Foit-Albert retires from architecture firm

June 2, 2014 Updated Jun 2, 2014 at 8:04 AM EDT

By James Fink, Buffalo Business First Reporter

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Foit-Albert retires from architecture firm

June 2, 2014 Updated Jun 2, 2014 at 8:04 AM EDT


Bonnie Foit-Albert, founder and namesake of the region's oldest and most respected architecture and engineering firms, has retired.

Foit-Albert's retirement has been in the planning stage for a while with leadership of the downtown Buffalo firm is now being handled by President Greg Carballada. Other members of the firm's executive committee include Jack Robson, executive vice president; Michael Pohl and Warren Shaw, vice presidents.

Foit-Albert, as the firm's chief executive officer, was a leading voice for key architectural issues locally including saving and preserving the HH Richardson Towers to securing a design for the Stanley Makowski Early Childhood Center in Buffalo.

Foit-Albert Associates has 55 employees and focuses on architecture, engineering and surveying. Besides its downtown Buffalo headquarters, the firm has offices in Albany and New York City.