2016

August

Project Progress — Pool House — Western NY

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The project is nearly complete and is looking Sharp! Just a few finishing touches left. What a great place to enjoy and relax on Labor Day weekend.

Project Progress — Genesee County Visitor's Center

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Progress is underway on phase 2 of the Genesee County Chamber project, the Genesee County Visitor's Center. The retaining walls have been removed and foundations and footings are being poured. The project consists of a new masonry veneer and stucco entry vestibule and display area. The project is anticipated to be complete by the end of this year.

Welcome! — New Team Member

Welcome to our team, Michelle Muniak. Michelle has experience in both Architecture and Interior Design and has previously attended Morrisville State College and is presently attending Buffalo State College. She will be with us part time as she continues school at Buffalo State College. We are happy to have her on the team.

Visit — Florida

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smartDESIGN continues to meet new people and to develop new projects in Florida:

Todd Audsley met Xavier Alcaraz in Tampa in August to visit a couple of house project sites on the Gulf barrier islands, and to meet with prospective clients. Xavier represents our satellite office in Florida, and he and Todd are working on relationships with clients, builders, and investors to bring some very interesting concepts to reality.

Todd and Xavier toured historic Ybor City in Tampa — always on the prowl for local flavor and architectural forms and details for use on future projects.

New Project — Manasota Key FL

smartDESIGN has started another challenging and ambitious sea-side house project on one of the barrier islands in association with Suncoast Architect in Englewood. Space planning is underway and work will soon start on some 3d-modeling and massing studies.

July

Project Progress — Pool House — Western NY

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Progress on the Pool House is coming along - the roof, windows, and fireplace were recently installed. Check back again next month for continued progress updates.

Team Activity — Batavia Muckdogs — Batavia NY

Team Activity - Batavia Muckdogs – Batavia NY

The smartDESIGN team enjoyed the afternoon (Tuesday, July 26, 2016) at the ballpark cheering on our Batavia Muckdogs. Soaking in the sunshine at the only day game on the schedule and the Dogs captured the win!

Project Progress — Residential Interior Design — Amherst NY

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smartDESIGN is continuing to work with Jurek Builders in Amherst, NY on the interior design and finish selections for a 6,100 sq. ft. house in the Sanctuary development.

June

Project Progress — Pool House — Western NY

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The timber frame structure is assembled and is getting painted. A lot of work is planned in the coming weeks to get the project finished by August. Check back next month for the updated progress.

Project Progress — New House — Manasota Key FL

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We recently provided 3-D and 2-D design drawings as part of the preliminary design phase for this multi-story house. This is a 6,000 s.f. multi-level house in Manasota Key FL.

News — Independence Day

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Over the Independence Day weekend, Ed celebrated a very architecturally American holiday with visits to the White House, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate.

Welcome — Summer Intern

Welcome to our new intern, Michelle Muniak. Michelle has interests in both Architecture and Interior Design and has previously attended Morrisville State College and is presently attending Buffalo State College. She has joined us this summer as part of her Buffalo State curriculum and will be with us through mid August.

Project Progress — New "High-Tech" House — Western NY

We are currently designing a 4,800 s.f. high-tech house with geothermal heating/cooling, solar photovoltaic electric, and super insulation. The house will be a combination of up-to-date building technology with traditional styling and details.

Project Progress — Novum Medical — Amherst NY

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This project is currently at about 90% completion. SmartDESIGN provided interior design and complete construction documents for the interior renovation of the 1,800 square foot office facility for the new headquarters of Novum Medical Products, Inc. in Amherst, NY.

May

Project Progress — Library — Pavilion, NY

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It's finished and is now open to the public. Come check it out!

Thank you to everyone who helped throughout the entire process. It has been a great experience. We hope the community, and especially the kids, enjoy their new magical town where stories and dreams come to life!

Project Progress — Genesee County Chamber of Commerce

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Phase one of a two phase project is well underway. smartDESIGN has helped The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce develop a design and the construction documents for renovating both the interior and exterior of an existing building. Phase two will include an addition (+/- 250 sf.) to the north side of the building. The addition will become a new visitor center for the Genesee County Tourism Promotion Agency.

Project Progress — Pool House — Western NY

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Construction is well underway. The foundations are in and the decorative concrete slab is poured. In the month to come, the timber frame structure will be erected. Check back next month for the updated progress.

Project Progress — Residential Interior Design — Amherst NY

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smartDESIGN is currently working with Jurek Builders in Amherst, NY on the interior design for a 6,100 sq. ft. house in the Sanctuary development.

Project Progress — Manasota Key FL — Guest & Main House

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We are currently designing a new +/- 6,000 s.f. multi-level main house on the gulf side and a +/- 3,000 s.f. single-story guest house on the bay side of one of Florida's premier Gulf Coast barrier islands. We are working in association with Sun Coast Architect of Englewood, Florida. We recently provided 3-D and 2-D design drawings as part of the preliminary design phase for the single-story guest house. We are currently finishing the design for the multi-story main house.

