October 12, 2011
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West Nyack NY -
A ribbon cutting took place today on the first new
classrooms in decades built at Rockland BOCES.
These light filled spaces are already making
an impact on the students and teachers at this
school for children with special needs.
Architects (MSA), an expert in educational spaces and
environments for individuals with special needs, was
a perfect match for this project. Utilizing
strategies to create better early childhood
classrooms, such as direct connections to the
exterior, increased daylight and views, and improved
ventilation and controls - these spaces are the envy
of every teacher.
'floorless' modular technique was utilized offering
many advantages. It allowed a connection to
the existing building and the exterior without
stairs and ramps. It also minimized the
construction time on site, reducing the impact to
the existing program. To watch a cool time
lapse video of the construction -
Building geometry, overhangs, minimizing east and
west glazing, as well as individuals controls and
zoning will improve indoor comfort and save energy.
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