Clark Patterson Lee | Blog http://clarkpattersonlee.com/ Clark Patterson Lee Blog en Copyright 2018 2018-10-22T01:58:24-04:00 <![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes Two New Hires in Rochester]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-two-new-hires-in-rochester-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-two-new-hires-in-rochester-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Rochester, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome two new team members to its Rochester office: James Basile, P.E. joins the civil engineering team as a Senior Associate, and Stephen Pyrkosz joins the architectural team.

As Senior Associate, Basile will manage civil/site projects as well as help train and mentor younger team members. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, he joins CPL after serving as civil discipline leader at Bergmann Associates.

Basile has an associate’s degree in civil technology from Monroe Community College, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and holds professional licensure in New York and Pennsylvania. Outside the office, he volunteers at Practice Institute of Engineering, Inc. and St. Thomas Moore Church. Basile resides in the Town of Brighton, NY.

Pyrkosz will work with the architectural team to utilize the Design-Build delivery method on a variety of different project types. He has more than 20 years of industry experience and most recently served as assistant project manager at Bergmann Associates.

Pyrkosz has a bachelor of science degree in architecture as well as a bachelor of architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University. He holds professional licensure in 17 states including New York, North Carolina and South Carolina. Pyrkosz resides in Hilton, NY.


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes Two New Hires in Albany]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-two-new-hires-in-albany http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-two-new-hires-in-albany Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Rochester, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome two new team members to its Albany office: Michael Yamin who joins the electrical engineering team and Timothy O’Donoghue, P.E. joins the civil engineering team.

Yamin will assist the electrical engineering team with the design and drafting of various electrical power systems including lighting, fire alarms, PA and clocks. Prior to joining CPL, he served as mechanical drafter for SMRT. Yamin has an associate’s in occupational study degree in electrical construction and maintenance from Hudson Valley Community College. He resides in Troy, NY.

O’Donoghue will focus on planning, site development and utility design of stormwater, water main and sewerage projects. He has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo, and holds professional licensure in New York State and Massachusetts. O’Donoghue resides in Colonie, NY.


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Top 160 Healthcare Architecture + AE Firms [2018 Giants 300 Report]]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-top-160-healthcare-architecture-ae-firms-2018-giants-300-report http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-top-160-healthcare-architecture-ae-firms-2018-giants-300-report CPL ranked #34 on BD+C's list of Top 160 Healthcare Architecture + AE firms in the nation! Click here to see the full list!

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2018-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Good Bones Give Building New Life: The Riedman Health Center]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/good-bones-give-building-new-life-the-riedman-health-center http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/good-bones-give-building-new-life-the-riedman-health-center A vacant Tops supermarket in Irondequoit, NY has been rehabbed into a state-of-the-art health care facility. Click here to watch the coverage on News 8 WROC by Mark Gruba.

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2018-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: The Seneca Park Zoo Animals of the Savannah Exhibit Opens]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-the-seneca-park-zoo-animals-of-the-savannah-exhibit-opens http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-the-seneca-park-zoo-animals-of-the-savannah-exhibit-opens The 15,000 square-foot Animals of the Savannah exhibit at the Seneca Park Zoo opened September 13, 2018, concluding Phase One of the $57 million master plan expansion project.

The brand new, five-acre addition introduces Masai giraffes, plains zebras, and ostriches to outdoor exhibits, as well as new outdoor quarters for Bill, the already-loved Rhino, and potentially more rhinos in the future.


Inside the new building, peek at the naked mole rats, a number of small animals, and the relocated aviary. The exhibit also includes the Savannah Outpost, a new concessions building that features a giraffe feeding area. Visitors can look forward to participating in Spring of 2019.

Designing the first phase of renovations to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY has proven to be a unique, wild venture for the architects and engineers working on this game-changing project for the County of Monroe (NY).

Norm Gardner, CPG, is a civil/site engineer at CPL with nearly 28 years of experience. Before this project, he never shipped in granite from Massachusetts for the foot comfort of an African animal.

“We had to adapt our design to accommodate a different species,” said Gardner, adding that the project has been the most fun challenge in his career.


