Sage Honored with Prestigious Preservation Award

Exemplary maintenance and rehabilitation of Russell Sage’s historic Victorian brownstones and the Bush Memorial, a home-ownership assistance program dedicated to bringing more owner-occupants to the neighborhood surrounding Russell Sage, and renovations to the Albany Campus, earned The Sage Colleges a 2005 Excellence in Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York.

This statewide awards program recognizes individuals and organizations for demonstrating outstanding commitment to the preservation of New York’s irreplaceable architectural heritage.


“The Sage Colleges are truly a part of the urban fabric of Troy and Albany,” said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League. “Their responsible stewardship of the campus’ built environment, thoughtful renovation of its historic treasures, and successful neighborhood revitalization initiatives have proven to be a winning combination. We are delighted to give The Sage Colleges’ preservation and community-building efforts the statewide recognition they deserve.”


Sage President Jeanne H. Neff accepted the award at the Preservation League’s annual meeting and awards ceremony in New York City in May. “This recognition is a wonderful honor for all those at Sage who share the commitment to historic preservation - a project thatis never done,” said President Neff.


Architect Vincent Lepera of Architecture Plus in Troy and architect and campus planner Thomas Celli of Pittsburgh, Pa., contributed to the success of the project.