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ECMC Gift ShopErie County Medical Center Opens "The Gift Corner"

Lois Peterson, an Erie County Medical Center volunteer, stands with some of the many offerings at the newly opened The Gift Corner at ECMC. "It's more than I had ever anticipated it would be...the comments when people come in are just great. They tell us this is the best, better than all the other hospital shops," Lois said. The hospital had a grand opening on Friday, December 6, 2013. Foit-Albert's design team received numerous accolades for their responsiveness to the needs of the staff, visitors and patients of the regional medical center.



UB Medical School GroundbreakingState and local dignitaries, along with representatives of the University at Buffalo, broke ground on its new state-of-the-art medical school at Main and High streets. Foit-Albert is proud to be a subconsultant on the team providing architecture, engineering and surveying services for the project. The new School of Medicine and Biomedical Science is set to open in fall 2016.



Greg CarballadaGregory R. Carballada has been named Interim President at Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering & Surveying, P.C.

Mr. Carballada, most recently Vice-President, Architecture, has been with Foit-Albert for 14 years and has over 30 years in the industry. He has been involved in numerous high profile projects including the stabilization at the Richardson Olmsted Complex, Trinity Residence Hall at Hilbert College and construction oversight at the World Trade Center in New York City.

"I am extremely excited to be taking more of a leadership position in the day-to-day operations of the business. I am looking forward to the challenges that this position brings, as well as building on the strong foundation already established by former President Beverly Foit-Albert," said Mr. Carballada.

Mr. Carballada holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo, is LEED certified and a member of the Latino American Who's Who of New York.

Beverly Foit-Albert, RA, Ph.D., founder and past-president, will remain as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.

Siena College officials, along with representatives from the Town of Colonie, NY, project contractors and Foit-Albert cut the ribbon on the new Siena Loop Road which serves as a connector between the northern and southern ends of campus. The project was a joint venture between the Town and College and was designed by Foit-Albert's Engineering team.

Siena Ribbon CuttingSiena Loop Road


Bonnie Foit-AlbertFoit-Albert founder & President Beverly (Bonnie) Foit-Albert received a Women of Influence Award from Business First September 17 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. We are proud that Bonnie was recognized for all her achievements in this business, as well as her preservation work for the Buffalo State Asylum and the Cobblestone District.

The Women of Influence Awards recognize the business acumen and community spirit of the 25 honorees, as well as female executives who have made their mark in a large corporate environment.



Michael PohlMichael J. Pohl, PLS, named Vice President at Foit-Albert Associates.

Buffalo, New York - Michael J. Pohl was recently named Vice President at Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, P.C.

Mr. Pohl, Chief of Survey, has been with Foit-Albert for 16 years and has over 36 years in the industry. He has provided surveying services for numerous high profile projects including HARBORcenter in Buffalo, NY, Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls, NY, and Inner Harbor Development for the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

He also introduced High-Definition Laser Scanning to the firm and incorporated this technology into the University of Buffalo's new School of Medicine and Bio-Medical Sciences building.

Mr. Pohl holds an Associates of Applied Science degree in Forestry, Surveying from Paul Smith College, is a member of the NYS Association of Professional Land Surveyors and Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors and also holds a Professional Land Surveying registration from the State of Pennsylvania.

Buffalo Zoo Ribbon CuttingBuffalo Zoo New Entry

Buffalo Zoo President Donna M. Fernandes, local dignitaries and private donors cut the ribbon for the new Zoo entrance which was designed by Foit-Albert’s Gwen Howard.  Fernandes applauded Gwen for her vision of renovating the former Children’s Zoo Barn to serve as the new entrance, gift shop and café.

“She preserved the character and integrity of the original building, but really created an incredible entrance. When I see people already posing their children in front of the entrance, I know it’s a home run,” Fernandes said.


Brick Walk Cafe

Foit-Albert Designed Brick Walk Café & Gazebo at the Chautauqua Institution Winner of a 2013 Brick by Brick Award.

Foit-Albert Associates was proud to be honored as the winner of “Best Restaurant” for the Chautauqua Institution’s Brick Walk Café & Gazebo at the 2013 Brick By Brick Awards.  Project Manager, Chris Cooke, and  John Shedd, Administrator of Architecture and Land Use Regulations at the Institution received the award at a ceremony on June 10th.

The Brick Walk Café & gazebo is a casual dining destination for guests, visitors and employees who stay at The Chautauqua Institution. The cafe was designed to elevate the dining experience from campy-quick to casual luxurious, which visitors come to expect. The interior feel reflects the mood of the menu which includes a variety of panini sandwiches, black angus burgers, artisan pizza, fresh salads, daily dinner entrées and vegetarian and organic offerings influenced by local and nutritional ingredients. 

Construction has begun on HARBORcenter
Foit-Albert’s Survey Crew currently in action as construction begins




Official Ground-Breaking

Foit-Albert’s Survey crew completed the Boundary Survey and Easement mapping used for the conveyance of the Webster Block Parcel from the City of Buffalo – completed prior to ground-breaking below.





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Jashua B. GardnerJoshua B. Gardner, who has 9 years of professional experience, joins the firm from Sandberg Kessler Architecture & Engineering of Jamestown, NY. He begins work with the architectural design team on the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Science Building. Mr. Gardner, a native of Buffalo, NY, earned his Bachelor of Science, Architecture and Masters of Architecture degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. 


Palmesano Press ConferenceOn March 6, 2013, Foit-Albert Associates, along with New York County and Town Highway Superintendents rallied in Albany and met with New York State Legislative Leaders to advocate for a sound highway infrastructure and economic vitality across New York State.

Local roads and bridges account for 87% of the roads, 52% of the bridges, and 48% of the vehicle mileage logged in New York State. Local roads and bridges are a vital and indispensable part of our transportation infrastructure. Local roads matter to every New Yorker—they generate jobs and support employment, they enable us to travel to work, school, doctor offices, airports, dinner, and ballgames; for truckers to deliver goods and tourists to visit our cities. Local roads are crucial to New York's mobility and matter to all of us.






Erie County Town Highway Superintendents with Assemblyman David DiPietro
(photo courtesy of NYSCHSA)


Foit-Albert Associates’ Deanne L. Pericak, PE, LEED AP earns Professional Engineering License

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering, and Surveying, P.C. is pleased to announce that Deanne L. Pericak, PE, of Buffalo, has become a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.

Deanne PericakMs. Pericak has over ten years of experience in civil engineering and landscape architecture, working on a wide range of projects including site/civil designs, hydrologic/hydraulic studies, and residential developments.  She specializes in stormwater management and is a LEED™ AP with significant experience in green stormwater infrastructure.  Ms. Pericak, who also holds a professional engineering license from the state of Connecticut, earned a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from Cornell University.