Palmyra Library Success Story

April 22nd, 2013 · News

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

Wehle Gallery Renovation

August 10th, 2012 · News
Entrance After (the lawn area has recently been restored with grass)
Entrance After (the lawn area has recently been restored with grass)

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.



New “Thoughts On…” articles

March 6th, 2012 · News>>Site Updates

Three articles have been posted to the Thoughts page.

  1. Some Thoughts On Administering Government and Grant Funds
  2. Some Thoughts On Ventilation of Unoccupied Spaces
  3. Some Thoughts On Construction Quality.

As always, a link to download a pdf of each article is included.

Palmyra Community Library Renovation Part 2

February 10th, 2012 · News

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

Library Entrance

Circulation Desk

Reading Area

Boynton House Site Development

January 20th, 2012 · News>>On The Boards

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.

Also see:  Frank Lloyd Wright House Restoration In Progress

Looking east from garage roofSalvaged sash being set in west wall garage

Precast pergola post with timber beams and first bay of rafters - garage west facade


Garage and drive from Hawthorne Street

Boynton House Rehabilitation

January 19th, 2012 · News
Our work on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House here in Rochester included this presentation describing the design process that occurred to develop an appropriate rehabilitation plan and design for the new garage, landscaping, and pergola.
Boynton House Rehabilitation
View recent photos of the work in progress on the garage, landscaping, and pergola here.  “Before” pictures of the Boynton house and preliminary landscape plans can be seen here.

Firm Resume Updated

January 18th, 2012 · News>>Site Updates

We’ve updated our firm resume to include additional awards we’ve received in the past few months.

  • The Barber Conable Award from Landmark Society of Western New York for the adaptive reuse of  the Avon Opera Block in Avon,NY.
  •  An Award of Merit from the Landmark Society of Western New York for restoration of the First Presbyterian Church in East Avon, NY.
  •  An Award of Merit from the Landmark Society of Western New York for the rehabilitation of the Waterloo Library and Historical Society in Waterloo, NY.
  • A Merit  Award for Design Excellence given by the  Rochester chapter of the AIA  for the New Residence built in Rochester,  NY. (Award Submission)

Evaluation of Tower Lighting

September 2nd, 2011 · News

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…)

2011 AIA Design Excellence Award Submission

July 19th, 2011 · News
2011 Design Excellence award submission for a Greene and Greene inspired residence
2011 Design Excellence award submission for a Greene and Greene inspired residence
We were honored to receive a merit award this year for a new residence we designed in the style of Charles and Henry Greene.

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.

Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse

March 23rd, 2011 · News
The Lighthouse and Keeper's Residence
The Lighthouse and Keeper's Residence
Since 1989, we have been assisting the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society with improvements to the Lighthouse.

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…)