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STEVEN J. CARMINA, AIA, PRESIDENT

scarmina@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Zambini

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

Favorite Hobby: Skiing / Hockey

Who is your hero or person of influence? Dad

Favorite Quote: "And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live." -Stephen King (The Dark Tower)

R. CHRISTOPHER WOOD, PE, Vice President, engineering

cwood@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Woody

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The summers

If you could do any other job what would it be? Hot dog vendor on a beach in Miami

Favorite Hobby: Running

Favorite Quote: "Whatever..."

JONATHAN H. MORRIS, AIA, Vice President, architecture

jmorris@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Jonny B.

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The neighborhood spirit

If you could do any other job what would it be? Jazz Saxophonist 

Who would you most like to have dinner with? My wife

Favorite Quote: "...a brick wants to be an arch."

     

PAMELA TIMBY-STRAITIFF, CID, IIDA, vice president, interiors & planning

pstraitiff@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Pinky

If you could do any other job what would it be? Does princess count?

Favorite Hobby: Sailing...really shopping but sailing sounds better!

Who would you most like to have dinner with? My daughters and their idols (they would love that!)


ROBERT KROON, CFO

rkroon@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Bob the Biller

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The weather and the people

Favorite Novel? If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat

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

Favorite Film? The American President

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PAUL LANG, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SENIOR Associate

plang@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: A.W. Guppie

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The Buffalo Central Terminal

If you could do any other job what would it be? Professor of Urban Planning for Sede de Roma

Favorite Hobby: Anything related to Penn State, specifically football and volleyball

Favorite Quote: "We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us." -Winston Churchill

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WENDY FERRIE, RA, Senior ASSOCIATE

wferrie@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: LaLaLa

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? Its potential!

Favorite Building / Architect: CWM of course!

If you could do any other job what would it be? Mr. Roarke or a singer, but if you've heard me sing...that's a real fantasy

Favorite Quote: "Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

JOSEPH PALUMBO, ASSOCIATE, ENGINEERING

jpalumbo@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Buck

Favorite Building / Architect: Lean-to in the woods -Myself

If you could do any other job what would it be? Watersports instructor in the Caribbean / Snowcat Operator in the Great White North

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Darth Vader

Favorite Quote: "Splice the mainbrace!


JOSEPH DOROBIALA, AIA, aSSOCIATE

jdorobiala@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Skittles

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The outdoor activities that each season provides.

Favorite Building / Architect: Cooper Union by Morphosis - Architect: Frank Gehry - Firm: BIG

If you could do any other job what would it be? Website Developer

Favorite Quote: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." -Neale Donald Walsch

JONATHAN BARNIAK, ASSOCIATE, ENGINEERING

jbarniak@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Art

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The Buffalo Sabres

If you could do any other job what would it be? Commander of Millennium Falcon

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GIONA PAOLERCIO, AiA, ASSOCIATE

gpaolercio@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Big Ragu

Favorite Dessert: Funnel Cake

If you could do any other job what would it be? A judge on reality TV show, "Chopped"

What do you consider your hidden talent? Beat-boxing

Favorite Hobby: Design & Build Treehouses

DANIELLE JOHNSON, AIA, Architecture

djohnson@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Big D

What is your favorite lunch time place?  Salsarita's Fresh Cantina 

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

Favorite Hobby: Golfing

Favorite Building / Architect: Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas


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BRIAN SLEVAR, AIA, NCARB, ASSOCIATE

bslevar@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Sid Farkus 

Favorite Hobby: Building/ breaking things in the garage 

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The food, of course! 

If you could do any other job what would it be? Long Distance Truck Driver 

Favorite Quote: "The sea was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli..." 

 

 

 

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LEE SCHLATTERER, ASSOCIATE, INTERIORS

lschlatterer@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Fussy T

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The four seasons (yes, even winter), and hockey - Go Sabres!

