The BHNT Team Visits LaBella Headquarters by Andrea Sauers

Pictured (left-to-right) : Sergio Esteban, Rob Pepe, Dan Barton, Rich Nardini, Kathy Nardini, Bill Hovey, Jo-Anne Charron, Greg Usewicz, Bob Attardo

Pictured (left-to-right) : Sergio Esteban, Rob Pepe, Dan Barton, Rich Nardini, Kathy Nardini, Bill Hovey, Jo-Anne Charron, Greg Usewicz, Bob Attardo

On our last day as BHNT, LaBella Associates invited the BHNT crew to their Rochester office for the bi-annual company meeting.  BHNT was given a tour of LaBella’s amazing offices at 300 State Street in the heart of the High Falls area of Rochester which once housed the largest button manufacturer in the country, Rochester Button Company.  Our team was able to meet some of the staff, observe their working environment, and meet in person with those we have been collaborating with over the past several months to make this transition happen. The LaBella leadership presented a compelling story of the strength and vibrancy of the company based on the hard work and dedication of their employees and sound business management. The BHNT (Now LaBella!) staff was inspired and proud to be part of the LaBella family which is now in full swing as of today, June 1, 2018.

BHNT Joins LaBella | An Exciting Time for us All by Andrea Sauers


BHNT is proud to announce that our entire team will be joining LaBella Associates, effective June 1.  We’re excited about the opportunity to share our knowledge with our new colleagues and start a collaboration that will be beneficial to our team, our clients, and our friends.  We'll make the transition as seamless as possible - you can still reach any of us at our BHNT phone and email addresses.  Read more about the news here

Read our entire press release and get to know LaBella at

Gregory Usewicz | Judge for ASMP Space Contest by Andrea Sauers


Greg Usewicz, alongside Michael Conroe of Architectural Resources and David Seide of Defined Space, has the opportunity to judge submissions for the ASMP Spaces Contest. The American Society of Media Photographers claim, "ASMP Spaces is designed to showcase the important contributions of architectural photographers in capturing a space."

BHNT Celebrates 30 Years by Andrea Sauers

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On November 2, 1987, William Hovey and Richard Nardini started Hovey-Nardini Architects. In 1995, Daniel Barton and Wayne Tries joined the firm making it BHNT Architects.

November 2nd, 2017 marked 30 years of business for BHNT; we are so grateful for all of your business and support for the last 3 decades. Thank you!

Brick x Brick Winner for Best Collegiate Project by Andrea Sauers

BHNT Architects' design of Caudell Hall at SUNY Buffalo State won the Buffalo Business First Brick by Brick Award for Best Collegiate Project.

We are extremely honored to have received this award for one of the largest projects BHNT has completed in our past 30 years of business.

Jo-Anne Charron, Assoc. AIA and Daniel C. Barton, AIA, LEED AP pioneered this two-year, $25 million dollar project for the State University Construction Fund.  The building has earned LEED Silver.

Congratulations to all of the finalists who were recognized at the event.  A special thank you goes out to Business First for this recognition and to everyone who contributed to the success of this project.

View our full photo gallery of Caudell Hall at SUNY Buffalo State.

BHNT Featured on WGRZ's City Shapers Segment by Andrea Sauers

BHNT In the News

Every Monday, WGRZ airs a "City Shapers" segment which features individuals and businesses in Western New York who are helping to build and shape Buffalo. Channel 2's Kelly Dudzik featured Tri-Main Center on this week's segment, interviewing BHNT Partner, Bill Hovey, Tri-Main President, Matt Wolfe, and tenant, Twisted-Rope.

WGRZ's Kelly Dudzik & William Hovey, AIA

WGRZ's Kelly Dudzik & William Hovey, AIA

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Niagara University Dining Commons at Clet Hall by Andrea Sauers

Photo Credit: Niagara University

Niagara University held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today on the $8 million renovation and expansion of Clet Dining Hall.

BHNT Partner, William Hovey, AIA,  joined Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Jeff Metz, president and CEO of Metz Culinary Management; New York Senator Robert Ortt; Khallid Lewis, president of the Niagara University Student Government Association; Peter Appler, regional sales manager for Danforth; and Dr. Debra Colley, NU's executive vice president to cut the ribbon for the new, 20,000 s.f. Dining Commons.

