January 2017 Newsletter

 
 JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

CONSTRUCTION WATCH:

Michigan & Broadway

This $6M, 40,000SF mixed-use project at the southeast corner of Michigan and Broadway is being led by Partner Steve Carmina in partnership with developer Roger Trettel, with RP Oak Hill as construction manager. The buildings at 163-167 Broadway and 64 Nash (circa 1820's and 1880's), will be redeveloped into 18 new apartments and 9,052 SF of commercial space, complete with indoor parking, a restaurant, and 2,000SF donated to a local nonprofit cultural organization, the NAACP. Located in the heart of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, this is a very important corner; the potential for this building and the surrounding area is quite substantial, with Steve stating "it will be a beacon for people visiting the city to learn about African-American culture, the Underground Railroad, and why the street and city are important." 

 


LET THEM EAT CAKE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DANIELLE JOHNSON & GIONA PAOLERCIO 


CELEBRATE: Surprise Sprinkle for JESSICA MUEHLBAUER and her soon-to-be bundle of joy! Thanks to Hearth+Press for a delicious lunch! 


GRAND OPENING: WELCOME SPOT COFFEE TO KENMORE!

Our work renovating the former George Washington Elementary School at 1 Delaware Road into a mixed-use building is almost complete! In addition to the 21 luxury apartments and daycare center, this building also now has a SPoT Coffee, which celebrated their grand opening on January 6th! We can smell the cappuccino now... 

 


SOCIAL MEDIA: YOU LIKE US, YOU REALLY LIKE US! 

At the end of last year, we reached 400 followers on Facebook! Needless to say, we were ecstatic and can't thank you - our loyal fans - enough! We'd love to hear your thoughts on how we're doing, or any suggestions you have on what you'd like to see more of. Simply email our Marketing Coordinator, Darra, at dkubera@cwm-ae.com 

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 HOLIDAY 2016 Newsletter

HOLIDAY 2016 Newsletter


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Lofts at University Heights

We joined CB Emmanuel Realty to celebrate the groundbreaking of the transformation of the former Buffalo Public School 63 into the Lofts at University Heights!


THE SEASON OF GIVING: CANstruction

We brought the Buffalo Silo's to life at a local Tops Friendly Markets at the annual CANstruction event! All of the non-perishable food used in the display (10,000 cans!) gets donated to the Food Bank of WNY!


OUR FACES: Meet The CWM Team

ELIZABETH DECKER | Interiors

Favorite place to visit: The Ocean

What do you consider your hidden talent? Party Dancing

Who is your hero or person of influence? Oprah

How do you overcome challenges at work? I google it or ask for help


NOW OPEN: Seneca One Stop

We're so excited to announce the Seneca One Stop in Niagara Falls is now open! Thanks to project manager Wendy Ferrie, RA for all her hard work! 


GIVE BACK: City Of Light

Each holiday season, members of B Team Buffalo organize a grassroots event called City Of Light. The goal of the initiative is to decorate a neighborhood in the city so that it shines for the holidays. A few of our team members went and volunteered their time, decorating the streets near the Buffalo Central Terminal and adding a sparkling touch to houses in the neighborhood!


COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

We're proudly partnering with The Kissling Interests, LLC to renovate the 11-story structure at 298 Main Street into a mix of office space on the six lower floors and twenty-six apartments on the five upper floors. Happy to welcome tenant Campus Labs to this great space in downtown Buffalo!


LET THEM EAT CAKE (or cookies)

Happy Birthday to Wendy Ferrie and Joe Palumbo! 


GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION 

Our interiors department did an amazing job recreating Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water House out of gingerbread for the Millington Lockwood competition!! Make sure you check out our Facebook for even more photos and videos!! 


CWM HOLIDAY PARTY

Happy Holidays from the entire Carmina Wood Morris team! We decided to forgo our annual bowling party and instead created a murder-mystery event for our entire staff to enjoy. Some of our staff seriouslyyyyyy got into character, which certainly created an afternoon of laughter! 

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 October Newsletter 2016: LAPC Lofts Interior

October Newsletter 2016: LAPC Lofts Interior


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Highland Park Apartments

In August, we featured our HCR funded project for People Inc., the Highland Park school conversion. Now, we have even more progress shots for you as this circa 1952 building transforms from an abandoned school into 38 apartments!


AND THE AWARD GOES TO: Jon Morris

This month, we celebrated Jon Morris's hard work as he was honored as a Buffalo Business First C-Level Executive! Jon has been a vital part of our firm for over 12 years and we are so proud of all his accomplishments! 


OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team

Adam Hanley | Engineering

Hobbies: Golf in the Summer, Hockey in the Winter

What do you listen to at your desk? WGR 550 Sports Radio

Favorite thing about Buffalo? Going to Sabres games

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Carrie Underwood


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: 1225 Niagara Street

Adding to the momentum behind Niagara Street's revitalization, we're partnering with Bill Breeser on the renovation of 1225 Niagara Street!


CELEBRATE: PBN Awards Ceremony

We announced last month that our work on the LAPC Lofts in the Elmwood Village was recognized as an "Outstanding Project" by the Preservation Buffalo Niagara, but this month we officially got to celebrate! Here's a snapshot of the award ceremony!


LET THEM EAT CAKE (or cookies)

Happy Birthday to Associate Paul Lang! 


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CASUAL FRIDAYS

It was requested to be noted that on October 4th at 1:14pm, Mike Bray said Joe Dorobiala was "absolutely right." And then we turned Mike Bray into a dog... his favorite. (ha-ha).


NATIONAL BOSS'S DAY

Happy National Boss's Day to the best bunch of bosses we know!!


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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!


PARTNER NAMED TOP EXECUTIVE

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.


LET THEM EAT CAKE

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


NEWSLETTER FOOTNOTE

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 dkubera@cwm-ae.com with suggestions for our next edition!

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 JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER

JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER


PROJECT IN PROGRESS: Elmwood Forest Gateway

Our team has been working tirelessly on this new development in the Elmwood Village. Our approach to this project is to make it look to the pedestrian like a three-story building, and not a five-story building, by setting the top two floors back from the street and incorporating quality materials, classic architectural detailing, sufficient parking, green space, and environmental sustainability. The current plan is to create 57 high-end townhouse condominiums with ground floor retail and parking hidden from view on the southeast block of Elmwood Ave, south of Forest Ave.


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Hyatt Place at 310 Rainbow Boulevard

From rendering to real life - the Hyatt Place at 310 Rainbow Boulevard in Niagara Falls has had its ground breaking ceremony and is now under construction! 


OUR FACES: Meet The CWM Team!

Jessica Muehlbauer, Interiors

Favorite Hobby: Gardening & Kayaking

Who is your hero or person of influence? Bobby Kennedy

What do you listen to at your desk? Indie

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Jon Stewart


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Downtown Buffalo

Progress on the corner of Genesee Street continues as paint was removed from the facade of 9 Gen., finishing up the renovation of the circa-1845 structure!


LET THEM EAT CAKE

Happy Birthday to Bob Kroon [Financial Director], Joe Dorobiala [Architecture], Shari Servillon [Architecture], and Lee Schlatterer [Senior Designer, Interiors]!


COMING SOON: Restaurant To Join Crescendo Lofts

Work on 1502 Niagara continues, with plans for a 5,000SF restaurant owned and operated by Chef Martin Danilowicz, dubbed "Roost" to open by September! Formerly the Bison Storage Building box factory, 1502 Niagara Street is being developed into 41 one and two bedroom loft apartments known as 'The Crescendo'.


NOW LEASING: The Phoenix Brewery

Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of Downtown Buffalo's resurgence! The Phoenix Brewery Lofts are now leasing; schedule a tour to appreciate this new standard in adaptive reuse, with solid surface flooring, exposed bricks, and historic details!


NEWSLETTER FOOTNOTE

Thanks again for taking a moment to catch up with all things CWM! We hope you learned something new and can go out and spread the BUFFALOVE!

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  JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER

JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER


GRAND OPENING: Bosche Lofts

The Carmina Wood Morris team is excited to announce the grand opening of the redeveloped Bosche Building at 916-918 Main Street! The four-story, 33,000SF buildings circ. 1891 are now home to 23 market-rate apartments, with retail space on the first floor. All tenants have access to a shared rooftop patio space, overlooking the downtown Buffalo skyline. After more than seven years of planning and work to save this pair of long vacant buildings, we are thrilled to see this labor of love now open!


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Kenmore Teacher's Federal Credit Union

From rendering to real life, the Kenmore Teacher's FCU is a renovation of a 48,000SF site on Sheridan Drive into new workstations, banking lobby space, private offices, conference facilities, break-room, and drive-through operations. 


OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team!

Patrick Sheedy, Engineering

Favorite thing about Buffalo? The food.

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Arnold Palmer


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE

Help us reach 200 followers on Instagram! Find our fabulous photos here!


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Washington School

The Carmina Wood Morris family is excited to join Ellicott Development in redeveloping the George Washington School at 1 Delaware Road into a mixed-use building of 21 luxury apartments, a day care center, commercial and retail space, and a SPoT Coffee!