Tony Marchetti, P.E., has 22 years of electrical engineering design experience, and has always catered to “human” clients—until this project.

“This was a strange new area of design for us,” said Marchetti. “Our clients were essentially the animals. We had to keep in mind that our design in the buildings provided proper heat, lighting design, and adequate air distribution.”

The behind-the-scenes work of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers provide the framework that keep animals thriving throughout the four seasons in Rochester, NY.

“It was important to incorporate safe landscaping and design solutions that would keep the animals contained and comfortable, while designing something that was aesthetically pleasing to visitors,” Marchetti added.


Maria Mazurek, AIA, an architect at CPL and the project manager for the master plan, has carefully coordinated all of the disciplines to achieve a Zoo that is visually pleasant, informative, and safe. Mazurek worked closely with consultant WDM Architects, who specialize in the design of animal enclosures and living spaces.

“Seeing the finished product—a giraffe ‘living room’ with a floor specifically designed for their comfort, among other things—was an eye opener,” Mazurek said. “The space feels like a home, only to a different species. Providing comfortable conditions for animals is really rewarding.”


Besides animals, the Zoo now features a tram that will run from the current entrance to the extended north end, making it easier for guests to move around the linear park. This tram will utilize existing roads, making little environmental and economic impact to the Zoo and the neighboring Seneca Park – a historic park designed by the famous American landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted.

“Being in a historic park, the new building and its materials contribute to the feeling of being close to nature and connected to the animals,” said Jason Streb, AIA, CPL architect and Vice President of AIA Rochester. “Instead of feeling like a museum, a visitor’s experience becomes immersive and authentic.”


The mission of the Zoo concentrates on conservation, so visitors are able to learn not just about the animals, but about their habitat and the struggles they face.

Having facilities like this in the community symbolizes Monroe County’s commitment to providing world class amenities for its residents—both animals and people.

“This was not only among our more challenging projects this year, it was among the most rewarding,” Todd Liebert, AIA, NCARB, CPL's CEO. "Everyone on our team, from civil engineers to architectural designers, loved being a part of something that means so much to the Rochester community and will inevitably be a regional tourism destination for all ages.”


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2018-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: CPL Welcomes New HR Director, Amy Marra]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpl-welcomes-new-hr-director-amy-marra http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpl-welcomes-new-hr-director-amy-marra We are happy to share that Amy Marra has joined CPL as our Human Resources (HR) Director in Rochester, N.Y. As an accomplished HR and organizational development leader, Marra will work closely with CPL’s HR team to oversee and enhance the full range of people-related (HR) activities such as onboarding and training, team member development, recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, and HR policies and compliance, just to name a few.

Marra joins CPL with more than 20 years of experience, most of which she gained while working with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

“I worked in a number of different HR roles at URMC, but my most recent title was Human Resources Business Partner, where I served as a strategic HR partner in identifying solutions that supported business objectives for multiple business units and departments,” Marra said.

With responsibilities spanning all aspects of HR including performance management, employee relations and culture development, she earned a reputation for creating strategies that enable employees to grow and reach their full potential.

Marra decided to pursue a career in HR while earning her degree in business administration (with a concentration in human resources) at the College at Brockport.

“I was unsure of exactly what I wanted to do until I took my first course in HR,” Marra explained. “My enthusiasm for the field was pretty instantaneous and I’ve not once regretted my decision to embark on this career path.”

Reflecting on her decision to join CPL, Marra noted the evolution that our firm is currently experiencing.

“It’s clear that CPL is in the midst of exciting growth, and I’m very eager to be part of that,” Marra said. “With more than 400 team members (and counting), I see opportunities to help reinforce positive change and propel initiatives to support the company’s culture.”

Dedicated to spurring thoughtful and practical HR solutions, Marra’s work mantra boils down to a quote by the famous Vince Lombardi who once said, “individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

Fast Facts About Amy Marra

1) Favorite Keurig flavor?
“I generally bring my morning coffee to the office from home in my Disney mug! My favorite flavors are Jamaican me Crazy or anything coconut flavored.”

2) Best Lunch spot around the office?
“Since I’m new to the office, I’ve only tried a couple of places so far: Genesee Brew House and Pane Vino. Both were very good!”

