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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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  • MacArthur Named Stockholder

    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.…

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  • Halperin Named Principal

    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.…

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  • Green Boathouse receives an American Institute of Architects Award of Merit

    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.…

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  • North Range project awarded LEED® Silver Certification

    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.…

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

    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.…

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

    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.…

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  • Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Special Education Center LEED Certified

    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.…

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