Principals
Principals
Principals
Principals
Principals
David J. Beinetti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Chairman of the Board/Principal

David is the Chairman of the Board of SWBR. During his 35+ years of experience, he has contributed significantly to the Rochester architectural landscape. He works as a team builder and facilitator with his clients, striving to continually improve the design response by involving all members of the client-architect-constructor team in creative problem-solving sessions. David is an “outside-the-box” thinker and believes that design excellence requires a creative blending of program and operational needs with the appropriate mix of aspirations and visions.

Thomas R. Gears, AIA, CCS, LEED Green Associate
President/Principal

Tom is the President of SWBR, a multi-talented architect and an expert in Senior Housing design. He is a skilled designer and has developed expertise in managing complex projects. His responsibilities include budget and schedule control, project planning, client liaison, consultant coordination and quality control. His skills in organization, communication and design enable him to clearly capture and develop client needs and turn them into efficient design solutions. With his strong background, he can design senior environments that capture the residential look and feel sought after in today's marketplace.

Philip W. Wise, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CSI, CCS
Principal

Phil is a Principal at SWBR Architects. During his 30 years of architectural experience, Phil has proven his strengths in his ability to maximize project needs while minimizing the required construction; coordinating multiple disciplines, phases and schedules; and providing responsive and flexible professional service to his clients. His range of experience extends to educational, industrial, municipal and community agency facilities. He leads our firm's focus of sustainable design principles through continued education and project design reviews. Phil's expertise in master planning, community and client consensus building, and value engineered alternative development is an important asset to our design team. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ohio State University.

Steven V. Rebholz, AIA, CSI, CCS
Principal

Whether he's meeting with clients in the office or out inspecting a rooftop, Steve is definitely a guy who is on the move. His focus is designing for the K-12 market, and it's an area where he excels and is able to combine his talents in utilizing new technology, visualizing great design, and making everything work on a budget and on schedule. His successes with major projects at the Rochester, Bloomfield, Marcellus and East Rochester school districts are just a few examples of his dedication and passion for school design. Steve is an expert in building codes and the State Education Department process, and assists in training our staff in these areas. On top of his many practice responsibilities, he also manages to stay actively involved in many professional organizations, including the City of Rochester Planning Commission; the Construction Specifications Institute, serving previously as President and a member of its Board of Directors; and as Chairman of SWBR's Codes & Standards Action Group.

E. Joseph Gibbons II, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CCS
Principal

Joe is an Architect committed to evaluating and defining the specific needs of an architectural program and developing a design solution that will satisfy the requirements of the project as a whole. He is a specialist in Special Needs and Affordable Housing design. Joe is committed to the concept of teamwork within the project team that includes the client, architect and design consultants. As a Principal, he leads client meetings and presentations, consultant coordination and project development from initial design schematics and code review through construction documents and administration.