Insights

May 10, 2021

eSports Arena Conceptual Design

For the past 10 years or so, multiplayer video game competitions have been surging in popularity. With this increase in popularity, professional competitions, also known as eSports, have made their way onto college campuses. Schools across the country are adding eSports to their athletic departments and as a result, they are seeking architects and engineers […]

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May 10, 2021

Improving Social Distancing with Outdoor Spaces: COVID-19 and Beyond

In the northeastern US, we are fortunate to be able to enjoy the full range of seasons and now more than ever, people want to experience the outdoors through high quality spaces in their day-to-day working environments. Flexible outdoor gathering areas like courtyards, gardens, and pavilions extend our living and working environments and allow for […]

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May 10, 2021

The Risks and Opportunities with America’s Aging Infrastructure

This week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued their 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure with an overall rating of C-. Read the report at infrastructurereportcard.org. This report card has been issued every four years since 1998 and provides a high-level rating of the following major infrastructure areas: Source: ACEC, 2021 Report Card […]

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May 10, 2021

Coast Guard Project Receives LEED® Silver Certification

The 3,600 sq ft multi-purpose swing building designed for the Coast Guard in Buffalo, NY was awarded LEED® Silver by…

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May 6, 2021

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Special Education Center LEED® Certified

The Special Education Center designed for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES was awarded LEED® certification based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project and community. The Center provides a state-of-the-art facility and serves as a connection to other campus buildings. “We are proud to be among the first schools in […]

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May 6, 2021

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

Housing 144 recovering soldiers, the barracks provides an ADA compliant facility for these soldiers and is connected via a covered walkway to a Company Operations Facility where medical and personnel services are available. The operations building serves as a primary resource to help soldiers with career services, exploring educational opportunities, and scheduling support services they […]

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May 6, 2021

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

This project at the Robert Moses State Park included the renovation of buildings, reconstruction of a pergola covered walkway that connected three buildings and a covered picnic pavilion, plus site infrastructure and handicap accessible walkway improvements. In addition, an existing concession building was modified to restrooms and lifeguard/first-aid office, and another building was modified from […]

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May 6, 2021

North Range project awarded LEED® Silver Certification

The North Range Training Complex, Norfolk, VA has been awarded LEED® Silver certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The 75,886 sq ft complex achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.

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May 6, 2021

Green Boathouse receives an American Institute of Architects Award of Merit

BDA received notification from the AIA of Central New York that their residential project received an award of merit. This 9,000 sq ft year round Adirondack Cottage/boathouse is a stunning example of what can be accomplished by integrating the functionality of a working boathouse, capable of historic boat restoration and living quarters clad in Douglas […]

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May 6, 2021

Halperin Named Principal

Barry is a New York State Licensed Architect with a degree in Architecture from Syracuse University. Before becoming Principal, he served as Project Manager and Studio Leader of the firm’s Malone Office. A majority of his projects have been for multi-family and senior housing, Adirondack camps and homes, commercial, and municipal buildings. Barry joined the […]

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May 6, 2021

Awarded LEED® Silver Certification – Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

The 5,300 sq ft Nature Center at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The Nature Center achieved certification for optimized energy performance, water use reduction and water efficient landscaping, light pollution reduction, the use of recycled […]

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May 6, 2021

American Institute of Architects Central NY Chapter 2011 Citation Award

BDA received notification from the American Institute of Architects Central New York Chapter that the Sonnenberg Garden Renovation project received a 2011 Citation Award in the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse Category. BDA provided designs for numerous structural repairs to the existing mansion and surrounding structures which date back to the mid 1800’s.

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