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Buffalo, NY 14203



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December 30, 2022


John “Jack” Robson is retiring his career as Foit-Albert’s Executive Vice-President, having served his partners, peers and clients with exceptional expertise and a knack for building and sustaining camaraderie. Of his 48 years as a professional engineer, project manager, branch manager, and executive, he has been with Foit-Albert for 28 years, growing the Albany office from a singular staff member to its current staff of 26 and growing. He has since engineering work coming out of the Albany office and ensured Albany employees have the resources needed to complete successful projects and exceed the expectations of each client.

Jack’s love of engineering comes as inheritance of a technically-oriented brain and the nurturing of this skill from his parents—his father a fellow engineer and a founding partner of GPI, and his mother an early advocate for his chosen path since high school. Jack received his BSCE from Clarkson College of Technology in the field of Civil Engineering in 1978 and is licensed in New York and Maryland. He has since overseen more than 150 LDSA projects including bridge and highway design, as well as construction inspection projects. He is a member of the NYS Professional Engineering Society, American Council of Engineering Companies, Association of Transportation Engineers, and many other organizations. His professional success is a testament to following instincts and leaning to inherent strengths.

One of Jack’s greatest professional achievements includes the forged partnerships which led to Foit-Albert’s teaming for the new World Trade Center, Tower 4 build-out and interior design development for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Beyond the obvious reasons of such an accomplishment, this project hit home for Jack, literally, as a Long Island boy remembering the view from his high school watching the Twin Towers being built.

Aside from being an outstanding technical professional, Jack shines in this industry as an ally and the biggest supporter of his colleagues, clients, friends, and family. He is a champion of seeking opportunities which provide mutual benefit to everyone involved in a project, and he never misses the chance to make his fellows feel important.  No one walks away from Jack without the invitation to have a drink, a game, a smoke, a laugh, and/or some Krause’s chocolate and the opportunity for sincere friendship.

Beyond industry and profession, he brings the same energy and loyalty to his family. Jack balances his busy career with his wife Pam of 42 years, his kids John, Bill, and Liz, and his grandkids. Through the years they have managed to make time for cross-country RV trips, fishing/boating, and enjoying the outdoors. In retirement, Jack plans to dedicate more time to making memories with his family.

Jack’s spirit will live as he leaves a legacy of knowledge and friendship which will reverberate through Foit-Albert and beyond for years to come.

October 18, 2022

New Hires at Foit-Albert Associates

Andrew Braun, RA, LEED joins the Architecture team as a Project Architect. Andy has over 10 years of architectural design and construction administration experience on projects including aerospace, defense, large-scale residential and commercial facilities. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from SUNY Alfred State College and is also an Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit. Andy will be working out of the Buffalo office.


Tatiyana Lima joins Foit-Albert Associates as an Administrative Assistant. Tatiyana recently graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. While attending Buff State, she worked at their Academic Center for Excellence as a front desk receptionist and social media manager, drawing attention to the center and engaging students to access its services and mentors. Tatiyana will provide administrative support for the Buffalo office.


June 8, 2022

New Hire at Foit-Albert Associates’ Buffalo Location

Sarah Manolopoulos joins the Business Development Group as a Jr. Marketing Proposal Coordinator, as part of the proposal development team. She brings with her 3 years’ experience in construction, administrative, and marketing support in Buffalo, working for a real estate corporation. Ms. Manolopoulos holds a BBA and Marketing from Villa Maria College.

May 6, 2022

New Hires at Foit-Albert Associates’ Queens Location

Andrew Yip, P.E. has joined the Building Systems Team at Foit-Albert Associates as an Electrical Engineer.  Andrew has 8 years of electrical engineering experience in a construction support role and will serve as a project engineer and support construction projects. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from SUNY Buffalo, and his M.S. in electrical engineering at New York University Tandon School. 



Alexander Frias has joined the Architecture Team at Foit-Albert Associates as an Architectural Technician. He has earned his B.A. in General Studies/Business Administration-Social Science in 2016 from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, and recently studied AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor, earning AutoCAD certification from Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY. He worked as an Architectural Designer/Drafter Intern at Escaladas Associates.


Ali Molaei has joined the Architecture Team at Foit-Albert Associates as an Architectural Designer. Ali has four years of architectural design and management experience in high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects. He earned a Master of Architecture from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York; and a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran. 



Eliezer Amador Perez has joined the Architecture Team at Foit-Albert Associates as an Architectural Technician. He earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Florida, Gainsville and brings 10 years of experience. 




Gregory Yang has joined the Engineering Team at Foit-Albert Associates as a Project Engineer. Greg earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Oklahoma State University and brings 5 years of experience. 

May 5, 2022

New Hires at Foit-Albert Associates’ Albany Location

Michael Bellack has joined the Engineering Team at Foit-Albert Associates as Senior Engineer. Mike has over 14 years of civil engineering and land development experience. He is a 2007 Civil Engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, and comes to us from Chazen Companies. 



