Four Employees at SWBR Promoted

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. Rob has continuously demonstrated a commitment to excellence in design, participating in award winning project design work, mentoring young designers, elevating our visibility in the community and around the country with project submissions and speaking engagements focused on SWBR's design excellence."

We are also pleased to announce that Steve Fernaays, AIA, LEED Green Associate and Fred Koenig, AIA have been promoted to Senior Associates of the firm.  In this senior level position, Steve and Fred join the firm's eight other Senior Associates in filling key project management and design roles. SWBR's President, David Beinetti, echoed the Board's accolades for both, sharing that "both Fred and Steve have proven to be essential to our firm having a client service mindset, while regularly delivering high quality project solutions."

Steve has been with the firm for over 6 years and has a practice area focus on higher education. His work has been transformative on many campuses across New York State, creating high-performance and inspiring facilities. Fred has been with the firm for over 7 years and has a practice area focus on K12 education. He has designed renovations and additions for districts throughout New York State, creating solutions that maximize learning environments.

Through these promotions, we are galvanizing our commitment to stay at the forefront of our strategic initiatives, improve our design and commitment to a sustainable design practice.  Please join us in congratulating Mark, Rob, Steve and Fred!