Michael Frisina Earns Architectural License

Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce that Michael Frisina has passed his Architectural Registration Exam and completed the requirements to become a licensed architect. Frisina received an Associate’s degree in Architectural Technology from Onondaga Community College. As Ashley McGraw’s Design Technology Manager, he has over 10 years of experience in architectural design and BIM coordination and standards.

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Derek Goodroe
Angarano and Evans Set to Present at SCUP North Atlantic Conference on March 12

Susanne Angarano, Principal/Senior Interior Designer, and Jason Evans, Associate Principal, will present “Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings for a New Generation” at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Atlantic Conference in Rochester, New York on Tuesday, March 12. In this session, Susanne and Jason will explore how Binghamton University implemented a façade upgrade and high performance energy systems for deep energy retrofits for its Science IV building. Attendees will learn how they can use smart technologies and modest materials applied in creative ways to update similar building stock at their institution.

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Derek Goodroe
Andrew Schuster to Speak at NESEA BuildingEnergy Boston on March 15

Andrew Schuster, Principal, will co-present “A Commercially Viable Net Zero Office Building: Technology, Beauty & Meaning” at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Boston conference on Friday, March 15. Andrew will be joined by Shannon Kaplan, Project Engineer and Project Manager at AKF Group / In Posse, and Karla Wursthorn, Senior Estimator at TN Ward Company. The session focuses on the Net Zero Energy office building the team is designing and building for the Sustainability Energy Fund (SEF).

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Derek Goodroe
Wolfe to Present with Westhill CSD Superintendent Barduhn at Association for Learning Environments Regional Conference on March 28

Catherine Wolfe, Senior Interior Designer, will co-present “Values Matter: Changing the Culture of Education” at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Northeast Regional Conference on Thursday, March 28 in Boston. Catherine will co-present with Casey Barduhn, Superintendent of Schools at the Westhill Central School District. The session is designed to stretch the participants’ views and understanding of why the values of educators and designers matter in changing the culture of education.

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Derek Goodroe
Diana Elliott Earns Architectural License

Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce that Diana Elliott has passed her Architectural Registration Exam and completed the requirements to become a licensed architect in the State of New York. Diana holds a Master of Science Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems & the Environment from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University.

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Derek Goodroe
Syracuse Center of Excellence Receives Green Building Legacy Award

In November 2018, members and friends of the USGBC New York Upstate community gathered in Albany to celebrate the annual Friends of USGBC NY Upstate Gala and Leadership Awards. We were honored to receive the Green Building Legacy Award for the Syracuse Center of Excellence. The award recognizes a building constructed, renovated, or operated within the past 10 years. Buildings/projects that were innovative in sustainable practices and pushing the envelope of sustainability in design and development.

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Derek Goodroe
Aßmann Presents at GreenBuild International Conference on Virtual Reality as a Tool for Sustainable Design

Christina Aßmann presented at the 2018 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Chicago, IL on Friday, November 16, 2018. Along with Amber Bartosh, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture, they presented “Virtual Reality: An Emerging Tool for Sustainable Design.” This presentation highlighted the application of VR as a visualization and simulation tool to support the design process and educational outreach of Nuthatch Hollow, a 2,500-square foot facility to be used for teaching and research of Environmental Studies.

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Derek Goodroe
McGraw Co-Presents on Leveraging Data Analytics to Drive Energy and Cost Savings in Schools

Ed McGraw co-presented on Thursday, October 4, 2018 on “Data Drives Controls and Energy Savings in Schools” at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Tradeshow. Energy management in schools can play a vital role in reducing operating costs and improving classroom productivity. The session focused on specific case studies where schools leverage data analytics and controls to drive energy and cost savings while engaging all stakeholders in the schools to make smart energy decisions.

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Daniel Donovan Named New Associate Principal

Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Donovan AIA, LEED AP, BD+C to Associate Principal. “In his years as Senior Project Manager, Dan has consistently brought clarity and creativity to projects of all scales,” said Ed McGraw, founding partner and CEO of Ashley McGraw. “As Associate Principal, he will actively contribute to the direction of the firm, as well as continue to be a large part of our success serving as a leader in educational design.”

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Derek Goodroe
Evans Featured in The Architects Newspaper Article on Syracuse's I-81

Jason Evans, Associate Principal, is featured in The Architect's Newspaper article "After a decade-long fight over I-81, Syracuse inches toward a decision." Jason is a member of ReThink81, a grass roots effort advocating for a more comprehensive, well thought out design options for the I-81 Viaduct Project. ReThink81 is committed to economic growth and improved accessibility throughout the Greater Syracuse area.

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Derek Goodroe