Our Team

A Trusted
Partner
Since 1987

A SHARED PASSION FOR BUILDING ENCLOSURE DESIGN
EACH OF THE PRINCIPALS...
...Dennis Spina, Neil Garry, and Douglas Arena, share a passion for Building Enclosure Design… This dedication has driven the Partners to search and find a group of talented Architects and designers from diversified backgrounds with the same passion.  

OUR TEAM-BASED PROJECT DELIVERY MODEL PROVIDES…
...A single point of contact, giving continuity of communication between our diverse team and your staff. Our project managers are responsible for communication, technical excellence, deadlines, and budgets.  We select staff specific to each assignment to provide the most efficient and technically proficient investigation, analysis, reporting and design solutions.

THE BUILDING ENCLOSURE: WHERE THE WORK OF THE ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERS LITERALLY CONNECT...
...Our team works cooperatively to identify the issue(s), partner with talented and skilled design professionals in our industry and view the solution holistically.
STAFF CERTIFICATIONS:
10 Licensed Architects

1 Licensed Structural Engineer

3 IIBEC Registered Roof Consultants (RRC) out of 10 in NYS
• Registered Roof Consultants (RRCs) are independent roofing experts with industry-wide knowledge of materials performance and design requirements. They stand apart from suppliers, product manufacturers and contractors.  

2 IIBEC Registered Exterior Wall Consultants (REWC) out of 4 in NYS
• The Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide impartial, informed consulting and documentation related to the investigation, design, construction and repair, testing, and codes and standards of exterior wall systems.

1 IIBEC Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO)
• Exterior Wall Quality Assurance Observers monitor the construction process to assure that projects remain in compliance with approved construction drawings, specifications, and best-practice or warranty-stipulated installation procedures.

3 LEED Accredited Design Professionals

1 WELL Accredited Design Professional

5 Certified Thermographers

1 Accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)

1 Accredited Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE)

1 NPS Qualified Historical Architect: NPS 36CFR61

3 DOL Asbestos Project Designers

2 DOL Asbestos Inspectors


Meet Our Team

In Remembrance
Gary Bell
Founder, AIA, NCARB
August 16, 1933 - February 16, 2015
Tribute Gary Bell

From the beginning of his career in the 1960’s until his retirement in 2005, Gary served on many commissions and community committees, investing both in his community and his profession. He served on the board of the Central New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and as President from 1979-1980. He took that involvement to the next level, serving on the board of the New York State Association of Architects (AIA New York), and was instrumental in refocusing that organization in service to the profession.

Gary has been an advocate and educator regarding architecture’s impact on the environment, and architecture as an art form. He has also been concerned with the general public’s perception of architects. This concern led him to initiate involvement with the New York State Fair to provide a venue to showcase architecture and architects. He subsequently was hired by the New York State Fair to develop a master plan and memorial exhibits for the fairgrounds, including a 9-11 memorial.

He received an art degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Institute of Technology. Gary is a talented artist, creating pen and ink sketches of noteworthy architecture and points of interest, which have become the firm’s annual holiday cards. Gary was also a photographer, and avid golfer. He and his wife of 55 years, Suzanne, had five children and eleven grandchildren with whom he loved spending time. Those of us who knew him could not help but love him. He is missed.