Cultural Education Center

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Cultural Education Center
General information
Architectural style Brutalist
Address 310 Madison Avenue
Town or city Albany, New York
Country United States
Coordinates 42°38′54″N 73°45′43″W / 42.648311°N 73.761848°W / 42.648311; -73.761848Coordinates: 42°38′54″N 73°45′43″W / 42.648311°N 73.761848°W / 42.648311; -73.761848
Construction started 1976
Completed 1978
Height 155 ft
Technical details
Floor count 12
Design and construction
Architect Harrison & Abramovitz
Carson, Lundin & Shaw
James, Meadows and Howard

The Cultural Education Center is attached to the south side of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, United States. Located on Madison Avenue, it faces northward towards the New York State Capitol building. Construction of the building, which was designed in the Brutalist style, was completed in 1978.

The eleven story, 1.5 million square foot (135,000 m³) building houses the main offices of the New York State Office of Cultural Education (part of the New York State Education Department), which include the New York State Museum (floors 1-4), the New York State Archives (floor 9), and the New York State Library (floors 5-8 and 11).


  1. ^ "Cultural Education Center". Emporis. Retrieved 10 March 2017.