Clark Patterson Lee | Blog http://clarkpattersonlee.com/ Clark Patterson Lee Blog en Copyright 2021 2021-03-06T23:52:28-05:00 <![CDATA[BLOG: Dynamic Lobby Designs — The Journey to Creating a Positive First Impression]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-dynamic-lobby-designs-the-journey-to-creating-a-positive-first-impression http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-dynamic-lobby-designs-the-journey-to-creating-a-positive-first-impression Modern day lobby designs are all about establishing a welcoming experience that leaves visitors with a positive and memorable impression of the business they are visiting. Through interesting visual cues, textures, accents—and even sense of smell—a dynamic lobby has the power to become a destination all on its own.

Upon entering a lobby space, the opportunity for a positive interaction between your business and the visitor immediately presents itself. You can seize that opportunity with an appropriately placed receptionist or virtual check-in station that is ready to engage with your guests and give them the customer service you know they are looking for.


As the visitor moves through your space, it is vital that the overall interior design accurately mirrors the personality of your brand. By incorporating specific design elements, your lobby can serve as an authentic reflection of who you are as a business, and in turn, elicit positive feelings from all who pass through it.

Impressionable branding such as this can be achieved through:

— The prominent placement of your logo
— The incorporation of tasteful art, graphics and finish selections
— The subtle visual representation of your company's value propositions (often portrayed in the form of graphic word walls, streaming videos or professional photography)

Equally as important as proper branding is thoughtful lighting. When done right, creative lighting design has the power to vastly improve a visitor’s overall mood while in your space—all within the flick of a switch. The key is to strike the perfect balance between giving your lobby enough brightness and illumination, while creating a comfortable and intentional ambiance.

Another design consideration that cannot be overlooked is the careful selection of your lobby’s furniture.

Do you want to keep people comfortable during a potentially long wait? Do you need a game table to keep children occupied? Should the furniture be accommodating any special needs?

Stylish, comfortable, and above all, functional furniture selections are a must to ensure a pleasurable guest experience.


One last element to consider when creating that “wow” factor for your dynamic lobby is the incorporation of lush greenery—known as biophilic design. In addition to adding some striking, eco-friendly visuals, potted plants and vertical gardens can also absorb pollutants in the air, keeping your visitors happy and stress free.

Within the four walls of any lobby lies a great opportunity to enliven a company’s brand and offer visitors an experience they won’t forget. The question is and should always be, does your lobby make a good first impression?

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2021-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Debunking Design-Build Myths with Steve Pyrkosz]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-debunking-design-build-myths-with-steve-pyrkosz http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-debunking-design-build-myths-with-steve-pyrkosz Design-Build. It’s a streamlined, highly collaborative approach to design and construction. It’s a team of professionals working together from start to finish in an open, communicative and harmonious fashion. It’s the notion that when clients sit at the same table with architects, engineers, general contractors and cost estimators, creative solutions emerge. And according to architect Steve Pyrkosz, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, it’s an effective approach that ensures minimal disruptions, delays or cost-inducing errors.

Pyrkosz’s professional take on the Design-Build project delivery method is backed by his 20+ years of experience designing projects with this approach.

“My first job right out of college, I was an Architectural Drafter for a general contractor/developer, where I regularly worked alongside the construction team to develop design and construction drawings,” Pyrkosz said. “I ended up working there for about 18 years [eventually becoming the firm’s Director of Architecture], and as a result, I got to see first-hand the power of many thoughtfully executed Design-Build projects.”

Having had the opportunity to use this delivery method in several different states with a variety of contractors, Pyrkosz has truly seen it all. And while no two contractors are exactly alike, the key to a successful Design-Build project always remains the same: all parties must be involved and ready to collaborate from day one with a high level of trust and respect for each other.


“When you have the right Design-Build entity in place, I’ve found these projects to result in fewer surprises and inefficiencies,” he explained. “With traditional project delivery methods, the owner has to manage two separate contracts – one with the architect and the other with the general contractor. All too often, this can cause a lot of miscommunication between those two parties, resulting in potential cost overruns, schedule changes, and sometimes, a little bit of finger-pointing. But with Design-Build, the owner only has to manage one contract with a single point of responsibility – otherwise known as a team that consists of the architect and the contractor, as well as other specialty trades or subconsultants.”

The concept of a true partnership was one that Pyrkosz made clear to emphasize.