3) Interests/hobbies?
“I mostly enjoy spending time with my husband, Peter, and kids, Sophia and Sydney. I also like to garden in the summer, and take vacations in Disney or the Outer Banks!”

4) Most important thing learned thus far in your career?
“Try to be consistent. Consistency doesn’t always mean treating every situation exactly the same. Circumstances can be different, but parameters should be kept consistent so people understand what to expect and what’s expected of them.”

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2018-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Rochester's Evolution of Design]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-rochesters-evolution-of-design http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-rochesters-evolution-of-design Comprised of a diverse and multi-discipline staff of architects, engineers and planners, CPL’s team of professionals are talented in more ways than one. The creative instincts and ingenuity that our staff has is inspiring to the communities in which we live in.

In an effort to support the Landmark Society of Western New York, Senior Architect, Emilio de Leon, AIA, CDT, constructed a beautiful representation of famous landmarks in Rochester, NY. The artistic drawing promotes the Landmark Society’s mission to advocate for historic communities by depicting the unique architectural heritage of Rochester.

Each structure within the image is labeled with letters that correlate to the Key at the bottom of the page. The intricacy and appeal of this illustration encourages community pride and is an excellent representation of the evolution of design that exists in Rochester, NY. Can you name all the buildings represented?

A) Times Square Building (Wings of Progress) – The former Genesee Valley Trust Building is one of the most recognizable features of Rochester’s skyline. The building supports four aluminum wings weighing 12,000 pounds each and they are known as the “Wings of Progress.”

B) St. Joseph’s Church – Built in the 1840’s, St. Joseph’s Church was a historic Roman Catholic Church that went up in flames nearly 40 years ago. By late 1979, the church was converted into a garden park with portions of the church’s remains used to pave the new park’s courtyard.

C) H.H. Warner Building – The H.H. Warner Building is a seven-story historical landmark with a cast iron facade located near CPL’s Rochester office on St. Paul Street. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

D) Rochester Savings Bank – Created in 1831, Rochester Savings Bank was the sixth savings bank in NYS and the first in the country west of Albany. When the federal government changed banking regulations in the 1970s and 1980s, the Rochester Savings Bank merged with Community Savings Bank and was then converted into a publicly traded stock institution.

E) Main Street Bridge – The Main Street Bridge is a historic stone arch bridge spanning the Genesee River. It has five segmental arches and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

F) Court Street Bridge – The historic Court Street Bridge has six hallow arches spanning across the Genesee River and two arches over the Johnson and Seymour Raceway and Erie Canal. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

G) High Falls – The High Falls (or Upper Falls) is a waterfall in the Genesee River located in the Brown’s Race Historic District.

H) The Little Theatre – Built in 1928, The Little Theatre is the premier cultural center for the presentation of American independent and foreign films, visual arts and music for the greater Rochester community.

I) Jonathan Child House – This historic mansion was constructed in 1837 for Jonathan Child, Rochester’s first mayor. The building has seen a number of uses and has been a target for revival efforts.

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<![CDATA[BLOG: Tech Talks - CPL's Take on Ideas Worth Spreading]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-tech-talks-cpls-take-on-ideas-worth-spreading http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-tech-talks-cpls-take-on-ideas-worth-spreading Culture, for some companies, is a buzzword, a hashtag, a vague promise. But at CPL, we believe in a learning culture that encourages curiosity, creativity, and the helpful exchange of information.

In addition to our successful mentoring and recognition programs, we’ve further established our commitment to a learning culture by adding a program that empowers CPL team members to share their expertise with others.

CPL’s Tech Talks are the brain child of Emilio de Leon, AIA, CDT, a senior architect with more than 40 years of experience in healthcare and institutional design. As he makes his way into retirement, he longed to pass on the knowledge he’d acquired over his career.

“There is so much senior staff can share with younger team members,” de Leon said. “Many architectural students are prepared in design, but we can train them on the ins and outs of the profession,” he said.


Tech Talks are hour-long educational presentations given by CPL team members for CPL team members. They take place biweekly on Wednesdays and can be accessed by all 15 office locations through Skype.

