Clark Patterson Lee | Blog http://clarkpattersonlee.com/ Clark Patterson Lee Blog en Copyright 2019 2019-02-23T04:12:11-05:00 <![CDATA[BUZZ: Teamwork a Key as CPL Expands Workload]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-teamwork-a-key-as-cpl-expands-workload http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-teamwork-a-key-as-cpl-expands-workload CPL engineers, Jennifer Michniewicz, P.E. and Steve Tanner, P.E., discuss vital projects across our 15 markets, from infrastructure to buildings to water systems. Click here to read about a few of them in the Buffalo Business First by Jim Fink.

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2019-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Engineering GA's Top 100 Influential Woman of 2019]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-engineering-gas-top-100-influential-woman-of-2019 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-engineering-gas-top-100-influential-woman-of-2019 CPL Principal, Jennifer Harper, P.E., is one of Engineering Georgia’s Top 100 Influential Woman of 2019! We're thrilled to congratulation her on a well-deserved honor!

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2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Poughkeepsie]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-poughkeepsie http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-poughkeepsie Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Poughkeepsie, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome Meagen Stone who joins the planning team in its Poughkeepsie office.

Prior to joining CPL, Stone worked for the City of Kingston, NY in the engineering department. In her new role, she will apply her experience towards analyzing conditions, engaging diverse constituencies and applying best planning practices for a variety of project types.

Stone has a bachelor’s degree in geography with a concentration in planning from SUNY New Paltz and resides in Kingston, 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, buildings and 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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2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Rochester]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-2 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-2 Contact: Michelle Draghi
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 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 Rick Raymond who joins the information technology team in its Rochester office.

In his new role, Raymond will provide IT support for the company’s servers, and assist on developing and managing application software updates. With more than 30 y ears of experience, he previously served as an IT Manager where he maintained the responsibility of managing IT systems and support at multiple locations across the country.

Raymond received most of his formal technical and management training in the United States Air Force.He resides in Shortsville, 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, buildings and 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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2019-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: CPL-Designed Bridge Gives Fans a Safe Path to the Super Bowl]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-cpl-designed-bridge-gives-fans-a-safe-path-to-the-super-bowl http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-cpl-designed-bridge-gives-fans-a-safe-path-to-the-super-bowl Most of the more than 100 million people watching Sunday’s Super Bowl on CBS will be keenly interested in whether the Los Angeles Rams can defeat quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The design team at CPL, however, will be looking for something else during the NFL’s championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. A bridge.

Check out the full story by Kevin Oklobzija featured in the RBJ.

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2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Local Company Designs Super Bowl Bridge]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-local-company-builds-super-bowl-bridge http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-local-company-builds-super-bowl-bridge CPL has a unique connection to this year's Super Bowl! Our firm was thrilled to be the lead transportation engineer and designer on the newly opened pedestrian bridge, which connects Mercedes Benz Stadium - the home of Super Bowl LIII, to Alanta's MARTA train station. Check out the story that ran on News 8 - WROC-TV by Mark Gruba.

Click here to read this exciting design-build project's profile.

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2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: The Unification of the North Chautauqua County Water District]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-the-unification-of-the-north-chautauqua-county-water-district http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-the-unification-of-the-north-chautauqua-county-water-district After decades of planning, research, cooperation and fundraising, the North Chautauqua County Water District (NCCWD) officially launched on September 5, 2018.

The NCCWD encompasses the City of Dunkirk, Town of Dunkirk, Village of Brocton, Town of Sheridan, Town of Pomfret and Town of Portland, all located in the Chadwick Bay region of northern Chautauqua County. The water systems for these entities consist of several treatment plants, storage tanks, pump stations and distribution piping.

In 2008, the Chautauqua County Executive commissioned the Health Department to conduct a needs assessment for the water systems within the county to evaluate the quality of the water; the condition and code of the equipment; deficiencies and suggested upgrades within the systems; and the opportunity for economic development and creation of jobs in a low-income area. The assessment ultimately suggested $60 million worth of upgrades throughout the area.