BHNT began working on the project with Niagara University in 2016 in order to fulfill the University's need for on-campus event space and new dining facilities.

To learn more about the project please visit our Clet Dining Hall Page or visit Niagara University's NU News.

2016 Year in Review by Andrea Sauers

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With 2016 in the books, the team at BHNT Architects would like to thank all of our clients, consultants, business partners and employees who have contributed to our success in the past year.  We truly appreciate your support and have loved working with you for the past 29 years.

As we move into 2017, we would like to share some of our accomplishments from the past year with you.  Please visit this link for our Year in Review:

Cheers and Happy New Year!

BHNT Partakes in Hilbert College's Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament by Andrea Sauers

Pictured left to right: Rich Nardini, Dan Barton, Andrea Sauers & Bill Hovey

Pictured left to right: Rich Nardini, Dan Barton, Andrea Sauers & Bill Hovey

BHNT participated in Hilbert College's 26th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Orchard Park Country Club on June 27, 2016.  The team at BHNT is so happy that we were able to participate in the great event and help fund the tuition of young men and women pursuing their education at Hilbert College.

BHNT is also pleased to announce that we are in the Schematic Design phase of Hilbert College's Campus Center Renovation and Expansion project.  The two-story building constructed in the 1960's will feature a new, expanded food service operation for the everyday campus population and additional space for offices and student engagement.  Stay tuned for more information and renderings to come regarding Hilbert's new Campus Center!

Clet Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony at Niagara University by Andrea Sauers

On June 3rd, 2016, BHNT attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony at Niagara University for the Renovation and Expansion of Clet Dining Hall.  BHNT is leading the architectural and interior design of the $8 million dollar renovation to the new, 20,000 square-foot space.

Visit our Clet Hall Project Page in our Fresh Bread to learn more about the project.

Read more about the Groundbreaking Ceremony via NU News, here:


Rachel Terragnoli Joins BHNT's Interior Design Team by Andrea Sauers

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Please welcome BHNT's newest addition to the team, Rachel Terragnoli.  Rachel joined BHNT as an Interior Designer at the end of October bringing fresh creativity and focus to BHNT's latest projects.  Her design strengths include 3D rendering, innovative finish selections, architectural details and space planning.

Rachel graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a Minor in Business Administration.  She is from Williamsville, New York.

We are so happy to have Rachel on our Interior Design team.  Welcome to BHNT!

BHNT Hires Stephen Parrish as Senior Project Architect by Andrea Sauers

BHNT Architects is pleased to announce the hiring of Senior Project Architect, Stephen Parrish, RA, LEED-AP.  Stephen brings twenty years of experience to the team and will serve as a Project Manager for BHNT.  

A Rochester, New York native, Stephen has lived in Buffalo for over 20 years since graduating from the University at Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture.  Stephen has vast experience designing for Industrial and Manufacturing projects with an emphasis on those involving hazardous materials & ADA requirements.  Stephen is a great addition to our proficient Code Review team.

Stephen is excited to bring his past experience to the new opportunities and markets that BHNT serves. 

Welcome to Team BHNT, Stephen!

Welcome Wendy Manhardt to Our Architecture Team by Andrea Sauers

Please join us in welcoming Wendy Manhardt who joined Team BHNT in July as an Architectural Designer.  Wendy is a great addition to our team, bringing over 10 years of experience in architectural design, BIM model production, space planning, and project management.   Wendy is LEED GA Certified, and speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Originally from New York City, Wendy moved to Buffalo in 2000 to attend the University of Buffalo earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

We are delighted to have Wendy on our team.  Welcome aboard!

BHNT Takes Home 2 Brick x Brick Awards by Andrea Sauers

BHNT Architects' design of (716) Food and Sport in HarborCenter won the Buffalo Business First Brick by Brick Award for Best Restaurant/Entertainment Venue of 2014.  BHNT was also a finalist in the category of Best Restoration for the renovation and restoration of Oshun Oyster Bar located at 5 East Huron Street in Buffalo's Electric District.

