• Gaming stations inside an eSports arena

    eSports Arena Conceptual Design

    For the past 10 years or so, multiplayer video game competitions have been surging in popularity. With this increase in popularity, professional competitions, also known as eSports, have made their way onto college campuses. Schools across the country are adding eSports to their athletic departments and as a result, they are seeking architects and engineers to tailor the arenas to meet their needs. Already a full varsity sport competing in the ECAC Conference, many colleges are growing their …

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  • Decorated Booth at Tradeshow

    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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  • 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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  • Asbestos Awareness Week

    April 1-7 is National Asbestos Awareness week to “raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure,” per Senate Resolution 125. But what is asbestos and what should you do if you suspect your building contains this extremely harmful material?…

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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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