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Academic Experience


Firm Introduction and Background Providing architecture, planning, structural engineering, landscape architecture, sustainable design and interior design services.

Staffing Total Employees…….………….......76 Principals………………..….….……..6 Sr. Associates……………….……….9 Project Managers………….............14 Designers/Technicians….………….23 Interior Designers………...................3 LEED Accredited…….....................29 Construction Administrators……...…1 Structural Engineers…………….......4 Information Systems……..……….. ..2 Total NYS Licensed Architects.......31 Total NYS Licensed Engineers …….3 Total Licensed Landscape Arch …...1

Firm Background / Years in Business Our firm was established in 1969 and today has a staff of 76 professionals. Over the years, the firm’s business evolved to include a broad spectrum of services and talents. We offer specialized areas of practice, which are based on our clients’ needs and the expertise of our principals and staff. SWBR Architects is one of the largest Architect-led firms in Upstate New York, sub-consulting for mechanical, electrical, civil engineering and specialized consultants. With a focus on Architecture, augmented by Interior Design, Structural Engineering and Landscape Architecture, SWBR offers a broad staff of experienced professionals and has the “firepower” to bring a focused team onto a project to meet tight schedules with the right technical knowledge. SWBR Architects is noted among clients and contractors for our design and technical strengths, and attention to detail. Our firm has completed scores of projects for private and public clients using a variety of construction delivery methods. We continue to offer value-added capability to our clients through alliances and strategic growth in new geographic markets. SWBR’s areas of expertise include K-12 schools, college and university, healthcare, multi-family and senior housing, special-needs housing, municipal, corporate and industrial. Our Mission: to create successful and sustainable design solutions that energize our clients and enrich our communities. Our Vision: to be the most respected design firm in the Northeast and a leading authority in our fields of expertise.

Ranked #1 Rochester Architectural Firms, 2013


College and University Design SWBR collaborates with colleges and universities to create the campuses of the future

SWBR offers a trimmed and focused response to Higher Education design. In college, perhaps even more than other arenas of life, the quality of our environment directly influences the quality of our lives. At SWBR, we recognize that great architecture flows from the needs of the people using the facility—the students, the professors and the administrative staff. We strive to obtain a Perfect Balance between the innovative, technology-driven design required by today's rapidly evolving university system, and the culture, climate and quality of student life.

A resource for professional talent and expertise within a single firm. • Health, Science and Technology Facilities • Feasibility Studies • Additions and Renovations • Auditoria • Residence Halls • Libraries • Dining Halls • Student Unions • Performing Arts Facilities • Recreational Facilities

Contact the SWBR Experts Dave Beinetti, AIA, LEED AP Jay Judson, AIA, LEED AP Phil Wise, AIA, LEED AP Randy Sickler, AIA , Green Associate Mark Maddalina, AIA, LEED AP Steve Fernaays, AIA, LEED AP


College and University Clients Served Cornell University Rochester Institute of Technology University of Rochester University of Rochester Eastman School of Music University of Rochester Medical Center Roberts Wesleyan College St. John Fisher College Nazareth College Hobart and William Smith Colleges State University of New York College at Alfred New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University State University of New York College at Geneseo State University of New York College at Brockport State University of New York College at Canton State University of New York College at Oswego State University of New York College at Fredonia Monroe Community College Onondaga Community College Finger Lakes Community College New York State University Construction Fund (SUCF) Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)


Academic Facilities


Rochester Institute of Technology Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Designed in Association with FX Fowle Architects

Client Name: Rochester Institute of Technology Contact: Mr. James Yarrington, Director, Campus Planning Phone: (585) 475-4869 Completion Date: Spring 2013 Construction Cost: $36M Contract Type: Design/Build – LeChase Construction LEED Certification: Platinum Firm Role: Architect of Record, Structural Engineer, Programming, Code Compliance, Interior Design, Sustainable Design and Landscape Architecture

RIT’s new $36M Golisano Institute of Sustainability serves as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and provides a state-of-the-art showcase for green construction and design. This spectacular, collaborative learning environment houses academic labs, test beds, classrooms and offices that support the Institute’s unique mission and research in sustainability. Displaying a wide array of sustainable design concepts, materials, systems and technologies, it is serves as a living laboratory for RIT’s Architecture, Engineering and Sustainability programs. As a result of its passive design strategies, energy-efficient systems, high-performance facades, a 400kW fuel cell and the 40kW solar array, the building is designed to be 56% more efficient than a standard building. It incorporates extensive data sensors, control systems, feedback loops and microgrid technology, through which RIT will monitor and inform building operations. Through this the GIS building has the capacity to be one of the most informative green buildings in the world. SWBR Architects served as the Architect of Record and Leader of the design team within a Design-Build Team Structure to design the Platinum LEED building.


