Rock & Snow New Paltz, NY
1996 American Institute of Architects Award for Architectural Design
This rock climbing supply store continues the traditional building techniques of a historic district while providing a dramatic retail space. Built of split-face concrete masonry with accents of glazed and sanded brick, the building uses its structural walls as decorative elements. Structural bluestone was used for the lintels, reintroducing an historic local material that had fallen out of use 50 years ago.
The building is heated and cooled with geothermal heat pumps and was one of the first such systems used in an urban historic district.
Square Feet: 2,200
Year Phase I Completed: 1993
Year Phase II (not shown) completed 1997