92 East Ave: Setting a Precedent

Custom Office Building Design, Saratoga Springs

Today, 92 East Ave is in a bustling corner of downtown Saratoga Springs. But 10 years ago, all that stood were a few forgotten buildings. In what became a pivotal project for this city corridor, Balzer and Tuck designed a 16,700-square-foot office building that ushered new life into the area and set a precedent for future growth.

Key Challenges and Solutions

  • Positioning the building atop a ledge stone base, 92 East Ave commands the busy city intersection
  • Despite a dramatically inclined lot, on-grade entries were created at both the front and rear of the building
  • A two-story glass atrium ushers in natural light and acts as a wayfinding beacon for visitors
  • Wood, stone, and steel elements balance historic and contemporary design
  • Custom Douglas fir columns and light brackets unite the design with Adirondack influences while the gabled roofs tie it to regional agrarian structures
  • Roof stormwater is abated with a stone cistern system


2008 Citation Award from AIA New York State
2007 Honor Award from AIA Eastern New York
2007 Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Award for Contextually Appropriate New Design

“With a truly creative building design on a difficult site, 92 East is one of the nicest buildings we have ever built. With the help of Balzer and Tuck, this project became a catalyst for a now vibrant corridor of Saratoga Springs.” – Sonny Bonacio, Bonacio Construction

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