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Friday, February 17, 2017
Saint Elizabeth Community is making a difference with a commitment that 'good care' must focus on the whole person, emotional wellness is as important as the physical. Boredom, loneliness and helplessness. These emotions, explained Matthew Trimble, chief operating officer of Warwick-based Saint Elizabeth Community, are often unintentional consequences felt by residents isolated in certain nursing home environments.View Full Story
Monday, February 6, 2017
Work is about to begin on Upper Falls Square, a $50 million affordable housing project at Cleveland Street and Hudson Avenue.  DePaul Community Services and Christa Construction are working together on the project, SWBR is the architect. "This is the biggest project in terms of size and cost DePaul has undertaken," says Mark Fuller, President of DePaul.View Full Story
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
SWBR's Board of Directors has elected Thomas R. Gears, AIA, President of the firm. Tom is a licensed architect, LEED Green Associate, Certified Construction Specifier and has served as a Principal and board member since 1996 and assumes the President and CEO role effective immediately. David Beinetti, AIA, Immediate Past President, will assume the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. The transition in leadership is part of the firm's strategic plan for continued growth and excellence.View Full Story
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
"Our primary focus is workforce development for the intellectually disabled. ...It's transformational for Holy Childhood," said Donna Dedee, Holy Childhood President and CEO, about the success of their Special Touch Bakery. We are proud to be part of the design team for this meaningful project.    View Full Story
Friday, January 6, 2017
"I believe if you want something bad enough, you can absolutely make it happen. You just have to commit to it," says Kristin Schuster, AIA.  She was RBJdaily's first FastStart feature of 2017, congratulations Kristin!   View Full Story
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
"(Millenials) are young, hungry and in demand. ...what I love about them is they are excited to bring new ideas and turn some things on its head and flip things around. ...This is the group that is going to be leading the future and it is going to be exciting" says SWBR President Dave Beinetti, AIA, featured in 55 Plus Magazine. View Full Story
Thursday, December 8, 2016
On October 28 SWBR, along with DiMarco Constructors, broke ground on the new $16 million STEM facility at McQuaid Jesuit High School.  The state-of-the-art science and technology center will feature computer labs, a student life area, campus ministry rooms and comfortable spaces for student collaboration.   The overarching goal of the project is to provide a safe and nurturing physical environment that inspires/motivates the young men of McQuaid to be fully engaged in their lives.View Full Story
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The NAIOP awards celebrate the high-quality and innovative achievements of regional commercial real estate projects from the upstate New York area, covering the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse regions. There are several award categories, and each winning project represents a challenge that was overcome and realized results that were economically, environmentally and/or aesthetically achieved.View Full Story
Friday, December 2, 2016
Congratulations to our Syracuse Office for being recognized by Centerstate CEO as an Economic Champion! This recognition is given to firms who demonstrate contributions to local economic development and job growth. We are having a great year and appreciate the recognition! View Full Story
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo attended the Nov. 17 grand opening of the $24.4 million mixed-use development, which recently LEED for Homes Platinum Certification by the USGBC, the highest rating a project can receive. The three-story, 124,000-square-foot building at 2400 Seneca St. features one- and two-bedroom apartments for income-eligible tenants, including low-income families and people with behavioral health needs.View Full Story
Friday, November 18, 2016
With a touch of virtual reality and a Hollywood-style movie trailer and poster, Rochester Institute of Technology launched the SWBR-designed building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios. The program, a first-of-its-kind effort in higher education, will link RIT's internationally ranked academic programs with high-tech facilities needed to commercialize computer gaming, film and animation, and digital media projects.View Full Story
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Our design team was on hand to celebrate the goundbreaking of Rochester Cornerstone Group's Frances Apartments, a community based housing development for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Plans include the construction of eight buildings, including one stand-alone building.  The plan also calls for seven two-story buildings with eight units each. 14 housing units will be set aside specifically for people with developmental disabilities.  The project is slated for completion in 2017. View Full Story
Monday, November 7, 2016
The Rochester Chamber Top 100, marking its 30th year, is a program of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG. Since 1988, each annual Top 100 has ranked the area’s private companies based on dollar and percentage revenue increases over the past three fiscal years.  The annual celebration was held Thursday, November 3 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.   View Full Story
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Using spaces to enrich people’s lives and support strong communities is the essence of what we do as designers. In the recent issue of the New York State AIA newsletter, Rob Fornataro, AIA and Dan Glading, AIA discuss how we understand the priorities of the residents we design for, and how this knowledge is placed into the larger context of our housing design projects. The full story, featuring DePaul Rochester View and Pathstone Wedgepointe Apartments, begins on page 14.View Full Story
Friday, October 28, 2016
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Rochester honored Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women – The Dismas Center for the Performing Arts with the 2016 BOMA Rochester Recognition Award in the renovation category. The original auditorium was built in 1940 with limited improvements in the last 75 years and is listed on the Town of Brighton Historic Registry. Congratulations to the design team!   View Full Story
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
In addition to being an accomplished designer and multiple award winner, Kristin is committed to community service, including her leadership of two AIA programs - the Boy Scouts Explorer and Girls in Architecture and Engineering. Her passion for “modernization, sustainable design, and innovative thinking” has resulted in successful design and collaborations at Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, and Cornell University. We're proud to have her on the team!     View Full Story
Friday, October 14, 2016
Our design team, including Phil Wise, Project Manager Steve Fernaays, and Ryan Zegarelli, was on hand October 14 to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Center at Alfred State College of Technology's Wellsville campus. Programs offered at the center will help students obtain skills to help them find jobs right out of college. Congrats to the team! View Full Story
Friday, October 7, 2016
Our design team was on hand to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new Memory Care Residences at Creekstone.   Based upon RPH’s great success at Cottage Grove, they, along with SWBR, are excited to add these four new homes, inspired by the philosophy of the Eden Alternative and the Green House® model.  A dramatic departure from the typical model of elder care, each home features private bedrooms with full baths, an open kitchen concept, and a flowing living room and dining area.View Full Story
Monday, October 3, 2016
Candace is responsible for design concepts, presentation boards, monitoring current sustainable products and trends, and space planning for the firm’s key clients. She received her Bachelors of Science in Interior Architecture and Design from Mercyhurst University and resides in Farmington. View Full Story
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
We are thrilled to be collaborating with on this affordable housing development, an extension of our Charlotte Square complex.  This project is part of the City of Rochester's redevelopment of parcels that run along the former Inner Loop highway in Downtown. View Full Story
Friday, September 23, 2016
Welcome Peter Foti as Architectural Designer!  Peter is responsible for assisting the Project Manager in drafting schematic design, construction documents, design development, drafting, client and consulting meeting coordination and building condition surveys.  Peter received a Bachelors of Arts in Financial Economics from the University of Rochester and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Buffalo.  He resides in Fairport, NY. View Full Story
Friday, September 23, 2016
On September 19, Monroe Community College celebrated National Surgical Technologist Week (September 18-24) with trustees from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation, whose recent $1 million gift made the creation of the Wolk Surgical Technology and Nursing Collaborative Learning Laboratory possible. The 1,800 sq. ft.  facility was designed to enhance MCC's surgical technology degree program, which began in the fall of 2015.  It consists of a scrub room, operating rooms, simulation beds, and a collaborative learning center. Congratulations to the MCC team! View Full Story
Friday, September 23, 2016
Congratulations to GEVA Theater on the completion of their seven-year, $11million renovation.  The renovation transformed Geva into a dynamic, world-class cultural asset serving people from all over the country, providing exceptional arts and cultural programs and contributing to the economic vibrancy of the region.  In 2009, Geva was awarded $2 million for capital improvement and restoration on the 1868 building.View Full Story
Thursday, September 15, 2016
SWBR was on hand to celebrate the open house of the DePaul Trolley Station Apartments in Canandaigua! Trolley Station is a 48-unit apartment community featuring one- and two-bedroom apartments for income-eligible tenants, including onsite supported housing case management. The name Trolley Station pays homage to the site's former use as a stop on a trolley line designed to transport employees to a large orphanage built in Canandaigua after the Civil War.       View Full Story
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The City of Lockport Planning Board approved the site for DePaul's new affordable/supporting housing project.  SWBR is partnering with DePaul to design the 21,500-square foot, 60-unit apartment complex, which will be located on Elmwood Avenue at South Street. View Full Story
Friday, September 2, 2016
"The use of technology such as 3-D printing helps our clients to be able to have design expressed in a real way," says Robert Fornataro, AIA. He is featured on pages 16 - 19 of the 9/2/16 RBJ discussing the use of technology advancements in architectural design!  View Full Story
Friday, September 2, 2016
