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Marquee mixed-use development, 260 East Broad Street, receives top award from 2022 AIA Rochester Design Awards

DATE: June 22, 2022

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Mixed-Use & Multi-Family

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Rochester, NY
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National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, an affiliate of Colliers Engineering & Design, is proud to announce that the mixed-use development 260 East Broad Street has received a Design Award from the 2022 Design Awards hosted by American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rochester. The award was announced at the ceremony on June 9, at the George Eastman Museum.

This is the highest accolade bestowed on a project by the organization and an honor for the team. 260 East Broad Street was one of 28 projects identified as Award Contenders by AIA Rochester, with the final awards judged by architectural professionals from AIA Pittsburgh.

260 East Broad Street, owned by Buckingham Properties and designed by Bergmann, is located at the corner of South Clinton Avenue and East Broad Street in downtown Rochester. The development was completed in 2021 and is one of the latest examples of the downtown resurgence, bringing an exciting mix of retail, dining, residential spaces and a commercial anchor tenant to the heart of the city. Bergmann served as the architectural and engineering design team for this project, working in close partnership with Buckingham and LeFrois.

“We are grateful to Buckingham Properties, specifically Ken Glaser and Aaron Malbone, for giving us this opportunity to help bring their vision for this marquee building to life,” stated Gary Flisnik, Assoc. AIA, PMP, Principal, Bergmann. “Our team utilized an integrated design approach to marry multiple perspectives and delivered a building that stands on its own while having a sense of connection to the structures around it. The end result is something we can all be very proud of and will make a lasting statement in downtown.”

Bergmann’s team recognized the need to design a building that would match the visibility and importance of the site, located along a key vehicular gateway to the city and on the site of the historic Midtown Plaza. Constructed over an existing three-story, below-grade parking garage, this approx. 107,000 SF building utilizes several design elements and materials along the exterior for visual interest in relation to neighboring buildings. The structure also incorporates an exterior lighting design that gives the building a grand illuminated presence at night.

”This award is recognition that we have made a positive impact on the community,” stated Steven Kushner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Design Lead - Project Advisor, Bergmann. “Great projects allow the architect the ability to think and explore form, massing, materials, function, and if we are lucky, meaning. It is a credit to our visionary owner, Buckingham Properties, that we were able to think and explore in this project, and hopefully found meaning, in contributing to a revitalized downtown Rochester.”

“The evolution of our architectural team over the past five years is reflected in the quality of the 260 East Broad Street design," stated Andrew Raus, Senior Vice President, Bergmann. “The team carefully listened to the owner, Buckingham, and anchor tenant Butler/Till throughout the entire process and created a building that exemplifies the vibrant era of revitalization we are experiencing, while restoring the urban form of our downtown core.”

The project is the latest in Bergmann’s portfolio to represent the company’s dedication to the revitalization and economic success of the City of Rochester, with other notable projects including the Promenade at Erie Harbor Pedestrian Bridge & Multi-use Trail, Inner Loop North Transformation Study, Aqueduct Reimagined, plus numerous other ROC the Riverway-related initiatives.


For over 40 years, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have delivered results to clients across the United States and Canada. In late 2021, Bergmann joined Colliers Engineering & Design, forming a collective team of 1,800+ talented professionals in over 60 locations nationwide, who connect with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.