MSA to deliver program on

Creative Funding for Capital Projects


Annual NYSSBA Convention and Education Expo




 Program number 2075 in room 104

on Saturday, October 29 at 2:45 pm


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October 10, 2011

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Buffalo,  NY -  Next week, Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) and the North Rockland Central School District (NRCSD) will present their strategies for implementing over 10 million dollars of capital projects at no cost to their taxpayers.  In these dire economic times, it became clear that a rethinking of capital funding was required to maintain a high quality learning environment for the over 8,000 students in the district.  MSA is proud this program has been accepted by NYSSBA and encourages all conference attendees to come and learn from their peers how to bring these strategies to their own districts.


Superintendent of Schools, Ileana Eckert states, "It is important to have a District Architect that understands the financial challenges now facing schools. Over the last decade MSA has proven to be excellent at both Design and finding creative financing and cost saving alternatives for our district.”


Strategies such as Energy Saving Performance Contracts, utilizing FEMA dollars, Grant possibilities, Leasing and a Electrical Service Upgrade are explored.  Five different strategies will be presented that helped the North Rockland Central School District fund over 10 million dollars of capital improvements.  After an overview of the challenges the District has confronted, the session will present each strategy with associated benefits and cautions. Detailed information will be provided to communicate the process along with sample calculations to communicate how the strategy pays for itself.

For twenty years, clients have entrusted Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) to solve their building problems, protect their assets and investments, build under budget and realize their vision. Providing integrated solutions for new construction, renovation, and energy savings, since 1991 MSA has completed over 2,000 projects, each personally managed by principals Michael Shilale AIA, LEED or John Cirilli AIA, LEED.

MSA, an eight person architectural engineering firm is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through their design work.

MSA serves an educational, commercial, institutional, municipal and residential client base, throughout New York and New Jersey. For more information, please call 845-708-9200, or visit their website at