"Trying to balance the opportunity for views and daytime lighting against the potential for heat gain and loss can be very challenging," says Mark Maddalina, AIA. He is featured in an article on page 19 of the 9/2/16 RBJ discussing the use of glass as an architectural element.  View Full Story
Monday, August 29, 2016
We are excited to be part of the Design/Build team designing the new 72,000 square-foot residence hall on U of R's River Campus overlooking the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex. Planned to house 151 first-year students, its design integrates academics, athletics, and student life into the residential experience. Construction has begun and it is schedule to open in fall 2017 as a modern, air conditioned facility.  The project is also targeting LEED designation for sustainable construction, operations and landscaping.View Full Story
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ebenezer Square Apartments are almost complete and will provide West Seneca with mid-market housing consisting of 96 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units. "DePaul is pleased to be a community partner in meeting the need for quality affordable housing options in West Seneca and throughout New York State," said DePaul President Mark Fuller. "We are so proud to be part of the revitalization of this neighborhood.View Full Story
Friday, August 19, 2016
Congratulations to Rochester Presbyterian Home on the opening of The Memory Care Residences at Creekstone. The first residents were welcomed into the homes on August 15. Each of the four homes features private bedrooms with full baths, an open kitchen concept, and a flowing living room and dining area. View Full Story
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Congratulations to our newest licensed architect, Leticia Blaya Fornataro!  As a licensed professional architect and designer in SWBR’s life services studio, Leticia is responsible for assisting with all phases of the design process. She provides coordination between consultants and assists with architectural document production. Requirements for this certification include a minimum degree requirement of a Bachelor of Science in architecture and at least five years of work experience under a licensed architect. View Full Story
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Congratulations to our design team, including Joe Gibbons, Tim Zigarowicz, Joe McNinch, and Dave Newton who were all on hand to celebrate the opening of Stadium Estates, a 45-unit affordable housing development in the JOSANA neighborhood of Rochester, adjacent to Rochester Rhinos Stadium.  The Rochester Cornerstone Group and Charles Settlement House project was paid for, in part, with low-income housing tax credits along with Federal Home Loan Bank of New York grant and interest-only city and state loans.View Full Story
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Stadium Estates is now complete.  This scattered site rental project on formerly vacant parcels consists of 45 three, four, and five-bedroom units in 28 separate single-family, duplex, and triplex buildings. Residents have already started moving in to the units and have been delighted at the quality of their new homes. Stadium Estates is also part of the Enterprise Green Communities program, which provides a framework to build and manage environmentally friendly affordable homes.View Full Story
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Welcome to Jing Yi Huang, Architectural Designer. Jing Yi Huang designs and documents production, assists the firm’s project architects and managers and performs site visits. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and resides in Syracuse. View Full Story
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Green House Project Guide, Debbie Wiegand presented with SWBR Architects, Rob Simonetti, and Cheryl VanBemden of Porter Hills at 2016 Pioneer Network Conference. They spoke about the insights we have gained Small House Nursing Home design and how they impact quality of life and care. View Full Story
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Kris brings graphic design experience with a focus on service-based companies.  He supports all facets of graphic design at the firm, including client signage and brand refreshes. Most recently, Sambor served as Project Manager and Graphic Designer at JR Language Translation Services. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University. View Full Story
Friday, July 29, 2016
Evergreen Lofts. Located at 392 Genesee St., in downtown Buffalo, recently opened and will be focused on serving homeless and chronically ill individuals. The five-story former warehouse was originally built around the turn of the century. Today, the 64,000-square-foot Evergreen Lofts contains 56 apartments, with half of those units eligible for subsidies through the HUD McKinney Continuum of Care Supportive Housing Program. The majority of the apartments will be one-bedroom units, in addition to four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom units.View Full Story
Thursday, July 28, 2016
We have recently designed  a  new teaching garden which allows East High School students to learn all about the concept of farm to fork. The teaching garden is over 2,000 square feet of fruits vegetables, perennials, sunflower batches and more, designed to provide a hands-on learning experience for culinary students at the school. The new initiative, made possible through a number of different partners, enables students to understand the whole concept of farm to table.View Full Story
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Welcome to Shirah Cahill, Landscape Designer. Shirah finds creative landscape design solutions in mostly urban development projects that have an opportunity to foster community and improve quality of life. Her most recent positon was Director of Ecology for Complejos Residenciales in Queretaro, Mexico. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University of Toronto, Ontario, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from SUNY Environmental College of Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Cahill resides in Rochester. View Full Story
Monday, July 25, 2016
We are the designer for DePaul's new Wheatfield Commons in suburban Niagara County, with 114 beds for assisted-living and memory-care residents. The 55,000-square-foot community is designed as a “country-style” community with dormer windows, French doors and covered porches. All units will have kitchenettes, and suites will have a large bedroom with a living and dining area.View Full Story
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Welcome to Jeff LaDue, AIA, Senior Project Manager. Jeff  specializes in complex addition and renovation projects for technically challenging programs such as advanced manufacturing, clean technology, industry and laboratories.  He received a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Building Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and resides in Irondequoit. View Full Story
Monday, July 18, 2016
Long Pond Senior Housing is an affordable, energy-efficient independent senior development.  The first phase is a 120-unit housing development in the Town of Greece that provides 54 one and two-bedroom apartments with support services to help income-eligible and frail seniors remain independent. View Full Story
Monday, June 27, 2016
Welcome to our new Human Resources Manager Michele Michaels! Bringing more than 25 years of experience in human resources in Greater Rochester, Michaels will now manage all of SWBR’s HR functions, including recruiting, training, and employee relations. Most recently, she served as director of HR and administration for the Veterans Outreach Center. Michaels earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College. View Full Story
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) presented its 2016 Design Excellence Awards on Thursday night, June 16 at the Wintergarden at Legacy Tower in Rochester.  At a ceremony attended by approximately 125 regional design professionals and supporters, the AIA awarded 10 citation and merit plaques to six different local firms. We received two accolades for buildings on the Geneseo and Roberts Wesleyan campuses.View Full Story
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Congratulations to Jamie Bucci! Not only did he recently receive his architectural license, but this year he was one of 22 individuals who were nominated nationally as Exemplary Mentors for the ACE Mentor Program. The national nomination was based on his contributions to the students, fellow mentors, and affiliates that epitomize the dedication and effectiveness of all of the Mentors throughout the program. Well done Jamie! View Full Story
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
We are pleased to announce the addition of architect Jennifer O'Shea to our Rochester office! In her new role, O’Shea will be responsible for design documentation, programming, and concept development for a variety of the firm’s key clients. She specializes in design and construction on pharmaceutical, high-tech and semiconductor facility projects, and has served internationally in Ireland and Russia. Most recently, she spent three years as a consulting architect on interior design projects and five years at JACOBS in Dublin as lead architect.View Full Story
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
DePaul Rochester View Apartments was designed and developed to meet the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community. The 61-unit development is in Henrietta, N.Y., near Rochester, which has one of the largest and youngest deaf populations in the nation. There’s an estimated 42,000 to 50,000 people who are deaf or hard of hearing living among the metropolitan area’s 1.1 million residents. The Rochester School for the Deaf, the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the National Center for Deaf Health Research are all located in the area.View Full Story
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Welcome Trish Cafferky! As a recent architecture graduate from Syracuse University and newly appointed architectural designer at SWBR, Cafferky will be responsible for collaborating on schematic design, design documentation and coordination with consultants. While at SU, she served as an intern for AKA Architects in New York City and Hart Design Group in Massachusetts. She recently was selected to complete in SU’s School of Architecture’s annual Thesis Prize Awards Jury. On May 7, she presented her thesis to a panel of five renowned guest jurors. Cafferky resides in Syracuse. View Full Story
Friday, May 20, 2016
Congratulations to our design team, including Joe Gibbons, Tim Zigarowicz and Joe McNinch, who were all on hand to celebrate the ribbon cutting of these historic, beautifully renovated apartments in Clifton Springs.View Full Story
Thursday, May 19, 2016
SWBR is proud to support Monroe County schools. Watch a short video here for more information on how we support our local districts. View Full Story
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
On May 5  Roberts Wesleyan College was honored to receive two awards from the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Gala.  The Chili Beautification Award was specifically awarded for the Crothers Science & Nursing Center.  The 44,000-square-foot,two-story facility provides first-rate educational facilities for science and nursing education at Roberts Wesleyan College.View Full Story
Friday, May 6, 2016