From the minds of Chautauqua County executives and CPL engineers Eric Wies, P.E., Rick Henry, P.E., and Seth Krull, P.E., emerged the idea of a unified water district - an extraordinary occurrence between municipalities, and the largest regional initiative ever undertaken in Chautauqua County.

>> CPL marketing coordinator, Amanda Sanfilippo, shares details on the project's funding, immediate benefits, regional accomplishments and lessons learned in the January/February 2019 issue of the Association of Towns of the State of New York's Talk of the Towns & Topics publication.

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2019-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: CPL Provides Emergency Remediation at Pine Bush Elementary]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpl-provides-emergency-remediation-at-pine-bush-elementary http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpl-provides-emergency-remediation-at-pine-bush-elementary Nestled at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains approximately 20 miles west of the Hudson River and 75 miles north of New York City, the Pine Bush Central School District covers seven towns located in portions of Ulster, Sullivan and Orange counties. Established in 1938, the district has a student enrollment of approximately 5,000 and is composed of four elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school.

Last year, one of those elementary schools, Pine Bush Elementary, experienced severe flooding and water leaks, which prompted immediate remediation to help guarantee the health and safety of students and staff.


In the wee hours of the morning, January 9, 2018, a pipe burst in the ceiling of one of the kindergarten classrooms, flooding a significant portion of the school’s first floor. Despite rapid efforts to remove all standing water, it was clear that secondary water damage and moisture issues remained, affecting more than 20 classrooms, several hallways and the school’s library.


CPL stepped in without hesitation to help conduct testing in flooded areas and eliminate the potential for future hazards and flooding. This required the removal of affected building materials, mold remediation as well as strategic building envelope, roof and drainage improvements.

In addition, interior renovations included encapsulating the floors with epoxy, implementing brand new casework (i.e. cabinets, sinks, cubbies, shelves) in each classroom, and elevating everything off the ground using casters or wheels. In doing so, the potential for future mold growth was eliminated and the flexibility of each classroom was significantly enhanced.


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2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Guilford Technical Community College Opens Doors to the Future of Jamestown’s Manufacturing Industry ]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-guilford-technical-community-college-opens-doors-to-the-future-of-jamestowns-manufacturing-industry http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-guilford-technical-community-college-opens-doors-to-the-future-of-jamestowns-manufacturing-industry Article written by Marketing Intern, Abbye Schmitz, with assistance from Marketing Coordinator, Amanda Sanfilippo.

To kick off their Fall 2018 semester, the Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) officially opened its doors and welcomed students to their new state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) facility.

What once stood as a 250,000 sq. ft. Daimler Bus Warehouse, now bolsters Jamestown, NC’s future economic growth in the form of much needed transportation technologies, computer-integrated machining and welding technology programs.

CPL worked closely with the college to design the building to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The project included a 157,000 sq. ft. renovation of the original building as well as an additional 45,000 sq. ft. second floor—all space allotted to labs, educational spaces, office and shop spaces.


After identifying the need and opportunity to meet employment requirements in these growing industries, the GTCC Board of Trustees and college administration made the decision for a CAM back in 2014. Aside from the guaranteed influx of qualified industry workers, Government officials and Business leaders anticipated benefits to the Town’s economy through recruitment of new, high-tech manufacturing businesses.


“The biggest challenge we faced while designing the layout of this building was the creation of educational spaces," explained CPL Vice President, Ken Mayer, FAIA, LEED AP. "We wanted to ensure the incorporation of the massive machinery and required equipment would not hinder the CAM’s use as an effective learning environment."

The building’s final layout and abundance of space allows the triad of growing programs to serve more students, preparing them to meet the needs of local companies. GTCC also invested in the latest manufacturing technology to equip students with the best possible real-world training and experience.


Further development surrounding this project will include the construction of a new road and underground tunnel, planned and designed by CPL, connecting the CAM to the Jamestown campus, which will further emphasize the campus’ whole-hearted recognition of the importance behind this facility.

“The new CAM facility will allow current showcase programs to grow, inviting new students, industry partnerships and events,” Mayer added. “I look forward to seeing how it aids in connecting the GTCC to professional industries within the community.”

