We are pleased that the New York State AIA has announced that the Boynton House Rehabilitation was selected to receive a 2014 Citation for Design Award.
Award Recipients for the 2014 New York State AIA Design Awards were chosen from a pool of three-hundred submissions by a jury of national architectural practitioners and educators. We are excited to be this year’s only upstate architectural firm to receive a NYS AIA design award. The awards ceremony and NYS AIA annual meeting and gala will be held in Saratoga Springs October 9th through 11th.
Phase 1 – Towers Roofing Replacement at Most Holy Trinity roman Catholic Church in Webster is nearing completion. The project included interior and exterior masonry repairs, repair and refinishing of exterior woodwork, and repairs to stained glass windows in addition to full replacement of the slate roofing system and sheet metal finials. The finials were fabricated, gilded and installed from a lift by the team at Easton Specialties. We were able to document the finial installation and photograph the completed towers from the lift at completion.
The two-and-a-half hour event included a guided tour of the garden landscaping and lily pond, the pergola and garage additions, the first floor and restored veranda, and the basement including interpretive displays. As the tour progressed through the house, guests were treated to the history of each space and a brief synopsis of the difficulties that were faced during the renovation process. While not on the tour, guests were treated to refreshments in the garden courtyard.
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. The survey and condition report are being funded by a grant through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation through Title 9 of the Environmental Protection Act of 1983.
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.
The Palmyra Community Library is featured on the Landmark Society of Westerns New York’s website as a “Success Story.” To read the post please follow this link.
For more information on the Library renovation also see: Palmyra Community Library Renovation Part 1
Exterior and interior renovations were recently completed at the Genesee Country Village and Museum’s Wehle Gallery. The program included a new entrance, interior finishes, conversion of two galleries into state of the art collections storage, and a complete retrofit of the electrical system including new LED gallery lighting. The buildling’s heating and cooling system was replaced by a geothermal heat pump system with 20 wells to the north of the building that extend 166 feet below grade. Both the addition and existing portions of the building are clad in cedar siding. The entrance addition is stained a muted red to help call attention to the entrance and main portion of the building. The rooftop cupola was restored during the project, and the new collection storage room walls were grouted solid and super-insulated to create an ideal environment for artifact preservation.
Three articles have been posted to the Thoughts page.
As always, a link to download a pdf of each article is included.
The Palmyra Community Library has moved in to their newly renovated space in the former Garlock Manufacturing office building. We are thrilled to see this project complete and look forward to pursuing additional renovation phases in the future.
For more about this renovation also see: Palmyra Community Library Renovation Part 1
The east portion of the Boynton House site has been bustling with activity with the extended warm weather. Pavements, planters, and the lily pond structure are complete and awaiting spring for finish landscaping and fencing.
Precast pergola posts, in place since September, are receiving heavy timber trellis beams and rafters. The trellis framing should be completed by February.
The garage is framed and enclosed with temporary roofing to hold it until warmer weather when the exterior finishes will be completed. In the meantime the garage interior will be built-out and sash installed. Now that several salvaged sash have been installed in the west façade, it is easier to envision the view from the patio garden toward the garage.