SWBR Announces New Principal

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Rochester Chamber Partner member SWBR announced that Tim Zigarowicz, AIA has been promoted to a Principal of the firm. Zigarowicz has over 20 years of architecture experience and has been with SWBR since 2004, most recently serving as Senior Associate.

Zigarowicz manages several of the firm’s high profile affordable and supportive housing clients. He currently has approximately 400 units of independent and affordable housing in construction across New York State. He served as the Project Manager on the recently completed Golisano Autism Center, which provides support services from multiple agencies for patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in the Rochester area.

“Tim’s housing expertise makes him a trusted advisor to our clients,” says Principal Joe Gibbons, AIA. “They know he’s there for them and always watching out for their best interests,”

In addition to his market rate and affordable housing expertise, Zigarowicz is committed to sustainable design practices, with a specific interest in passive house principles. These principles are used to design a building to meet the highest level of energy efficiency while achieving maximum air comfort. He is studying to become a Certified Passive House Consultant in 2020. Tim received his Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from SUNY College of Technology at Alfred and his Bachelor Professional Studies in Architecture from University at Buffalo.

“Tim leads by example,” says Gibbons. “He cares about the people who work here and works every day to provide the very best for our firm.”

About SWBR: SWBR is a multidisciplinary, award-winning design firm headquartered in Rochester, New York. As a highly respected national firm consistently providing leadership, expertise, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, the firm specializes in sustainability, education, housing, and workplace design. With offices in Rochester and Syracuse, SWBR has been positively impacting lives through meaningful design for over 50 years.