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2019-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Officials Tour Field of Dreams Facility in Allegany]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-officials-tour-field-of-dreams-facility-in-allegany http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-officials-tour-field-of-dreams-facility-in-allegany Tanglewood Group owner, Nicholas Ferreri and Terri Ingersoll, chief operating officer, helped conduct a tour on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 through the under-construction Field of Dreams Assisted Living and Memory Care facility, located on Seventh Street in Allegany, NY. A groundbreaking ceremony was held back in April 2018 and the facility is expected to open in August 2019.

Check out the full project update written by Kate Day Sager in the Olean Times Herald.

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2019-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: New Year, New Promotions]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-new-year-new-promotions http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-new-year-new-promotions At CPL, our team members are our greatest asset. As we kick off a New Year, we’d like to celebrate the ongoing development and growth of our multi-disciplinary team with the recent promotion of several architecture, engineering, design and project management professionals.

“As we continue to grow, we’re proud to recognize all our team members who work tirelessly to ensure our projects leave positive impacts on our clients and communities,” said CEO, Todd Liebert. “Through hard work and incredible talent, they excel on all fronts and continue to reach new heights in their careers.”



Jason Benfante, AIA, Principal
Jason has been with CPL since 1995 and has since built an impressive portfolio and reputation of quality architectural design. An Alfred State alumnus, he has dedicated his career to preserving, protecting and enhancing the performance of school facilities, specifically for the K-12 market sector. As Principal, Jason will continue to apply his 20+ years of experience in design, construction and state aidability, and lead project teams to deliver creative and functional design solutions. Click here to read Jason's full press release.


Adam Chahulski, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Associate
For more than 15 years, Adam has provided healthcare design expertise on projects ranging from 800 s.f. renovations to 330,000 s.f. bed tower additions. As a project manager, he is often responsible for all aspects of a project’s execution, and offers an outstanding aptitude and proficiency in computer technology as it relates to design. Adam earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree at Kent State University and manages projects out of CPL’s Charlotte, NC office.


Kory Hunsinger, AIA, Principal Associate
Since 1999, Kory has been a key member of the architectural team in CPL’s Rochester, NY office. Her experience spans all facets of design and construction administration, and she has been involved in managing projects for the education, healthcare and municipal market sector. Kory earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University at Buffalo and is an active member on several local boards including, the Lakeside Hospital Foundation Board, the Brockport Community Museum Board and the Village of Brockport Historical Preservation Board.


Brian Cooney, P.E., Senior Associate
Over the last 19 years, CPL’s structural engineering team has been fortunate to have Brian as a dedicated team member. His design talent crosses many planes of engineering including structural steel design, reinforced concrete design, reinforced masonry design and timber design. Brian has a degree in civil engineering technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and works in CPL’s Rochester, NY office.


Rachel Guillot, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, Senior Associate
As an architect, one of Rachel’s greatest strengths is spotlighting a project’s unique characteristics within a framework of fundamental design principles that focus on digital modeling and sustainable design. Her experience encompasses a wide range of healthcare and community projects, and she has been successful in leading projects teams through complex renovations and new-builds. Rachel is a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate and works in CPL’s Charlotte, NC office.


Rebecca Keefer, AICP, Senior Associate
Rebecca is a member of CPL’s municipal planning team and has nearly a decade of experience in community planning, design development, zoning administration and public outreach. Through innovative public input activities like tactical urbanism installations and wishing walls, she has a knack for working with communities to gain consensus and establish shared visions for planning and design projects. Rebecca has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Larry Werts, P.E., Senior Associate
With more than 20 years of extensive and widely varied experience, Larry has become an integral member of CPL’s structural engineering team. His design expertise includes water treatment facilities, multi-story schools and healthcare buildings, warehouse and distributions structures, hotels and highway bridges. With degrees from Alfred State College and the Rochester Institute of Technology, Larry is also a licensed engineer in New York and West Virginia.


Anne Dafchik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Associate
As an Associate and member of the architectural team in CPL’s Buffalo, NY office, Anne provides corrective action for the architectural needs on a variety of education, healthcare, municipal and community projects. She has more than a decade of experience with expertise in Revit, historic preservation, the LEED Certification process and New York State Building Codes. Anne earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture from the University at Buffalo and is one of four executive officers on the AIA Buffalo/WNY Board of Directors.


