News & Press Releases

  • Velte Named Shareholder

    Velte Named Shareholder

    Jeffrey Velte, LEED AP BD+C, has been named a shareholder of the firm. Jeffrey has extensive experience in project delivery, and in the architectural and engineering process. He has worked extensively with private and government clients as a project manager. Most recently, Jeffrey has served as project manager for the Civil Engineer/Administration Operations Facility at Beale Air Force Base, CA.…

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  • School Break at Beardsley Design Associates

    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.…

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  • Porter Earns Certification

    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.…

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  • Reynolds Named Stockholder

    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.…

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  • Lapine Named Principal

    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.…

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  • Residence Hall Opens

    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.…

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  • Civil Discipline Head

    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.…

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  • Coast Guard Project Receives LEED® Silver Certification

    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.…

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  • Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Receives LEED® Silver Certification

    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.…

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  • Onori Receives Appointments

    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.…

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  • American Institute of Architects Central NY Chapter 2011 Citation Award

    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.…

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  • Awarded LEED® Silver Certification - Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

    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.…

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