“The success of this approach is highly dependent on all parties working together from the beginning and listening to each other as equal partners throughout each and every phase.” he said. “Leaving all egos at the door is pretty important, and in my opinion, it’s the best way to achieve lower unit costs, accelerated construction schedules, and enhanced innovation.”

It might seem straightforward, but the benefits of a Design-Build approach aren’t always overtly apparent. When asked if there were any misconceptions regarding this streamlined delivery method, Pyrkosz was more than ready to fire them away.

Myth #1: Design-Build is more expensive than traditional methods.

Fact: “Not necessarily. With the architect and contractor working hand-in-hand, they’re able to avoid the many miscommunications that often occur within a set of construction documents. This can save money and minimize costly disputes.”

Myth #2: Design-Build puts everything into the contractor’s hands, leaving the owner and architect with limited control over the final product.

Fact: “Definitely not the case when you attack each project as a team and keep everyone’s hands equally in the pot. The Design-Build approach is very transparent, and it really enables everyone’s perspectives and opinions to be equally represented.”

Myth #3: Design-Build is good for speed, but bad for quality.

Fact: “Quite the opposite actually. Yes, the project’s schedule is often accelerated, but that’s due to streamlined communication and activities, not carelessness. Together, the team builds while they design and design while they procure – all while maintaining a high-level of quality control.”

Pyrkosz appreciates the opportunity to “debunk” Design-Build myths such as these. His experience has afforded him a unique perspective on the way both architects and contractors tend to tackle projects.

“Believe it or not, we all want the same thing: a well-designed and well-constructed project that articulates the owner’s value proposition,” he said. “All we have to do is approach it in a unified and collaborative way.”

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2021-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Designs that Build Character and Ignite Performance ]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-designs-that-build-character-and-ignite-performance http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-designs-that-build-character-and-ignite-performance Designing spaces to enhance student performance extends far beyond classrooms. Thoughtful consideration must be given to the facilities that help build character and develop athletes and performers.

Home of the Trojans, the Southwestern Central School District takes pride in both their physical education and performing arts programs. The significant renovations made during their most recent Capital Improvement Project reflect that pride and further support the District’s desire to offer students spaces that allow them to reach their full potential.


Opportunities to showcase a school’s identity are often the cornerstone of CPL’s K-12 education projects. As such, this project included the addition of a new High School gymnasium, which bolsters design elements that magnify school spirit and promote dignity.

From atop the school’s elevated site, the thoughtfully designed athletic facility boasts signature mascot logos in the large, corner windows, instilling community pride and becoming a beacon at night.


With a designated new home for the school’s gymnasium in place, the opportunity to repurpose the former gymnasium emerged. CPL recognized that the space was well suited for a second life as a more functional fitness center and multi-purpose room.

While the new fitness center provides students, faculty and staff with access to a large variety of strength and conditioning equipment, the multi-purpose room offers many different functions for the school and the community at large.

Located directly across from the auditorium, the room serves as an ideal space for post-production receptions and intermission gatherings. It has also become an excellent place for School Board meetings, continuing education seminars, school bus driver training and certification courses, New York State Regents exams, or special community events.


The final piece of this high performing puzzle was to renovate the school’s outdated auditorium. This included the replacement of all ineffective acoustic treatments, the refurbishing of the theater’s seating, and the implementation of all new lighting systems.

The end result? A vibrant and inspiring place for performers and spectators to enjoy an impressive, high quality production.


CPL takes great pride in working with our educational partners to realize environments that enrich a student’s learning experience. This includes elevating the spaces that build character, spark creativity, and foster growth and achievement for student athletes and performers.

The renovations made to Southwestern High School reflect the District’s commitment to encouraging their students to pursue excellence in all aspects of their life and education.

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2021-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes Three New Hires in Rochester]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-three-new-hires-in-rochester http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-three-new-hires-in-rochester Contact: Michelle Draghi
Marketing Manager
CPL
585.402.7549

Rochester, N.Y. CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome three new hires in Rochester, NY: Roberto Campos, AIA, Michael Rizk, and Susannah Betts.

As a member of the architectural team, Campos will serve as Architectural Project Manager, responsible for leading multi-disciplined teams throughout the design and construction phases of a variety of project types. Prior to joining CPL, he served as Project Architect for RAZAK Associates. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience as well as a passion for shaping a more sustainable world through creative design.

Campos is a Registered Architect in the state of New York as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Central New York Chapter. He is also a Certified Passive House Consultant, a certification earned from the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS). Furthermore, Campos holds two educational degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile that are equivalent to Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees in the United States.

