News & Press Releases

School Break at Beardsley Design Associates

BDA invited employees to bring their children, and friends, to learn about Sketch Up, a 3D modeling program used by Architects at BDA. The two hour class was taught by Architect, Tracy Bellerdine, with assistance from Architects Scott Hackett, Steven Moolin, Larry Liberatore and Engineer, Mike Picciano. The children enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the program. The group included 16 kids in grades 3 through 7. After the session, everyone was rewarded with a pizza party.

Porter Earns Certification

BDA pleased to announce that Douglas E. Porter, E.I.T. has earned a New York State Department of Labor Asbestos Project Designer certification. This certification allows Mr. Porter to design the scope, phasing, and methods of asbestos abatement projects.

Simon Joins Firm as Principal

Shelley Simon, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm as Principal. Licensed as an Architect in Missouri and New York, Shelley brings, to BDA, her 30+ years in the design and construction industry, her passion for community service, and her synergistic approach to leadership development to the integrated practice of design.

Reynolds Named Stockholder

Michael Reynolds, R.A. has been named a stockholder of the firm. In this capacity Michael will assist the Board of Director's in leading the firm. Michael has been with the firm for 12 years, is an award winning Architect and Project Manager and serves as the Manager of the firm's Malone, NY Office.

Lapine Named Principal

Carmen is a New York State licensed engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, he has been with the firm for 20 years. Carmen began as a Civil Engineer and quickly ascended the ranks to become one of BDA’s most valued team members. He presently serves as Project Manager and Studio Leader of the Syracuse Office.

Fallon Joins Firm

BDA is pleased to welcome Patrick R. Fallon, E.I.T. as a Structural Engineer III. Patrick's professional background includes four years of structural engineering design for healthcare and educational clients. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Residence Hall Opens

The University of Rochester celebrated the opening of O'Brien Hall, a 53,000 sq ft building sited to create both a quadrangle and a neighborhood. The ground floor contains a large lounge area, conference rooms, a performing arts area, and a staff apartment. The four upper residential floors house 148 students (in singles, doubles, and suites) with lounges and study areas on each floor. This project was designed to achieve a LEED® Gold rating.

Civil Discipline Head

Seth A. Livermore, P.E. has been promoted to Civil Discipline Head. In addition to Discipline Head duties, Seth will continue to serve as Civil Engineer. He joined BDA in 2005 as a Civil Engineer and earned his Professional Engineering license in 2009. As Discipline Head, Seth will keep BDA’s civil discipline ahead of the leading edge of new technology, trends, and developments.

Coast Guard Project Receives LEED® Silver Certification

The 3,600 sq ft multi-purpose swing building designed for the Coast Guard in Buffalo, NY was awarded LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. This project is the first of several design/construction phases that will consolidate the U.S. Coast Guard facilities in Buffalo, NY.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Receives LEED® Silver Certification

The 4,800 sq ft visitors’ center at the 292-acre Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Depew, NY was awarded LEED® Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Center serves multiple functions and visitors benefit from a quiet interior viewing room, restroom facilities, classroom learning center, pathways to trail heads, and exterior spaces for nature viewing. The overall project objective to reduce the building’s impact on the environment was successfully achieved.

Onori Receives Appointments

Ed Onori, Sr Architectural Designer and Project Manager, was appointed to the Historic Resources Review Board for the City of Auburn, NY. This Board is responsible for preserving the City’s historic buildings located within the South Street Area National Historic Register District and several local landmark structures. Ed was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Cerebral Palsy Parent Corporation of Utica, NY, and currently serves as Board President of the E. John Gavras Center.

American Institute of Architects Central NY Chapter 2011 Citation Award

BDA received notification from the American Institute of Architects Central New York Chapter that the Sonnenberg Garden Renovation project received a 2011 Citation Award in the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse Category. BDA provided designs for numerous structural repairs to the existing mansion and surrounding structures which date back to the mid 1800's.

Awarded LEED® Silver Certification - Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

The 5,300 sq ft Nature Center at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The Nature Center achieved certification for optimized energy performance, water use reduction and water efficient landscaping, light pollution reduction, the use of recycled materials, certified wood and low emitting materials as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.

MacArthur Named Stockholder

John is a professional engineer and has been with the firm for nine years. As a Sr. Engineer and Project Manager he specializes in electrical, plumbing, civil, and structural engineering design. As a Stockholder John will assist the Board of Directors in establishing corporate goals, advance the firm’s strategic plan, and assist in firm operations.

Bellerdine Named Stockholder

Tracy is a registered architect and LEED AP BD+C accredited. She is a design team leader and is always looking for ways to harmonize building design with the environment, impacting the environment as minimally as possible. As a Stockholder she will assist the Board of Directors in establishing corporate goals, advance the firm’s strategic plan, and assist in firm operations. She has been with the firm for 12 years.

Halperin Named Principal

Barry is a New York State Licensed Architect with a degree in Architecture from Syracuse University. Before becoming Principal, he served as Project Manager and Studio Leader of the firm’s Malone Office. A majority of his projects have been for multi-family and senior housing, Adirondack camps and homes, commercial, and municipal buildings. Barry joined the firm in 2000.

Electrical Discipline Head

Michael V. Romano, P.E. has been promoted to Electrical Discipline Head. Mike joined BDA in 2009 as an Electrical Engineer and recently became a Stockholder. He is licensed in New York, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, and Hawaii and is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional. As Discipline Head, Mike will keep BDA's electrical discipline ahead of the leading edge of new technology, trends, and developments.

Green Boathouse receives an American Institute of Architects Award of Merit

BDA received notification from the AIA of Central New York that their residential project received an award of merit. This 9,000 sq ft year round Adirondack Cottage/boathouse is a stunning example of what can be accomplished by integrating the functionality of a working boathouse, capable of historic boat restoration and living quarters clad in Douglas Fir finishes and washed in natural light. The addition of an elevator and other special considerations make the space accessible.

North Range project awarded LEED® Silver Certification

The North Range Training Complex, Norfolk, VA has been awarded LEED® Silver certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The 75,886 sq ft complex achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.

Project of the Year in Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation Category Awarded by APWA New York Chapter

This project at the Robert Moses State Park included the renovation of buildings, reconstruction of a pergola covered walkway that connected three buildings and a covered picnic pavilion, plus site infrastructure and handicap accessible walkway improvements. In addition, an existing concession building was modified to restrooms and lifeguard/first-aid office, and another building was modified from existing bathhouse to a visitor center, camper registration, and beach/camper supply store space.

Special Recognition Award was presented by "A Time To Build" for the Warrior-in-Transition Barracks Project

Housing 144 recovering soldiers, the barracks provides an ADA compliant facility for these soldiers and is connected via a covered walkway to a Company Operations Facility where medical and personnel services are available. The operations building serves as a primary resource to help soldiers with career services, exploring educational opportunities, and scheduling support services they need after leaving the Army. This project was designed to achieve a LEED Silver rating and includes a number of sustainable features.

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Special Education Center LEED Certified

The Special Education Center designed for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES was awarded LEED® certification based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project and community. The Center provides a state-of-the-art facility and serves as a connection to other campus buildings. “We are proud to be among the first schools in the state to receive this honor and we are thankful to Beardsley for guiding us through the process,” Keith Henry, Assistant Superintendent for Administration at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES said.