April

College @ Brockport Alumni Showcase

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Ed Smart was honored to be invited to Brockport’s inaugural Alumni Showcase on April 7th. Ed and a handful of guest alumni joined President Macpherson for breakfast at the president’s residence followed by a tour of the campus. Ed then made a presentation to two Art classes to discuss studying Mathematics and Art at Brockport and how his experiences influenced is academic and career choices and opportunities after graduation.

On the Boards — Novum Medical — Amherst, NY

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smartDESIGN provided interior design and complete construction documents for the interior renovation of the 1,800 square foot office facility for the new headquarters of Novum Medical Products, Inc. in Amherst, NY.

The new office and showroom will evoke a modern feel with built-in flexibility. Construction started in the beginning of April 2016 with a projected completion of late June 2016.

Project Progress — Library — Pavilion, NY

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Wow! This project is looking great as the final features are starting to take shape. Check back next month for another update on this fun project!

Project Progress — Liberty Pumps- Sales & Marketing

The Liberty Pumps project is finally complete. Liberty recently held an open house for all their members and the community and over 700 people attended, with rave reviews for the space. We would like to thank Liberty for such a tremendous opportunity to design and deliver the vision they created.

Project Progress — Genesee County Chamber of Commerce

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Phase one of a two phase project is well underway. smartDESIGN has helped The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce develop a design and the construction documents for renovating both the interior and exterior of an existing building. Phase two will include an addition (+/- 250 sf.) to the north side of the building. The addition will become a new visitor center for the Genesee County Tourism Promotion Agency.

Project Progress — Hertel Family Dentistry & Greater Buffalo Orthodontics

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Construction is well underway. Interior demolition work and framing is nearly complete. Work on the exterior of the building is just beginning with the demolition of the existing entry canopy. There is a lot of work left to be done and seen. Check back next month for updates.

March

Project Progress — Liberty Pumps — Sales & Marketing

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All the exterior metal panels and the curved metal roof are installed and it looks great! Final touches to the interior and displays are nearly complete. Next month the expansion will be fully operational for Liberty staff, and for guests.

Project Progress — Library — Pavilion, NY

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Construction is progressing – Drywall is installed and work has begun on the interior letting the personality of this project come to life. Check back next month for another update on this exciting project!

On the Boards — Custom House — Boca Grande, FL

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We have been partnering with Suncoast Architects in Florida to design a new custom home in Boca Grande. Construction is slated to begin this summer.

On the Boards — Custom House — Western, NY

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Schematic design is complete for a new custom house and grounds. The design includes a single-story house with attached and detached garages, a motor court, and garden pavilion overlooking horse pastures beyond.

On the Boards — Pool House — Western, NY

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Construction will soon begin for a custom pool house that has a great entertaining area including a bar and a gathering area with fireplace and television. There is also a bathroom/changing area.

Recent Event — Buffalo Home Show

We would like to thank everyone who stopped in to see us at the Buffalo Home Show! It was truly a pleasure to meet everyone and hear about all the exciting projects. Please feel free to give us a call to answer any further questions or interests. We would be happy to hear from you.

February

Project Progress — Liberty Pumps — Sales & Marketing

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The metal accent panels have been installed, adding color and detail to the building. With the installation of the window wall at the Lounge, the interior crews can finish the sills, drywall, ceilings, trim, and lighting in that area. Soon the lounge will be fully operational for Liberty staff, and for guests.

Project Progress — Library — Pavilion, NY

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Construction is progressing — the addition is fully enclosed, the concrete slab and ramp have been poured and interior partitions are currently being framed. As part of the design, the interior will resemble mock “buildings” that a child might see in their neighborhood. Check back next month for another update on this exciting project!

Project Progress — Residential Addition/Renovation — Pavilion, NY

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With tall towering trees, at its backdrop, this comfy, cozy retreat fits in nicely with the natural world that surrounds it. It celebrates the warmth and strength of nature with its cedar, wood siding and stone veneer foundation. The addition includes: a master bedroom suite, two-car garage, crafts room, computer nook, a ramp and an elevator.

Project Progress — Residential New Construction — East Bethany, NY

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A fun house for a young, progressive farmer. The house is clad in metal, bathed in natural light, and nestled into a secluded spot in the woods.

Project Progress — Panera Bread — Ewing, NJ

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New Panera at The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) Campus Town.

Project Progress — Panera Bread — Malta, NY

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New Panera in Malta near Saratoga Springs.

