On Thursday, July 26, Edward McGraw and Andrew Schuster presented "Combining Technology, Beauty and Meaning in the new SEF Net Zero Energy Office Building” at the Energypath conference. The Sustainable Energy Fund is designing and building a Net Zero Energy office building to demonstrate that NZE can be achieved for the same cost as a conventional developer office building. Energypath 2018, held at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, is the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia throughout the region and across the United States.
On Friday, July 20, NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) held a Pro Tour featuring the academic wing of Westhill Central School District's High School that has been retrofitted to save energy while better serving the needs of the clients.
After the "Zero Is The Magic Number: How Passive House Gets It" presentation by Christina Aßmann and Nicole Schuster at the New York Passive House Conference, TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter was so impressed with the 2,500 square foot lab and classroom Nuthatch Hollow project that he spotlighted the project in his article "Nuthatch Hollow goes for both Passive House and Living Building Challenge. This is Hard."
Susanne Angarano, Principal and Senior Interior Designer, and Jason Evans, Associate Principal, presented “Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings for a New Generation” at the SUNY / PPAA & NY APPA 2018 Summer Conference in Lake Placid, NY on June 14, 2018. Susanne and Jason were joined by Mohamed Afify, Assistant Director, Long Term Planning, at Binghamton University.
The new MacArthur Elementary School at Binghamton City School District is featured on PRISM. PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment (SBE) is a unique online journal, resource and cooperative effort to further sustainable building for both emerging and experienced architects, specifiers, consultants, builders, suppliers, and users of sustainable building materials.
Ashley McGraw Architects has been ranked one of Central New York's Best Places to Work in 2018. BizEventz and The Central New York Business Journal (CNYBJ) partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies Inc (RMS) to conduct the CNY's Best Places to Work survey.
Matthew Broderick, President, and Susanne Angarano, Principal and Senior Interior Designer, presented “Magnify the Impact: Engaging Faculty and Students in the Living Building Challenge Design Process” at the International Living Future Institute unconference in Portland, Oregon on May 3, 2018. Living Future unConference is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement to make strides toward a healthy future for all. Matt and Susanne were be joined by Pamela Mischen, Associate Professor of Public Administration and chair of the Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence at Binghamton University.
On April 17, 2018, Edward McGraw, Chief Executive Officer, and Calvin Ahn, Associate Principal/Senior Project Manager, will be presenting "Alexa Optimize Performance: The Future of Voice Interactive Building Dashboards" at the Getting to Zero National Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Project Architects and Certified Passive House Consultants Christina Aßmann and Nicole Schuster presented "Passive House + Living Building: Combining Rigorous Building Standards for Maximum Benefit" at the 16th Annual New York State Green Building Conference on Friday, April 6.
Architectural Designer and Design Technology Manager Michael Frisina will be presenting "VR for Sustainability" at the 16th Annual New York State Green Building Conference on Thursday, April 5. He will be co-presenting with Amber Bartosh, Architect and Assistant Professor at Syracuse University.
Principal Andrew Schuster recently had the opportunity to discuss the future of work and whether sustainable office buildings is a new trend in company buildings and interior design with CNN. In the article, "How Office Buildings are Reducing their Carbon Footprint," Andrew provides the example of the Sustainable Energy Fund's new 15,000 square foot (sf) office building in Schnecksville, PA.
Principal and Senior Interior Designer Susanne Angarano was recently interviewed for the "Designing Against the Grain" blog by Pioneer Millworks. They have recently been highlighting designers regarding reclaimed wood, design trends, and thoughts on using natural materials. Naturally, Susanne was the perfect designer to interview about these topics. See the blog and interview here.
Architectural Designer Benjamin Darby and Architectural Designer and Design Technology Manager Michael Frisinia were featured at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Boston conference on March 9, 2018. Ben and Mike presented “Iterative Daylighting Analysis Tools using Dynamo for Revit.”
Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the promotions of two team members. Project architects Jason Evans AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Nicole Schuster AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC have been named Associate Principals of the firm.
Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce its Syracuse office has been awarded LEED Silver certification. To celebrate, the firm hosted a ceremony on Monday, February 12, 2018. At the ceremony, Ashley McGraw also revealed their 2018 JUST label, which demonstrates the firm’s commitment to social justice and equity.
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Principal Matthew Broderick and Principal/Senior Interior Susanne Angarano presented "Magnify the Impact: Engaging Faculty and Students in the Living Building Challenge Design Process" at the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference at SUNY Cortland by the New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education. They will be joined by Panel Mischen, Faculty Advisor to the President and Associate Professor at Binghamton University and Danielle Moyer, a Sustainable Communities Master's student at Binghamton University.
The New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) held a Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership conference on November 2-3, 2017 in Watkins Glen. Principal/Vice President Sandra March was a featured speaker and presented "Leading from Your Heart."
On Monday, October 30, 2017, Principal/Senior Interior Designer Susanne Angarano and Project Architect Jason Evans presented "Planning and Design Considerations for Effective Business Incubators" at the ERAPPA Conference in Washington, DC. ERAPPA is the Eastern Region of APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. The annual ERAPPA conference is a premier educational event for facilities professionals in education. They were joined by Daniel Mori, Director of Business Incubation at Binghamton University, and David Meyer, Principal at Pathfinder Engineers.
On Friday, October 27, AIA Central New York held their annual Celebration of Architecture at the Hotel Syracuse. Two Ashley McGraw projects were recognized, Syracuse University Falk College’s Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition and the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator. AIA CNY, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, recognizes outstanding works of architecture through its annual design awards program. The purpose of the program is to celebrate achievements in design excellence by Architects in the Central New York region; and to honor the architects, clients and consultants who work together to create and enhance our built environment.
On Thursday, October 12, Principal Nicholas Signorelli presented at the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Annual Convention and Educational Expo in Lake Placid, New York. The session, "Using Nature to Inspire Learning in a Rural School District" discussed how South Kortright Central School District has implemented hands-on educational initiatives around nature, agriculture and environmental studies in their curriculum. Joined by Superintendent Patricia Norton-White and Middle School Science Teacher William Parker, the session demonstrated how these initiatives can be adapted in other districts and potential value they offer to students, teachers and the community.
On Friday, September 29, 2017, Project Architects and Certified Passive House Consultants Christina Aßmann and Nicole Schuster presented "Passive House + Living Building: Combining Rigorous Building Standards for Maximum Benefit" at the 12th Annual North American Passive House Conference in Seattle, Washington.
Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce that Sean Falconer has passed his Architectural Registration Exam and completed the requirements to become a licensed architect in the State of New York.
On Monday, September 25, Principal Nicholas Signorelli presented at the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) Fall Leadership Summit with Windsor Central School District Superintendent Dr. Jason Andrews on "Mythic Notions: Campfire, Cave, Watering Hole and Life - How Do These Influence the Design and Delivery of STE(A)M Education?"
Ashley McGraw was featured in Building Design+Construction’s annual Giants 300 report. For 40 years, the editors of Building Design+Construction have ranked the nation's largest AEC firms as part of the Giants 300 report. Data for the Giants 300 charts is based on information supplied by the respective firms. Firms are asked to verify the accuracy of their data.