Galleria

Classroom/Auditorium


Environmental Chemistry Lab

Decision Theater


South Facade

Entry featuring a Collaboration Room as a Canopy


Nazareth College Peckham Hall – The Integrated Center for Math and Science

Designed in Association with Burt Hill

Owner: Nazareth College Contact: Michael LaPoint, Director of Renovation and Construction Services Phone: (585) 389-2430 Location: Pittsford, NY Construction Cost: $26M Completion Date: 2012 Square Footage: 75,000 SF

The architectural team of SWBR Architects and Burt-Hill collaboratively designed Nazareth College’s Integrated Center for Math and Science building now known as Peckham Hall. The building was the first new freestanding academic building constructed as part of the Nazareth campus in 30 years. The fivestory 75,000 square-foot building was carefully designed to respect the collegiate gothic style prevalent throughout the campus, but yet introducing specific elements, such as large expanses of glass curtain wall, to present an overall modern appearance. As a new mandate from the college, the architecture team worked closely with Burt-Hill’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers to lower operating costs as much as possible. Through energy recovery, reusing conditioned classroom, corridor and office conditioned air in the laboratories, and through the design of a robust thermal envelope.


Nazareth Peckham Hall

Nazareth Peckham Hall


Roberts Wesleyan College Science and Nursing Building

Owner: Roberts Wesleyan College Contact: Richard Greer, Director of Facilities Phone: (585) 594-6160 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: New Building: $13.1M Renovation: $ 4.5M Completion Date: New building: May 2015 Renovation: December 2015 Square Footage: New building - 43,600 GSF Renovation: 40,000 GSF

Roberts Wesleyan worked with SWBR and M/E Engineering to design a new building linked to the existing Merlin G. Smith Science Center that will achieve LEED-NC Silver certification. The new facility will house laboratories and support spaces for the growing Sciences and Nursing programs. Wet and dry labs for the Biology and Chemistry programs, and Skills and Simulation labs for Nursing will provide state of the art, hands-on teaching environments that will expand the pedagogy options for instructors and improve learning and retention results for students. Auxiliary spaces will include a greenhouse, a cold room for experiments, faculty and student research labs, collaboration spaces, and a Home Health nursing simulation area set up like an apartment. The building program also includes student commons and study spaces near the center of each floor and in the link to the existing Smith Hall. After completion of the new building, a substantial renovation of the existing building is planned, renovating the former “hard” science and nursing lab areas into modern general purpose and computer classrooms. Renovated offices for faculty will be provided, including the Nursing program’s departmental offices and support spaces. An existing 185-seat tiered lecture hall will be modernized, with improvements to acoustics, technology, and finishes. Finishes from the new building will be utilized in the renovations to visually connect the two physically linked and programmatically integrated facilities.


Science and Nursing Building

Science and Nursing Building


SUNY Brockport New Academic Building

Owner: SUNY Brockport Contact: John Osowski, PE, Director of Facilities Planning Phone: (585) 395-2489 Location: Brockport, NY Estimated Construction Cost: $19M Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2014

SWBR is currently working on the design of the New Academic Building. The purpose of this design is to create a building that is an impetus for enhancing the four core areas established by SUNY Brockport that obtain optimal student success and national recognition. Our design team will focus around designing the building to maximize the experience of learning environments and quality of place, as well as providing academic engagement. We understand the synergies of the chosen site and how it relates to the four core areas. Studying the pedestrian traffic flow allowed us to develop collision spaces along internal streets, where faculty and students can informally gather and engage as an extension of the formal learning environments. This building will have a minimum LEED速 rating of Silver, and will integrate concepts and strategies that will maximize sustainable synergies associated with the construction of the new Liberal Arts Building. The design will reduce energy consumption by allowing natural daylight to penetrate into atrium spaces, and minimizing exterior walls.


SUNY College at Geneseo Bailey Hall Rehabilitation

Owner: SUNY Geneseo Contact: George Stooks, Assistant Vice President, Facilities & Planning Phone: (585) 245-5563 Location: Geneseo, NY Estimated Construction Cost: $20.5M Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2014

The Consultant team led by SWBR Architects, with input from SUNY College at Geneseo and the State University Construction Fund, has developed a design that will radically reconfigure this former “hard” sciences building into a social sciences center facing the campus’ formal College Green . Currently located in other campus academic buildings, the Psychology, Sociology, Geography, and Anthropology programs will move into modern, comfortable, and sustainably-designed areas designed both for their specific current needs and future flexibility in the rehabilitated facility. Bailey Hall will include shared spaces including 10 general-use classrooms, casual interaction space for students and faculty, and a central two-story atrium that provides student common space. The concepts also reflect the intention of the Fund, and requirements of NYS Executive Order 111, to design the rehabilitated Bailey Hall facility to a LEED-Silver level of sustainability based on the USGBC’s LEED-NC 2.2 system, under which this project has been registered.