Also joining the architectural team is Michael Rizk, who will serve as Architectural Designer. Rizk previously served as Intern Architect at Design Works Architecture, where he prepared schematic designs for residential projects. In his new role, he will apply his experience toward creating designs for a variety of project types before taking them to the design development and construction stages.

Rizk is proficient in using a long list of design tools including Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, SketchUp and the Adobe Suite. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts degree in architectural studies from Ithaca College.

Betts joins the marketing team and will serve as Marketing Coordinator, responsible for leading the production of proposals, qualifications packages, branded presentations and client interview materials. Prior to joining CPL, she served as RFP Process and Content Manager at Calero-MDSL and boasts more than five years of experience in professional writing and editing.

Betts is a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). She also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Wesleyan University.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Charlotte]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-charlotte-2 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-charlotte-2 Contact: Michelle Draghi
Marketing Manager
CPL
585.402.7549

Charlotte, N.C. - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome Juan Riestra, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP to its architectural team in Charlotte, NC.

Riestra will serve as Senior Architect, responsible for leading architectural work for projects, which includes laying, detailing and coordinating throughout the design and contract document phases. With more than a decade of industry experience, he brings a deep expertise in developing new project delivery workflows and implementing advanced technologies for a variety of projects in the healthcare, municipal and private sectors.

Prior to joining CPL, Riestra served as Architect for Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP. He currently holds professional licensure in the state of Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Additionally, Riestra is a National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) Certified Architect, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, and a Construction Documentation Technologist (CDT).

Riestra holds a Master of Technologist (CDT) Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography and an Urban Planning Certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BROADCAST: Working at CPL with Chief Culture Officer, Kathy Metcalfe]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/broadcast-working-at-cpl-with-chief-culture-officer-kathy-metcalfe http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/broadcast-working-at-cpl-with-chief-culture-officer-kathy-metcalfe Our clients are highly attuned to our intentional workplace culture, and they respond by continually returning to CPL again and again. Chief Culture Officer, Kathy Metcalfe, sheds light on that culture and talks about what it's like to be a part of the CPL team.


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2021-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Saratoga ‘Springs’ Forward ]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-saratoga-springs-forward http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-saratoga-springs-forward When you think of historic preservation, what comes to mind? Artifacts? Archeological digs? Or do you think of heritage?

While the art of preservation may be a meticulous process, it is well worth the effort when you consider how preservation can provide something that new construction cannotheritage.

The ability to reveal history through intentional design can help unite and strengthen communities by offering a lens for people to explore, question and inevitably understand what was. CPL often uses this design approach to help restore and modernize community spaces because it allows for a historical leap forward, while remaining true to a Town or City’s heritage.

Over 200 years ago, the City of Saratoga Springs sprang from a population that was attracted to the area’s naturally carbonated mineral springs. With more to its history than just water, modern Saratoga Springs is home to a treasure of historically relevant structures─one of which is the historic City Hall.


Constructed in 1871, the Saratoga Springs City Hall is on the National Historic Registry and is very much a part of the City’s fabric today. However, after a fire in 2018 left the building with significant water damage and in desperate need of repairs, the City’s desire to bring the building back to its former glory became evident.

CPL Principal Architect, John Hall, AIA, NCARB, led the project team to provide an assessment of the facility as well as a conceptual plan and cost projection for renovation and restoration efforts. The challenge? To transform the 60,000 s.f. facility into a safe, accessible and welcoming environment, while preserving its historical integrity.


“There were a variety of functional, safety and ADA compliance issues that needed immediate attention,” explained Hall. “For starters, the building’s electrical panels had been significantly damaged, and the alarm systems were outdated and ineffective. There was also a need to retrofit the building’s heating and cooling systems and provide accessibility for people in the community with disabilities.”

In addition to addressing these essential upgrades, CPL helped re-plan the City’s departmental space assignments, which allowed for a significant expansion of the Courts Administration on the building’s second floor. The team also redesigned the heavily damaged Music Hall with acoustical improvements to ensure the space could continue to host future City events.


Finally, details from the original design, such as rose windows and stained glass, were restored to reveal the building’s unique character. Critical to achieving historic continuity and context, the effort to restore and re-create finishes, trim profiles and lighting fixtures resulted in a much brighter, more comfortable interior environment that respects and conserves the building’s historical significance.

Business Manager for the City of Saratoga Springs Department of Public Works, Michael Veitch, was eager to share his perspective on working with CPL for this project.

