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April 17, 2023

Foit-Albert Associates Makes History with New Addition to the Firm

Foit-Albert Makes HistoryFor the first time in firm history, Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, P.C. has three (3) Licensed, Senior Level Professional Land Surveyors on staff.

Gerry Emborski, P.L.S. recently retired from the NYS Department of Transportation and was a Region 5 Regional Senior Land Surveyor.  Prior to that he was a Civil Engineer I – ROW Mapping Supervisor in Region 6 and Principal Engineering Technician in Region 5.  Gerry started his career as a Party Chief for Bunney Associates Land Surveyors in 1983 after graduating from NYS Ranger School with an Associates Degree in Forest Technology.  Gerry will be involved with survey project setup and research, Right of Way work and QA/QC.

“We are now able to provide surveying operations with three licensed, Senior Level Professional Land Surveyors who provide our team and our clients with 120 combined years of experience in the field,” said Michael Pohl, Vice President of Survey.  “Gerry is an exceptional asset to our firm.  We now have solid mentors with the addition of Gerry along with Roy Garfinkel, our Sr. Survey Manager.”

“This is a great opportunity for me.  I am looking forward to working in a field that I know and working alongside Mike and Roy,” said Gerry.

Mr. Emborski is a member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS); a member of the NYSAPLS Legislative committee; Secretary of the Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association and President of the Allegheny Plateau Association of Professional Land Surveyors.

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.

March 18, 2021

Michael Lydle, PE joins Foit-Albert Associates

Michael Lydle, PE has joined the Engineering Group at Foit-Albert Associates as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Lydle has over 40 years’ experience as a construction management professional. His role will include project management, construction management, resident engineering & construction inspection (REI) management, resident project representative, design management, business management, and marketing. Mr. Lydle has earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and Associate of Applied Science in Civil Technology from Erie County Community College. His professional affiliations include New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, American Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), New York State County Highway Association, Past Chair of the Western NY Incident Management Committee and Past Member of the US-Canada Border Crossing Committee. He will be working out of the Buffalo office location.

March 5, 2021


Congratulations to Gwen Howard, Foit-Albert’s VP of Architecture! 

Gwen has been selected as one of this year’s IDEA award winners. 

Buffalo Business First’s IDEA awards celebrates companies and individuals in Western New York who prioritize the importance of diversity and inclusion, champion equitable human resources practices and develop inclusive cultures. 

Gwen chairs the Erie County Executive’s MWBE Advisory Committee, co-chair of the American Institute of Architects Buffalo/WNY Diversity Committee and participates with the Buffalo Engineering Awareness for Minorities.

Greg Carballada, President of Foit-Albert said of the award, “this reflects on Gwen’s commitment and passion ensuring equity and support for everyone.”

January 14, 2021

Foit-Albert Recognizes our newest Licensed Professional Engineer

Catherine Leyden joins the Business Development Group as a Marketing Proposal Coordinator, as part of the proposal development team.

December 16, 2020

Buffalo’s Foit-Albert Associates Named One of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Firms in Under-Resourced Communities

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, PC, is a winner of the 2020 Inner City 100 (IC100) award

November 18, 2020

Construction Complete on Pontiac Road Bridge in Erie County

Foit-Albert wrapped up Construction Inspection on Erie County’s Pontiac Road Bridge which had been closed to traffic since early 2020.

October 7, 2020

Foit-Albert’s Marisa Caban Earns Architectural License

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, P.C is proud to announce that Marisa Caban has completed licensing requirements to become a Registered Architect in New York State.

August 10, 2020

Andrew S. Taylor joins Foit-Albert as VP of newly formed Building Systems Engineering Group

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, P.C announces the addition of Andrew S. Taylor, PE, FPE as Vice President of the newly formed Building Systems Engineering division at the firm.