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Opalka Gallery Receives Prestigious Architectural Honor Award
   January 29, 2004

January 29, 2004

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Sage Colleges' Opalka Gallery received a prestigious Honor Award from the Eastern New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) 2003 Design Award program.

The voting jury referred to the structure as "elegant in its simplicity and lightness," and noted that the Gallery's "thoughtful detailing and careful integration of building systems are consistent throughout."

"I am pleased that the American Institute of Architects has recognized the exceptional design of the Opalka," said Jim Richard Wilson, director of the Opalka Gallery. "Following positive note from the New York Times and recognition by local newspapers, this further confirms my belief that this is an extraordinary facility. We are fortunate for the generosity of the Opalka family and the vision of The Sage Colleges' President Jeanne Neff for making this showcase building a reality."

About the Opalka Gallery

The architecture firm Einhorn Yaffee Prescott designed the gallery and submitted the Opalka Gallery project to the AIA last year. The 7,400-square-foot facility was constructed in 2002 and includes a vaulted gallery plus a 75-seat lecture/presentation hall. The Opalka Gallery is the site of public exhibitions and exciting, dynamic learning experiences for Sage art students. For more information, call the Opalka Gallery at (518) 292-1778.


The Sage Colleges was founded in 1916 and comprises Russell Sage College for women in Troy, N.Y., and the coeducational Sage Graduate School and Sage College of Albany. The Sage Colleges is a member of the Associated New American Colleges, a group of small- to medium-sized comprehensive private colleges and universities dedicated to integrating liberal and professional studies.


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