The Preservation League of New York State has selected The Central Trust Building to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
The Boynton House rehabilitation is progressing toward late spring completion. The story of this major rehabilitation was recently seen on WXXI in a “sneak-peak” of their documentary about the project. While interior rehabilitation nears completion, work on the new garage and pergola is ongoing.
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…
Set in Highland Park, Warner Castle (1854) is a hidden treasure of Rochester. Designed to resemble the ancestral castle of the Scottish Clan Douglas, this Gothic-styled residence was the home of Rochester attorney and newspaper editor Horatio Gates Warner. Bero Architecture administered a masonry repointing project to restore the building.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has published this site with information regarding weatherization of older and historic buildings.
This information-rich resource provides advice on ways to sensitively improve the performance of windows, mechanical systems, insulation, and roofing. Our Preservation Resources section contains links to this and other sources of technical guidance.
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.