BBS Architects promotes six senior professionals to partner

October 02, 2018 - Long Island
Shown (from left) are: Joseph Rettig, AIA, LEED AP; Gary Schiede, AIA,
LEED AP BD+C; Kenneth Schupner, AIA; Kevin Walsh, AIA, LEED AP;
Frederick Seeba, PE, LEED AP; and Lawrence Salvesen, AIA, LEED AP.

Patchogue, NY BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers, a leading national designer of K-12 and higher education facilities, has promoted six senior professionals to the rank of partner. This is the first expansion of the firm’s ownership since 1985. The new partners are Frederick Seeba, PE, LEED AP; Lawrence Salvesen, AIA, LEED AP; Kevin Walsh, AIA, LEED AP; Kenneth Schupner, AIA; Joseph Rettig, AIA, LEED AP; and Gary Schiede, AIA, LEED AP BD+C.

“The new partners have led the firm’s design efforts for countless schools, universities, and other projects completed on Long Island and throughout the northeast, with a construction value exceeding $3 billion. They represent an incredible wealth of architectural and engineering expertise that is rarely available under one roof. I am very proud to welcome the new partners as shareholders of the firm,” said BBS founding principal Roger Smith, AIA, LEED AP.

Established in 1975, BBS is a leading LI and northeast designer of sustainable K-12, higher-education, life sciences, healthcare, commercial, institutional, public, athletic, hospitality, and worship facilities. The firm designed the first LEED-certified public school in NYS – the Hampton Bays Middle School in Hampton Bays, which received LEED Silver certification as well as the Green Ribbon School designation from the White House and the U.S. Department of Education. 

The firm’s services include architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, as well as civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. In addition to its Patchogue headquarters, BBS recently opened a second office in Albany, New York, that serves clients in the surrounding Capital Region.

Building Design & Construction magazine recently ranked BBS as the 26th-largest K-12 school designer and the 40th-largest athletic facilities designer in the United States.

BBS’s current and recent work includes the new 68,000 s/f, LEED Gold-certified Life Sciences Building at the Suffolk County Community College Ammerman Campus in Selden, New York; the $90 million, six-building Wellbridge Residential Substance-Abuse Treatment Campus in Calverton, New York; the 100-room Hyatt Place East End Hotel in Riverhead, New York; the $64.8 million improvements and expansion program for the Scarsdale Public Schools in Scarsdale, New York; the $69.9 million improvements and renovations program for the Port Washington Union Free School District in Port Washington, New York; the $26.6 million expansion and renovation of the South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York; the $32.5-million expansion and renovation of the Riverhead High School in Riverhead, New York; the $2.08 million renovation of the St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School library in West Islip, New York; the $46.8 million new Elementary School for Hempstead Public Schools in Hempstead, New York; and the interior restoration of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Center Moriches, New York.

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