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Promotions and Awards Winter 2018

Promotions and Awards
Employees0318Congratulations to our employees!
Passero Associates Promotes Peter Wehner, AIA to Architecture Department Manager
Passero Associates promotes Associate and Senior Project Architect Peter Richard Wehner, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C to Manager of the Architecture Department.  He is a seasoned veteran with over 30 years of work experience in Architecture, Construction, and Design-Build. Peter is an expert in renovations, with a focus on historic renovations, and has designed many award-winning renovation projects. Peter also has extensive experience in public and municipal projects and excels at the administration of separate prime contracts. He serves as a Town Councilman for the Town of Irondequoit, teaches Professional Practice in the Graduate School of Architecture at Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a Board Member of the New York State American Institute of Architects, representing the Rochester area. Peter holds a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design from Clemson University in South Carolina.  He resides in Irondequoit, New York.

Dustin Welch, AIA, named AIA Rochester’s Emerging Architect of the Year
Dustin Welch, AIA, Passero Associates Project Architect, has been named American Institute of Architects Rochester’s Emerging Architect of the Year. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. Dustin received the award at the annual AIA Rochester meeting. In addition to his many contributions here at Passero, Dustin is Vice President of ACE Rochester, and is a member of the AIA Rochester Board of Directors. He is a seasoned professional and has been involved in a wide variety of residential, institutional and commercial projects.  He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University at Buffalo and has work experience in 2D and 3D Revit modeling and BIM management including existing conditions, design development, and construction documents. He resides in Brighton, New York.

Passero Associates Promotes Tim Harris, PE to Senior Project Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department
Passero Associates promotes Tim Harris, PE to Senior Project Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department. Mr. Harris has over ten years of experience in various aspects of engineering design on municipal, commercial, private and institutional projects, including obtaining municipal and other agency approvals and permits. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a volunteer firefighter.  He resides in Chili, New York.

Passero Promotes Matt Newcomb to Senior Project Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department
Passero Associates promotes Matt Newcomb to Senior Project Engineer in the Civil Engineering Department. Mr. Newcomb has over twelve years of experience on residential, commercial, and institutional projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an Associates in Architecture from the State University of New York at Alfred. He resides in Webster, New York.

Passero Associates Promotes Matthew Nissen, PE to Senior Project Engineer in the Airport Department 
Passero Associates has promoted Matthew Nissen, PE to the position of Senior Project Engineer in the Airport department.  Mr. Nissen has over ten years of experience in engineering design, CAD design, site design, and aviation design. He has served as design engineer and construction inspector for a wide range of projects at airports across eastern New York, including the Albany International Airport. His project experience includes construction inspection, municipal, airport, residential, commercial and institutional project design and management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  He resides in Oneonta, New York.

Passero Promotes Justin Vollenweider to Project Architect III
Passero Associates has promoted Justin Vollenweider, AIA, CSI-CDT to Project Architect III. Mr. Vollenweider is a seasoned professional and has been involved in a wide variety of residential, institutional and commercial projects during his ten-year tenure with Passero Associates. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Technology from Alfred State College, is a Licensed Professional Architect in New York, a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), as certified by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and is a Member of AIA Rochester and NCARB.  He resides in Geneva, New York.

Passero Promotes James Boughtin to Job Captain II
Passero Associates has promoted James Boughtin to Job Captain II in the Architecture Department.  Mr. Boughtin is a seasoned professional and has been involved in a wide variety of residential, institutional and commercial projects during his ten-year tenure with Passero Associates. He resides in Clifton Springs, New York.

Passero Associates Promotes Emily Connors to Architectural Designer III
Passero Associates promotes Emily Connors to Architectural Designer III. She has over three years of experience on a wide variety of architectural projects, including work for municipal, recreational, multi-family residential, commercial, educational and institutional clients.  Ms. Connors received her BS from Alfred State University in Architectural Technology and spent a semester abroad in Sorrento, Italy at the Santa'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue.  She also holds a Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Maryland, where she graduated with honors and was recognized as both the Outstanding Graduate Student and Outstanding Graduate Assistant in Historic Preservation for 2015.  She is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects and is a resident of Rochester, New York.

Passero Associates Promotes Emily Johns to Architectural Designer III

Passero Associates promotes Emily Johns to Architectural Designer III. She has over five years of experience on a wide variety of architectural projects, including work for municipal, recreational, multi-family residential, commercial, educational and institutional clients.  Ms. Johns holds a BS in Architectural Technology from Alfred State College, and is a resident of Rochester, New York.    

Passero Promotes Thomas Button, Assoc. AIA, LEED® AP BD+C to Architectural Designer II
Passero Associates promotes Thomas Button to Architectural Designer II. Mr. Button has three years of experience on a wide variety of architectural projects, including work for municipal, recreational, multi-family residential, commercial, educational and institutional clients. He completed his Master of Architecture degree with a specialty in sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Technology at Alfred State College of Technology, and his AAS degree in Architectural Drafting and Design from Finger Lakes Community College. He resides in East Rochester, New York.

Passero Associates Promotes Matthew Moore to Civil Engineer II
Passero Associates promotes Matthew Moore to Civil Engineer II within the Civil Engineering Department. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. He has over two years of experience with the Passero Civil Engineering Department, working on a variety of residential, commercial and industrial development projects. He resides in Rochester, New York.