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.
The Gallery was recently opened to the public with a very pleasant evening invitation-only reception.
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 building.
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.
We’ve updated our firm resume to include additional awards we’ve received in the past few months.
We recently met with a group from the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word here in Rochester to try out an LED building lighting scheme for the building tower. The Church is evaluating ways to light the tower at night. The lighting shown in these photos includes a fixture on the ground and one on the tower roof to light the cross. (more…)
Winners of AIA Rochester’s annual Citation, Merit, and Design Excellence Awardsare chosen by a jury of national architectural professionals, who review presentation boards submitted by area architecture firms nominating their recent projects. These awards, along with photography awards, scholarship awards, the Mayor’s Award and an Emerging Architect Award, are announced at a special reception, held this year on June 4.
Our work includes a Historic Structure Report (HSR), updating the existing condition survey, and supporting documentation for a grant application. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation served as a basis for our recommendations. (more…)