Teaming with Jim Parlavecchio, CDT, de Leon placed a special importance on technical codes and specifications, which led to the first Tech Talk presentation. Now, the program is expanding to include project updates, Newforma and software training, and introductions to new technology, like Creative Labs.

Stephen Olson, AIA, CPL’s BIM manager, said these types of programs are part of what attracted him to join the firm as a new team member.

“One of the most exciting things for me about joining this company is that CPL is doing the future things now,” Olson said. “I read articles about big ideas, and imagine these goals to be high in the sky, but CPL is actually doing it!” he said, referencing virtual reality and more.

Kathy Metcalfe, Chief Culture Officer, said she is passionate about incorporating simple steps to infuse learning into what we do every day.

“We’re humble enough to understand that don’t know everything,” she said. “We call architecture and engineering a practice for a reason and it is essential for us to adopt a learning culture to support our growth as professionals.”


Deb Barletta, CIP, LEED AP BD+C, CPL’s Newforma Implementation Specialist, hosted a Tech Talk in September, attracting some 120 team members, the largest talk yet.

“It’s important for us to cater to our team members, and understand we can’t work in a vacuum,” Barletta said. She emphasized the importance of setting expectations, remaining consistent, and delivering talks that are interesting, compelling and relevant.

Olson said he looks forward to Tech Talks about Revit, and encourages the firm’s core committee members to share what they know. “We have great people and great resources, and we should get these types of people out in front of the whole company to share their talents,” he said.

“CPL’s team is made up of innovators, creators and problem solvers,” said Metcalfe. “Tech Talks allow us to celebrate our successes, learn from our mistakes, create opportunity for people to strengthen their presentation skills, and come away proud of the work that we do.”

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2018-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: City of Locust Grove's New Public Safety Building]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-city-of-locust-groves-new-public-safety-building http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-city-of-locust-groves-new-public-safety-building Established in 1893, the City of Locust Grove, Georgia, whose name was derived from a stand of locust trees visible throughout the town, has grown from a population of 254 in the early 1900s to more than 6,000 citizens today. Located in the ninth largest County in Georgia, Locust Grove is home to one of Henry County's most important landmarks, the Locust Grove Institute (LGI): a school established by the Locust Grove Baptist Church and Mercer University.

At its peak, the LGI campus was home to a parade field and three distinctive buildings: an administration/classroom building, a girl’s dormitory and a boy’s dormitory. Sadly, both dorms were demolished in the years that followed, but the surviving administration/classroom building was purchased by the City in 1983 to house various City government offices. This building is now referred to as the Locust Grove Municipal Complex and was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1986.


LGI Campus

Using the historic LGI boy’s dormitory as inspiration, CPL developed a campus master plan, which included a new 18,219 square-foot Public Safety Building to house the City’s police headquarters and court functions.


Photo Credit: JandDImages

The police headquarters is spread among the two-story portion of the structure and houses administration, records and a variety of patrol functions. The one-story portion contains a municipal courtroom, laboratory space, secure evidence storage and an enclosed sally port.


Photo Credit: JandDImages

The courtroom, which seats more than 120 people, also serves as the mayor and council meeting chamber, and contains a saw-tooth shaped dias designed by CPL to accommodate better view lines from the mayor's seat to the council seats. The flexibility of the design ensures that a traditional diagonal judge’s seat position for court days – as is common in municipal court layouts – is also still maintained.


Photo Credit: JandDImages

The CPL team was honored to provide planning, architectural and engineering design expertise for this historically significant campus. The resulting design of the Public Safety Building is clearly reminiscent of the former boy’s dorm, and effectively meets the needs of modern police and court operations.


Photo Credit: JandDImages

CPL’s civic campus master plan for the City also contains the new fire station (located adjacent to Frances Ward Road, to the west of the Public Safety Building), as well as a host of future facilities including a veteran’s memorial, farmers market and community center. In addition, there are plans to expand the former LGI parade field, which is the modern home of Locust Grove Day, an annual festival held every spring at the Locust Grove Municipal Complex.


Photo Credit: JandDImages

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2018-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Suwanee]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-suwanee http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-suwanee Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Suwanee, GA - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome Grace Zhang, RLA, LEED AP to its Suwanee team as landscape architect.

