Robert Fornataro Promoted to Senior Associate

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.

Rob is providing design guidance to housing and higher education clients throughout upstate NY. 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. Rob has demonstrated strengths in design excellence, which has resulted in several award-winning and highly acclaimed projects in the last three years for his teams.  He has brought a stronger emphasis to our sustainable design commitment and has shown versatility in all phases of project development. Additionally, his success with mixed use/urban projects has raised the overall perception of our firm.

He is a trusted adviser to such leading companies as DePaul, Monroe Community College, and SUNY Brockport with whom he has worked for many years. Rob continues to aspire to mentor the next generation of designers and use the power of design to effect positive change in the community.

He received his Associates in Architectural Studies from Alfred State College and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Utah. Rob is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Additionally, he is a Board Member of the Rochester Regional Community Design Center (RRCDC), a United States Green Building Council member and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional.

Congratulations Rob!