Another holiday party for the record books is complete! On Friday, our office celebrated with their annual holiday bowling party (in case you couldn't tell from the picture, we all looked pretty snazzy in our bowling shirts!). A Grinch Gift Exchange completed our afternoon, and everyone had a great time getting in the holiday spirit!
If you're interested in all the great things Buffalo has going on lately, you might want to have lunch at Osteria today! Aside from great food, you'll get to hear from one of our partners, Steve Carmina, along with Rocco Termini (Signature Development) and Tim Tielman (The Neighborhood Workshop LLC). Steve will discuss some of our most recent projects, including Lafayette, The Tishman Building renovation, City Mission, and our work with Hamister Group, INC. Buffalo Rising says the luncheon will allow these leaders to "discuss their involvement in the current growth spurts that we are seeing all around us" and share their "thoughts on the city, where it has been and where it is going."
The design theme for CANstruction 2014 was "CANEY Island," with plans to replicate a carnival one might find on Coney Island.
Sadly, our CANstruction project took a tumble on our second day of construction. The good news is, all the cans and nonperishable food items used will still be donated to the Food Bank of WNY and will be distributed this holiday season to families in need throughout WNY! We know that this will only propel us to do an even bigger and better display next year!
Some of our past CANstruction designs include:
Matt Connors and Nick Sinatra have closed the deal, and we are working hard on this up and coming project. Our friends at The Buffalo News said "Sinatra now plans to spend about $3.5 million on top of the purchase price to renovate the structure into 35 to 40 high-end, market-rate apartments, aimed squarely at well-paid medical campus employees who want to be able to walk to work. The loft-style, luxury apartments are being designed “with an industrial feel to them to fit into the old, turn-of-the-century industrial Buffalo,” Sinatra said. They will have exposed brick and concrete floors, along with features “that will accentuate the historic brewery concept that will tie it into the whole building.”
Our partner, Steve Carmina, says this project "will clearly serve the population of people who work in Larkinville," and we can't wait to get started! #architecture #renovation #development
Read more about this project's updates in Buffalo's Business First
Reading this Buffalo Business First article about another upcoming downtown restaurant we're working on is making us hungry! The Brick Oven & Bistro owners are planning to expand into the 5 & 7 Genesee building. #buffalo #lunchtime #renovation
The Wayne & Waldorf Apartments, 1106-1110 Main Street, were constructed in ca. 1897 on the west side of what was then considered “North Main Street”, just south of Summer Street. The Waldorf is located to the north of the Wayne. The four-story brick apartment blocks are identical, bilaterally symmetrical along Waldorf Place, a small lane running between the two. The buildings were designed by Buffalo architect William H. Archer for James Campsell, who was also a carpenter. We are excited to see so much progress in the restoration and renovation of these apartments!
We have opened a search for a senior architect with a minimum 5 years non-residential experience to join our team as a Project Manager! We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented professional who demonstrates excellent client interaction skills, a strong understanding of design build projects, and effective working relationships with MEP / Structural consultants and proven experience managing multiple projects.
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CWM would like to introduce the two newest members of the staff, Darra Kubera and Stephanie Lutz! Darra is our Marketing Coordinator, taking over for Erin who took a position with Buffalo Place this month, while Stephanie will be our new Administrative Assistant. Stay tuned for their bios in the “Our Faces” section of our website.
Stabilization efforts continue at the historic Bosche Building, located at 916-918 Main Street. It has been approved by the ECIDA for mortgage and tax abatement's to assist in the rehabbing.
Check out the write up in Buffalo Rising.