Cornell University Riley Robb Hall Bio-Fuels Research Lab

Owner: Cornell University Project Manager: Robert McCabe Phone: (607) 255-2976 Location: Ithaca, NY Construction Cost: $5.1M Completion Date: 2009

SWBR Architects provided design services for the expansion of the Bio-Fuels Research Lab on the Cornell University Campus. Led by the direction of Dr. Larry Walker, a leading researcher in the production of ethanol, SWBR transformed a portion of the existing Riley-Robb building into a state of the art bio-fuels research facility. In addition, SWBR relocated the Soil & Water researchers in the existing Riley-Robb building to another location, thereby providing them with more suitable space for their research & development activities. The project was designed as a LEED certified project and includes the addition of a new mechanical penthouse which serves both projects and has the ability to be expandable for future growth. In April 2010, Riley Robb Hall was awarded LEED Gold by the US Green Building Council.


Cornell Riley Robb Hall

Cornell Riley Robb Hall


Cornell Riley Robb Hall

Cornell Riley Robb Hall


Cornell Riley Robb Hall

Cornell Riley Robb Hall


University of Rochester Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics Building

Owner: University of Rochester Contact: Paul Spaulding, Senior Operations Officer Phone: (585) 272-2232 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $37.7M Completion Date: August 2008

In association with Perkins & Will as Architect-of-Record, SWBR designed a new $37.7 million Biomedical Engineering / Optics building on the River Campus. The facility combines elements of the biomedical engineering program from the Medical Center and the Optics program for the Wilmot Building into one new facility, which will serve as a new gateway to the River Campus. The new building is integral in the creation of an engineering quadrangle on the campus. This is the first new building to be constructed for the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering in nearly 20 years. It combines the oldest optics department in the United States, which was created in 1929, and the university’s newest engineering program. Labs include: BSL 2 Labs, Cell Culture Labs, Design and Materials Testing Labs, Microscopy, and Optics Metrology Labs, with a cold room. An interesting sustainable feature in this project was its use of onsite bio-retention to manage storm water quantity and quality. NY Construction Best of 2007 – Award of Merit General Builders & Contractors – Build New York Award Rochester Chapter American Institute of Architects – Merit Awards


UR Goergen Hall

UR Goergen Hall


UR Goergen Hall

UR Goergen Hall


UR Goergen Hall

UR Goergen Hall


Rochester Institute of Technology College of Applied Science and Technology

Designed in Association with KMW Architects

Owner: Rochester Institute of Technology Project Manager: James Yarrington, Director of Design and Construction Phone: (585) 475-4869 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $9.2M Completion Date: August 2008

The CAST Building is 42,956 SF and consists of lab and office spaces that accommodate programs including Civil Engineering Technology, Packaging Science, Environmental Management and Electrical, Computer & Telecom Engineering. Its main floor features the McGowan Commons, which serves as space for social gatherings, special events and showcases the college’s programs. This addition to the RIT campus has been designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). CAST was awarded LEED Gold status becoming the second university building to achieve this rating in New York State. The design of CAST implemented a range of sustainable strategies including management of the site, the preferred use of renewable or recyclable materials, improved design for energy and water efficiency and measures to improve indoor air quality. Additional features were awarded credit for “Innovation in Design”, a category for exemplary performance and innovative design ideas that spans beyond the defined LEED Rating System - and is a category that RIT and CAST wholly embraced. The building itself is being used as a teaching tool for sustainable design practices.


RIT CAST

RIT CAST


Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine MRI Suite Renovation

Owner: Cornell University Contact: Wayne Davenport, Director of Capital Projects Phone: (607) 253-3725 Location: Ithaca, NY Construction Cost: $681,000 Completion Date: August 2010

SWBR Architects provided architectural and structural design services for the renovation of an existing x-ray room into a state-ofthe-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite for the small and large animals treated at the Animal Hospital. When completed, Cornell will be one of several facilities in the United States that offers MRI technology for standing equine. The project consisted of the creation of three spaces: the control room, the MRI room and the MRI equipment room. Each of these spaces had an existing use so careful thought and coordination was put forth with the College to make sure all items were coordinated across all of the building trades. This renovation required careful consulting with our shielding consultant ETS Lindgren. A copper shielded box surrounds the MRI machine on all sides. Steel plating was added on the dividing wall between the MRI and X-Ray Rooms to provide added protection. Careful attention was given to the size and location of doors and viewing windows. Because of the size of the animals requiring imaging, special one of a kind doors were selected to accommodate the projects tight requirements. All new MEP systems were installed as part of the renovation. SWBR carefully coordinated all the systems with ETS Lindgren and Toshiba to provide filters when they penetrated the shielding.


Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine


Cornell University Comstock Hall Biological Statistics and Computational Biology

Owner: Cornell University Project Manager: Catherine O’Hora Phone: (607) 255-8460 Location: Ithaca, NY Construction Cost: $700,000 Completion Date: May 2006

The Interior Architecture for the new Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology has been carefully designed to encourage a collaborative atmosphere for this department. Acting to coordinate many departments on the campus, this department needed to have a central “brain trust” to ensure consistent methodology, quality assurance and innovative improvements. While allowing individual offices for confidentiality and small group meetings with other departments, two flexible conference rooms were created to allow training of staff, work sessions and culture driven social events. Furniture in the conference rooms and the common break room is flexible in nature, which can be easily moved around to create different layouts for different activities. Tables in these rooms are modular, in order to accommodate different functions in each room. All of these features will come together to create a space that inspires creative thinking and interaction in a comfortable environment, while maintaining privacy for staff and students in this highly-confidential and intelligent department.


