Ashley McGraw Awarded Small Business Excellence Award by U.S. Small Business Administration
Evans Presents on Repurposing Mid-Century Buildings at NYS Green Building Conference
On Monday, May 6, 2019, Ashley McGraw Architects were presented with a Small Business Excellence Award at the U.S. Small Business Administration Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse. Seventeen companies were recognized during the luncheon, which coincides with National Small Business Week (May 5-11).
Small businesses are selected for the Excellence Awards based on their company’s longevity, innovation, sales growth, increased employment, ability to overcome adversity or community contributions.
Ashley McGraw Recognized by ASID’s Outcome of Design Awards / Featured in Metropolis
Jason Evans, Associate Principal, presented “Repurposing Mid-Century Buildings for a New Generation” at the New York State Green Building Conference in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, April 17. Jason co-presented with Jaimee Wilson, Senior Energy Engineer, of Pathfinder Engineers & Architects. This presentation digs deeply into both the value and the shortcomings of a typical mid-century academic building on Binghamton University’s campus, akin to many that can be found on other campuses across the state.
Sustainable Energy Fund Breaks Ground on Net Zero Energy Office Building
Launched in Fall 2018, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Outcome of Design Awards seek to recognize projects that successfully illustrate that “Design Impacts Lives.”Ashley McGraw Architects received an honorable mention for Binghamton City School District’s MacArthur Elementary School. MacArthur Elementary and the other winning projects of the Outcome of Design Awards were featured in the April 2019 issue of Metropolis for setting a new bar for design research, practice, and evaluation.
Science IV Appears on Cover and Featured Article for American School & University's "Modern Makeovers" March Issue
On April 4, 2019, the Sustainable Energy Fund officially broke ground for a new 15,000 square-foot net zero energy office building. Drawing on Passive House strategies, the design sets a regional standard in sustainability—from both economic and performance perspectives. Located in the Lehigh Valley town of Schnecksville, PA, the SEF building will consume about 25% of the energy used by comparable commercial structures while generating more than 130% of the energy it needs.
Ashley McGraw Featured on University Business for Midcentury Campus Buildings Insights
Ashley McGraw’s Deep Energy Retrofit and renovation of Binghamton University’s Science IV was featured on the cover and cover story for American School & University’s March 2019 issue on “Modern Makeovers.” The article spotlights how schools and universities are finding that there can be a lot of life left in their older facilities. Instead of defaulting for shiny new facilities, many institutions are deciding the best path is to breathe new life into an older building with a modernization that embraces a facility’s link to the past while providing learning spaces that accommodate the needs of 21st-century students.
Wolfe Presents on Changing the Culture of Education at A4LE Conference with Westhill CSD Superintendent
Ashley McGraw was featured on University Business for raising the question to remodel, restore, or raze when evaluating midcentury campus buildings. President Matthew Broderick takes on this critical decision facing school administrators and facility planners in the article.
Andrew Schuster Presents on SEF's Net Zero Energy Office Building at NESEA BuildingEnergy
Catherine Wolfe, Senior Interior Designer, co-presented “Values Matter: Changing the Culture of Education” at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Northeast Regional Conference on March 28, 2019 in Boston. Catherine presented with Casey Barduhn, Superintendent of Schools at the Westhill Central School District. Catherine and Casey discussed how the clarity of the District’s values shaped the conversations and goals to enhance the delivery of education, how administrators and faculty members embraced the shifting educational model, and how robust guiding principles informed the creation of energized, student centered spaces during the first phase of a two-phase renovation at the High School.
Angarano and Evans Talk Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings at SCUP Conference
Andrew Schuster, Principal, co-presented “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 was 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 focused on the Net Zero Energy office building the team is designing and building for the Sustainability Energy Fund (SEF).
Michael Frisina Earns Architectural License
Susanne Angarano, Principal/Senior Interior Designer, and Jason Evans, Associate Principal, presented “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 explored how Binghamton University implemented a façade upgrade and high performance energy systems for deep energy retrofits for its Science IV building. Attendees learned how they can use smart technologies and modest materials applied in creative ways to update similar building stock at their institution.
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.