"There's a lot that the CPL team excelled at," explained Veitch. "But what impressed me the most were some of the 'intangibles' that they brought to the experience. The level of responsiveness they maintained throughout and their ability to lend counsel whenever issues arose, that's what stood out the most to us."


Historic buildings and structures serve an invaluable role in revealing a community’s heritage. In restoring and preserving them, communities become enriched far beyond gaining renewed space to use. As a verb, the word “spring” means “to make a leap forward.” And with CPL’s careful design approach, the Saratoga Springs City Hall, and its unique heritage, has done just that.

The City Hall is expected to be fully occupied by City staff and utilized by the public for various needs this spring/summer – pending COVID-19 safety restrictions.

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2021-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BROADCAST: Passion for K-12 Architecture]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/broadcast-passion-for-k-12-architecture http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/broadcast-passion-for-k-12-architecture With a deep focus on community, CPL's K-12 Practice team designs educational spaces that help students and communities grow and thrive.


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2021-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Looking for More Than Just a Job?]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-looking-for-more-than-just-a-job http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-looking-for-more-than-just-a-job At CPL, we have created a company culture entrenched in the mindset that your job should be more than just a 9 to 5. It should be a place where you can experience tremendous personal and professional growth, contribute to high performance teams, work on a variety of dynamic projects, and most importantly, have fun.

As we continue to grow, we need bold thinkers and creative problem solvers to fill roles at all levels and help us raise the design bar for our clients.

See what our team members are saying.
If you ask our team members what keeps us excited about coming to work every day, you’ll hear repeatedly that it’s the work, the people and the culture. We revel in the opportunity to work on projects that make a positive difference in our communities, alongside diverse, talented colleagues who truly enjoy working together.


Jason Streb – Architectural Team Member in Rochester, NY

“From my very first day [in 2010], I saw, and still see, a bright future with CPL – largely due to the people here who foster and encourage growth.”




Danny Jones – Architectural Team Member in Woodstock, GA

“The camaraderie in this office is outstanding. We all work crazy hours, but we do it because we want to. It sounds cheesy, but we truly have so much fun working together.”





Jennifer Wengender – Plumbing Engineering Team Member in Rochester, NY

“Not only has CPL committed to my professional development, but the company has also allowed me to have a flexible schedule to maintain a healthy balance between my professional career and family life.”




Robin Washco – Architectural Team Member in Charlotte, NC

“A lot of our offices are equipped with inspiring ‘word walls,’ each that have intentional words to encourage, uplift and motivate us to do quality work.”





Dan Nead – Architectural Team Member in Binghamton, NY

“There is a constant hum of ‘helpful chatter’ heard around this office. Whether it’s someone offering career advice, help with Revit or solutions to design issues, it’s instinctive for us to drop what we’re doing to help each other out here.”




Zach Anderson – Civil Engineering Team Member in Rochester, NY

“Nowadays, a lot of people bounce around from company to company. But that’s not for me. I started here – I’d like to end here.”




Brittany Nowicki – Interior Design Team Member in Buffalo, NY

“I interned at CPL while earning by degree at RIT. After graduation, CPL welcomed me back as a full-time team member and helped create a smooth transition into a new world of professionalism.”





Chris Ladanyi – Architectural Team Member in Newburgh, NY

“I can honestly say that my colleagues here are my friends. How can you not have fun working with your friends?”





Our greatest strength is you.
We know our most valuable asset is our people. As a result, we offer competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, a generous paid time off program, a student loan assistance program, and a 401K program. Additionally, we offer educational support and professional development opportunities for continued growth and advancement in your career.

We have offices in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’re looking to advance to the next level, we encourage you to explore the opportunities available and discover your potential with CPL.

>> Click here to check out our job openings and apply today!

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2021-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: CPL’s Carly Owczarczak is Designing Healthier Environments with WELL]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpls-carly-owczarczak-is-designing-healthier-environments-with-well http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpls-carly-owczarczak-is-designing-healthier-environments-with-well

With the term “wellness” becoming an increasingly important aspect of how people live their daily lives, a protocol to focus on human wellness and health within the built environment was certainly overdue. Enter the WELL Building Standard, the first to marry best practices in design with evidence-based medical and scientific research.

As the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of people in buildings, WELL engages building design and operations as agents of public health. It measures, verifies and monitors the many features that inevitably impact our overall health and well-being.

