As of January 1 John Page has transitioned to the position of Senior Architect and Jennifer Ahrens has joined Virginia Searl as an owner of Bero Architecture. John will remain an employee in the firm without the responsibilities of ownership and somewhat reduced hours. (We’re waiting to see if that happens.) We will continue in all other respects as we have in the past. Best wishes to all in the New Year.
Over the past forty years Bero Architecture has gained a regional reputation for our thoughtful preservation practice. This new logo celebrates that legacy, our attention to detail, and the careful consideration we provide with each of our projects.
We are now accepting applications for our annual paid co-internship opportunity with Bero Architecture PLLC and The Landmark Society of Western New York. Interested candidates should carefully read the internship bulletin for further details before applying. Read more…
Bero Architecture assisted Cornell University with carefully enacting accessibility improvements to their historic non-denominational chapel. Sage Chapel was designed by architect and professor Charles Babcock and was constructed in phases beginning in 1875. The elaborate high-gothic style interior design from the 1903-05 redecoration by Cottier and Company served as inspiration for the new accessible toilet room fit into an existing vestibule.
We've distilled our experiences, advice and frequently asked questions on important architectural and preservation topics into a series of articles we call "Thoughts". Here are three examples:
Our work is guided by a common set of principles, standards, and technical guidelines. We've collected some of our favorite resources here to help you plan your project.
We are a Rochester, New York architecture practice, founded in 1976. We have earned a state-wide reputation and a number of awards for the quality of our new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation projects.
Architecture is a service industry. We help clients with planning, design, review, and rehabilitation or construction for existing and new buildings.
We provide traditional architectural services including master planning, design, and construction administration, as well as technical services including code and feasibility studies and evaluation reports.
Preservation is not "freezing" a building to prevent all change. It's ensuring appropriate reuse and care so we leave the best of our heritage to future generations.
The process starts with careful preservation planning. We provide a full range of preservation services including historic resource surveys, condition reports and historic structure reports, National Register and local landmark nominations, and more.
Our Firm Resume of Representative History Projects describes some of our preservation planning work.
Nearly half of American greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the construction and operation of buildings. We believe it makes sense to be as conscientious about recycling well-built old buildings as we all are about recycling cans and newspapers.
We've helped our clients recycle and improve the performance of their existing buildings as a way to protect our natural environment while preserving our built environment.