Cornell Comstock Hall

Cornell Comstock Hall


University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

Owner: University of Rochester Medical Center Contact: Bill Clark, Project Manager, University Facilities & Services Phone: (585) 275-7646 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $32.5M Completion Date: April 2008

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is one of a few state-of-theart comprehensive cancer facilities in the United States. A comprehensive center combines research and treatment in one structure. This interaction between researchers and doctors has led to many of the most successful treatment developments for cancer to date. The building design maximizes interaction between building occupants to foster enhanced communication and greater innovation. The enclosed three-story glass atrium is the main feature which allows visual and physical connectivity between the patients, clinical treatment areas and research. The building consists of 165,000 SF on four floors. The ground floor consists of the treatment areas, the first floor contains the clinical spaces, the second floor conference and office space, the third floor wet and dry laboratory research space and the penthouse contains most of the mechanical space. The Cancer Center is designed as a LEED Certifiable building, maximizing as many sustainable features as achievable within the project budget constraints.


James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center


University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion Project

Owner: University of Rochester Contact: Bill Clark, Project Manager, University Facilities & Services Phone: (585) 275-7646 Gross SF: 102,000 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $43M Completion Date: 2012

The Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion Project consists of a three and one half story addition to the existing Cancer Center Building. This original building was architecturally and structurally designed to accommodate this expansion. The existing fourth floor will be expanded to the west and south with added mechanical and electrical spaces and office space. Working together with The Pike Company, as construction manager, the SWBR design team produced all documents in a BIM environment coordinating all disciplines. The design team consists of Donald Blair Architects as the executive architect, Ballinger as MEP/FP engineer and Passero Engineering as the civil engineer. SWBR was responsible for project management, structural engineering, building envelope design and documentation and overseeing construction. The total project is an addition of 102,000SF to the existing facility for a total building SF of 268,000SF. The total cost is approximately $43M.


James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion


James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion


James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion


Monroe Community College Gleason College of Science and Technology Building 9 Phase 1 and 2 Renovations

Owner: Monroe County / Monroe Community College Contact: Robert Cunningham, Director of Academic Learning Environments Phone: (585) 292-2169 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: Ph. I $4.5M, Ph. II $7.4M (within budget) Completion Date: August 2011 (on schedule)

Upon completion of the Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing addition to Building 9, the College began improvements to one of the last remaining buildings on its Brighton Campus that had not been significantly renovated since its construction in the mid-1960’s. Phase I of the renovations consisted of replacement of the primary mechanical and electrical system infrastructure for the building (setting it up for Phase II), and the renovation of a 5,000 SF stateof-the-art electronic technology laboratory classroom and support space. Phase II consisted of six sub-phases of construction that essentially gutted and replaced the balance of the interior areas of the building (77,000 SF), while keeping at least 50% of the building occupied and functional as classroom space at any one time. Strategic planning of the phases of construction was the key to success in this project. The project increased the number of general classrooms and specialty lab spaces in the facility by eliminating redundant circulation and by better utilizing the remaining spaces. These instructional spaces provide modern technology infrastructure, durable finishes, and improved acoustical performance. A sky-lit student collaboration space was developed in the interior of the building using part of the footprint of an unused 2-story lecture hall. A second floor deck was built in the remaining parts of the old lecture hall to provide new classroom space.


MCC Building 9

MCC Building 9


MCC Building 9

MCC Building 9


MCC Building 9

MCC Building 9


Monroe Community College Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing

Owner: Monroe County / Monroe Community College Contact: Robert Cunningham, Director of Academic Learning Environments Phone: (585) 292-2169 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $4.5M Completion Date: August 2009

The Wolk Center is a 20,000 GSF addition to the existing two-story Building 9 on Monroe Community College’s, Brighton, NY campus. It opened in August 2008, and is home to MCC’s expanding nursing program. The first floor of the addition provides 10,000 GSF of nursing instructional space and includes, a nursing center, patient simulator/tutorial lab, four nursing/ medical/surgical/maternity labs, and storage. The second floor of the addition provides 10,000 GSF of classroom and office space, and a nursing lounge for students and faculty to relax and interact.


MCC Wolk Center

MCC Wolk Center


University of Rochester Omega EP Addition

Owner: University of Rochester Contact: Sam Morse, Omega Facility Division Director Phone: (585) 275-9672 Location: Rochester, NY Completion Date: August 2007

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. The lab houses a second Omega Laser designed to work in concert with an existing Omega Laser. Because of the lasers, alignment was a critical issue in the design of this building. Laser light travels in straight lines, therefore, the building gives physical expression to the linear nature of the science within. The function of the building dictates a massive and mostly windowless space. The major design challenges for this project included: - Precision alignment to millimeter levels between building levels and constructed elements - Vibration elimination/control of the entire building platform/plan - Ultra clean environments within the laser bay and pre-assembly areas - Ambient temperature and humidity control to less than ½% variation, both horizontally and vertically within the 28,000 SF laser bay The solution to all of these challenges required a 36� thick concrete mat foundation supporting a 30,000SF building plan.


