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.

The first was presented at a ceremony on Nov. 6 by Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York. RIT GIS was recognized as the region’s best project in the Green Project category, which honors the country’s best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them.

The second award, the Jeffery J. Zogg Build New York Award, was granted by the New York State Association of General Contractors(AGC). This award highlights the construction industry’s positive impact on building and heavy construction in New York. SWBR, LeChase and FXFOWLE will be recognized Nov. 10 during the Build New York award ceremony in Saratoga Springs. Josh Reinhard of LeChase Construction and Mark Maddalina of SWBR will be presenting a case study of the RIT GIS project  at the AGC Annual Conference.

The nearly $36 million RIT GIS project consisted of a unique 84,000-square-foot, four-story addition to the university. It houses sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach, and is a state-of-the-art showcase for green construction and design, as well as GIS master’s and Ph.D. programs in sustainability and architecture. The project was completed in March 2013.