Design Synergies Architecture P.C. is an architectural, design, & sustainability consulting firm based in Buffalo, New York.  Our work is diverse, but our approach is always the same:  listen, engage, & consolidate ideas to create a creative, collaborative, and sustainable design solution. 

We help our clients to imagine, design, build and manage better buildings.

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- LEED consulting to Cannon Design, Buffalo NY:  LEED consulting & submission management for -

  • - Heart of the Campus – Global Café project.
  • - SUNY Albany Building 27, Albany NY:  renovation of National Register-listed building, pursuing LEED Gold.
  • - Buffalo State College – New Science Building Phases 1 & 3, Buffalo NY:  LEED project consultant for LEED Gold project.
  • - Virginia Tech Baseball Stadium, Blacksburg VA:  Renovation of existing stadium building; pursuing LEED Silver certification.
  • - Virginia Tech Fieldhouse, Blacksburg VA:  Renovation of existing stadium building; pursuing LEED Silver certification.

- LEED consulting to Watts A&E, Buffalo NY:  LEED consulting & submission management for 683 Northland Avenue/Workplace Training Center project.
- B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrative Sciences, Niagara University, Lewiston NY:  LEED consulting, developed Contractor LEED guidelines for LEED Gold certified building.
- LEED/Green Specifications, Consulting & Research – manufacturers:

  • - Accuride
  • - Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale CA:  Contributor to Constructible Blog -  new platform for sustainability & construction innovation.
  • - MagiGlide Bifold Doors - Green certification research applicable to client's products
  • - Tate Access Floors - Review & editing of LEED-related marketing & technical materials.  Updated marketing brochure and Technical Bulletin to align with changes in LEED Version 4.
  • - Sustainability consulting to Bellacor Professional - Whitepaper on Smart Home Technologies. 
  • - LEED consulting to Dates Weiser Furniture:  Development of furniture-related LEED documentation for large office building in New York City.
  • - LEED specifications:  Development of MasterFormat standard specifications and LEED summary document for elevator interior fabricator, Chicago NY.
  • - LEED Specifications:  Development of standard LEED specification for roofing manufacturer.

- LEED & Sustainability CEU Course development and reviews, Red Vector, Tampa FL:

- SmartHomeBuffalo, Buffalo NY:  Project Manager/Owner’s Representative for National Grid & Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, overseeing renovation of two 1890’s homes into energy education center.
- Children’s In-Patient Facility, Bronx Mental Health Redevelopment Project, New York State Office of Mental Health, Bronx NY:  interior architecture/design, LEED project administrator. (9)
- Buffalo Public Schools:  Researcher and writer for LEED & Green Schools Report on sustainability measures in school renovation projects, written for NYS Department of Education. (9)
- Convocation Athletic Recreation Center, State University of NY at Canton, Canton NY:  LEED project administrator & interior detailing for LEED Silver project (9)
- Math, Science and Information Technology Building, Nichols School, Buffalo NY:  LEED documentation (9)
- Sidwell Friends School Gymnasium, Washington DC:  Advisor to LEED team in Cannon DC office, LEED Gold certified. (8)
- William R. Greiner Residence Hall, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY:  LEED project administrator, LEED Gold certified; through concept design. (8)
- Public Works & Government Services Canada, Halifax NS (6): 

  • - Developed Model National RFP - Sustainable design guidelines for National Generic Design Brief, to be used on future Government of Canada projects. 
  • Developed sustainable design guidelines for new RCMP Detachment & future Government of Canada buildings.

- The Resourceful Renovator TV series, Halifax NS:  Scripts/research for television program focused on environmentally-responsible home renovation & construction. (4)
- Burns Bog Conservation Society, Delta BC:  Design concepts for developing abandoned peat processing plant into Burns Bog Wetlands Eco-Centre. (4)
- National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa ON:  Research reports on sustainable development, focusing on material selection & green campus planning. (3)
- CMHC/CANMET Multi-Residential Ideas Competition, Moncton NB:  Green mid-rise seniors housing project. (3)
- Allison Centre for the Environment, Sackville NB:  Design concepts for environmental education center at Sackville Waterfowl Park. (3)

5 Susan Troup Design, Halifax NS, Canada
6 Public Works & Government Services Canada, Halifax, Canada
7 Grand Concourse Authority, St. John’s NL, Canada
8 Cannon Design, Buffalo NY
9 Architectural Resources, Buffalo NY

Project completed while employed by:
1 Newfoundland & Labrador Housing Corporation, St. John’s, Canada           
2 BFL Engineers & Architects, St. John’s NL, Canada              
3 Architects Four Ltd., Moncton NB, Canada                         
4 Freelance design/consulting, Vancouver BC & Halifax NS, Canada