LET THEM EAT CAKE

Happy Birthday to Partners Pam Timby-Straitiff and Mike Bray! 


AROUND TOWN: Hotel Lafayette Exhibit

From the beginning of June until October 9th, head over to the Buffalo History Museum for a special event focusing on the Hotel at Lafayette transformation! Images on display from Jackie Albarella "poignantly capture the restoration of downtown Buffalo's opulent Hotel Lafayette," according to the event website. You don't want to miss it! 


THE AWARD GOES TO: Phoenix

Buffalo Spree's "Best of WNY 2016" recognized the Phoenix Brewery Lofts with an award for "Best Preservation Project"! The adaptive re-use project should begin leasing top-line apartments this summer. 


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  MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER

MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER


GRAND OPENING: Salvatore's The Delavan

The CWM family is excited to join the Salvatore family in the grand opening of The Delavan. It was an honor to be their partner in the creation of this fantastic boutique hotel. At CWM, we believe in the vision of our clients. Their ideas give us the inspiration to be innovative, using our imagination and planning skills to devise one-of-a-kind concepts. 


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: IBM Coming To Key Tower

From rendering to real life- Key Tower's newest addition, IBM, is contributing to the ever developing downtown workforce! We're working on completing IBM's interior design for the top seven floors of the tower. 


OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team!

Todd Piotrowski, Interior Design

  • Who would you most like to have dinner with? Walt Disney
  • Who is your hero / person of influence? Mom & Dad
  • Favorite Quote: "Keep Calm & Carry On"

NYS PRESERVATION CONFERENCE 

This month, a few of our team members travelled to Albany for the NYS Preservation Conference, celebrating their 50th year anniversary! Paul was one of the speakers; discussing the preservation of religious architecture. 


GIVE BACK: "Women In Construction"

Wendy Ferrie from our Architecture department paid a visit to McKinley High School to help educate and inspire young girls on what it takes to be a design professional! Discussing how she got started in her career and what her day-to-day activities look like, Wendy shared her story with these girls in the hopes they will consider pursuing a similar career. 


WHERE'S WALDO...we mean, Kyle!

Happy Birthday (if you can find him!) to Kyle from our Engineering Department!


YOU'RE HIRED: New Faces to CWM Team

We've been fortunate this month to find three new CWM employees! Patrick Sheedy in Engineering, Michael Lautner in Architecture, and (promoted from intern) Elizabeth Decker in Interiors. We are also welcoming newcomer Bradley Everdyke as a Historic Preservation Architecture intern and bringing back Architecture intern, Joe Troia! Welcome to the family!


PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT: NYREJ

Partner Pam Timby-Straitiff was selected as a feature in this month's New York Real Estate Journal. Take a look at the full profile here: 


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  APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER


NEWS BROADCAST: AP Lofts at 545 Swan Street

In case you missed it, the CWM team was fortunate to be featured on Ch2-WGRZ, where we got to discuss the project in progress at 545 Swan Street! This historic warehouse is a mixed income project targeted to the diverse workforce in Larkinville and Downtown Buffalo. Make sure you watch the video here: 


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Tours of Projects in Progress

 From rendering to real life- the Crescendo Lofts project at 1502 Niagara is moving right along! Steve Carmina recently paired up with Preservation Buffalo Niagara and our partners, Natale Builders, to give a Hard hat Tour of the property!

From rendering to real life- the Crescendo Lofts project at 1502 Niagara is moving right along! Steve Carmina recently paired up with Preservation Buffalo Niagara and our partners, Natale Builders, to give a Hard hat Tour of the property!

 Preservation Buffalo Niagara's second Hard Hat Tour this month was of the Phoenix Brewery Lofts in downtown Buffalo! Partnering with Sinatra Realty, we're bringing back life to this abandoned building!

Preservation Buffalo Niagara's second Hard Hat Tour this month was of the Phoenix Brewery Lofts in downtown Buffalo! Partnering with Sinatra Realty, we're bringing back life to this abandoned building!


OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team!

Kyle Blackall, Engineering

If you could do any other job what would it be? Airplane Pilot

Who is your hero / person of influence? My Dad

Favorite Hobby? Are video games a hobby? 


BN360: Game Changers

Paul was invited to be a speaker at Buffalo Niagara 360's "Game Changers" event, where people came to meet the movers and shakers who are preserving our local architecture, while also looking to create something new and exciting. Attendees were able to learn why the balance of evolution and preservation is so imperative to the region and where Buffalo is headed next!


GIVE BACK: 500 Block Student Project

Once again, we are partnering with Buffalo State and the 500 Block Association to provide the Sophomore Interior Design students with a unique class project. This month, partners Steve and Pam provided a mid-design critique to help the student's progress. 


