Architecture

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    What We've Been Up To Lately

    Our team was pretty busy last week! Mark Rebich and Tom Wight attended the SAME Federal Small Business Conference in Pittsburgh. The conference was a great opportunity to meet other small businesses like Beardsley, introduce ourselves to future teaming partners, and find out more about future projects. Stephen Bart attended a career fair at the Auburn High School to help high school and college students learn about careers in science. The students were able to learn more about architect…

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  • St. Lawrence University, Gunnison Chapel Receives AIA CNY Award

    We're thrilled to announce that the St. Lawrence University, Gunnison Chapel Restoration project has received a Citation for Design from AIA Central New York in the Adaptive Re-Use/Historic Preservation Category. Built in 1926, the Gunnison Chapel on the St. Lawrence University Campus was designed by Betram Grosvenor Goodhue Associates in the Gothic Revival style and was patterned after their design of St. Thomas Episcopal church in Manhattan. It is not a listed historic structure but is cert…

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  • Revolutionizing New York’s Multifamily Housing

    Developers, building owners, public housing authorities, financing agencies, and design professionals from across Central New York attended NYSERDA’s RetrofitNY Workshop on October 30, 2017 to learn more about the RetrofitNY program, how it relates to high-performance retrofit solutions for existing, affordable multifamily housing, and how they might participate. Barry Halperin and Nicolette Havrish represented Beardsley at the event and shared their input on ways the industry can be more innova…

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  • Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES - Before and After

    Since 2013, Beardsley Architects + Engineers has been working with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES (WFLBOCES) on the renovations to three existing buildings at their Newark, NY Campus. Through a comprehensive study conducted with WFLBOCES administration and staff, it was determined that the three buildings could be renovated to accommodate 730 people in conference and meeting space. The study also determined the need for a commercial kitchen to serve events held at the conference center while also pr…

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  • Beardsley Attends SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA Conference at Ithaca College

    Beardsley Architects + Engineers had a strong presence at the 2016 SUNY/PPAA and NYAPPA Summer Conference hosted at Ithaca College on August 2-4, 2016. This annual event brings together facilities leaders, operations and maintenance professionals, architects, engineers and exhibitors from across the state to focus on technological innovations, emerging trends, and solutions for higher education professionals. As part of the event, attendees were treated to an opening keynote by Dr. James B. Maa…

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  • International Energy Conservation Code Changes Coming Soon

    All projects obtaining building permits on or after October 3, 2016 will be required to comply with the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), 2016 New York State Supplement to the 2015 IECC, and the 2016 New York City Energy Conservation Code. It is important to note that there are significant changes to the Code, along with new sections, that raise the bar on the minimum requirements buildings need to meet for compliance. Many of the changes are a response to the increasing popula…

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  • Beardsley Hosts Accessible Design Seminar

    Beardsley Architects + Engineers was the site of a seminar on Accessible Design featuring keynote speaker and accessibility expert Dominic Marinelli. The focus of the event was to educate Architects, Code Officials and Health Care Professionals and gain firsthand knowledge of accessibility changes from an expert who is a major contributor to the writing of the codes. “We realized that New York State is in a transitional period following the adoption of the new International codes and with new…

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  • March Madness

    The key thing when designing any facility is to think of the end user’s needs. In the case of a gymnasium, we as architects and engineers work with the owner to determine what is important to the coach and players. I’ve been in a lot of gyms over the past few years and I’ve seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t.…

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  • Change of Occupancy

    Change of occupancy and the life safety issues that can be created by it is an area that is not well understood by building owners and to some extent design professionals. There is a Chapter 9 in the Existing Building Code of the State of New York dealing with this topic.…

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  • Fire Ratings in Doors

    ​Ever wonder why the door in a 2 hour partition is 1-1/2 hour rated? The reason is that the code assumes there will be a “lower fuel load” for a door than for a wall. That means that there will not be any flammable furniture or building contents placed immediately in front of a door.…

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  • Fire Ratings on Federal Design-Build Projects

    There has been a recent change to UFC 3-600-01 that could affect Fire Ratings if you are using the latest March 2013 version.…

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