As landscape architect, Zhang will lend expertise on multiple projects including parks, trails, institutional and mixed-use projects from concept design to construction documents. She will also perform green space/park & recreational master planning for public sector clients. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Zhang most recently served as senior landscape architect at McFarland-Dyer & Associates.

Zhang has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Beijing Forestry University in Beijing, China, a master’s degree in urban environmental management from Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, and a master’s degree in planning from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Outside the office, Zhang serves on the Park and Recreational Advisory Committee for the City of Johns Creek. She resides in the City of Johns Creek, GA.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes Three New Hires in Charlotte]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-three-new-hires-in-charlotte http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-three-new-hires-in-charlotte Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome three new hires to its Charlotte team: Katherine McGarry as architectural designer, Kristin Suess as administrative assistant, and Alie Hodges as interior designer.

As architectural designer, McGarry will assist the architectural team with drafting in AutoCAD and Revit on a variety of project types. Prior to joining CPL, she served as architectural intern at King and King while earning her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Syracuse University. McGarry resides in Charlotte, Nc.

In her new role, Suess will provide administrative support to the firm in the form of office management, critical clerical work and scheduling meetings or events. She has a bachelor of business administration degree in business management from Pace University and resides in Charlotte, NC.

As interior designer, Hodges will focus on space planning, detailing work, construction documents and textiles for a variety of project types. Prior to joining CPL, she served as marketing coordinator at Creech & Associates, PLLC Architectural Design. Hodges has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Charlotte and resides in Charlotte, NC.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Rochester]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Friday, September 14, 2018 - Rochester, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome John Ferraro, P.E. to its Rochester team as civil engineer.

As civil engineer, Ferraro will focus on bridge design, inspection, civil project engineering, development of transportation projects, quality control review of plans, specifications estimates and responses to Requests for Proposals. With nearly 40 years of industry experience, he most recently served as construction quality control engineer for WSP USA (formerly known as Parsons Brinckerhoff) on the new Schenectady Rail Station project and the Rochester Railroad Station design/build project.

Ferraro has a bachelor’s degree in civil & environmental engineering from Clarkson University. He resides in Greece, NY.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes Two New Hires in Buffalo]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-two-new-hires-in-buffalo http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-two-new-hires-in-buffalo Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Monday, September 10, 2018 - Buffalo, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome two hires to its Buffalo team: Deimer Galvan as transportation engineer and Theodore Donner, P.E. as civil engineer.

As transportation engineer, Galvan will assist the transportation engineering team with inspections and fieldwork. Prior to joining CPL, he served as staff engineer/special inspector at SJB Services, Inc. Galvan has a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de la Costa CUC in Barranquilla, Colombia and a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He resides in Buffalo, NY.

As civil engineer, Donner will focus on planning, designing and overseeing construction projects related to water and wastewater infrastructure. He has more than 6 years of industry experience and most recently served as civil engineer at Wendel Engineering. Donner has a bachelor’s degree in environmental resource engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and resides in Clarence, NY.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.comto learn more.

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2018-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Woodstock]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-woodstock-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-woodstock-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Friday, September 7, 2018 - Woodstock, GA - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome Inga Sandberg to its Woodstock team as architectural designer.

As architectural designer, Sandberg will assist with design and production of construction documents for a variety of project types. She has more than 4 years of experience in commercial and residential design, and most recently served as architectural designer at Geheber Lewis Associates.

Sandberg has a bachelor’s degree from the Bauhaus inspired University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, Germany. She resides in Holly Springs, GA.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Newburgh]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-newburgh http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-newburgh Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - Newburgh, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome Michael Begonja to its Newburgh team as civil designer.

As civil designer, Begonja will assist the civil engineering team with stormwater, water and wastewater treatment projects. He has a civil engineering technology degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and resides in Fairview, NJ.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 400+ person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: National Comedy Center Open for Laughs]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-national-comedy-center-open-for-laughs http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-national-comedy-center-open-for-laughs Contact: Amanda Koneski
Marketing Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7504

Jamestown, NY - Monday, August 13, 2018 - The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY officially opened on August 1 with tremendous fanfare, celebrity appearances, and of course, lots of laughter.