On May 5, DePaul was joined by city, county, state, and public and private partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Joseph L. Allen Apartments, a new housing complex located on Albany Street in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood.   SWBR teamed with DePaul to design the new three-story, 52,500 square foot building that will feature 51 new studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments for income-eligible tenants.  Check out the full story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XeZp-QBXmM  View Full Story
Monday, May 2, 2016
Congratulations to the Roberts Wesleyan College team! We are pleased to announce that the Rochester Chapter Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has recognized the Crothers Science and Nursing Center with The Rochester Award, given for exceptional teamwork between Owner, Designer and Constructor. In partnership with LeChase Construction, SWBR designed the new 44,000-square-foot, two-story facility that houses first-rate educational facilities for the science and nursing programs at Roberts Wesleyan View Full Story
Friday, April 29, 2016
Congratulations to SWBR Architect Kristin Schuster! She recently received the Rochester Chapter CSI Starlight Award, given to an emerging professional with extraordinary passion for their Chapter, their profession and the architectural industry. View Full Story
Friday, April 22, 2016
We've had an excellent week of education and celebration of the earth and all things sustainable.  This week has been dedicated to fostering a sustainable culture through enjoyable activities and educational sessions. Activities included a waste audit to see how we are doing with recycling, a donation of used toys and blankets for Lollypop Farm and training. View Full Story
Sunday, April 10, 2016
St. John’s received the Award of Merit at the Environments for Aging 20th annual Design Showcase yesterday. We were the architect for the Brickstone project. “We are proud that all of the hard work in creating Brickstone by St. John’s is being recognized, and thrilled that we are able to share it with the team at SWBR,” said Paul Bartlett, vice president of senior housing at St. John’s. “Brickstone has been a vision brought to life both aesthetically and functionally. It allows residents to live their lives freely and comfortably.”View Full Story
Friday, April 1, 2016
M/E Engineering and SWBR Architects were recently recognized by the Rochester Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) with two Lighting Awards. The RWC Crother’s Science & Nursing Center won the Unitrac Energy Excellence in Green Lighting Award and Mercy HS for Young Women Performing Arts Center received the Harley Hill Excellence in Lighting for Interior Lighting Award.View Full Story
Friday, March 25, 2016
Randal Sickler, AIA, has been appointed as Municipal Practice leader to advance our civic and governmental design group. Bringing over 30 years of experience, Randy is an acknowledged expert in the field, creating functional and efficient spaces for court, law enforcement, emergency services and other public facilities. Randy will continue to develop solutions that enhance the civic realm and provide a thought-leadership based approach to planning and architectural design on state and county projects.View Full Story
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Jamie Bucci was featured on Fox News this morning! Jamie is just one member of our staff that volunteers his time for the ACE Mentorship program which helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering.  Watch the interview here:  http://foxrochester.com/news/good-day-rochester/mentoring-architecture-e... View Full Story
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Home Leasing Development Manager Megan Houppert discussed the new Charlotte Square development in Rochester's East End in WROC's "Why ROC" conversation this morning on News 8 at Sunrise. We are so pleased to be the designer of this great project and working with Home Leasing!View Full Story
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Dylan Smith has joined us as an Architectural Designer. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for partnering with architects and teams on the design and coordination of the firm’s projects through all phases of the design process. Having extensive experience in building renovation and rehabilitation, with a focus on building enclosure detailing and improving building performance through meaningful design, he will work with a variety of the firm’s key clients, including Rescue Mission, Auburn City School District and Syracuse University.View Full Story
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
SWBR is pleased to announce that Long Pond Senior Housing has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).View Full Story
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Brian Dionne has joined us as an Architectural Designer. In his new role, Dionne will be responsible for partnering with architects and teams on the design and coordination of the firm’s projects through all phases of the design process. He will be working on a variety of projects, including the expansion of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Village and extensive kitchen renovations at Pastabilities in Syracuse. View Full Story
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
We are proud to congratulate Rochester’s Cornerstone Group and PathStone Development who have completed a senior housing project in Greece at 1230 Long Pond Road. Long Pond Senior Housing is an affordable housing project with an enriched housing program to offer assistance within the low income residential community.View Full Story
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Students at Alfred State presented on completed projects that included developing a thesis abstract and performance program for proposed projects and an illustrated site exploration of a chosen site. Project proposals ranged from a lacrosse stadium on Long Island, to a municipal complex in Geneseo, to a church in Brasilia, Brazil.View Full Story
Friday, February 5, 2016
The Summit Federal Credit Union celebrated on Jan. 12 its grand opening of a new full-service Henrietta branch located at 2087 E. Henrietta Road.  This is the seventh Rochester-area branch to be built or remodeled using The Summit’s new design branding, which features a brick exterior and tower entry area. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to open the 2,930-square-foot branch which was designed by SWBR Architects and built by Christa Construction.View Full Story
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that four employees have recently been promoted to associates of the firm: • Gabriel Guzman, PE, Associate, Structural Engineer • Lynanne Wehner, AIA, Associate, Project Architect • Steven Peet, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Project Architect • Donald Naetzker II, RLA Associate, Planning ManagerView Full Story
Monday, February 1, 2016
Donald Naetzker, planning manager at SWBR Architects, recently visited a first- and second-grade classroom at Council Rock Primary School in Brighton to discuss the planning and behind-the-scenes process of major architectural projects in the Greater Rochester area, specifically the Seneca Park Zoo. The students presented new programs they want to see in the zoo. Don helped them understand what steps are needed to make those ideas a reality.View Full Story
Monday, January 25, 2016
Brickstone by St. John’s was built to be something different. The collaboration between St. John’s and SWBR Architects — two leaders in their respective industries in the Rochester region — was designed to reinvent the concept of senior living by embracing new urbanism. Those efforts have resulted in Brickstone by St. John’s receiving the Award of Merit from Environments for Aging (EFA) for its 20th annual Design Showcase. SWBR Architects served as architect of record for the Brickstone project.View Full Story
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
SWBR Architects recently named Robert Fornataro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, the 2015 Employee of the Year.  Fornataro, a senior associate at SWBR, has been with the firm since 2008 and in practice for nearly 20 years. “Rob is a trusted adviser and colleague among Rochester’s leading companies,” said David Beinetti, AIA, President of SWBR Architects. “He brings an energy and passion to our clients, coupled with outstanding design, making him a key partner to our senior leadership team.”View Full Story
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
DePaul’s Rochester View Apartments was selected for the prestigious Community Impact Award out of more than 50 nominees from the New York Housing Conference.View Full Story
Monday, December 28, 2015
Commuters are experiencing some holiday cheer as they pass by the long red brick wall on West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY – familiar to locals as Building 28 at Eastman Business Park.  The walkers and motorists frequenting this continuous 1,000 foot long stretch of highway and walkway are being treated to a refreshing array of constantly changing holiday lights. It’s all part of serving notice, says the architect who designed the display, that EBP is “open for business, and looking for more.”View Full Story
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
We are pleased to announce the hire of Marlee Finestone as a landscape designer. In her role, Marlee will support the Landscape Architecture and Planning department. She will assist with the planning, design and development of projects, including preparing site plans, initial concept designs and construction documents.  She will be working within the education, housing and commercial sectors on projects including the Elmira Comprehensive Plan, site planning for RCSD School 58 and several DePaul housing projects.View Full Story
Friday, December 11, 2015
Congratulations once again to the Carriage Factory Apartments design team. The project was honored with an Honorable Mention for the Robert Macon Award for Urban Innovation from the Rochester Regional Community Design Center, a Rochester-area nonprofit that provides awards for regional initiatives, projects and individuals that serve as model for how good design can positively impact the community. View Full Story
Thursday, December 10, 2015
SWBR's design team including Jamie Bucci with Sandra Arbasak, U of R and Greg Hart, DGA Construction (pictured here), participated in the opening of the renovated Friends of Strong Gift Shop. Our design team created entrances to both the Gift Shop and Specialty Shop that were visually interesting and sensitive to the adjacent spaces and finishes. The new store has an “up-scale street-of-shops look" created with rich organic colors and wood tones and visually connects to the new Healing Garden as well. View Full Story
Monday, December 7, 2015
Congratulations to the Fairport Public Library on their Grand Opening! SWBR, in collaboration with Tappe Associates, designed the renovations of library's existing leased space with improvements including relocation of both primary entrances, adding windows to increase daylight, and adding more seating areas to use the natural light to best advantage. The Children’s and Teen areas were increased in size and given better separation from the adult areas, and the library was generally upgraded to a 21st century design reflected in finishes, technology, and furniture. View Full Story
Friday, November 13, 2015
This month, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women dedicated their newly renovated auditoium with a beautiful opening ceremony. Kathleen Bonsignore Walgreen and her husband, Charles "Cork" Walgreen III have given the largest single gift in the history of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women: a $5 million donation to renovate the school’s auditorium.View Full Story
