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AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER- Salvatore's The Delavan

AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER- Salvatore's The Delavan

CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Highland Park Apartments

Project in Progress- An HCR funded project for People Inc., consisting of 38 one and two bedroom units. Classrooms from the Highland Park school are being converted into residential units maintaining the existing corridors and a majority of the walls, minimizing demolition. The original building was built in 1952, with an addition in 1983.

MONSTERS ON MAIN STREET: ChalkFest Buffalo 2016

Downtown Buffalo's annual event, Chalkfest Buffalo, was a scary good time! We're honored to sponsor such a wonderful event every year. This year our own Marketing Coordinator, Darra Kubera, designed the tee shirt and flyer artwork, pictured to the right:

OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team!

Paul Lang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Associate

Hobbies: Home brewing, Volleyball, Following Local & Collegiate Sports

Person you most admire (outside of family): Winston Churchill

Favorite Novel: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Keys to Success: Hardwork and balance to life. "Take care of the little things, and the big things will take care of themselves."

PHOTO OP: Throwback Thursday

How's this for a throwback?! All of our current partners (plus Fred) at our 10th anniversary party in 2011! 

CONGRATS: Registered Architect

Congratulations to Joe Dorobiala, who passed all seven sections of the Architect Registration exam!

CELEBRATE: Delavan Hosts Grand Opening Party

We would once again like to thank and congratulate the Salvatore family on a successful partnership that resulted in the fabulous Delavan Hotel, which had their grand opening celebration party this month!


Thank you Buffalo Rising for naming Partner Jon Morris an honoree on this year's C-Level Executives List! The fifth annual awards honor Western New York's most effective business leaders.


Happy Birthday to two of our Engineers: Partner Chris Wood and Adam Hanley!


We hope everyone has had a safe and happy summer! Thanks for taking some time away from the sunshine to read our newsletter. As always, email our Marketing Coordinator at with suggestions for our next edition!

Project Groundbreaking: Hyatt Place NF


Today we celebrated the groundbreaking of Hamister Group INC.'s $35 Million, 128-room six-story Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY! The building will include 14,500SF of meeting and banquet space with 7,000SF of retail space and a rooftop patio. In total, this 111,000SF building will be one of the largest non-casino developments Niagara Falls has seen in recent years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined developer Mark Hamister to praise the obstacles we've overcome to bring this hotel that will only encourage more resurgence of Niagara Falls. The Buffalo News has more details from the ceremony. 

The Delavan Grand Opening

It's Grand Opening Day!! Visit our friends, the Salvatore's family, at The Delavan Hotel and experience the best hospitality Buffalo has to offer!! (not to mention how beautiful it is, if we do say so ourselves!) 

The hard work that our design team has been pouring into The Delavan has finally come to completion and there is so much excitement out there about this newly renovated space that we couldn’t be happier!

THANKS for all the great press:  Business First & The Buffalo News

Newsletter .11

February 2016 was a big month for CWM, as we celebrated our FIFTEENTH year anniversary! WHOA! Thanks again to our entire staff, partners, and clients- without whom this achievement would not be possible. Take a look at our newsletter to see what else we were up to all month: 




This February marked CWM's fifteenth year of business in the Architecture Engineering and Interior Design industry. We had an especially memorable year in 2015, where we were presented with three of eight awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of New York State, marking the firm's third, fourth, and fifth time winning the prestigious award. One of our young architects, Paul Lang, was named a Buffalo Niagara Partnership Spotlight Professional for the year, featuring a personal highlight throughout the month of October. In addition, CWM received the Pro Bono Publico Award from the AIA Buffalo/WNY Design Awards for our work on the First Trinity Lutheran Church. We truly believe in Buffalo's new slogan, "One Buffalo." Without all the pieces of the redevelopment puzzle coming together, we wouldn't be where we are today. Buffalo has a bright future ahead and we thank you all for being a part of it with us!

CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Salvatore's The Delavan

From rendering to real life! Salvatore's boutique hotel, The Delavan, is moving right along!

OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team!

Danielle Johnson, Architecture

What is your favorite lunchtime place? Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

Favorite Building / Architect? Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas

If you could do any other job what would it be? Singer!

Who would you most like to have dinner with? My girlfriends!


"Much of what we do, see, consume, and experience on a daily basis is the product of an engineer's ability to imagine and actualize dynamic, real-world solutions for everyday life." -DiscoverE

GIVE BACK: Career Day

Todd from our Interiors department presented for Catholic School's Week Career Day at Christ the King School in Amherst, helping to educate 6th 7th and 8th graders! 

LET THEM EAT CAKE (or muffins posing as cake)

Happy Birthday to Steve Carmina & Jon Barniak!

Steve's favorite birthday treat is carrot cake... aka a muffin.

Steve's favorite birthday treat is carrot cake... aka a muffin.

The CWM Birthday Crown just gets better over time, don't you think Jon?!

The CWM Birthday Crown just gets better over time, don't you think Jon?!

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: Proposals Revealed

We're very proud and excited to be part of the Sinatra & Co Real Estate team with our friends at Wendel! Share your opinion on the presented proposals by visiting the link here: 


Thanks to Working for Downtown for inviting Steve to give a lecture at the Library this month! We had a great discussion on all the development that's happening right in downtown's core!


Our newest partner, Michael Bray, was featured in Business First's "How I" section, where he discussed supporting Buffalo's revitalization. Reporter Jane Schmitt covered everything from our firm's move to Main Street to how we practice what we preach in terms of preservation and reuse. Use the link below to read the full article!


We're partnering with KCG Development to turn the former A&P Warehouse on Swan Street into market-rate apartments. Currently, we're working on securing historic tax credits to help with the project's financing!


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