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SWBR mourns the death of Timothy Zigarowicz (access required)

Timothy Zigarowicz, architect and principal at SWBR, was described by the firm as "one of our brightest stars and a rock-solid team member." (photo provided by SWBR>)

Timothy Zigarowicz, whose work in affordable and supportive housing is featured in numerous area projects, died suddenly on Saturday. He was 47. Mr. Zigarowicz was an architect and principal at SWBR. The firm said he was one of its brightest ...

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Hunt’s Phelan named president of Architectural Foundation (access required)


Sean Phelan of Hunt E|A|S has been appointed president of the Architectural Foundation of Greater Rochester (AFGR), succeeding Richard Pospula. Joining the board of directors are Allen Rossignol, president and CEO of Edge Architecture and Nate Rozzi, principal at Rozzi Architects. ...

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Aqueduct project to create live-work hub (access required)

The Aqueduct Building has sold for $4.7 million (photo courtesy of CBRE Rochester).

With remote work now a way of life for many, the developers of the Aqueduct Building district are joining forces with a progressive national real estate management firm to create a live-work hub in downtown Rochester. Peter Landers and his ...

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SWBR’s Beinetti wins state AIA community development award (access required)

David Beinetti, principal and chief management officer of SWBR (provided photo).

David Beinetti, principal and chief management officer of SWBR, has been awarded the Frederic Schwartz Community Development Award by the New York State American Institute of Architects. The award recognizes projects and individuals who have made a significant and positive ...

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Do some research before selecting from array of solar power options (access required)


Businesses now have more solar power options than ever, as well as a number of federal tax credits and state incentives to use. Deciding on one of the many options, however, requires some research and depends on the needs of ...

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Will code and zoning co-exist with post-pandemic real estate needs? (access required)

Sibley Square (archive photo)

In an effort to help small business stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, municipalities streamlined many permitting processes and allowed exemptions to zoning codes. For restaurants, that may have meant sidewalk dining or outdoor “greenhouses.” But what happens when society ...

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Passero project wins state historic preservation award (access required)

SUNY Broome Community College Culinary and Events Center in Binghamton (photo provided by Passero Associates and Tim Wilkes Photography).

Passero Associates’ restoration of a landmark in the heart of downtown Binghamton has been honored as a top historic preservation project. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has presented the 2020 Historic Preservation Award to ...

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Passero’s Welch receives Young Architect Award (access required)


Dustin Welch, project architect at Passero Associates, has received the Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS). Established in 2019, the award recognizes notable contributions to, and accomplishments within, the profession by a member who also ...

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Three SWBR projects earn LEED certification (access required)

Frances Apartments Phase II in Sweden, comprised of 48 affordable homes, was a collaborative effort of Rochester's Cornerstone Group and Lifetime Assistance (provided photo).

Three recent SWBR projects have received LEED for Homes certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. DePaul’s Starting Line Apartments in Utica, Providence Housing’s LaFrance Apartments in Elmira and Frances Apartments II in the town of Sweden by Rochester’s Cornerstone ...

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Petrosky is new president of AIA Rochester (access required)


Andrew Petrosky, senior associate and architectural leader at Stantec Rochester, is the new president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rochester. Petrosky succeeds outgoing president Jennifer Takatch of Architecture P.C. Two former members of the AIA Rochester board are ...

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Bergmann plans to ride a wave of innovation over the next 40 years (access required)

One of the solar power projects Bergmann has worked on. (Provided photo)

As Bergmann bids farewell to 2020 — a milestone 40th anniversary for the firm — there is plenty to look back upon with pride. The array of American Institute of Architects awards. The multitude of satisfied engineering and architectural clients ...

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TiverBuilt brings BIM to homebuilding (access required)

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Every homebuilder has been there; a project is moving along well, nearing completion, only to come to a screeching halt when the homeowner decides the kitchen countertop is the wrong color, the sunlight doesn’t enter the dining room at the ...

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LaBella expands footprint with acquisition of Chazen (access required)

Jeff Roloson, president of LaBella Associates (provided photo).

LaBella Associates is growing yet again, acquiring multidisciplinary consulting firm The Chazen Companies in a move that will push the firm’s total employment well past 1,000. Headquartered in Poughkeepsie, The Chazen Companies has offices Glens Falls, Troy, New York City, ...

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Local architecture, construction firms prominent in national rankings (access required)

SWBR provided architecture, structural engineering, landscape architecture and interior design for DePaul Upper Falls Square, which received the Excelsior Awards Honor Award (photo provided by SWBR).

Three local companies are prominent in the ranking of the nation’s Top 100 Architecture/Engineering firms in the 44th edition of Building Design+Construction’s Giants 400 Report. CPL ranks 44th with revenue of $36,567,217, Bergmann is 47th ($32.4 million) and SWBR is 65th ($19,590,432). ...

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Fourth generation joins A.R. Pierrepont Co. Inc. (access required)

Company president Jeffrey Sturtz with his son, R.J. Sturtz, who recently joined the family business as an estimator and project manager. (Photo provided)

A commitment to quality, a talented workforce and long-term professional relationships are among the keys to success for A.R. Pierrepont Co. Inc. As Rochester’s oldest painting contracting firm, A.R. Pierrepont has served the local area with commercial and industrial painting ...

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