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
On November 10, the City of Rochester celebrated the official ground breaking of Charlotte Square, a new townhouse and apartment complex that will create an inviting and dynamic streetscape on Charlotte Street making it more attractive for pedestrian traffic and will anchor the East End neighborhood to create a safe and vibrant atmosphere. The project includes unique design components such as a music practice room for Eastman School of Music students and an open space design/park. The apartments will be completed summer 2016 and townhomes will be completed summer 2017.View Full Story
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Republished from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association Buildings that once served as dilapidated reminders of decay are bringing new life to communities across the country. National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) announced that nine of these projects rose to the top and won J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Historic Rehabilitation.View Full Story
Thursday, October 29, 2015
SWBR's Don Naetzker led the community in a design workshop as part of the Comprehensive Master Plan with the City of Elmira. Over the last three days a planning team, community leaders and residents have been looking into Elmira's flaws and figuring out ways to fix them. Some of the main suggestions involve housing, streets, the Chemung River and Elmira College. In regards to housing, one of the main ideas towards revitalizing downtown was the question of how to appeal to younger generations.View Full Story
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Tom Gears and Rob Simonetti helped with the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Saint Elizabeth Community Green House Home.View Full Story
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
We are proud to be a part of the Evergreen Health Services groundbreaking that took place on Tuesday, October 20 for a new 56-unit apartment complex that will provide affordable housing for the homeless. Evergreen provides transportation, nutrition, case management and pharmacy services, particularly for marginalized populations and those living with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The Lofts will be built with a supportive services team that links people who live there with other care resources for mental health, substance abuse issues and other medical concerns.View Full Story
Friday, October 16, 2015
SWBR celebrated another grand opening with DePaul this fall on an exciting new project, the DePaul Rochester View Apartments, located in Henrietta, NY.  The units feature enhanced supports to accommodate tenants who may be Deaf, hard of hearing and those using American Sign Language (ASL). Tenants have access to a community room, activity room, terrace, sunroom and computer room. The entire building is Wi-Fi accessible and there is a secure storage area for each tenant as well as fitness equipment. The building is 100 percent smoke-free. Optional on-site case management is available.View Full Story
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
We are pleased to announce that DePaul Carriage Factory Apartments has won a NAIOP Project Excellence Award.  The NAIOP awards celebrate the high-quality and innovative achievements of regional commercial real estate projects from the Upstate New York area, covering the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse regions. There are several award categories, and each winner represents the challenge that was overcome and realized results that were economically, environmentally and/or aesthetically achieved.View Full Story
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Syracuse's Rescue Mission opened a $7.2 million wing that will, for the first time, open the shelter to women as well as men. The new 24-hour facility expands the Rescue Mission's shelter capacity by 50 beds to host 183 people. The SWBR team designed the project, which renovated the old recreation center and provided an addition that includes a second floor.View Full Story
Friday, September 25, 2015
Nearly 200 community members gathered at Roberts Wesleyan College to celebrate the grand opening of the new and highly anticipated Crothers Science & Nursing Center on September 25. The 44,000-square-foot, two-story facility houses first-rate educational facilities for science and nursing education at Roberts Wesleyan. SWBR is so pleased to be a part of this new facility and to have had the opportunity to share in the celebration!View Full Story
Friday, September 18, 2015
On Friday, September 18, members of SWBR's design team celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute with the naming patron, Frank York, and the Nazareth community.View Full Story
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Nice progress is being made in the JOSANA area of Rochester, we are proud to be part of it as the architect for the Stadium Estates project in this neighborhood.  New single family homes will be located in the area of West Broad Street and Walnut Street near Sahlen's Stadium. The Stadium Estates are rental units that local officials believe will bring the community back together. Neighbors had input in every step of the process.View Full Story
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Congratulations to Summit Federal Creidt Union on thier newest branch which will be opening at 2087 East Henrietta Road! On Tuesday, August 11 they celebrated with a Brick Laying event to set a solid foundation for the future of the credit union. Construction is in full swing and completion is expected in early 2016. View Full Story
Monday, July 20, 2015
Congratulations to Evergreen Health Services on their groundbreaking on July 15. The organization provides a range of primary care and health care services to 2,000 people at the facility, while other related programs serve about 13,000 clients from the building. “Our ability to serve people the way we want to serve is tough. We are cramped,” said Ronald Silverio, CEO of the Evergreen Association of WNY Inc., the parent company for Evergreen Health.View Full Story
Thursday, July 16, 2015
We are pleased to announce that David Phelps II, AIA, Associate/Project Architect, has been appointed to the Architecture and Design Advisory Board for the Architecture and Design Department at Alfred State.  The board provides curricular guidance and support to the architectural programs at Alfred State, including the development of working relationships with faculty and staff as necessary to support the development of students and ensure the continued success of the programs.View Full Story
Friday, June 26, 2015
We were recently recognized by the Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with a design excellence award for the State University of New York College at Brockport Liberal Arts Building.View Full Story
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sam Elliott has joined us as an architectural designer. As an architectural designer Sam will assist project architects and project teams with design and coordination of architectural projects through all phases of the design process. He will be working on projects within the education sector, including The Performing Arts Center at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, Roberts Wesleyan Smith Hall and the SUNY Alfred Advanced Manufacturing Center.View Full Story
Monday, June 22, 2015
We are glad to be the architect for the new Rochester Presbyterian Home project which broke ground in Perinton. The project is a new living facility for seniors with early- to mid-stage dementia. Work is being done on about three acres on Mason Road that includes "Memory Care Residences" designed to resemble the rural character of the area. The project will provide housing with both private and shared areas for as many as 56 people. View Full Story
Friday, June 19, 2015
Senior Housing providers are leaving industry standards behind to forge a culture of person centered care unseen in other areas of the US. Call it a hot bed of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit; Upstate New York senior care providers are establishing new standards and models of care well ahead of many other communities. Care providers are ensuring all New Yorkers a very bright future as the industry comes to terms with an antiquated system of institutional care.View Full Story
Monday, June 15, 2015
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce it has been ranked as part of Engineering News-Record’s New York Top Design Firms list. The list ranks the top design firms throughout New York State based on annual revenue for architectural and engineering services performed in 2014. SWBR is ranked 86 out of 119 firms.View Full Story
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
SWBR Architects Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Robert Fornataro, AIA, LEED AP has been named a Senior Associate of the firm. Rob has been with SWBR for 7 years and in practice for 16 years. "When Rob joined the firm, we knew he had great design acumen. That, coupled with his wealth of experience has enhanced our design and is welcomed by our clients, he brings an energy and passion for client service and great design that has made him a key part of our senior leadership," says David Beinetti, AIA, SWBR President.View Full Story
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Rochester presented BOMA Recognition Awards to two of SWBR Architects’ recent projects. The BOMA Awards recognize companies with a strong commitment to ethical business practices in everyday operations and in response to crises and challenges. Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability received the Sustainable Building Award. SWBR served as executive architect and architect of record on the project, with LeChase Construction Company as design-build team leader and FXFOWLE as design architect.View Full Story
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Welcome Megan! In her role as interior designer, Megan will be responsible for creating presentation boards for clients, monitoring current sustainable products and trends, and selecting the correct materials, furniture and space planning. She has experience assisting designers with material selection, AutoCAD drawings, site visits, client meetings and project development. Megan received her associate degree from Monroe Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Villa Maria College. View Full Story
Thursday, May 21, 2015
We are pleased to announce that SUNY Geneseo Bailey Hall has been awarded an ACEC Gold Award for Engineering Excellence! Bailey Hall is a renovation that radically reconfigured this former “hard” sciences building into a social sciences center. Originally located in other campus academic buildings, the Psychology, Sociology, Geography, and Anthropology programs moved into modern, comfortable, and sustainably-designed areas, designed both for their specific current needs and future flexibility in the rehabilitated facility.View Full Story
Monday, May 18, 2015
Congratulations to Steve Peet on earning his NYS architectural license. Steve joined SWBR in 2008 as a project designer and is now a project architect.  He brings expertise in providing owners and contractors with well-conceived and executed documents, delineating the scope and magnitude of the work required. His innovation, attention to detail, and organizational skills enable him to successfully manage large, complex projects. Steve earned his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science from the University of Buffalo. View Full Story