Tod Dalton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, NCARB, Associate
Tod’s architectural experience covers a wide variety of clients including commercial real estate companies, automotive sales and universities such as UNC Chapel Hill, Winston Salem State, Norfolk State, and even King Saud bun Abdullaziz University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He joined the architectural team in CPL’s Greensboro, NC office in 2017 and has since contributed his wealth of knowledge and expertise to a wide variety of projects. Tod earned degrees from the University of NC at Charlotte and NC State University, and holds professional licensure in seven states.


Domenic Emilio, LEED AP, Associate
Domenic has more than 15 years of industry experience with expertise in handling specific program aspects of civil and site engineering. For most of his projects, this includes primarily exterior site items such as parking lots, walks and pavements, retaining walls, athletic fields, culverts/drainage improvements and items of landscape. An Associate and member of CPL’s Binghamton, NY office, Domenic is also a resident of the City of Binghamton as well as a former member of the City of Binghamton Planning Commission.


Andrew Learn, P.E., Associate
As an Associate and member of the civil engineering team in CPL’s Poughkeepsie, NY office, much of Andrew’s focus is on site and subdivision layout, road and parking lot design, sewage disposal system design, water and wastewater collection system design, and stormwater management systems design. He also assists as the Planning Board review engineer for several local municipalities. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University and has acquired over 10 years of industry experience.


Jeff Mueller, P.E., Associate
Jeff is a project manager in CPL’s Suwanee, GA office with nearly 30 years of experience in city engineering, traffic engineering and site development. He has served many city and county governments as an in-house engineer, leading and managing staff, providing technical support, performing plan reviews, and facilitating construction for a variety of infrastructure projects. Jeff has several degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology including a bachelor’s degree in architecture, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in transportation engineering.


Vince Press, Associate
Vince is CPL’s Director of Marketing and Communications. With over 20 years of experience in PR/marketing, he has acquired expertise in public/media relations, online/print advertising and brand management. Vince is a champion for building relationships with local media, partners and clients alike. His ability to push the corporate brand has had a meaningful impact on CPL’s continued growth and success.


Lauren Tarsio, AIA, Associate
An accomplish architect with more than a decade of professional experience, Lauren has a wealth of knowledge and expertise designing projects for the K-12 education market sector. With a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation from Roger Williams University, she has acquired a deep understanding of the role that historic preservation can play within a larger context of design, community revitalization and sustainability. As a project manager, Lauren sees the process of design as being collaborative, transparent and constantly evolving from project to project.


Andrew Tripp, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Associate
Andrew has over 10 years of experience in mechanical design. From digital control systems to the latest in energy saving programs, his contributions to project teams have resulted in better building comfort, longer lasting systems and reduced energy consumption for a variety of different project types. Andrew works in CPL’s Charlotte, NC office and has a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Bob Jones University.

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2019-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Celebrates the Promotion of Jason Benfante, AIA to Principal]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-celebrates-the-promotion-of-jason-benfante-aia-to-principal-1-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-celebrates-the-promotion-of-jason-benfante-aia-to-principal-1-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi,
CPL Marketing Team
585.402.7549

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Rochester, NY - CPL is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Benfante, AIA to Principal. He previously served as a Principal Associate and is based out of the firm’s Rochester, NY office. Benfante has been with CPL since 1995 and has since built an impressive portfolio and reputation of quality architectural design.

An Alfred State alumnus with a bachelor's degree in architecture technologies, Benfante has dedicated his career to preserving, protecting and enhancing the performance of school facilities, specifically for the K-12 market sector. From state-of-the-art STEAM learning centers to multi-million dollar master plans, he has developed a true passion for educational design, and has led many hallmark project teams to deliver creative and functional design solutions for districts throughout New York State.

"Jason embodies why CPL has had great success serving K-12 clients," said Brian Trott, AIA, Vice President with CPL. "He truly immerses himself in his work and consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership on every project he takes on. We congratulate him on a well-deserved promotion."