CPL Interior Designer and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Carly Owczarczak, is at the forefront of the growing WELL and healthy buildings movement. Having recently achieved recognition from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP), she is now positioned to use her expertise to work on WELL projects and help guide clients to incorporate best WELL practices.

For Owczarczak, becoming a WELL AP seemed to align perfectly with her beliefs and values, both personally and professionally.

“I’ve always been interested in maintaining the health of my own body through exercise and healthy eating,” said Owczarczak. “Similarly, throughout my professional career, I’ve always strived to design functional spaces that have a positive impact on an occupant’s overall physical and mental health. The natural progression was to fully invest myself into understanding the critical connections between a building’s systems and the human body’s systems.”

The WELL Building Standard takes a holistic approach to health in buildings by focusing on seven main concepts: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

A Comprehensive Approach to WELL-Being


“The seven concepts focus on improving the human body’s various systems including cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary,” explained Owczarczak. “No matter what type of space we’re designing, we must be mindful of how the human body’s systems will react to the very systems we design for that built environment. As designers, it’s our responsibility to be mindful of those reactions.”

Owczarczak’s WELL Accreditation not only denotes her commitment to advancing human health, but it also allows her to leverage her design talents to foster healthier lives for the clients we serve. Whether she’s designing a cafeteria for K-12 students, an exam room for healthcare patients, or a recreation center for members of the community, her brain is now wired to automatically consider the ways in which she can influence healthy, productive and mindful experiences through intentional design.

“At this point in my career, I can’t help but incorporate designs that nurture healthy habits and empower people to perform and feel their best. It’s too important not to,” she said.

The buildings we live, work, learn and play in have a profound impact on our overall health and well-being. For any health-conscious building owner, human wellness in the built environment should continue to be a top priority, which means designers like Owczarczak, should continue to pave the way in creating positive, healthy experiences through design.

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2021-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Aquarium Awarded $250K for Outdoor Welcome Plaza]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-aquarium-awarded-250k-for-outdoor-welcome-plaza http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-aquarium-awarded-250k-for-outdoor-welcome-plaza The Aquarium of Niagara has been awarded $250,000 by the Niagara River Greenway Commission to construct an outdoor welcome center.

The “Whirlpool Commons” project, designed by CPL, will bring a transformative entryway in front of the Aquarium, while strengthening the connection with the Niagara Falls State Park and Greenway Corridor. Features will provide leisure space for visitors complete with shade structures and tiered seating designed to echo the landscape of the greater Niagara Gorge.

The aquarium is embracing an aggressive timeline and hopes to begin construction immediately.

>> Click here to read the full article featured in the Niagara Gazette

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2021-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Dietz Stadium Improvements Project Public Information Meeting]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-dietz-stadium-improvements-project-public-information-meeting http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-dietz-stadium-improvements-project-public-information-meeting City of Kingston Mayor, Steven T. Noble, is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held for the Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements Project on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:00pm.

The Dietz Stadium and Andretta Pool Improvements Project is a multi-phased, comprehensive restoration of the City's sports complex, parking lot and surrounding drive. Upgrades are intended to make the facility a state-of-the-art regional sports attraction and economic driver for the City of Kingston. At the public meeting, City of Kingston staff, along with engineering consultants from CPL, will present the project’s master plan for public comment.

>> Click here to read the City's full press release

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2021-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Albany]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-albany-2 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-albany-2 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Albany, N.Y. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 — CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome James Sleicher to its electrical engineering team in Albany, NY.

Sleicher joins CPL with more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Project Engineer at Delta Engineers. In his new role, he will design electrical systems, prepare and edit specifications, and provide construction administration support during the construction phases of projects.

With an abundance of K-12 education design experience under his belt, Sleicher has acquired expertise in power and systems design as well as electric solar systems design. He has an associate’s degree from Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC).

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2020-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Rochester]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-4 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-4 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Rochester, NY - Monday, January 4, 2021 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome Lauren Davis to its marketing team in Rochester, NY.

As a member of the marketing team, Davis will serve as Marketing Specialist, responsible for organizing and executing a variety of critical marketing projects and initiatives. Having worked across a number of industries including the higher education, real estate and e-commerce sectors, she has acquired a wide range of experience in both content development and project management. She most recently served as Client Services Marketing Analyst for PartnerCentric.

Davis brings with her an ability to marry strategy and creativity with any task thrown her way─one of her key strengths as a marketer. Above all, she is known for being a builder of scalable solutions, always finding the joy in problem solving.

