Albany High School ‘85
As an Albany student, Shawn Hamlin spent plenty of time in district
classrooms, including one that fueled an interest in what later became
his profession – design and architecture.
After graduating, Hamlin returned to Albany public school classrooms,
this time as an architect. He designed the award-winning Philip Schuyler
Achievement Academy. He also played an important role in creating the
plan to rebuild or rehabilitate district elementary and middle schools
in a decade, and served as the district’s senior architect from 2001-05.
Hamlin also was the managing architect for the acclaimed renovation of
William S. Hackett Middle School. During his career he has participated
in planning for the proposed Albany Convention Center, designed
award-winning parking structures for the State University of New York
Administration building and Albany Airport, and led the planning of
Syracuse’s $180 million school-renovation project.
Hamlin now is managing principal of his own firm, Hamlin Design Group.
Based in Albany, the firm has sponsored internships for scores of Albany
High students interested in architecture and design.
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