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Some business leaders say worst of crisis has passed (access required)


The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on Rochester-area businesses in the past year, but the community is poised to rebound now that the worst of the crisis has hopefully passed, according to local business leaders. The Rochester Business Journal ...

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Rochester Management brings senior housing to Irondequoit (access required)

A rendering of the senior housing community by Rochester Management, Inc., now under construction in Irondequoit (provided).

Over the years, Rochester Management, Inc., has assisted its nonprofit partners with new affordable housing developments across Monroe County. Now, however, Rochester Management is going it alone, overseeing its first new build in 47 years with development of an affordable ...

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Architects of RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute embrace intrigue (access required)

RIT’s new 51,000-square-foot Global Cybersecurity Institute, a design-build partnership between LaBella and LeChase Construction Services LLC that opened in September, was designed to allow for immersive and collaborative learning experiences that go beyond classroom walls. (Photo provided)

Mention cybersecurity and there’s instantly a mental image of mystery and intrigue. There’s just a certain stealth aura to the dark web, cyber threat intelligence mining, behavior monitoring and asymmetric encryption. Which is why it’s so fitting that members of ...

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PathStone development wins in state Buildings of Excellence contest (access required)

Baird Road Apartments will feature 76 units for seniors that will be fossil fuel free (photo courtesy of NYSERDA).

PathStone’s Baird Road Apartments, an early phase multifamily housing development, has received $1 million in state funding from the Buildings of Excellence competition. Buildings of Excellence recognizes the design, construction and operation of low-carbon or carbon neutral multifamily buildings. Baird Road ...

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COVID-19 sparks more collaboration among construction firms, subcontractors (access required)

Gregory Craig

COVID-19 has changed the relationship between general contractors and subcontractors, with those in the field there has been an increased emphasis on teamwork and safety. Gregory Craig, president of DGA Builders LLC, says his firm’s relationships with its construction partners, ...

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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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