UR Omega EP

UR Omega EP


University of Rochester Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging

Owner: University of Rochester Medical Center Contact: Paul Spaulding, Senior Operations Officer Phone: (585) 272-2232 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $10.8M Completion Date: 1992

The purpose of the Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging at the University of Rochester is to provide an optoelectronics and imaging research and technology center that brings together research personnel from regional industries, as well as faculty and graduate students of the University of Rochester and other universities. Industry and university research in the Rochester area is intensifying, and the University hopes to attract scientists and engineers with a first-class facility that also feeds local formation of new technology industries. The program requires flexible and adaptable mechanical and electrical systems to accommodate highly controlled laboratory environments. Because of the sensitive and accurate nature of the research, the structural system is designed to isolate vibration transfer of the interior or exterior origin. Located on the University’s south campus, the 96,000 sq.ft. building connects with the existing Laboratory of Laser Energetics, yet has a separate identity with its own distinct entrance. The main interactive areas are the two lounge areas on the first and second floor where a full glass curtain wall rounds the northeast corner providing an excellent view and visual link to the Main Campus.


UR COI

UR COI


Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies

Owner: Rochester Institute of Technology Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $16M Completion Date: 2001

The Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS) is a 157,000 SF building designed to support small to medium sized manufacturers in their efforts to improve the manufacturing process in a concurrent engineering environment. Local manufacturers benefit from the resources of RIT, while RIT's students and faculty participate in "real-time" experiences. The program space includes 25% prototype manufacturing area, 25% research laboratory, 10% seminar/technology transfer, 15% office/administration, and 25% building support/circulation. The five 7,500 SF manufacturing bays in this $16,000,000 facility are designed for flexibility and support processes in electronics, imaging, mechatronics, advanced materials and printing and publishing. Eighteen laboratories include Robotics, MC Vision and Real Time Control, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Packaging, CNC Machines, Metrology, Ergonomics, Simulation and Materials Testing and Analysis. Both tiered and flexibly arranged flat training rooms are dedicated to the CIMS mission of rapid technology transfer.


RIT CIMS

RIT CIMS


University of Rochester University Health Service Building

Owner: University of Rochester Medical Center Contact: Paul Spaulding, Senior Operations Officer Phone: (585) 272-2232 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $8.9M Completion Date: August 2008

The University of Rochester engaged the team of SWBR Architects, M/E Engineering and Passero Associates to design a new University Health Service building on the River Campus. The University Health Service building is a three story building of 27,700 SF with provisions for two additional floors. It offers both primary care and mental health services to students on campus and consolidated programs that were formerly in disparate locations, improving efficiency and synergy. The new University Health Service Building achieved several key goals: •Be open and accessible to everyone. •Provide a healthy, warm, inviting environment for staff and patients. •Fit into the context of the campus. •Protect patient confidentiality. •Incorporate elements of sustainable design.


UR UHS

UR UHS


Roberts Wesleyan College B. Thomas Golisano Library

Designed in Association with Leo A. Daly Architects

Owner: Roberts Wesleyan College Contact: Richard Greer, Director of Facilities Phone: (585) 594-6160 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $13M Completion Date: August 2007

SWBR Architects, in association with Leo A. Daly Architects, developed a program and design for the library at Roberts Wesleyan College. The library is a focal point, providing a strong, central presence within the campus and acts as a highly visible landmark from anywhere on campus. The library was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The $13M building was the first Silver-certified building on any college campus in Upstate New York and the first library in the state to achieve Silver certification. Program requirements reinforced the idea of the library as a campus center. A cyber café on the main floor was designed to support gathering and studying into the late hours. The façade of the café was designed to be very transparent, acting as a lantern at night, revealing the activity within. The main library space is located above the café space. The program called for book space, program areas, administration space and offices. The stair provides a visual element on the façade and is a gesture to the connection between ascent and learning.


RWC Golisano Library

RWC Golisano Library


Roberts Wesleyan College Cultural Life Center

Owner: Roberts Wesleyan College Contact: Richard Greer, Director of Facilities Phone: (585) 594-6160 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $7.8M Completion Date: September 1996

1998 Rochester Chapter AIA Design Award Winner CSI Outstanding Project Award

The Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College is the assembly of a variety of unique spaces. The theater, recital hall, and classroom block compose the three basic building elements that tie together a dynamic, two story, skylit lobby. Designed for acoustical excellence, the theater boasts a 70 foot fly gallery and a seating capacity for 1,000. The recital hall, which is expressed both internally and externally as a warped cube of exposed concrete, also meets strict acoustical standards. The unusual grading of the site is used to great advantage in the design. It allows the building’s massing to be relatively low on the side facing the campus, sensitive to the scale of the neighboring buildings, but grand on the side from which visitors would approach. Every aspect of the Cultural Life Center was meticulously detailed. The center not only meets its stringent functional requirements, but also is an appropriate home for the creative endeavors which flourish within its walls.