Matthew Schick has joined the Engineering Team at Foit-Albert Associates as Junior Engineer.  Matt has two years of engineering and construction inspection experience. He earned a B.S. from Clarkson University in civil engineering, structural concentration, with a minor in environmental engineering. 

May 4, 2022

New Hires at Foit-Albert Associates’ Buffalo Location

Michael Heinzman has joined the Building Systems Group at Foit-Albert Associates as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Heinzman has over 20 years of electrical engineering experience, most recently as a Sr. Electrical Engineer/Designer at M/E Engineering. His experience includes electrical design of power, lighting, and fire systems in multiple markets. He has earned his Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology from York Technical Institute. 




Clint VanDewark has joined the Building Systems Group at Foit-Albert Associates as a Senior Mechanical Designer. Clint has 23 years of mechanical design experience with complex HVAC and piping systems on multi-story high rise, industrial, correctional, parking garage, and wastewater treatment plants. He earned a AAS degree in design drafting at Alfred State College.



Joseph Burgio has joined the Engineering Team at Foit-Albert Associates as a Project Engineer. Mr. Burgio earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University at Buffalo and brings 16 years of electrical engineering experience. 


Nathan Spangler has joined the Architecture Team at Foit-Albert Associates as an Architectural Technician. Mr. Spangler is completing his bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University at Buffalo and brings drafting, landscaping, and masonry experience.



Alejandro Frank has joined the Architecture Team at Foit-Albert Associates as an Architectural Technician. Alejandro earned his Master of Architecture from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He served student internships with Kideney Architects, Anthony James, and SUNY Buffalo Campus Planning.

April 22, 2022

Foit-Albert’s Forrest Rall Named to the Future 100 Class of 2022 by Metropolis Magazine


Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying P.C. is pleased to announce that Forrest Rall, a recent graduate of the University at Buffalo Class of 2022 and an Architectural Technician with Foit-Albert, has been named to Metropolis Magazine’s Future 100 Class of 2022.

Mr. Rall was nominated by Miguel Guitart, Assistant Professor at the University of Buffalo. Mr. Guitar noted that his portfolio incorporates “frequent themes of light wells and green infill, including his project Carved Illuminance, a stunningly daylit, green-roofed museum, designed with Raegen Lester.”

“We are so proud of all that Forrest has accomplished and that others are recognizing his talents.  We look forward to big things for him in the FAmily!”, said Foit-Albert’s Vice President of Architecture, Gwen Howard.

Metropolis Magazine debuted the Future100 program in 2021, which is sponsored by CannonDesign, Daltile, Formica, Interface, Keilhauer, Rapt, Sherwin-Williams, and SOM. The program recognizes the top graduating architecture and interior design students in the United States and Canada. The Future100 Class of 2022 students were each nominated by their instructor or mentor, with 56 interior design and 44 architecture students chosen by the Metropolis team.

“I am honored to have been selected to Metropolis Magazines Future 100 list. During my time at SUNY Buffalo I had the privilege of collaborating with peers and professors to hone my design skills towards a pursuit of ecological design and sustainable practices that I look forward to continuing in my professional career. Bridging the gap between the built environment and the natural environment is an important responsibility for all designers and it was great to see so many other students equally excited and passionate about sustainability,” said Mr. Rall.

April 1, 2022

Foit-Albert’s Stephanie Koch Earns Architectural License

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying P.C. is pleased to announce that that Stephanie Koch has passed her exams to become a licensed architect in New York State.

Stephanie has over 14 years of experience in her field, providing services that range from conceptual design to construction administration services for projects of varied scope. She has direct experience working with clients to achieve design goals, program requirements, while conforming to health and safety standards and other required code compliance.

Stephanie earned her Master of Architecture from University at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Mathematics & Statistics from Canisius College.


March 10, 2022

Table Talks: Foit-Albert Associates Attends UB’s Event

Buffalo, NY- Our dynamic group of employees from the Buffalo Architecture Group attended University of Buffalo’s Table Talks events on Wednesday, March 9. Bryce Bixby, Marissa Caban, Joshua Gardner, Forrest Rall and Heather Leslie showcased our staff’s variety of levels and abilities.

  Foit-Albert was one of 15 organizations present to engage with students in multiple disciplinary departments. UB’s Students were able to learn about current job openings that Foit-Albert currently has or will have in the near future.

March 3, 2022

Foit-Albert is Proud Sponsor of Habitat for Humanity Hammer & Ales Event

Habitat Buffalo

Foit-Albert Associates was a proud Pint Sponsor of the Hammer & Ales virtual event hosted by Habitat for Humanity.

This was a year-long campaign through which Habitat Buffalo and the craft brew community raised enough money to build an entire house. The culmination was an open house titled The House Beer Built, which showcased the volunteers, families and Habitat Buffalo’s completed home.

Habitat Buffalo’s vision is to live in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. As a certified Disadvantaged and Minority-owned firm, Foit-Albert Associates seeks to promote diversity in all aspects of the word and takes great pride in the ability to pay it forward when possible. Foit-Albert thanks you, Habitat Buffalo, for hosting such a positive and successful event to benefit the community of Buffalo.