Friday, May 15, 2015
Cafe 601 made the top 36 by Spoon University for Best Dining Halls in America! Congratulations to our team here led by Ken Christiano, Michele Tuck, Eric Stein, Nick Christopher, Mark Kluczynski, and David Beinetti.View Full Story
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Congratulations to Erik Reynolds for passing the Construction Document Technology (CDT) Exam! The CDT program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents. CDT candidates must demonstrate their knowledge in the areas of the construction process, construction contract types, modifications and substitution procedures, contractual relationships such as rights, duties, and relationships, contract provisions, relationship, organization and use of construction documents.View Full Story
Monday, May 11, 2015
We are excited to announce that we were awarded this new project through the HCR awards!  Oneonta Heights will be new and renovated housing in the City of Oneonta NY with Housing Visions, a large and experienced affordable housing developer in Syracuse NY.View Full Story
Thursday, May 7, 2015
We were recently recognized by the New York State American Institute of Architects (AIA) with two 2015 Excelsior Awards for our work on DePaul Carriage Factory and DePaul Riverside Apartments. Both projects received honors for Historic Preservation. The Excelsior Awards honor the best examples of public architecture, focusing on neighborhood transformation, urban revitalization, site planning, exterior and interior design, and sustainability. View Full Story
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Just in time for Earth Day! Today staff members from SWBR and Broccolo Tree and Landscape turned four parking spaces on Gibbs Street in downtown Rochester into an "urban park". Sod from Batavia Turf was laid down, and plants and trees from Broccolo Tree and Lanscape were placed in front of businesses along Gibbs Street, occupying the parking spaces in front of Java's Cafe, also a sponsor of the event. This is the third year that we have "greened" the street to bring awareness of the importance of green space in urban environments.View Full Story
Friday, April 17, 2015
Published on 17 Apr 2015      Written by Christopher Gray        Posted in LEED The US Green Building Council has featured a profile of RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability building in its article "The 2014 Top 10 States for LEED."   View Full Story
Friday, April 10, 2015
We are proud to announce that we have been selected as the architect for the Charlotte Square project.View Full Story
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Congratulations to the DePaul Carriage Factory Apartments team! We were recently awarded the NYS Preservation League Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The League’s statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York’s historic resources.View Full Story
Monday, April 6, 2015
Welcome to Pauline Vieira. With 16 years of administrative assistant experience, Pauline will assist in preparation of business agreements and contract documents, including certificates of insurance. She will work alongside our administrative manager and help manage work for multiple projects. Glad to have you joining our team! View Full Story
Monday, March 30, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Garber Automotive has been recognized with a local award from the Rochester Chapter Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The CSI chapter award is given for exceptional teamwork between owner, designer and constructor realized through the CSI’s principles of how clear, well-prepared construction documents can positively influence the process, quality and successful outcome of a project.View Full Story
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Christopher Jahn, AIA, LEED AP, has been named an associate of the firm.View Full Story
Friday, February 13, 2015
St. John's Brickstone was featured in the Rochester Business Journal as an example of New Urbanism.  Check out the full story at: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?PBID=d40feae4-c871-443d-87ab-cc7a21d60e5c View Full Story
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Washington, D.C. — (Feb. 4, 2015) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual ranking of the Top 10 States in the nation for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system, with the state of New York placing 10th.View Full Story
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
SWBR is pleased to announce the promotion of four employees to Associates of the firm. Allison Shannon is a Project Manager in the Education studio and manages projects for K12 school districts including the Rochester City School District. David Phelps is also a team member in the Education studio. He has completed several large K12 Capital Improvement projects, including work at Victor Central School District and Our Lady of Mercy.View Full Story
Friday, January 16, 2015
DePaul Carriage Factory Apartments was recently featured in the NY Real Estate Journal.  See the full article here http://nyrej.com/80392# View Full Story
Monday, January 12, 2015
Congratualtions to Frank Deluca on earning his NYS architectural license. Frank joined SWBR in 2011 as a project designer and is now a project architect.  He brings expertise in providing owners and contractors with well-conceived and executed documents, delineating the scope and magnitude of the work required. His innovation, attention to detail, and organizational skills enable him to successfully manage large, complex projects. Frank earned his Bachelor of Arts in architectural history and master’s degree in Architecture from SUNY Buffalo. View Full Story
Monday, January 5, 2015
We were recently recognized with two awards from NAIOP Upstate NY Chapter for our designs at Holy Rosary Apartments and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability. The NAIOP awards celebrate the high-quality and innovative achievements of regional commercial real estate projects from the Upstate New York area, covering Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse regions. There are several award categories, and each winner represents the challenge that was overcome to realize results that were economically, environmentally and/or aesthetically achieved.View Full Story
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
SWBR recently participated in the ribbon cutting and official grand opening of the DePaul Carriage Factory Apartments located at 33 Litchfield St. in Rochester in the historic Susan B. Anthony District. The building is the five-story former Cunningham Carriage Factory that was converted into 71 affordable and supportive apartment units. Community members were welcomed and had the opportunity to tour the restored building and see the central lobby space, which has an original restored Cunningham Carriage at the center, its community room and all of the apartments.View Full Story
Monday, December 15, 2014
The Rochester Institute of Technology envisioned a building that was living, figuratively and literally, for its new Golisano Institute for Sustainability and they are on their way!  View Full Story
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We are pleased to announce the addition of Caitlin Ellis as an intern architect. Caitlin will assist project team members with design and coordination of architectural projects through all phases of the design process. She is working on several projects within the education sector, including The Performing Arts Center at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. View Full Story
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Welcome to Chris Jahn, AIA, LEED AP senior project manager.  Chris brings more than 15 years of expertise in higher education design to SWBR. He specializes in designing complex addition and renovation projects and project management for large commercial projects, specifically in higher education for both public and private clients and has also worked on several projects that have received, or are currently seeking, LEED certification.View Full Story
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Remanufacturing is becoming a booming industry across the U.S., and Caterpillar's Stu Levenick and the Alliance for American Manufacturing's Scott Paul discuss.  See the full story here: http://on.msnbc.com/13XAykx View Full Story
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Welcome to Lyanne Wehner, AIA who brings over 30 years of experience to the firm, specializing in K-12 projects. Lynanne's other experience includes projects in residential, commercial and educational facilities. She will manage schematic design, design development and completion of contract documents for SWBR’s key clients. She is currently involved in projects, including The Uncommon School’s Charter School Building and the Brighton Central School District’s Brookside Feasibility Study.View Full Story
Monday, December 1, 2014
We are pleased to announce the addition of Kimberly Mura as Marketing Coordinator. Kim will be responsible for managing communications and proposals and assist with various marketing duties, such as trade show coordination, award submissions, distribution of marketing materials, and updating collaterals. View Full Story
Friday, November 21, 2014
Welcome to Jim! In his role as project architect, Jim will be involved in all phases of a project, from design to detailing and technical coordination, as well as construction administration. Jim will manage the schematic design, design development and completion of contract documents for SWBR’s key clients and will be responsible for the bidding phase and following the project through construction to completion. Prior to SWBR, Jim worked as a project architect on large government, municipal and transportation projects for nearly five years.View Full Story
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Congratulations to the Rescue Mission of Syracuse who broke ground today on their new emergency shelter and day center. SWBR Architects is currently working with Rescue Mission on this project and the full Campus Master Plan.  Rescue Mission currently services Onondaga, Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison and Owego counties.View Full Story
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
SWBR Architects in collaboration with FXFOWLE and LeChase Construction, was recently recognized for our role in the design of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability (RIT GIS). SWBR served as executive architect and architect of record on the project, with LeChase Construction Company as design-build team leader and FXFOWLE as design architect. The firms and the project have been recognized with two renowned awards by the Design-Build Institute of America.View Full Story
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The State University of New York at Brockport’s new technology-enhanced liberal arts building received LEED Gold, which marks the second- highest standard that can be achieved in the rating system, and Nazareth College’s Integrated Center for Math and Science building received LEED Silver, which is the third-highest standard.View Full Story
Monday, November 17, 2014
Welcome Jaimie Patton, intern structural engineer. Jaimie is responsible for structural design and drafting and brings a focus on wood and steel design. She has a bachelor’s in architectural engineering with a structural specialty and a master’s from Milwaukee School of Engineering. View Full Story
