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STEVEN J. CARMINA, AIA, PRESIDENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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LEE SCHLATTERER, Senior Designer, INTERIORS

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

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"

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Aaron Henderson, AIA, architecture

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

TODD PIOTROWSKI, Senior Designer, INTERIORS

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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DARRA KUBERA, MARKETING COORDINATOR

Bowling Name: DKat

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? The seasons & smell of Cheerios!

Favorite Hobby: Zumba

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Audrey Hepburn

Favorite Quote: "Life's tough, get a helmet." -Eric Matthews, Boy Meets World

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ADAM HANLEY, ENGINEERING

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

STEPHANIE LUTZ, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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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Patrick Sheedy, engineering

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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jessica muehlbauer, interiors

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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SHARI Hastie, ARCHITECTURE

Bowling Name: Gutterball

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? THE FOOD!

Favorite Building / Architect: Peninsula House : Sean GodsellArchitect: Peter Zumthor

Favorite Hobby: Drawing, Painting, Shopping, and Learning.

Favorite Quote: “Life is short. Art is eternal.” -Denise Pera

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Olivia Arcara, ARCHITECTURE

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 Glas

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

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ELIZABETH DECKER, INTERIORS

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


BRADLEY EVERDYKE, ARCHITECTURE 

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

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

Joe Troia, ARCHITECTURE 

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

alex hokaj, architecture

Bowling Name: Hawkeye

Favorite Dessert: Dark Chocolate

What do you consider your hidden talent? Freehand Drawing

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Jim Carey