Recognized for his strong leadership and communication skills, Dan contributes to both project and business excellence with additional responsibilities in business operations, strategic planning, marketing, and human resources. He is the Board Chair of the Capital District YMCA and a member of the Association for Learning Environments Northeastern NY Chapter.
Bill Pennock AIA, LEED AP BD+C // Project Manager
Bill brings more than 20 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of educational facilities. As Project Manager, Bill is responsible for contract management, programming, concept design, design development, construction documents, project coordination, consultant management, bidding, and construction administration. He has been actively involved with ICAN throughout the planning and design process and works on projects with regional clients including Utica College and Herkimer College.
Alexandra Garrity // Building Designer
A versatile building designer with CSArch since 2018, Alex has played a pivotal role in our educational projects, including the firm’s largest project to date. Her responsibilities on the project team include schematic design development, technical drawing, rendering, production of construction documents, and construction administration. She provides support to project managers and project architects to develop designs that exceed client needs.
Ashley Sheehan NCIDQ, IIDA // Interior Designer
An experienced interior designer, Ashley brings a creative yet practical approach to her projects. She is responsible for assisting with the development of design solutions, researching and selecting colors, finishes, and materials, performing site surveys, and maintaining resource materials. Ashley works closely with clients to turn the project vision into practical and visually pleasing spaces that balance beauty with function.