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE

We've reached over 300 followers on Facebook! Make sure you're following us too at CarminaWoodMorris


LET THEM EAT CAKE

Happy Birthday to our Interiors Department Intern, Elizabeth!


NYSETA Conference

Steve was invited to discuss the importance of downtown developments and give a general look into the redevelopment process. This presentation inspired and educated, with the hopes of better explaining the different challenges of the wide scopes these projects bring about, along with what it means to be involved in our city's resurgence. 


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Paul Lang, RA was recently promoted to an Associate! We're honored to have such a talented and dedicated individual as a part of our team! Congratulations Paul!


NEWSLETTER FOOTNOTE

Hey reader, thanks for joining us! Did you know next month is Historic Preservation Month?! Make sure you catch our next newsletter to hear about all the great work happening in Buffalo!

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March Madness with CWM! Check out our latest monthly newsletter:

  MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER


WE'RE FAMOUS!! Well...kind-of ;-) 

In case you missed it, the CWM team was fortunate to be featured on WKBW's AM-Buffalo segment, where we got to toot our own horn a bit about all the great projects we've been a part of throughout Buffalo for the past fifteen years! Make sure you watch the video by clicking here:


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: 298 Main Street

From rendering to real life! The historic White Building restoration at 298 Main Street is moving right along!


OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team!

Stephanie Lutz, Administrative Assistant

Favorite place for Happy Hour? Big Ditch

What do you consider your hidden talent? Singing

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Carrie Underwood

Best piece of advice? Never let anyone tell you that you can't have another piece of cake.


AWARD: Best Places to Work

Thanks to a survey sent out by Buffalo Business First, we were honored as one of the Best Places To Work! We truly are a second family here at CWM, and are so fortunate to be able to do what we love, with who we love! 


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE

We're SO close to 200 followers on Instagram; make sure you're following us at carminawoodmorris


LET THEM EAT CAKE

Happy Birthday to John Whaley from our Architecture Department!


GIVE BACK: 500 Block Student Project

Once again, we are partnering with Buffalo State and the 500 Block Association to provide the Sophomore Interior Design students with a unique class project. After a recent tour of the 500 Block, the students will now have the chance to create a four-unit mixed-use infill project, continuing the block's development and increasing awareness of the resurgence happening downtown! 


NEWSLETTER FOOTNOTE

Hey reader, thanks for joining us! Tune in next month for even more CWM News and don't forget to send your thoughts or suggestions to dkubera@cwm-ae.com 

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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: 

  FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: CWM CELEBRATES 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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!


NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK

"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: 


WORKING FOR DOWNTOWN

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!


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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!


A&P WAREHOUSE DEVELOPMENT

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!


NEWSLETTER FOOTNOTE

Hey reader, thanks for joining us! Tune in next month for even more CWM News and don't forget to send your thoughts or suggestions to dkubera@cwm-ae.com

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News from November: 

  NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER


AIA DESIGN GALA

The annual AIA Design Gala was held mid-November, where we had the pleasure of being honored for our work on the First Trinity Lutheran Church with the Pro Bono Publico Award!


CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Knights of Columbus


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Congrats to all who participated in the Soelberg Industries Design Installation Contest, including our own Interior Design team here at CWM who won for our work on Chez Ann Salon! Thanks to everyone who voted! 


BIRTHDAY CORNER

Happy Birthday to Wendy Ferrie from our Architecture Department and Joe Palumbo from our Engineering Department!


CWM NEWS

  • The Business First Industry Roundtable featuring Partner Steve Carmina has been published! Click the box to catch up on Steve's thoughts on all the economic development happening in Western New York!

GRAND OPENING

The grand opening of Fichte Endl & Elmer Eye care was celebrated this month! Congrats to our Interior Design and Engineering Departments!


OUR FACES: Meet the CWM Team!

Giona Paolercio, RA

  • What do you listen to at your desk? Movie Sound-Tracks
  • Favorite Hobby? Design & Build Treehouses
  • What do you consider your hidden talent? Beat-boxing
  • Favorite Quote: "If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." -Jim Rohn

BUFFALO NIAGARA PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT

This month, CWM was featured as a Buffalo Niagara Partnership Member Spotlight! A blog by Marty Haumesser featured our firm's background and highlighted our progress made over our almost fifteen years of designing Buffalo. Partner Steve Carmina was quoted saying, "We believe in making a difference, in our work and in what we can do to support the community, from volunteering to getting involved with organizations such as the Partnership." 


NEWSLETTER FOOTNOTE

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! Here at CWM we're thankful for our talented staff and project partners (and of course our amazing clients!).