RWC Cultural Life Center

RWC Cultural Life Center


University of Rochester Academic Advancement Center

Owner: University of Rochester Medical Center Contact: Paul Spaulding, Senior Operations Officer Phone: (585) 272-2232 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $6.7 M

This project focused on the conversion of the 60-year old convent and parochial high school, St. Agnes, on River Road, into the new Academic Advancement Center for the University of Rochester. The project was broken into two physical phases, the chapel/convent area and the parochial school. SWBR and M/E Engineering were the design team for the 53,000 square foot renovation project. The transformation of the facility turned the convent/chapel into the new Alumni Hospitality Center and remaining areas within the old school, including classrooms, a gymnasium and hallways into an upscale corporate office environment with a contemporary flare. The Alumni Center is primarily used to create an environment to entertain and interact with current and prospective donors, alumni and the University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees. The space needed to achieve a balanced environment that would reflect an image donors would be proud of and be a space that the Board could utilize on a regular basis. The interface between the two is critical to the success of the university. The project encompassed several unique challenges ranging from very low structure height in areas which precluded certain options for lighting, while achieving unity in the overall solution given the various existing space types and limitations.


UR Advancement Center

UR Advancement Center


UR Advancement Center

UR Advancement Center


UR Advancement Center

UR Advancement Center


Nazareth College Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute

Owner: Nazareth College Contact: Michael LaPoint, Director of Renovation and Construction Services Phone: (585) 389-2430 Location: Pittsford, NY Construction Cost: $16.5M Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2014 Contract Type: General Contractor, to be determined Firm Role: Architect of Record

We are currently working collaboratively with Nazareth College on an addition and renovation to Carroll and Smyth Halls to house the newly formed Academic Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation; formerly the College of Health and Human Services. This new exciting program serves the greater Rochester public by providing a multitude of invaluable support services through its students as part of their education, while being overseen by its award winning faculty. The space program for the project includes expansion of space to accommodate the growing academic programs as well as improving adjacencies between programs and between faculty and students. The program highlights included in the project are the expansion of the nursing program, including a state of the art skills and simulation lab, physical therapy, occupational therapy, creative arts (including art, music and play therapy) and the communication sciences. Faculty offices for these areas will be housed in Smyth Hall, where a collaborative faculty environment has been created with audio/visual connections with all the new program spaces in Carroll Hall. The design includes the introduction of a collaboration areas throughout to allow and encourage faculty/student interaction. New open computer labs introduce enhanced technology to simulate electronic medical records for the students to use and small conference spaces allow for small group learning.


Student Housing


Hobart and William Smith Colleges North and South Residence Halls

Client Name: Hobart and William Smith Colleges Name of Contact: Chris Button, Senior Project Manager Gross Sq. Ft.: 58,000 Completion Date: Summer 2005

SWBR was the Architect of Record for the 176-bed student housing project. Teamed with Herbert S. Newman & Partners, we designed two four-story buildings. The new North and South residence halls are located adjacent to existing residence halls, both having significant architectural values. The site layout provides a quadrangle space that embraces the adjacent buildings while creating a student housing community with an accessible outdoor environment.

Project Cost: $13M Construction Cost: $10M Number of Beds: 176

The North and South residence halls were developed to become a destination place on campus. The first floors of both buildings are dedicated to social space. The common areas create an inviting environment for students living in the “quad.” SWBR was able to meet the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ needs to deliver a project that exceeds the expectations of the students, parents, college faculty and alumni. North and South Halls are a proud part of the recruitment and campus administration tours.


HWS North and South Residence Halls

HWS North and South Residence Halls


SUNY Alfred State College Townhouses & Community Building

 John Griebsch

Typical Bedroom

Client Name: Alfred State College of Technology Name of Contact: Neil Benedict, Director of Campus Life Gross Sq. Ft.: 49,000 Completion Date: Summer 2007 Project Cost: $14M Construction Cost: $11M Number of Beds: 150

The Alfred State College student housing program provides students with a unique option for affordable housing which hasn’t been offered before, and will recruit students to live on campus. The design concept behind the 150-bed townhouse complex is to create a “Main Street” concept along the campus road. The townhouses at Alfred State College create an architectural connection to the historical village. The design style maintains the traditional architecture of the village, while focusing on the technological aspect of the campus. Each of the buildings meet the LEED’s Green Building requirements as well as provide students with the latest technology, and enhanced amenities in an independent living environment. The townhouse project is LEED Certifiable through the U.S. Green Building Council. From the start of design concept through the end of construction, the project will be documented to maintain the LEED Certified credit level.