Benfante's 20+ years of experience in design, construction and relationship building at the NYSED Office of Facilities Planning has allowed him to work on some of CPL's largest and most complex education projects. He approaches all scales of projects with the same rigor and enthusiasm, and recognizes how to transform a client’s vision into a tangible built expression.

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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2019-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Landscape Architect Appointed to USGBC's LEED Committee]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-landscape-architect-appointed-to-usgbcs-leed-committee-sustainable-sites-technical-advisory-group-tag http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-landscape-architect-appointed-to-usgbcs-leed-committee-sustainable-sites-technical-advisory-group-tag Contact: Vince Press
Director of Marketing & Communications
CPL
585.797.7275

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - Rochester, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to recognize landscape architect, Richard Waite, for officially being appointed to the USGBC's LEED Committee, Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (TAG).

Under the direct management of the LEED Technical Committee, TAGs recommend technical solutions to rating system development and maintenance issues. The groups are a source of technical advice to LEED committees and working groups regarding credit and prerequisite improvement and supporting tool development. TAGs are structured to include expertise for specific technical issues: location and planning, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

Waite's appointment to the Sustainable Sites TAG comes after being recognized as one of the first in the nation to pass the SITES certification exam and become a SITES Accredited Professional. SITES, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, is the newest system from Green Business Certification Inc. to develop, design, and rate sustainable landscapes, encouraging green practices to literally extend to the green outside. SITES helps protect our ecosystems, taking caution to carbon storage, climate regulation, flood mitigation, resource conservation, and more.

Just last year, Waite tested in the first cohort for SITES exams, helping set the bar for certification scores. Those with the accreditation will be able to ultimately define what a sustainable site is and elevate the value of landscapes through sustainable design.

Waite is also a registered landscape architect as well as a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He graduated from Cornell University with a master's degree in landscape architecture.

CPL is proud to recognize experts like Waite who are not only experts in their field, but who also serve in nationally significant roles.

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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2019-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BROADCAST: Happy Holidays 2018]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/broadcast-happy-holidays-2018 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/broadcast-happy-holidays-2018 All year, CPL delights in the unveiling of new projects, and we care most about the people who benefit from our meaning work. Thank you for giving us the chance to give back to our communities, and for inspiring us to do it again next year. Happy Holidays from all of us at CPL!


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2018-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Allegany's Field of Dreams Building its Way to Reality]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-alleganys-field-of-dreams-building-its-way-to-reality http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/buzz-alleganys-field-of-dreams-building-its-way-to-reality The Field of Dreams senior care facility will be a real difference maker in Allegany, NY when completed next summer. It’s been great working with The Tanglewood Group and the Kinley Corporation on this exciting project!

>> Click here to read an update story by Kate Day Sager in the Olean Times Herald.

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2018-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Greensboro]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-greensboro-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-greensboro-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Friday, December 14, 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 Jennifer Turner, NCIDQ who joins the design team in its Greensboro office.

With more than 14 years of industry experience, Turner will focus on interior design finish and furniture selection, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documentation and administration for a variety of healthcare and higher education projects. Prior to joining CPL, she served as the director of interior design at MHAworks for nearly 14 years.

Turner has an associates of applied science degree in interior design from Carteret Community College and a bachelor’s degree in interior design from East Carolina University. She is currently earning a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in project management from Aspen University.

Turner volunteers with The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and resides in Burlington, 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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2018-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hire in Rochester]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-1 http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hire-in-rochester-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Monday, December 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 Cindy Ford who joins the administrative team in its Rochester office.

In her new role, Ford will provide administrative support to the firm’s civil engineering and transportation engineering teams in the form of office management, critical clerical work and scheduling meetings or events. She has more than 25 years of administrative experience as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from SUNY Oswego.

Outside the office, Ford is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and volunteers at the Humane Society of Rochester. She resides in Victor, 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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2018-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Hires in Albany and Binghamton]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hires-in-albany-and-binghamton http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-hires-in-albany-and-binghamton Contact: Michelle Draghi
Communications Coordinator
CPL
585.402.7549

Monday, December 17, 2018 - Albany, NY / Binghamton, NY - CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, is pleased to welcome Justin Hoin who joins the architectural team in its Albany office, and Mulekezi Loïc Sebuharara who joins the plumbing engineering team in its Binghamton office.

