SUNY - Albany Business School

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Project Overview

Location: Albany, NY
General Contractor: Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management
Architect: Perkins+Will


Our SHOE™ Structural Glass Railing System is an aluminum glass railing system with a patented compression set aluminum base shoe system. SHOE™ Glass Railing is perfect for commercial interior or exterior, balcony railing or stair railing applications. In addition, this architectural railing solution provides a fall protection system without the use of an unsightly barrier. SHOE™ Aluminum Glass Railing can be either top or fascia mounted. It is available with a glass bracket mounted handrail, round top cap or a U-channel top cap. Base shoe is available in stainless steel or an anodized aluminum cladding.

VIVA’s tempered glass infills provide optimal line of sight as well as an understated elegance. Our glass infills range from a minimum of 3/8″ PVB or SGP laminated glass. Colored, patterned and frosted glass are additional options based on design intent and need.


SUNY or the State University of New York provides over 7,000 degrees from Education to Forensics and over 90% of the residents of New York live within 15 miles of the main campus. The nation’s largest public university educated over 400,000 students annually and has a total of 64 schools around the U.S. Kirchoff-Consigli and Perkins+Will chose VIVA railings and the SHOE system to upgrade the building.


Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management prides itself on creating long-term relationships with a whatever it takes attitude. With this goal in mind, since the opening in 1905 over 80% of its projects are from previous clients. The family is an important component with this company and continues to this day with Anthony and Matthew Consigli currently running the company.

Perkins+Will is one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in architecture. Perkins+Wil innovates the architecture world with unique tools, research, and over 1,800 design professionals. With hundreds of awards annually, Perkins+Will believes design has the power to transform lives and enhance the world around us.