SUNY Alfred Townhouses

SUNY Alfred Townhouses


Sports Facilities


Hobart and William Smith Colleges Athletic Complex Renovations

Owner: Hobart and William Smith Colleges Contact: Christopher Button, Senior Project Manager Phone: (315) 781-3109 Location: Geneva, NY Construction Cost: $12.5M (within budget) Completion Date: Fall 2009 (on schedule) Firm Role: Architect of Record (Design through Construction)

Hobart and William Smith College’s aging athletic facilities needed upgrading to reflect the pride and dynamics of the college’s sports programs. A new grandstand with a seating capacity of over 3,000 spectators and a two level accessible press-box was built over the existing field house which was expanded and renovated to include locker room spaces for football, lacrosse (men and women), squash, equipment storage, a sports medicine suite and spectator restrooms. The expansion was creatively accomplished under the upper part of the grandstand instead of expanding the footprint of the complex. Renovation of the field house was phased to keep important circulation routes to the field and adjacent sports complex open. State-of-the-art artificial turf fields, “green” stadium flood lighting and upgrades to the gate house were also part of this significant and remarkable transformation.


HWS Athletic Complex

HWS Athletic Complex


HWS Athletic Complex

HWS Athletic Complex


HWS Athletic Complex

HWS Athletic Complex


Cornell University Hoy Field

Owner: Cornell University Contact: James Kazda Phone: (607) 255-4461 Location: Ithaca, NY Construction Cost: $2.8 Million Completion Date: 2007

Working with LeChase Construction, the Athletic Department at Cornell University reconfigured the orientation of their existing baseball field, adding drainage, synthetic turf, new 500 seat grandstands (with storage underneath) dugouts, press box, parking, relocation of the scoreboard and accessibility ramps for spectators.


Cornell Hoy Field

Cornell Hoy Field


Victor Central School District Aquatic Center Addition

Owner: Victor CSD Contact: Chris Marshall, Director of Facilities Phone: (585) 924-3252 Location: Victor, NY Construction Cost: $28.7 M Completion Date: Oct. 2013

SWBR Architects designed Victor Central School District’s new Aquatic Center addition. The addition included a new 420,000 gallon state-of-the-art swimming pool, locker rooms and lobby area. The pool can accommodate 323 swimmers at one time, and operates a chemical treatment system that includes an ultraviolet light system to control combined chloramines generated from the pool, dramatically improving indoor air quality for spectators and athletes. The team designed a high-performance pool and support facilities to meet the needs of a highly competitive swim team and provided attention to detail that allows for ease of operation. Some of the key design features are: - Five course layouts - Versatility to adapt to changing competitions - Allows for demanding sight-lines for spectators - Advanced safety - Improved acoustics - Lighting and humidity control - Easily maintainable operations for water treatment, lighting, cleaning and monitoring One of the key challenges met by the design team was the ability to seamlessly integrate the addition into the existing high school, yet allow independent operation of the pool for the community.


View from above

Lobby Area


Food Service


University of Rochester Cafeteria Renovation and Equipment Replacement

Owner: University of Rochester Contact: Stewart Leffler, Campus Planning, Design & Construction Management Phone: (585) 275.4886 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $ 3.9 M Completion Date: Fall 2012

This project consists of renovating and updating an existing 40 year old kitchen and serving area in order to provide customers and employees with a more pleasing environment. Creating a noninstitutional setting was the main goal of renovating the cafeteria. The food-serving areas in the new cafeteria are organized in foodcourt-style specialty stations, offering different styles of cooking and dishes. Finish combinations were changed at each serving station to create an individual identity for each location. The general finishes in the space are warm and rich with wood tones and coordinating colors and materials to invoke an up-scale feel and relate to the image of the fresh, healthy food that will be served. Another desire of this renovation is to provide an open and spacious design. The existing structure of this portion of the building has very low structure which does not allow high ceilings. Therefore ceilings were pushed as high as possible where mechanical ductwork is not required and “floating cloud� ceilings are placed where need to conceal mechanical ductwork. The project is being completed in two main phases. The first phase will be to complete the temporary servery which will provide prepared meals and grab and go menu items. This phase will allow for the current servery and kitchen to be shut down to allow the renovation. The second phase of the project is to renovate the existing servery and kitchen. The result is a cafeteria that has a warmer, more appealing atmosphere for the patrons it serves.


UR Café 601

UR Café 601


University of Rochester Eastman Dormitory Dining Center

Owner: University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music Contact: Kevin Gibson, Director, Facilities and Auxiliary Operations

The University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, was seeking an upgrade of their existing dining facility located within the Gibbs Street Dormitory. The existing dining room was looking dated and worn and had not received an upgrade since the dorm was built in the early 90's.

Phone: (585) 274-1171 Location: Rochester, NY Completion Date: September 2012

SWBR was contacted to provide new finishes to include paint and new carpet, as well as all new furnishings. The existing terracotta colored tile was not able to be removed due to the high cost of doing so. We selected carpeting and paints that would complement the tile and not compete with the color. New laminate table tops were made locally here in Rochester and we reused existing table bases whenever possible. SWBR created a new cafĂŠ area with bar height tables and stools, and also provided new standard height seating to work with existing wooden benches.