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Welcome to Gabriel Guzman, PE, Structural Engineer! Gabriel brings more than 12 years of experience in the industry, throughout the United States and internationally. He has a diverse background in structural design, including work with hospitals, commercial buildings, science and technology buildings, correctional facilities and civil and site structures. View Full Story
Monday, November 10, 2014
Congratulations to Allison Shannon and David Phelps! They recently received their New York State Architectural Licenses from the New York State Education Department. Requirements for this certification include a minimum degree requirement of a Bachelor of Science in architecture and at least five years of work experience under a licensed architect. Allison holds a Bachelor of Architecture and  a Bachelor of Building Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, David holds a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering from Alfred State College.   View Full Story
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Evergreen Health Services is planning a $9 million expansion of its South Elmwood Avenue offices and medical clinic because the social services agency is running out of room for employees and patients at its longtime home. The nonprofit is planning a five-story, 30,000-square-foot addition that would double its current space in the historic Roanoke Building at 206 S. Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, NY. The agency’s workforce has grown from 80 to 225, and its client base has seen similar growth, as its mission expanded in recent years, fueling the need for larger space.View Full Story
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Rochester School for the Deaf announced four new appointments to its board of directors including SWBR Principal, Philp Wise.  Other appointments included Judy Annis-Donovan, a 1973 school alumna and medical technologist at Rochester General Hospital; Lori DeWindt, a 1989 alumna and psychotherapist at the Deaf Wellness Center at the University of Rochester and Scott Smith, a pediatrician and assistant professor at URMC. View Full Story
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Congratulations to the Kendall CSD on the groundbreaking for their capital project enhancements. The new project will consist of renovations at the Elementary School to improve heating and ventilation in all spaces, replacing the roof, expanding security, address water distribution issues and improve the parking lot and bus loop. At the Junior/Senior High School the project will improve the heating and ventilation systems, repair the roof, expand security measures and enhance instructional space by redesigning the middle school and main hall.View Full Story
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Matthew Daneman, Staff writer for the D & C recently toured our renovated offices with President, Dave Beinetti.  Check out the virtual tour here:  http://on.rocne.ws/1wmQcjeView Full Story
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Local leaders broke ground today on the new Long Pond Senior Housing Project in the Town of Greece.View Full Story
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Congratulations to the RIT GIS Team once again - we recently received word that the project was awarded the DBIA Excellence in Design Award for Educational Facilities. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/ZqR6z4 View Full Story
Monday, October 6, 2014
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held October 6 for Stadium Estates, a new affordable housing project designed by SWBR, which will be built across the street from Sahlen's Stadium in the JOSANA neighborhood in Rochester. The project will consist of 45 3, 4 or 5 bedroom rental units, with the possibility of home ownership in the future.View Full Story
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Congratulations to Happiness House Apartments who recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new facility’s location, 2508 Happiness House Blvd. in Canandaigua. Local legislators and community leaders attended the event as well as major sponsors and donors from the community. Happiness House- Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association is a private nonprofit health and human service agency that has been serving communities in the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York since 1969.View Full Story
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Healthier low VOC, no VOC products and reclaimed wood...all of this has made a more beautiful office environment at a low or no environmental footprint. Check out our story on the Going Green segment of WROC! http://bit.ly/1usQFlr View Full Story
Friday, September 19, 2014
Congratulations to the College at Brockport who unveiled its first new academic building in 40 years. The College’s new three-story, 61,000 square foot Liberal Arts Building formally opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony in the midst of Brockport’s Homecoming and Family Weekend.View Full Story
Friday, September 12, 2014
SUNY Geneseo cut the ribbon to officially open the renovated Bailey Hall on campus, now home to four social science departments: anthropology, geography, psychology and sociology.View Full Story
Monday, September 8, 2014
We are proud to announce being named to the Top 300 Architecture Firms list by Architectural Record. The list ranks the top 300 architecture firms throughout the United States based on annual revenue for architectural services performed in 2013. There are approximately 18,500 architecture firms throughout the United States. In 2013, SWBR Architects secured a total of $11.9M in total architectural revenue, ranking us 197th in the country. The firm’s design revenue totaled $12.3M. Architectural projects accounted for 97% of design revenue.View Full Story
Monday, August 25, 2014
We are so pleased to announce that Corina Folts, CID, NCIDQ, a certified and award-winning interior designer has joined our team!View Full Story
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
We welcome Amanda Wayne as our new Human Resources Manager. Amanda brings extensive knowledge of laws and regulation affecting human resources to the firm through past careers, internships and education.View Full Story
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Joe Kosiorek, AIA, LEED AP, has been named an associate of the firm. Kosiorek is responsible for the management of K12 educational projects. His responsibilities include leading design teams, coordinating and integrating with engineering disciplines and developing creative design solutions. He is licensed to practice architecture in nine states and his specialties include pre-referendum, programming and conceptual design for K-12.View Full Story
Monday, July 28, 2014
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that Ryan J. Zegarelli recently received a New York State Architectural License from the New York State Education Department.  Zegarelli is a project architect. As a newly licensed professional architect, he assumes responsibility for all aspects of a project, with a primary focus on architectural design. He handles consultant coordination and client management and assists SWBR’s project managers with project schedules and budgets.View Full Story
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
SWBR Architects, is pleased to announce that David Beinetti, President of the firm, has joined the boards of two local organizations. He has been elected to the Monroe Community College Foundation Board and to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.View Full Story
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Riverside Apartments recently celebrated their opening with an open house. The former public school is now a 68-single-unit apartment building for low-income individuals and those with special needs. SWBR is proud to be apart of this project that has filled a great need in the Buffalo area.   View full article here. View video from open house here.  View Full Story
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ebenezer Square, SWBR's project with DePaul, has recently recieved a green light from the planning board in West Seneca. The board has approved the building of Ebenezer Square, which will provide 100 units for income-eligible tenants. Read more about the project here. View Full Story
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The New York State American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently presented SWBR Architects with the 2014 Excelsior Award for its work on DePaul Halstead Square.  The Excelsior Award honors the best examples of public architecture, focusing on neighborhood transformation, urban revitalization, site planning, exterior and interior design, and sustainability. A 2.4-acre project, the design of DePaul Halstead Square addresses three distinct contexts: the commercial streetscape of Main Street, the residential character of Brown Street, and the historic campus of the former Sts.View Full Story
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that Peckham Hall at Nazareth College has received two local awards, a Rochester Chapter Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Outstanding Project Award and a Rochester Chapter American Institute of Architects Merit Award.View Full Story
Thursday, May 8, 2014
SWBR Architects' principal and architect, Jay Judson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, will retire on May 31 after 28 years of work for the firm.            During his career, Jay has been involved in a wide variety of highly technical project types and has excelled as a designer. He has specialized in work for the firm's college and university clients, serving as the client liaison and project leader. Of Jay's 28 years at SWBR, he has been involved in the firm's board of directors for more than 25 years. He served as treasurer of SWBR from 1993 to 2010 and president from 1984 to 1992.View Full Story
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
On Wednesday, April 30, officials from Monroe County, the Town of Brighton, St. John’s and SWBR celebrated the grand opening of Brickstone, a revolutionary senior community based on the principles of New Urbanism.  Brickstone, a St. John’s community, adjacent to St. John’s Meadows in the town of Brighton, comprises 102 dwelling units – apartments and lofts, one-story bungalows and two story townhouses – situated around natural wetlands.View Full Story
Monday, May 5, 2014
Congratulations to Eastman Business Park in moving forward with their ongoing transformation of EBP from a chemical facility to one embracing the clean technology sector.  We are very pleased to be a part of the team helping EBP to develop their vision of the future through our master planning and new development work with them. See more here in this article about the Biomaterials Advanced Manufacturing Center. View Full Story
Friday, May 2, 2014
SWBR’s team celebrated yesterday’s grand opening of the BEST Test & Commercialization Center at the Eastman Business Park, a $23 million, 18,000-square-foot facility containing equipment and resources to develop new energy storage products, everything from cell phone batteries to huge backup energy sources for industrial sites. “The center is both highly functional and beautiful, and I want to express NY-BEST’s and my personal appreciation to all of the members of the design/build team – you did a great job”, said Dr. William Acker, Executive Director for NY-BEST.View Full Story