We are extremely honored to have received these awards and truly enjoyed working on these projects.  A special thank you goes out to Buffalo Business First for the recognition and to everyone who contributed to the success of these projects.

Join BHNT @ SUNY/PPAA and NYAPPA 2015 Summer Conference by Andrea Sauers

BHNT is attending the SUNY/PPAA and NYAPPA Summer Conference on July 14th  through  July 16th at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York.  BHNT  Personnel will be present at @ Booth #412 to discuss our experience with higher education architectural design.  We hope to see you there! 

BHNT Architects, P.C. is a Buffalo-based architectural firm that was founded in 1987.  We specialize in architectural design, space planning, interior design and programming for a variety of clients across different industries.  

Currently, BHNT is providing programming, design and construction administration services for the rehabilitation of Caudell Hall at SUNY Buffalo State.  To learn more about this project, please visit our Caudell Hall project page.

To learn more about the SUNY/PPAA and NYAPPA Summer Conference, please visit their website:  

Two BHNT Projects Selected as Brick by Brick Finalists by Andrea Sauers

(716) Food and Sport & Oshun Oyster Bar selected as finalists for the 12th ANNUAl "Brick by Brick" Awards.  



'BEST RESTAURANT/ENTERTAINMENT VENUE' FINALIST: (716) Food & Sport (Rendering; professional images coming soon)

'BEST RESTAURANT/ENTERTAINMENT VENUE' FINALIST: (716) Food & Sport (Rendering; professional images coming soon)

Oshun Oyster Bar and (716) Food and Sport are not only two of our favorite projects in 2014-2015, but arguably a couple of our all time favorites.  The task at hand for Oshun involved restoring original features such as flowing Terrazzo floors and Bas-Relief wall murals of the former Waldorf Astoria luncheon counter and transforming the space into a contemporary Oyster Bar.   Oshun's design includes an open kitchen, full service bar, oyster bar and a spacious, open dining area with seating for 125 guests.  Check out the full gallery here: Oshun

(716) Food and Sport is up for "Best Restaurant/Entertainment Venue" and if you've been there- you know why.  Working closely with Pegula Sports and Entertainment to create a one-of-a-kind sports fan destination was a dream-come-true for many of the BHNT personnel.  BHNT's professional photographs of (716) are currently in production, and will be featured on our website soon.

The Business First "Brick by Brick" Awards are an annual event that recognize some of the top construction projects in the Buffalo Niagara construction industry.  To view all of the finalists, visit BBF's website for the full article:  

We will publish the contest results after the 12th Annual "Brick by Brick" Awards reception on Monday, June 15th.

Kathy Nardini Celebrates 25 Years with BHNT by Andrea Sauers

Kathy Nardini, Interior Designer

Kathy Nardini, Interior Designer

March 25th, 2015 marked the talented Kathy Nardini's 25th year of working for BHNT Architects. Kathy is an integral part of the BHNT team providing creative and innovative design solutions for some of our largest projects such as SUNY Buffalo State, New Era Cap Co., and (716) Food and Sport.  

Kathy is a graduate of Canisius College and Villa Maria College and has been the recipient of Villa Maria's Interior Design Advisory Council Founder's Medal. She was also the recipient of Canisius College's LaSalle Medal and was inducted into the college's Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. 

Kathy's impeccable organizational skills, keen eye for style, and warm-hearted personality make her a vital asset and treasured member of the BHNT family!  

Thank you for your dedication and service.  Congratulations, Kathy!

BHNT Hires New Team Members by Andrea Sauers

BHNT Architects, PC is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its growing team.  Aryn Rott is BHNT's new Business Manager, and Philip Crowell has joined the team as an Intern Architect.  

Aryn Rott has joined the team in order to manage the financial and business functions of BHNT.  Prior to joining Team BHNT, Aryn worked in business management for 7 years with a commercial construction company. 

Philip Crowell's background in architecture includes over 17 years of project management, drafting and design experience.  He is responsible for coordinating with a variety of design and engineering disciplines to produce quality project drawings and documents.  Philip obtained his education from the State University of New York at Alfred.

Welcome to Team BHNT, Aryn and Philip!