Davis has a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Rochester and resides in Rochester, NY.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Poughkeepsie]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-poughkeepsie-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-poughkeepsie-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Poughkeepsie, NY - Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Daniel Garner to its civil engineering team in Poughkeepsie, NY.

As a member of the civil engineering team, Garner will create and review civil drawings pertaining to a variety of wastewater and stormwater design projects. He will also be responsible for providing onsite investigations and inspections as well as coordinating submissions to local, state and/or federal agencies.

Prior to joining CPL as a full-time team member, Garner served as an intern while he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from SUNY Polytechnic Institute. He also has a certification in Professional Erosion and Sediment Control from New York State. Bringing strong communication and technical review skills to every project he touches, Garner is passionate about getting things done in the most efficient manner, while maintaining the highest quality of work possible.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2020-12-15T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Buffalo]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-buffalo-2 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-buffalo-2 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Buffalo, NY - Friday, December 4, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to Jessica Visco to its marketing team in Buffalo, NY.

As a member of the marketing team, Visco will apply her experience and creativity towards a variety of graphic design projects including the design of banners, advertisements, social media graphics, proposal templates and presentation boards. She will also be responsible for editing professional photography and videos.

Prior to joining CPL as a full-time team member, Visco served as an all-star intern with the firm while she earned a bachelor’s degree in media arts and technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Believing that graphics, photos and videos can often tell a powerful story, she is most passionate about finding the best, most effective way to communicate messaging concepts and ideas through media.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2020-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Jamestown]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-jamestown-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-jamestown-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Jamestown, NY - Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Molly Kase to its architectural team in Jamestown, NY.

As a member of the architectural team, Kase will develop architectural designs and construction documents for a variety of different project types. She brings an ability to clearly and efficiently document a project’s progress, which is a testament to her strong dedication to producing work of the highest quality .Concise, thoughtful and consistent, Kase joins CPL with three years of experience as an architectural intern, most recently at Young + Wright.

Kase has a Bachelor of Architecture degree with a concentration in architectural history and minors in global studies and interior design from Alfred State College. She also has a Certificate in Classical Architecture that she received from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA).

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more

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2020-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Albany]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-albany-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-albany-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Albany, NY - Monday, November 16, 2020 - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 45 years, is pleased to welcome Ian Mahserjian to its civil engineering team in Albany, NY.

As a member of the civil engineering team, Mahserjian will assist with drafting, design, and construction inspection for a variety of bridge construction projects. He will also write final design reports for completed bridge designs.

With a strong work ethic and an ability to learn new things quickly, Mahserjian finds joy knowing that his work makes a meaningful difference for the daily lives of everyday people. Prior to joining CPL, he served as Assistant Civil Engineer at the New York City Department of Transportation for roughly two and a half years where he worked on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Mahserjian has a master’s degree in civil engineering from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo. He also passed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 10-hour Outreach Training Program to become OSHA-10 certified and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 18 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2020-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Rochester Regional Health Plans to Build Four-Story Medical Office Building in the Town of Batavia]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-rochester-regional-health-plans-to-build-four-story-medical-office-building-in-the-town-of-batavia http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-rochester-regional-health-plans-to-build-four-story-medical-office-building-in-the-town-of-batavia Rochester Regional HealthRochester Regional Health is looking to extend its reach in Genesee County through the construction of a four-story, 140,000-square foot office building at 8103 Oak Orchard Road (Route 98), across the road from Federal Drive and near Call Parkway, in the Town of Batavia.

The project was introduced to planners by Andrew Kosa, principal associate with CPL.

>> Click here to read the full story featured in The Batavian

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2020-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: From Pumpkin Farm to $500 million Agri-Business Hub in Genesee County]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-from-pumpkin-farm-to-500-million-agri-business-hub-in-genesee-county http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-from-pumpkin-farm-to-500-million-agri-business-hub-in-genesee-county A decade ago, 250 acres just off Route 5 in the Town of Batavia were known as a large pumpkin farm in Genesee County. Then along came the Genesee County Economic Development Center, the county's development arm, with a vision.

With agri-business coming into its own, Genesee County needed to develop a central hub for the growing number of agri-business manufacturers in the region. The Batavia pumpkin farm offered the land, a ready workforce and the location - close to the New York State Thruway.

Fast-forward 10 years, and the $500 million Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park is almost full. Nearly 1,000people work here.

>> Click here to read the full story featured in the Buffalo Business First

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2020-12-30T00:00:00-05:00