Carmina Wood Morris provide design for $35 million renovation of McCarley Gardens complex

April 04, 2017 - Upstate New York
Rendering, McCarley Gardens - Buffalo, NY Rendering, McCarley Gardens - Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY According to Carmina Wood Morris (CWM), a leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firm specializing in the housing industry, they are partnering with Sinatra & Co. Real Estate by providing architecture and interior design services for a $35 million renovation to the outdated village of apartments at McCarley Gardens. The multi-phase project will transform the 40-year-old low-rise apartments south of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Plans to rehabilitate all 150 apartments over a month long period will incorporate additional green space, more efficient parking, and 15 new townhomes.

McCarley Gardens will remain an affordable housing complex, with no current tenant being displaced by the remodel. St. John Baptist Church owns McCarley Gardens, and rev. Michael Chapman looks forward to the project being “a successful extension of the ministry.” The updates will revitalize the apartment complex, bringing much needed life back into the circa-1978 buildings.

A leader in local housing design projects, CWM has spearheaded the restoration of numerous buildings throughout the city, with several projects currently in progress. The full-service firm also specializes in distinctive hospitality, adaptive re-use, commercial, health care, corporate, and education designs, with a passion for their work and the quality of the services they provide. CWM is also green design conscious with certified LEED designers on staff.

Carmina Wood Morris has developed a distinct reputation for their design and technical skills over the last sixteen years. The principals of CWM: Steven J. Carmina, AIA; R. Christopher Wood, PE; Jonathan H. Morris, AIA; Pamela Timby-Straitiff, CID IIDA; and Michael R. Bray, AIA; credit the success of their firm to the attention to detail, aesthetics, and service given to each project and client. They are a dynamic team collaborating to achieve innovative solutions, grounded in core values, respected in their profession and community.

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