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A $16.5 million expansion and renovation of an existing building that will become the home of Nazareth College's Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute had its ceremonial groundbreaking last Monday. SWBR is proud to be a part of the architectural team for this great project. The changes at Carroll Hall on the Nazareth campus will double the space to 66,700 square feet of a building that houses the college's School of Health and Human Services, which has the fastest growing programs at Nazareth.View Full Story
Monday, April 28, 2014
SWBR is proud to have been selected to receive the prestigious Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State for the redevelopment of Holy Rosary Apartments at 414 Lexington Ave. in Rochester. SWBR served as lead architect on the $15 million project for Providence Housing Development Corporation.View Full Story
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mark Maddalina on WHEC this morning in celebration of earth day! Click here to see the story.   View Full Story
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In celebration of Earth Day, and to bring awareness to the importance of green space in urban environments, we are working with several local organizations to turn four city parking spaces on Gibbs Street into an urban park on Earth Day. SWBR Architects in association with Java’s Café, Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care and Batavia Turf Farm have organized a local Greening Gibbs St. Event.View Full Story
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
SWBR is pleased to announce that Donald Naetzker  has joined the firm as Planning Manager and Joseph Kosiorek, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as an Architect and Project Manager.View Full Story
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Check out this video that highlights the LEED Platinum certification ceremony for GIS that took place recently. The LEED Platinum certification was recognized during a ceremony at GIS featuring Rick Fedrizzi, president of the Washington, D.C.-based USGBC, New York state and federal government officials, and local business leaders.View Full Story
Thursday, March 27, 2014
SWBR recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Son House Apartments. The new housing is the very first supportive residence in New York State for homeless high-cost Medicaid recipients with medical or behavioral disabilities. The ceremony took place on Monday, Feb. 24, in Rochester. SWBR served as lead architect on the $4.1 million project, located at 539 Joseph Ave. in downtown Rochester.View Full Story
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This marks the highest standard that can be achieved in the rating system.View Full Story
Monday, March 24, 2014
SWBR is proud to be a sponsor for RIT's "Green Drinks" event taking place during Earth Week on April 21, 2014.  At Green Drinks you can join other environmentally-friendly minded folks in an informal setting to exchange ideas, share your latest sustainable innovations and projects, find employment leads and make new friends and contacts, over some drinks and appetizers. NYSP2I’s Earth Day Event & Student Competition Exhibition is taking place the following day at RIT. View Full Story
Friday, March 21, 2014
The Wilmot Cancer Center In-Patient Unit opened its five-floor in-patient unit that will serve post-surgery cancer patients early in March. The new floor features 28 private rooms and many light-filled spaces with panoramic views of Rochester. The rooms provides a home-like atmosphere for patients. Check out a video showcasing the new addition here. SWBR Architects is proud to be a part of this project!  View Full Story
Monday, March 10, 2014
Nazareth College recently published this in-depth video highlighting one of our projects, Peckham Hall. Peckham Hall, home of the Integrated Center for Math and Science, opened in September 2012. Learn about the function of the building by viewing the video here. SWBR is proud to be a part of this great project. View Full Story
Friday, March 7, 2014
SWBR Architects is proud to be a part of Roberts Wesleyan College’s new $19 Million Science and Nursing Building. The project recently broke ground, with plans of completion in July 2015. The 40,000-square-foot, two-floor academic building features space for science and nursing instruction. It also will accommodate out-of-market students by being equipped to support online learning and hybrid course delivery. Read more about the project in a recent article by the Rochester Business Journal here. View Full Story
Friday, March 7, 2014
Check out this inspring project that SWBR and Scott Grove worked closely on that incorporates unique sculptures that worked within specific design themes at the Brigton Branch of the Summit Federal Credit Union. View the project here.  View Full Story
Monday, February 10, 2014
We are pleased to announce the promotions of Mark Maddalina, AIA LEED AP, BD+C to the position of Sustainable Design Director and Robert Simonetti, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C to the position of Design Director. Both will also join the Board of Directors.  Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, President David Beinetti, AIA, stated, "Mark is a tireless promoter for smart, sustainable design and is a designer with incredible creative skills. He is an artist who brings projects to life with his creative energies.View Full Story
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
After 22 years, Bud Knapp is retiring from SWBR.View Full Story
Friday, December 13, 2013
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that Elvedin Krupic was recently named a Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer (CIT) by the Infrared Training Center (ITC). Krupic, who serves as Technical Coordinator at SWBR and has been with the firm for more than 18 years, received his certification in November.View Full Story
Friday, December 6, 2013
The University of Rochester engaged SWBR to design a Phase one renovation of over 37,000 SF of the Center for Experiential Learning.  This phase included the renovation of 12,000 SF of existing space into four new state-of-the-art classrooms that have the flexibility to open into two large classrooms.  Also included are two adjacent work rooms for student education sessions, as well as, renovations to the public access space to create an identity for the program. View Full Story
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We are pleased to be recognized by the Central NY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with a merit award for design for the School at Springbrook in Oneonta, NY.View Full Story
Thursday, November 7, 2013
SWBR Architects in collaboration with FXFOWLE and LeChase Construction, is pleased to announce that we were recently recognized for our role in the design of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (RIT GIS). SWBR served as architect of record on the project, with LeChase Construction Company as design-build team leader and FXFOWLE as design architect. The firms, and the project, have been recognized with two distinguished awards.View Full Story
Monday, September 9, 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology’s GIS building was featured in the Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center. The article, “Glass That Stops Drafts”, highlights the glass that is used to help reach the goal of sustainability: to optimize energy performance and minimize energy demand.  Read the whole story here. View Full Story
Monday, September 9, 2013
DePaul’s Neighborhood of the Arts affordable housing project was recently featured in the Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. View the article here. View Full Story
Friday, September 6, 2013
SWBR Architects recently attended the ribbon cutting for the Rochester City School District Enrico Fermi School No. 17. Students were welcomed back this September to the completely modernized school.  The design included a 39,250 SF, two-story addition consisting of a Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Kitchen, Classrooms, Music Rooms, Entrance Lobby and associated spaces.  The project also entailed demolishing 5,700 square feet of temporary classroom structures and a 400 SF corridor.View Full Story
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This past Tuesday, SWBR’s Episcopal Senior Life Communities project opened in Henrietta. Rockwood Center, located on East Henrietta Road, gives more housing options for seniors in our area. The community offers one and two bedroom housing for adults over the age of 55. SWBR is proud to be a part of this project that is helping the seniors within our community.View Full Story
Friday, July 19, 2013
We are proud to announce that SWBR is now applying Thermal Imaging Analysis, allowing us to analyze construction conditions and identify information that can help improve performance and determine the need for critical maintenance. Infrared technology used in a thermal camera captures temperature variations on a surface and can be successfully used to evaluate problems related with the presence of moisture in roof systems.View Full Story
Friday, July 12, 2013
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that the Summit Federal Credit Union in Perinton held their official ribbon cutting of the newest Summit Federal Credit Union branch on June 25. The new branch is the ninth to open in Monroe County and SWBR has designed Summit’s eight most recent branches throughout New York State. Summit President and CEO Mike Vadala said he's excited to see the business grow in an age when online banking is also growing in popularity. "Branches are here to stay, and we're really excited to open this new one," Vadala added.View Full Story
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
SWBR Architect’s Canandaigua VA project was recently featured in the Spring 2013 Annual Showcase Issue of the Environments for Aging Magazine. Check out our project and the article here.   View Full Story
Monday, June 17, 2013
SWBR’s recent Café 601 project at University of Rochester Medical Center was featured on the Foodservice website. The in-depth article talks about the renovation and upgrades made to the existing facility to improve the overall customer experience. Check out the article here. View Full Story
Friday, June 14, 2013
Two of SWBR’s current projects were featured in DePaul’s spring newsletter. The DePaul Carriage Factory renovation project is a five-story, 71-unit residential apartment building that will be a mix of affordable and mental health apartments for DePaul. Construction began on the building in April 2013. SWBR and its partners at Christa Construction are working to preserve much of the existing 73,000-square-foot building in an effort to transform the historic factory into a new, functional living space.View Full Story
Monday, June 10, 2013
We're excited to announce the approval of the Kendall Central School District bond referendum and our new project with the District which includes new roofs on two buildings, energy efficient enhancements, heating and ventilation improvements, improve security measures, updates in code compliance, parking lots and sidewalks. In addition, we will be evaluating and redesigning the High School classrooms to outer walls to improve security and instructional space.   View Full Story
Friday, June 7, 2013
SWBR Architect’s recent RIT Golisano Institute of Sustainability project was featured in Glass Magazine. The article highlights how the project features 40,000 square feet of unitized curtain wall and sunshades, as well as several different varieties of glass. Learn more by reading the article here. View Full Story