What do you listen to at your desk? Co-workers' sing-alongs

If you could do any other job what would it be? I feel pretty blessed to do what I love... but if I had to, event planning

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Michelangelo, who was so insanely talented at so many things

KYLE BLACKALL, ENGINEERING

kblackall@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Karl

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? How resilient it is through tough times

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

Who is your hero / person of influence? Dad

Favorite Quote: "Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you"

TODD PIOTROWSKI, NCIDQ, ASSOCIATE, INTERIORS

tpiotrowski@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: T-Bone

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The people

Who is your hero / person of influence? Mom & Dad

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Walt Disney

Favorite Quote: Keep Calm and Carry On


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STEPHANIE KWASNIEWSKI, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSistant/Marketing

stephaniek@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Starzy

What is your favorite place for Happy Hour? Big Ditch

Who is your hero / person of influence? Mother

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

Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason"

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jessica muehlbauer, interiors

jmuehlbauer@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Little Striker

What is your favorite lunchtime place? Betty's

Favorite Building / Architect: Grand Central Station, NYC

Favorite Hobby: Gardening / Kayaking 

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

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Aaron Henderson, AIA, architecture

ahenderson@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: A-ARON

Favorite place to visit: Barcelona

If you could do any other job what would it be? 1860's Homesteader

Favorite beverage: Single Malt Scotch

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving

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Patrick Sheedy, PE, engineering

psheedy@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Patches

Favorite place to visit:  Siesta Key, FL and NYC

Favorite dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookies

Go-to place for Happy Hour:  Coles

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


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ADAM HANLEY, ENGINEERING

ahanley@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Big Dog

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? Going to the Sabres games

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

Favorite Hobby: Playing golf in the summer and hockey in the winter

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

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ELIZABETH DECKER, INTERIORS

edecker@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Bug

What do you consider your hidden talent? Party Dancing

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

If you could do any other job what would it be? Theatre Actress

Go-to place for Happy Hour: Pizza Plant

Joe Troia, ARCHITECTURE 

jtroia@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: JT

Favorite Beverage: Sprite

Who is your hero or person of influence? Myself in ten years

Favorite thing about Buffalo: The potential

Best piece of advice: You can do anything

BRADLEY EVERDYKE, ARCHITECTURE 

bradleye@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: August

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

How do you overcome challenges at work? Teamwork

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Ellen DeGeneres


CHELSEY BALISTRIERI, interiors

cbalistrieri@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: CB

Favorite Dessert: Pumpkin Pie

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

What do you consider your hidden talent? Tacos

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Olivia Arcara, ARCHITECTURE

oarcara@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Zlivia

What is your favorite place to visit? Brooklyn

What do you listen to at your desk? Alternative Rock & 80's music

Favorite Hobby: Stained Glass

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Mindy Kaling

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NICOLE HOFFMAN, INTERIORS

nhoffman@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Nik Nack

Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake

Favorite Hobby: Hiking/Cooking

What is your favorite film? Into the wild 

What is your favorite building? World Trade Center  

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ANDREW BRAUN, ARCHITECTURE

abraun@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Jolly Green

If you could do any other job what would it be? Roller Coaster Tester Outer, I believe that is the technical term

What is your favorite lunch time place? SPoT Coffee

Favorite Quote: "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" -Aristotle

What is your favorite film? The Great Escape 


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ANTHONY PANDOLFE, EIT, ENGINEERING

apandolfe@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Pdolf

Favorite Hobby: Golf

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Larry David

Favorite thing about Buffalo: Pizza and Wing

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Cake 

 

 

 

 

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LOUIS TOMASSI, ARCHITECTURE

ltomassi@cwm-ae.com

Bowling Name: Luigi

Favorite Quote: "If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions."- Carlson Gracie

Favorite place to visit? Florida

What do you listen to at your desk? 2000's Hip Hop

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

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RACHEL CRANE, INTERIORS

rcrane@cmw-ae.com

Bowling Name: Kiwi

What's your favorite thing about Buffalo? There is always something to do! So many festivals, concerts, and other events- How could you ever be bored?

Favorite Film: It's a tie between Jaws and Jurassic Park

Favorite Holiday: Halloween

What do you listen to at your desk? 60s, 70s, and 80s Greatest Hits