SWBR recognized with three awards from CSI

May 07, 2019 - Upstate New York

Rochester, NY SWBR has been recognized with three awards from the city’s chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). DePaul’s Upper Falls Square Apartments and Rochester City School District’s John Walton Spencer School No. 16 have both received Outstanding Project Awards. SWBR principal Steve Rebholz, AIA, has been honored with the 2019 CSI President’s Award. 

The Outstanding Project Award is given for exceptional teamwork between owner, designer and constructor through CSI’s principles of clear, well-prepared construction documents, which can positively influence the process, quality and successful outcome of a project.

The Upper Falls Square Apartments brings quality and affordable housing to the city’s Upper Falls neighborhood. At 143,000 s/f, it consists of two buildings housing 150 apartment units and amenities, spans two city blocks and is one of the largest single developments ever undertaken by DePaul.

Built in 1910, John Walton Spencer School No. 16 was built over time and made up of seven additions. SWBR’s design modernized and expanded the facility, while preserving historic features and unifying the building’s look and flow.

The President’s Award is given for excellence to the chapter in recognition of unselfish service and dedicated devotion. Steve Rebholz, AIA, organizes the chapter’s annual CSI Night, which provides learning and networking opportunities. He also instructs the CSI Construction Documents Technology exam preparation course for members and non-members.

“Steve’s commitment to our chapter, his enthusiasm for educating our members, and passion for the work happening in our industry are noteworthy and bring value to our organization,” said Kristin Purdy, AIA, chapter president-elect and SWBR architect.

SWBR accepted the awards on Saturday, April 27 at the annual CSI gala at the George Eastman House.

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