Henrietta, NY SWBR Architects was recently honored at the 2016 NAIOP Upstate New York Chapter Awards of Excellence ceremony. The firm was recognized for its architectural design work on DePaul Rochester View Apartments.
The NAIOP awards celebrate the high-quality and innovative achievements of regional commercial real estate projects from the upstate New York area, covering the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse regions.
There are several award categories, and each winning project represents a challenge that was overcome and realized results that were economically, environmentally and/or aesthetically achieved.
Rochester View Apartments is one of the first projects of its kind in the state, designed to better accommodate income-eligible tenants who are deaf, hard of hearing or use American Sign Language. The community consists of 61 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments offering enhanced supports. Each apartment is equipped with specific technology to help tenants, including open floor plans with high levels of visibility, strategic lighting, safety lights on appliances, vibrating-alarm beds in case of a fire, hard-wired strobe lights for CO2 and fire alarms.
The NAIOP awards ceremony took place Nov. 10 at The Strathallan in Rochester.SWBR was established in 1969 and today has a staff of over 70 professionals. Over the years, the firmâ€™s business evolved to include a broad spectrum of services and talents. TheyÂ offer specialized areas of practice, which are based on clientsâ€™ needs and the expertise of the firms' 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 â€œfirepowerâ€ 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 theirÂ design and technical strengths, and attention to detail. TheÂ firm has completed projects for private and public clients using a variety of construction delivery methods. TheyÂ continue to offer value-added capability to our clients through alliances and strategic growth in new geographic markets. SWBRâ€™s areas of expertise include K-12 schools, college and university, healthcare, multi-family and senior housing, special-needs housing, municipal, corporate and industrial.