CPL teamed up with builder EE Austin & Son to make the $50,000,000 dream location a reality. Coined the nation’s cultural institution dedicated to the art of comedy, it is the only venue of its kind that houses the history, appreciation, and preservation of comedy.


Photo Credit: National Comedy Center

The 30,700 square-foot restoration and expansion project merged two historical buildings [the Municipal Warehouse (1912) and The Gateway Train Station (1860)] to create a sizable museum that features more than 50 exhibits. Some of the exhibits are interactive and customizable for each individual’s experience, such as a holographic theater where visitors can see a virtual act of their favorite comedians, even from decades ago. And, the exhibits will rotate to keep things fresh and evolving. The museum also offers close ties with the famous Lucille Ball museum and has become the new hub for Jamestown’s annual summer comedy festival.


“The museum is driven by the art of comedy, rather than the artifacts of comedy,” said Paul Hedin, AIA, NCARB, a CPL architect and project manager.

The National Comedy Center offers a venue for performances as well. Opening weekend featured performances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, and members of Saturday Night Live.

Truly a unique destination, the museum is set to generate more than $20 Million every year through its 100,000 projected visitors.


Photo Credit: National Comedy Center

For more information, visit NationalComedyCenter.org.

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2018-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Who is Chris Ladanyi?]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-who-is-chris-ladanyi http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-who-is-chris-ladanyi You could call him an architect, project manager, son, husband or father. And while all of those “titles” are accurate, according to his colleagues at CPL, Chris Ladanyi, AIA is most known for being a good friend. Coming up on his 10-year anniversary with the firm (March of 2019), Ladanyi has worked hard to acquire nearly a decade of impressive architectural experience, all while building excellent rapport with repeat clients and forming solid friendships with his team members.

The 411
Ladanyi graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture in 2008 with a degree in architecture. He explains his decision to pursue a career as an architect as one that ‘just made sense.’

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t some profound awakening,” Ladanyi joked. “When I was a junior in high school, my dad sat me down and asked me what I wanted to with my career.”

Recognizing his knack for math and science, while remembering his love for the arts, architecture seemed to be the perfect fit. “My dad suggested it, I pursued it, and luckily, I ended up loving it,” Ladanyi said.

Life in Shanghi
During his collegiate experience, Ladanyi got the opportunity to study abroad in Shanghai, China at Tongji University.


“It was a really fun, memorable and valuable experience for me,” Ladanyi explained. “My biggest takeaway was to never assume anything, especially based on cultural stereotypes.”

Ladanyi recalled his assumption that toilet paper would be provided in every public bathroom in China. He laughed and said, “not always the case.”

The lesson to not always assume carries over into his job as an architect. Ladanyi works primarily with K-12 clients, and while each district has similarities, he has learned to never make assumptions regarding their needs.

“Every school has a unique need, desire, budget or challenge to take into consideration,” Ladanyi said. “It’s so important to listen and cater our design solutions to those specific needs.”

Life at CPL
After a strong referral from his long-time friend, Eric Leibenguth, Ladanyi joined CPL in 2009. Since then, he’s built a portfolio of quality K-12 work as well as a true passion for the education market sector.


“Now that I have a 4-year-old son, I feel like I have some serious skin in the game,” Ladanyi said. “Designing the environments that our kids study in has become very rewarding for me. Even though you take punches here and there on big construction projects, it’s easy for me to keep my eye on the prize and focus on creating safe, engaging learning spaces.”

Recently, Ladanyi has been busy managing a major renovation project for the Pine Bush Central School District. Earlier this year, the district’s elementary school experienced substantial flooding, causing a variety of building envelope issues. Ladanyi has helped lead the charge in providing remediation services and ultimately rebuilding many classroom spaces.

“Flexibility has been the driving force behind many of our decision decisions with this project,” Ladanyi explained. “Between moisture remediation products, flexible furniture and putting lots of things on wheels, it was important to make the shoe fit for every teaching purpose.”

Ladanyi added, “this isn’t some big, elaborate design project that’s slated to win a prestigious award, but the fixes we’re making are going have a huge impact. From eliminating bacterial growth to giving teachers and students ownership of their space, this work is meaningful.”

