Robert Fornataro, AIA Named 2015 Employee of the Year

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.”

Rob provides design guidance to housing and higher-education clients throughout upstate New York. He brings an inherent sense of space, accentuates context from a visual and environmental perspective, and is helping us transform to a highly competitive design firm.  He has demonstrated strengths in design excellence, which has resulted in several award-winning and highly acclaimed projects for his teams. He brings a stronger emphasis to our sustainable design commitment and has shown versatility in all phases of project development. Additionally, he mentors the next generation of designers and uses the power of design to affect positive change in our community.