On June 14, 2014, we had the honor in partnering with the Rochester chapter of the AIA and the Landmark Society of Western New York in hosting a house tour at the Boynton house. The tour was an excellent opportunity for local architects to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s only work in Rochester and was part of the continuing education program for the AIA.
Bero Architecture PLLC has been awarded the contract for a survey and condition report on the George Eastman House and Garden Structures. The condition report will prioritize areas of critical repairs, long-term maintenance and suggested improvements to this National Historic Landmark building and grounds. Read more…
We are honored to receive an AIA Rochester 2014 Design Excellence Grand Honor Award for the Boynton House Rehabilitation.
Winners of the AIA Rochester’s annual Design Excellence Awards are chosen by a jury of national architectural professionals, who review presentations submitted by are architecture firms nominating their recent projects. These awards, along with photography, scholarship and the Mayor’s award are announced at a special reception, held this year on April 25th. Read more…
The Preservation League of New York State has selected The Central Trust Building to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
The modern corporate slogan for sustainability advocates is “green”; your historic building is a “green” goldmine. Rehabilitating and preserving historic buildings is a great way to help save our natural environment while preserving our built environment. The greenest building is the one that is already built. Reusing an existing building benefits sustainability several ways…
Bero Architecture assisted the owner in the initial site planning and the development of schematic designs, construction documents, and administration during construction. This residence is inspired by the early 20th-century Craftsman-style architecture of California firm Greene & Greene. A particular challenge was to evoke the Greene & Greene aesthetic and distinctive Craftsman detailing while making them suitable for a northeastern climate. Read More…
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.