With nearly a decade of industry experience, Hoin has expertise in architectural drafting, drawing and documentation as well as 3D modeling in Autodesk Revit. Prior to joining CPL, he served as architecture intern at Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson where he focused on historic preservation and grant applications.

Hoin has a master’s degree in architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in art history from Duke University. He resides in the Town of Brunswick, NY.

With more than a decade of industry experience, Sebuharara will focus on the design of plumbing and fire protection systems from beginning conceptual design stages to complete contract drawings for a variety of project types. Prior to joining CPL, he served as mechanical engineer at Delta Engineers.

Sebuharara has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University at Buffalo and is a LEED Green Associate. He resides in Vestal, 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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2018-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Breaks Ground at Mountain Island Educational State Forest]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-breaks-ground-at-mountain-island-educational-state-forest http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-breaks-ground-at-mountain-island-educational-state-forest Contact:
Amanda Sanfilippo, Marketing Coordinator
CPL
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - CPL teamed with the North Carolina Forest Service to break ground at the Mountain Island Educational State Forest in the Town of Stanley last month.

The most recent of seven educational state forests in North Carolina, Mountain Island needs a building with a welcome center, rest rooms, and educational spaces in order to be open to the public as an official educational state forest.

“This is the first phase of an initiative to make this an educational state forest to draw in the public,” said CPL architect, Rachel Guillot, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA. “There is a plan to expand services available at the state forest in the future, including walking trails and outdoor classrooms.”

The new build, 6,500 sf education center will feature classrooms, exhibit spaces, and offices for forestry officials. This location currently manages 2,000 acres of land. When finished, local schoolchildren, forestry professionals, and community residents will be welcomed to learn more about North Carolina’s forest health, environmental practices, soils, and water ways.


CPL is designing the educational center, and will be leading the architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing efforts. Subsconsultant, Benesch, will provide civil engineering and subconsultant, MMSA, Inc will provide structural engineering to complete the team.

“This education center will allow the forest to better serve the region’s population and educate the public about the ecosystems in our region,” said Guillot.

Construction is anticipated to start in the second half of 2019.

Learn more at https://www.ncesf.org/mtIsland.html

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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<![CDATA[BLOG: CPL Enhances Market Presence in Higher Education]]> http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpl-enhances-market-presence-in-higher-education http://clarkpattersonlee.com/blog/blog-cpl-enhances-market-presence-in-higher-education Earlier this year, CPL introduced a campaign to enhance the firm’s market presence in higher education through intra-office collaboration. These efforts have resulted in exciting higher education wins for the CPL team.

Strong collaboration between CPL’s 15 office locations is a regular occurrence for the firm’s 400+ team members. Just last month, CPL’s Buffalo, NY office, led by Principal Mike Mistriner, AIA, leveraged experience from Principals in the firm’s Greensboro, NC and Woodstock, GA offices to win a commission for the School of Health Professions at St. Bonaventure University. Having had great success completing the award-winning Health Professions Building at Dalton State College in 2016, the firm’s Southern offices had helpful insight and experience to lend to their Northern team members.


This month, CPL’s Woodstock office leveraged CPL Greensboro's experience on the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and utilized Principal support from CPL Buffalo to win a project for a new Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies at Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC), an institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

"Showcasing recent experience on a nearly identical project at GTCC and having Ken (Mayer) engaged throughout the pre-marketing effort, present at the onsite walk-through, and participate in the interview was a huge differentiator,” said K. Scott Gordon, AIA, Principal in CPL’s Woodstock office.

Additional noteworthy elements of the firm’s approach included outstanding design and computer visualization from Tim Pulver and Danny Jones, conceptual support from CPL Buffalo, a longstanding relationship with the TCSG/CTC, and CPL’s new Woodstock studio space, which is about 10 minutes from the site.

“All of these factors woven together with a deliberate emphasis on collaboration, placed CPL in a very strong position going into the interview phase, which ultimately resulted in a win!” said Gordon.

The $6.2 million facility on the North Metro Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College - the largest technical college in Georgia - is set to begin design soon with a projected completion in the 3rd Quarter of 2020.

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