Two Projects win BOMA Building Recognition Awards

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.

The nearly $36 million RIT GIS project consisted of an 84,000-square-foot four-story addition, complete with cutting-edge “green” technology. It houses sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach for the university 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 Collegetown Rochester project received the 2015 BOMA Rochester Recognition Award in the new-construction category. SWBR was responsible for assisting DCS (Davis Carter Scott), the design architect and the architects of record  through the design phase taking the lead on neighborhood and city meetings and was contracted to do all the Construction Administration for buildings 3, 6 and 4. In addition to this, SWBR’s Structural and Landscape departments were retained for design through construction administration for all buildings except the hotel.

The design included the rebuilding of the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood, and the firm worked with area businesses and the University of Rochester to develop the area and make it shopper-friendly.
RIT GIS and Collegetown are multi-award-winning projects.