Donna Matthews is celebrating her third anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As Business Office Manager, Donna is responsible for payroll and benefit administration, insurance coordination, and assisting with contracts. Donna is a Notary Public in the State of New York. Congratulations, Donna.
The Libertad Elmira project broke ground this week, which is a new affordable housing development in downtown Elmira. The project aims to give affordable housing to those in need and to homeless veterans. The building will hold 90 units, with 20 of them reserved for veterans. The building will also include a Head Start program and a market with job training opportunities.
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is proud to be working with the architects, The Vecino Group, on the historic rehabilitation of the vacant Jones Court Apartments and renovating it into Libertad Elmira.
The $20 million Libertad Elmira is slated to open in April 2019.
For more information on the groundbreaking, click here.
Sarah Killeen is celebrating her 12th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Sarah is a project engineer and works on many of the firm’s civil engineering projects in the education, institutional, and municipal markets. Sarah is also certified to perform Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections. Congratulations, Sarah.
Congratulations to our staff members who participated in the 2018 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge on Thursday at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. The 3.5 mile race is the largest annual road race between Utica and New York City. Proceeds benefit the The Albany Public Library Foundation and The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Congratulations to all the participants!
The column capitals have been reset at the Gloversville Public Library in Gloversville, NY. The decorative masonry units represent the first of many pieces required to reconstruct the restored terra cotta arch above the entryway. The library was constructed in 1904 under grant funding provided by Andrew Carnegie and is undergoing a major restoration and renovation. The terra cotta arch above the main entrance has been removed and will be fully restored as part of this work. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided structural engineering services related to the restoration and support of the one-of-a-kind terra cotta entry structure, as well as design services for two building additions on the rear of the library.
Tom Field, P.E., Senior Associate, is presenting at today’s Green Infrastructure webinar hosted by the Capital District Regional Planning Commission. The CDRPC is now offering municipalities a new online diagnostic tool that provides communities with a self-guided land-use law assessment of Green Infrastructure (GI) gaps, barriers, and opportunities. Tom and other presenters from CDRPC and Barton & Loguidice will walk webinar attendees through the Green Infrastructure Code Audit and Toolbox. For more information on Green Infrastructure, the code audit, and tool box, click here.
Cara Celorio, Design Engineer, is celebrating her fourth anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Cara provides structural design support for contractor support services projects and many of the office’s LED signage projects. She also provides design support of new structures, additions, and renovations in the educational and medical markets. Congratulations, Cara.
Jack Healy, Principal, is attending the Masonry Preservation Workshop at Fort Washington in Maryland. The workshop is hosted by the Society for the Preservation of Historic Cements and is being held to help stabilize a portion of this iconic historic structure. The three-day workshop will assemble experts in historic structure assessment, materials, and restoration for educational seminars and a hands-on preservation program.
Aaron Leentjes is celebrating his two-year anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Aaron is a Design Engineer in the Finger Lakes office and provides engineering support on educational and housing projects. Congratulations, Aaron.
Jill Shorter, Marketing Director, is celebrating her 18th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Jill manages the marketing department and oversees the firm’s business development activities and corporate communications. Jill is on the Board of Directors for the Canstruction Capital Region and is the Membership Director of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Upstate New York Chapter. Congratulations, Jill.