Bero Architecture has been assisting St. James Episcoal Church in Skaneteles with implementing phases 1, 2, and 4 of the Master Plan developed with the parish in 2009. The projects nearing completion this year include full restoration of the elaborate patterned slate roof, rehabilitation of the basement chapel, and substantial rehabilitation of the nave and sanctuary.
Bero Architecture assisted The United Church of Canandaigua with the rehabilitation of their altar, chancel, blower room, and pipe chambers. As part of the project, a new three manual and pedal forty rank organ for the church was designed and installed by Parsons Pipe Organ Builders. It is always a pleasure to work with Ric Parsons and his talented crew, and is an especially rare privilege to work with them on a completely new organ project.
Bero Architecture PLLC is proud to have assisted Mark IV Enterprises with the design, construction, and federal/state tax credits for the substantial rehabilitation of the former Alvah Strong Hall of the Rochester Theological Seminary into luxury apartments. We joined members of the Mark IV team, local dignitaries, and others in celebrating the rejuvenation of this important East End building on December 3, 2014. Read More…
We are honored to receive a 2014 AIA New York State Citation for Design in Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation for the Boynton House Rehabilitation. Winners of the AIA New York State annual Design Awards are chosen by a jury of national architectural professionals, who review presentations that are recommended by local AIA chapters. The Rochester Chapter of the AIA nominated the Boynton House Rehabilitation for state award consideration after bestowing the AIA Rochester Grand Honor Award for Design Excellence on the project earlier this year.
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.