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently announced their selection of winners for the 2013 Design Excellence and Honor Awards. SWBR Architects received recognition in the residential category for the DePaul Neighborhood of the Arts Apartments. Visit our Resource Center to view a case study of the award submission. View Full Story
Friday, April 26, 2013
In celebration of Earth Day, and to bring awareness to the importance of green space in urban environments, SWBR joined forces to turn three city parking spaces on Gibbs Street into an urban park on Earth Day. SWBR Architects, Java’s Café, Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care, Batavia Turf Farm, the University of Rochester student organization Eastman for Earth, and The Eastman Office of Student Life organized a local Park(ing) Day Event on Earth Day.View Full Story
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Nazareth College recently announced the plans to move forward with a $16.5 million Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute on their campus. SWBR Architects will be serving as architect on the project. Nazareth College President Daan Braveman gave details on the Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute, stating that it was made possible by a commitment of $6.5 million in gifts from Larry and Nancy Peckham, Drs. Dawn and Jacques Lipson, and an anonymous donor.View Full Story
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
On Friday, hundreds of visitors, including industry and political leaders, received a firsthand look at the new Sustainability Institute Hall during a dedication event at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), “a living lab” that represents RIT’s commitment to the environment.View Full Story
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
SWBR Architects recently joined in the ground breaking celebration for The DePaul Carriage Factory, a five-story, 71-unit residential apartment building that is a mix of affordable and mental health apartments for DePaul. Construction has begun on the building, which was designed with inspiration from the original historic Cunningham Carriage Factory on Litchfield Street in Rochester, NY.View Full Story
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tom Covell, Steve Fernaays and James McIndoe have all recently acquired their LEED Green Associate accreditation. The LEED GA credential demonstrates a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices. LEED Green Associates enjoy a broad understanding of sustainability that bolsters their careers and enhances their lives. Green Associates earn their credential by passing a two-hour, computer-based exam comprising 100 randomly delivered multiple-choice questions. Congratulations Tom, Steve and James! View Full Story
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
SWBR Architects announces that Dave Beinetti, AIA, LEED AP, President of SWBR has been named to the Board of Directors of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Liberty Northeast Chapter. The DBIA and its members work to form an alliance between designers and builders that fosters collaboration and teamwork. Members work to have an impact on the local design and construction community through programs and events, legislative efforts, and owner and professional education and certification. This is one of several Boards that David serves on in the Rochester community. View Full Story
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
SWBR Architects announces that Daniel Glading, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect with SWBR, has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Rochester chapter. Dan serves as the Practice and Design Director for the AIA, which serves to promote the profession and practice of architecture in the Greater Rochester area. Dan has been with SWBR since 2009 and brings 15 years of experience as an architect. His responsibilities include project design and documentation, coordination with clients and consultants, and management of in-house teams. View Full Story
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that Deborah Barletta, CIP, LEED AP BD+C, was recently named a Certified Information Professional (CIP) by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). Barletta, who serves as Records Manager, corporate intranet developer and administrator, and LEED administrator at SWBR, received her certification in December.View Full Story
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that Monroe Community College’s Gleason Hall for Science and Technology has earned LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.View Full Story
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
November 14th was the Groundbreaking Ceremony for DePaul's newest project-the Riverside Apartments in Buffalo. SWBR Architects was selected to renovate the vacant four-story building of a former City School into 68 affordable and special needs apartments.View Full Story
Friday, October 26, 2012
SWBR recently hosted a tour and discussion on sustainable design for existing buildings at Monroe Community College’s award-winning, LEED Gold, Gleason Hall for Science and Technology.  This is the fifth year SWBR has held the conference. Representatives from several local colleges and universities participated in a building tour and had a presentation from Harvard University about ideas to reduce their campuses carbon footprint and re-evaluating how to renovate existing buildings for today’s students and current pedagogy.View Full Story
Friday, October 19, 2012
In early October the Highlands at Pittsford celebrated the opening of their Health and Wellness Center to meet evolving market demands of both current and future residents. The new Health and Wellness Center amenities include a 3,000SF Fitness Center, Aquatics area with swimming pool and whirlpool, salon, expanded dining area and an auditorium. Construction of this $3M project was completed in October 2012. SWBR teamed with Perkins Eastman as design architect, with SWBR as architect of record. View Full Story
Friday, October 12, 2012
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce they have recently completed a renovation and expansion at McQuaid Jesuit High School. The estimated $3.6 million project includes 4,500 square feet of new construction and 12,750 square feet of renovations.View Full Story
Sunday, September 30, 2012
SWBR Architects recently completed a commemorative clock tower which was unveiled on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College (RWC) in Chili. The tower was created to honor the service of past RWC president Dr. Bill Crothers and his wife Rilla. The clock tower was commissioned by the RWC Administration in an effort to establish a structure on the college grounds that would engage the campus community while commemorating the Crothers’ service and dedication to RWC. Crothers served as president of RWC for 21 years from 1981 until 2002.View Full Story
Friday, September 28, 2012
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that Nazareth College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 27 for their new Integrated Center for Math and Science building. The $30 million, Peckham Hall, features 20 labs and six classrooms that provide space for math and science students and the growing number of students majoring in health and human service programs.View Full Story
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monroe Community College hosted a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at its permanent 9/11 memorial today.  SWBR's Senior Associate, Mark Maddalina, worked with the college and designed it 10 years ago as a way to dedicate a place of remembrance, reflection and healing for the community.  When the sun shines through it, it casts a shadow of the twin towers. President Emeritus R. Thomas Flynn gave the keynote address, commemorating those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.View Full Story
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, August 21 for The College at Brockport’s Liberal Arts Building, which will be the first new academic facility on campus in four decades. Philip Wise, AIA, Principal at SWBR Architects and several other staff members participated in the groundbreaking ceremony. The three-story building, which will be 61,000 square feet, is projected to cost $29.3 million and will be located just east of the college’s Drake Memorial Library, on the south side of the campus. It is slated to be ready for use in the fall of 2014.View Full Story
Monday, August 6, 2012
SWBR Architects announces that the University of Rochester has recently opened the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation.  SWBR worked with the University to complete the project in just 16 weeks. Click here for the full story and a panoramic view of the project for Blue Gene Q   View Full Story
Thursday, August 2, 2012
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that construction is complete on the three-story vertical expansion of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Working together with The Pike Company, as construction manager, the SWBR design team produced all documents in a BIM environment coordinating all disciplines.View Full Story
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce it has been named to Architectural Record Magazine’s annual Top 250 Architectural Firms list. This is the second time SWBR has been included on the list and has moved up in 2012 to a ranking of 196 on the overall list.View Full Story
Thursday, May 19, 2011
SWBR Architects recently signed a lease for office space at 309 South Franklin Street in Armory Square in downtown Syracuse. The company will move all of its employees from its current location in Camillus, NY in June. “The Armory Square district offers both inspiration and opportunity for our firm,” explains David Beinetti, AIA, President of SWBR Architects. “As we move forward with our plans for growth in the area, we are thrilled to become a part of downtown Syracuse.”View Full Story
Friday, October 1, 2010
Cornell University’s Riley Robb Hall, located in Ithaca, NY, and the ABVI-Goodwill Call Center located at 546 South Clinton Avenue in the City of Rochester, were recently awarded LEED-Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a third-party certification program, and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.View Full Story
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
SWBR Architects was selected as the architect for dining and food service renovations to Wilson Commons and “The Pit” on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.  The Pit doubled in size and become home to two new food stations, Zoca and Panda Express and a 6,000-pound pizza oven. The 58,000 SF facility was originally designed by world renowned I. M. Pei in 1976, and has architectural significance to the college and community.  View Full Story
Monday, January 4, 2010
SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that the Irondequoit Branch of The Summit Federal Credit Union has been awarded the Best New Building for 2009 from the Beautification Committee of the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce. The Summit was presented with the award at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday dinner. Franklin D’Aurizio, President of the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce commented that “Business property owners who choose to put their time, energy and funds into projects such as yours make an enormous difference for the businesses and residents of our town.”View Full Story