Fun at Work?
If you ask Ladanyi why he chooses to stay at CPL, he’ll tell you it’s because it’s truly fun to work here.

“My colleagues are my friends,” Ladanyi said. “How can you not have fun working with your friends?”


Ladanyi recalled a time when he and the rest of the Newburgh office boarded up on a train and went down to Yankee Stadium for a company outing. He then reminisced on the recent team building experience at iFly Indoor Skydiving that he and his team members got to enjoy last year.


“We all work hard and put in long hours, so it’s nice when we get to squeeze in time to recharge and have some fun together,” Ladanyi said.

Who is Chris Ladanyi?
“My mentality on work and life is just to be a good person and to respect others,” Ladanyi said. “If you do that, everything falls into place.”

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2018-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: State-of-the-Art Surgery Has a New Home in Wayne County, NC]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-state-of-the-art-surgery-has-a-new-home-in-wayne-county-nc http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-state-of-the-art-surgery-has-a-new-home-in-wayne-county-nc For more than 100 years, communities in Wayne County have depended on Wayne UNC Health Care for compassionate, advanced care from a team of highly qualified experts. Earlier this year, that care was further enhanced when a ribbon was cut to officially open the new 40,000 square-foot addition to the Wayne UNC Health Care’s Surgery Center.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on May 8, 2018, signaled the opening of the first phase of a $48 million expansion project to modernize the hospital’s surgical unit.


CPL completed a master plan and provided architecture, M/E/P (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) engineering, and interior design services to replace the 1960’s vintage surgical suites with state-of-the-art surgical equipment, including a new “hybrid” operating suite, which combines advanced radio graphic imaging with surgical procedures.

With 13 operating rooms, 1 procedure room, 3 endoscopy rooms and 52 perianesthesia rooms, the renovations and new addition allow the hospital to offer a full range of surgical specialties including general, neurological, vascular, plastic reconstructive, urology and orthopedic surgery.


Large, modern and spacious, each operating room features Integrated Digital Surgical Suites (IDSS), an industry-leading video routing and display technology that enables surgical teams to view high-definition surgical video on large displays within the OR. This innovative image guidance not only enhances overall visualization and collaboration among surgeons, but also allows them to stream or conference surgeries for consultation or teaching.


To best distribute support services and eliminate staff foot traffic, the layout of the new Surgery Center reflects a lean pod design. Instead of a centrally-located nursing station that caters to a long corridor of patient rooms, each pod is equipped with its own nursing station, clean supply room, soiled room and medication/nourishment area.

This design ultimately supports constant communication, high visibility and interaction of providers, and a consistent, seamless experience for the patient from visit to visit.


From updated patient amenities to the latest medical technology, the expansion of this Surgery Center is one of the many ways that Wayne UNC carries out their mission of providing comprehensive, quality care. As demand for surgical services in Wayne County continues to grow, the hospital is well positioned to continue to provide the medical excellence and outstanding patient experience that families in Wayne and surrounding counties depend on.


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2018-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Greensboro]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-greensboro http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-greensboro Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Monday, August 13, 2018 - Greensboro, NC - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome Joylyn Troyer, Assoc. IIDA to its Greensboro team as interior designer.

In her new role, Troyer will assist the interiors team with a variety of project types including higher education and community projects. Prior to joining CPL, she served as interior designer for the Carroll Companies where she gained experience managing multiple projects throughout all phases of design.

Troyer earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the i.ARC program at UNC Greensboro and is currently working towards NCIDQ certification.She resides in Greensboro, NC.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 390-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Charlotte]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-charlotte http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-charlotte Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Thursday, August, 16, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome Nicole Drelich to its Charlotte team as architectural designer.

In her new role, Drelich will assist the architectural team with all aspects of design including schematic drawings, 3D modeling and client presentations for a variety of project types. Prior to joining CPL, she served as job captain at ESD Partners where she took on responsibilities ranging from marketing tasks through construction administration.

Drelich has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Clemson University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee. She is currently working towards earning her licensure in AXP/ARE and resides in Charlotte, NC.

About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 390-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 15 cities across 4 states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2018-08-16T00:00:00-04:00