We are a dedicated group of specialists including architects, interior and industrial designers, and support staff commited to achieving dreams by defining our client’s vision, scope, budget and schedule.
Ken Smith, AIAPresident
30+ Years of Experience
Ken is an entrepreneurial senior design leader with over thirty years of professional experience in multiple project types including corporate, educational, recreational, healthcare, municipal, religious and housing markets. He has superior design, leadership, client and staff management skills with the personality and drive to significantly contribute to professional design awards, marketing and business development efforts.
One of our corporate goals is to discover the Art in Architecture for our clients – this end goal comes directly from Ken’s ability to see the creative possibilities of each project we undertake. Ken has never been satisfied in delivering our clients just four walls and a ceiling, he infuses art, artistry, whimsy and creative logic which result in both award winning designs AND happy clients!
Tom BaileyChief Operating Officer & Architectural Manager
Tom has over 45 years’ experience in Project Management and came to Smith + Associates as the Chief Operating Officer and Architectural Manager. He is in charge of determining staff requirements necessary to complete projects on time and budget, monitoring progress of project per proposed schedule, reviewing documents for elements to be added to CAD library, ensuring compliance of project drawings and communications with office standards, and assisting the project manager/staff on all projects as needed.
Tom brings experience in Automotive Dealerships, Retail, Medical Offices, Historical redevelopment, Subdivision planning, Churches, Planning/site design, Landscape Design, Civil Engineering Design and more!
Richard NapoliDesign Director
As “All things design” Richard is accountable for conceiving and implementing concepts, guidelines and strategies on company projects. He is our creative and interior design lead who collaborates with external clients and the internal team to bring the Smith+ DNA for architecture, design and interiors to life. Richard is also an adjunct professor at RIT and trains/mentors interns at Smith+.
With over 30 years of experience in both Interior Design and Architecture, he has been responsible for the design and implementation of a multitude of projects including; corporate offices, college/university, food service and others.
Skills include: Master planning, architecture, interior architecture, graphics, landscape design, brand development and product design
Adam CaulfieldSenior Architectural Technician
Adam graduated from Alfred State with a BA in Architectural Technology. He has extensive experience in new construction, adaptive reuse and remodel projects. Experience ranges from initial programming with the client through development of construction documents and on-site inspections during construction.
His portfolio includes retail and commercial work including: Wegmans, Wal-Mart, Sunoco, Speedway conversions, Goodwill, CDS Monarch, DiMarco Group & DHD Ventures.
Greg HeidtSenior Architectural Technician
Greg graduated from Alfred State with a BA in Architectural Technology. Has had the opportunity to work on:
Banks, Pre-engineered buildings, Educational projects K-12, Educational projects – higher education, Retail facilities, Car dealership remodels, Office tenant remodels, Retirement Community housing, Mid-rise, multi-use new construction
Besides the experience above through all phases of the projects, Greg wants to get involved with buildings or complexes that focus on community gathering space or projects specific for community/business growth in a depressed area. He also would love to work on facilities that incorporate gardens or greenhouses connected to them.
Greg is also in charge of IT operations for Smith + Associates
Ria PurnamaArchitectural Technician
Ria Purnama is from Indonesia and studied Architecture at her home University. She then continued her Masters in Architecture Research in Bandung Institute of Technology/Indonesia in 2014 until she transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology / Master of Architecture Program through a Fulbright Scholarship. Before coming to the United States she worked for as a freelance architectural designer in architectural firms in her home country. She joined Smith+ Associates Architects in 2017 and has been working on a variety of project types including: mid- rise commercial and senior living projects.
Ryan ShermanArchitectural Technician
Ryan currently attends Alfred State College where he is working to achieve his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Technology. Ryan also works as an Architectural Technician at Smith + Associates Architects part time while he is working towards gaining valuable experience to further his study in the field of Architecture and Design. Ryan enjoys being a Pole Vaulting Instructor, Drone Pilot, Painting, Photography, Music and Art.
Minnie SmithOffice Manager
Minnie maintains the policies and procedures of Smith+Associates. She is instrumental in recommending budget proposals for the firm’s operation. She is instrumental in recommending strategic plans, policies, procedures and budget proposals for the firms operation. Minnie also helps establish and maintain relationships with clients.
Samantha earned her AAS in Interior Design in 2016. She is currently attending the Rochester Institute
of Technology and will be graduating in May 2018 earning her BFA in Interior Design. As an interior
design intern for Smith + Associates Architects, Samantha helps the interiors department with tasks such as rendering finish plans from construction documents and assembling finish binders for projects. Working part-time at the office and being immersed in the real world of Architecture and Design, Samantha is constantly bettering her skills and gaining valuable field-related knowledge.