Architecture Firms & Engineering Design Services

Rochester, NY has the most architects and engineers in Upstate New York.

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Need an Architect or Engineer? Here in Rochester, NY, We Have Them!

Rochester, NY is home to some of the country’s leading architectural and engineering companies. We boast the largest concentration of architects and engineers in New York State outside of New York City. This community is unlike any in the country, demonstrating a spirit of collaboration by joining together to lead numerous projects in support of the community, including Design Charettes, legislative activism, and the design and construction of Habitat homes.

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Strong Educational Base

Rochester’s community of architects and engineers starts with a strong educational base. Area institutions, such as the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester locally, and Cornell University, the University of Buffalo, Clarkson University, and Syracuse University regionally, are recognized nationally for the quality of their engineering and architectural programs.

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Keeping Talent Local

Rochester’s local design firms offer a broad range of expertise and experience, covering all areas of design services: architectural building design, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering, civil, environmental and site engineering, landscape architecture, and interior design.

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World-Class Talent at Competitive Rates Below the National Average

PositionRochester Annual Mean WageNational Annual Mean WageRochester Advantage
Architectural and Engineering Managers$155,940$172,2909.5%
Chemical Engineers$82,750$122,91032.7%
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians$57,550$63,7709.8%
Computer Hardware Engineers$115,990$147,77021.5%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians$67,710$74,4409.0%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters$68,770$73,1105.9%
Electrical Engineers$103,530$117,68012.0%
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians$65,960$72,4308.9%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer$101,750$124,19018.1%
Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other$59,880$75,29020.5%
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians$53,590$58,7808.8%
Environmental Engineers$91,400$105,84013.6%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors$99,110$108,7408.9%
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians$60,790$66,6408.8%
Industrial Engineers$98,090$103,1504.9%
Mechanical Drafters$64,940$67,9904.5%
Mechanical Engineers$92,610$105,22012.0%
Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2023: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Notable Local Architectural & Engineering Companies to Watch in Rochester, NY

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Colliers Engineering & Design

Civil, structural, traffic, mechanical, electrical, environmental, transportation, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, 3-D design, interior design, geographical information systems, surveying.

Projects include the M&T Bank Rochester regional office, Eastman Business Park master plan, City of Geneva downtown revitalization, and Baytown Plaza expansion.

Clark Patterson Lee

Civil, structural, transportation, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, architecture, water, sewer, solid waste and environmental expertise.

Projects include the Rochester Regional Health Sands Constellation Center for Critical Care, University of Rochester Medical Center’s new imaging building, Seneca Park Zoo renovation and expansion, Greece Central School District capital improvement project.

LaBella Associates DPC

LaBella specializes in civil, highway, transportation and bridge engineering, construction inspection, mechanical, architecture, electrical, energy, structural, power, environmental survey.

Projects include Rochester’s train station, MCC Downtown Campus, Southeast YMCA, St. John Fisher College Chapel, and the RBTL Performing Arts Center at Parcel 5.

M/E Engineering P.C.

Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, energy management, LEED services, commissioning, data and  telecommunications, co-generation, life safety systems and computational fluid dynamics modeling.

Projects include Unity Health Park Ridge campus renovation and expansion, UR Laboratory for Laser  Energetics Omega EP Laser addition, Monroe County Crime Lab, Barilla Pasta Plant, NY Battery & Energy Storage Technology’s Battery Testing Facility.

Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Architecture, construction inspection, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geographic information systems (GIS), industrial hygiene, landscape architecture, mechanical, planning, structural, survey, transportation.

Projects include QVI renovation and technology upgrades, University of Rochester term agreement, and the City of Rochester City Hall’s generator installation.

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