March 23, 2011
By: by Michael DeMasi, The Business Review
EYP, the largest architecture and engineering firm in the Albany, New York, area, is getting accustomed to new offices this week.
The firm moved into the state University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, leaving behind its longtime home on Broadway downtown.
The downtown office closed Friday, March 18, was packed up and moved over the weekend, and reopened Monday, March 21, at its new location on the first floor of Nanofab East at 257 Fuller Road.
The move brought the 130 architects, engineers, designers and support staff who had filled the five-story building in downtown Albany together with about 20 employees at EYP Energy who were already at the NanoTech complex.
Besides the new mailing address, EYP has a different phone number, 518-795-3800. Its website and email contacts remain the same.
When it announced the move late last year, EYP President and CEO Tom Birdsey said the change was part of a long-term growth strategy that gives the firm access to resources, companies and technologies not available elsewhere.
EYP had $66.3 million in billings last year.
The move upset Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings. Even though the firm's headquarters remain in the city, its departure from downtown leaves another large building empty.
The property owner, Marc Paquin of Cass Hill Development Cos., said he is not ready to announce any new tenants for the 33,000-square-foot building at 412 Broadway.