Current Event — Buffalo Home Show

We are participating in the Buffalo Home Show! March 4-6 & March 11-13. Come visit us at Booth #142! buffalohomeshow.com

January

Project Progress — Liberty Pumps — Sales & Marketing

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Exterior: The re-furbished “Liberty Pumps” sign has been re-installed on the north wall of the Product Display wing. The insulated metal panel building skin is complete. With some fair weather, the crews will begin to install the colored aluminum accent panels at the roof cornices, and around the curtain wall and corner offices. After that, the standing-seam metal will be installed on the curved Product Display roof. Lots of color and detail coming in February!

Interior: Final painting and installation of floor, wall, and ceiling finishes are complete. Liberty staff is moving into their private offices and cubicles. More and more office furniture is being delivered and set-up. The A/V system in the Multi-Purpose Room is installed, and most of the building’s systems have been commissioned. The company museum displays along the Promenade are taking shape, and the Product Display Room installations are being set up one by one.

Project Progress — Hollwedel Memorial Library — Pavilion NY

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Progress continues at the Hollwedel Memorial Library in Pavilion, NY. The concrete foundations are set and the exterior framing is underway. Updates will be provided each month until spring 2016.

Project Progress — Hertel Family Dentistry & Greater Buffalo Orthodontics

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Recently we have been working on a dental project in Buffalo, splitting a single building into both a general dentistry practice, and an orthodontist practice. This former funeral home will be receiving a contemporary exterior face-lift, and a bright, comforting interior environment for both practices to share. Here are a few before photos, and some design sketches of the proposed space. More photos to come once construction commences!

Project Progress — Residential Interior Design — Amherst NY

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smartDESIGN is currently working with Jurek Builders in Amherst, NY on the interior design for a 6,100 sq. ft. house in the Sanctuary development.

Upcoming Event — Buffalo Home Show

We're excited to announce that we will again be participating in the Buffalo Home Show this year! March 4-6 & March 11-13. Get your tickets now. Come visit us at Booth #142! buffalohomeshow.com

2015

December

New website

Our new website is finally live! We updated the design, improved navigation, and added tons of new content! Also, we have links to our Facebook and Houzz accounts. Please browse around and take a look!

Commemorative Sundial

We were honored to design a commemorative sundial as the legacy gift for the centennial celebration of the City of Batavia. The 8' diameter equatorial sundial is made of galvanized steel, stainless steel, and teak wood. The new sundial is prominently located in the plaza in front of City Hall and was unveiled as part of the Christmas in the City celebration on December 4th. The decorative concrete slab and flower gardens will be completed when the warmer weather returns in the spring.

Hollwedel Memorial Library — Pavilion, NY

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An addition for the Hollwedel Memorial Library in Pavilion, NY will break ground in December. The new construction will create a children's library that will double the size of the existing facility. Progress photos will be shared through the spring of 2016.

Liberty Pumps

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The Multi-Purpose Room and the Display Hall at Liberty Pumps are really taking shape! Hopefully, they will begin to move in to the new space before 2016 is here!

November

Liberty Pumps

Construction continues at Liberty Pumps! Much of the glazing is in place and the interior finishes are really starting to come together.

Panera — Old Bridge, New Jersey

The Panera in Old Bridge, New Jersey will be serving new customers by Thanksgiving! This cafe is in a former mattress store. There wasn't room on the site for a patio, so a Nana wall is used on one side to open to the outdoors on nice days.

FloralSystems — Darien, NY

FloralSystems — Darien, NY FloralSystems — Darien, NY

smartDESIGN designed a new entry and an office addition to a web design and marketing company for the florist industry. The office is in a great, old barn and our design seeks to connect to the barn and the original concrete grain silo. Construction has started on the new entry and second floor deck.

October

Liberty Pumps

Construction is moving quickly at the new Sales & Marketing wing at Liberty Pumps in Bergen, NY. Framing is complete and work on interior finishes and details is getting underway.

Panera Construction — New Jersey

Two of our new Panera cafes are under construction in New Jersey. Paramus is set to open in December and East Hanover will follow in early 2016.

Stellar Equestrian — Hamburg, NY

Stellar Equestrian — Hamburg, NY

The construction of the new Gatehouse for Stellar Equestrian is nearing completion. The brick Gatehouse provides storage for vehicles and equipment for grounds maintenance on the first floor and a beautiful guest suite on the second floor.

September

Boca Grande House

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We are designing a new +/- 7,000 s.f. multi-level waterfront house on one of Florida’s premier Gulf Coast barrier islands, in association with Sun Coast Architect of Englewood, Florida. We have provided 3-D and 2-D design drawings and models in the preliminary design phase, and we are now planning to complete the construction document set for a spring 2016 construction start.

WNY Paneras

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Three new Panera cafes are coming to the WNY region. The Greece, NY location opened in September and Cheektowaga and Victor will be opening soon!

August

Moore Pediatric Dentistry — Hamburg, NY

Moore Pediatric Dentistry in Hamburg, NY opened their new office in August. The new space is interesting for kids and comfortable for parents while respecting the original Victorian exterior.