UR Eastman Dining Center

UR Eastman Dining Center


Monroe Community College R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center

Owner: Monroe Community College/Monroe County Phone: Robert Cunningham, Director of Academic Learning Environments, (585) 292-2169 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $24.5M Completion Date: 2001

“The new Campus Center is nothing short of remarkable.” - Mark Pastorella from the MCC Foundations newsletter

Construction is complete for the first Phase of the new 130,000 GSF, $24,500,000 Campus Center for Monroe Community College. The project completes the College’s 1995 Comprehensive Master Plan which called for the overdue revamping of Campus Student Services. Enrollment growth from 6,000 to 11,000 students in the past 25 years has driven the need for expansion and reconsolidation of student related services. The project meets the Campus’s expanded needs by providing centrally located student services, a consolidated and upgraded food service and cyber café, a meeting and conferencing center, as well as a modernized and expanded campus retail and book store. The integrated campus technology infrastructure included wireless and direct connections to the campus network, streamlining video and merging of campus related activities, streamlined connectivity to student and academic services, facility -wide distribution of communication and data, and a book store inventory control and facilitated distribution system. A major two-story atrium houses the core of the Campus Center. Key program areas are located around the atrium bringing an active community and retail atmosphere to the student service facility.


MCC Campus Center

MCC Campus Center


MCC Campus Center


MCC Campus Center

MCC Campus Center


Rochester Institute of Technology The CafĂŠ and Market at the Crossroads Building

Owner: Rochester Institute of Technology Project Manager: James Yarrington, Director of Design and Construction Phone: (585) 475-4869 Location: Rochester, NY Completion Date: 2005 Construction Cost: $3.5M

The Crossroads building provides RIT with a restaurant venue in the center of their major campus expansion. A retail print shop, The Print and Postal HUB and the Office of Alumni Relations are also included in the building. RIT conducted market studies to determine the customers’ tastes and buying patterns. User surveys quantified losses of opportunity to off-campus restaurants and retailers. SWBR and their consultant, Thomas Ricca Associates, worked with RIT to develop a marketplace concept, which provides four separate stations with multiple menu opportunities. A convenience market sells incidental needs and packaged, prepared meals. The interiors were detailed to attract and retain the customers. Graphics, furnishings and finishes were designed to be an upscale alternative to the otherwise conservative campus interiors. The building is a departure from RIT’s traditional masonry standards. The shell was designed to be competitive in cost to the local retail benchmarks. To achieve this, the exterior wall is E.F.I.S. on structural metal framing with limited masonry detailing, facilitating future modifications. Building mechanical systems are mounted on the roof.


RIT Crossroads Building

RIT Crossroads Building


University of Rochester Wilson Commons

Owner: University of Rochester Contact: Paul Spaulding, Campus Planning, Design and Construction Management Phone: (585) 272-2232 Gross SF: 58,000 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $6M Completion Date: 2010

Wilson Commons is central to the University of Rochester’s River Campus and serves as the student life center. The building, designed by I.M. Pei and Constructed in 1976, has architectural significance to the college community and is widely recognized and embraced. The main scope of the project consisted of a renovation and expansion to the first floor (basement level) existing food service and dining areas. The existing food prep and cafeteria style serving lines, including interior finishes, were worn, outdated and undersized for the growing student population. Students, with their diverse cultural backgrounds, expect a variety of food choices along with a dining area that offers a pleasing environment, complete with the comforts of home. The University has contracted with outside vendors to bring in established specialty restaurants to create the open food court style atmosphere. These restaurants will bring their unique familiar brand to the space and offer a variety of cuisine. The adjoining dining area is located in an impressive six-story atrium, open overhead to stairways and balconies. Due to the visibility of the space this feature is one that offers the opportunity to provide a welcoming sense to the dining experience.


UR Wilson Commons

UR Wilson Commons


McQuaid Jesuit High School Servery/Kitchen Renovations

Owner: McQuaid Jesuit High School Contact: Fr. Ed Salmon, S. J. Phone: (585) 256.6141 Location: Rochester, NY Construction Cost: $3.6M Construction Completion: Fall 2012

SWBR Architects was chosen to redesign the new servery and kitchen for McQuaid Jesuit High School. This project was one of three pieces that encompassed the overall larger project which included 4,500SF of new construction to create 6th grade classrooms and 12,750SF of renovations throughout the school which included the kitchen and servery. The kitchen and serving lines at McQuaid were largely original to the 1950’s building. The leadership of McQuaid is very committed to providing healthy eating options in a quality environment that reflects the dignity and high standards of McQuaid. SWBR employed a scattered food station arrangement that features a brick enclosed custom pizza oven, a pasta station, a salad/soup island, a healthy grill, a custom made sandwich shop, a panini bar and healthy drink station. All work was done on an active campus. The majority of the renovations were done after the school year ended, making for a very condensed window for construction, however, the school remained open for the summer for limited programmed activities. All the work was completed and the school was ready for when the students arrived in September.


McQuaid Jesuit High School

McQuaid Jesuit High School


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