Portfolio

Whether you are remodeling your building or want to start a design from scratch, Mussachio Architects is ready to help. Located in Williamsville, NY, we are licensed in 24 states. We have established a reputation for providing everything we can to meet the needs of our clients. We collaborate throughout the project, from the planning stages to the final build. Allow our team to custom-tailor a design to suit your needs. Below are some of the projects we’ve worked on throughout the years. We invite you to take a look!

Commercial

Hospitality

Townplace Suites – Clay, New York

We developed this new, four-story, 61,500-square-foot hotel which opened its doors for the first time in 2018. This hotel has 105 guestrooms and also includes many public spaces. Some of those public spaces include the indoor pool, fitness room, outdoor fire pit, and patio. We provided architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection services to this hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott – Niagara Falls, New York

We were selected to help transform the Niagara Falls chocolate factory into a modern hotel. We worked with US Niagara to create this unique hotel which provides the Courtyard imagery while maintaining major elements of the original historic chocolate factory and office building. The challenge of the existing 61,000-square-foot concrete structure was the desire to add a 5,000-square-foot fourth floor to the building, which resulted in many unique guest rooms and an exceptional aesthetic to the whole building. Mussachio Architects was able to maintain and enhance the existing building elements while providing a contemporary hotel experience.

Best Western – Urbana, New York

This new center-loaded, 39,000-square-foot, three-story hotel consists of 60 rooms with public spaces such as an indoor pool on the first floor. Our services included architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical (power, lighting, and fire alarm protection), plumbing, and fire protection disciplines, in order to create a rustic design that was desired for this location.

Courtyard by Marriott – Big Flats, New York

We developed this new 53,340-square-foot, three-story wood frame hotel working along with Visions Hotels. This project consists of 98 rooms with public spaces such as a patio and indoor pool on the first floor. Our services included architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical (power, lighting, and fire alarm protection), plumbing, and fire protection disciplines as well as full interiors, furniture layouts, millwork design and detailing, and color and material selections.

Courtyard by Marriott in Lenox, Massachusetts

We provided full A/E and civil services for this custom designed Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Lenox, MA located in Lenox, MA. It comprised a new, center loaded, four-story, 92 room hotel of +/- 56,000 sq.ft. wood frame structure with an indoor pool and prototypical public common areas, as well as a S-bar and kitchen area. Due to local requirements, the exterior was changed from the prototypical contemporary design to a “Second Empire” style design. Even the plan shapes had to be modified to change the typical sweeping curves to rectilinear plans.

Holiday Inn Express – Utica, New York

We developed this new 44,300-square-foot, three-story hotel working along with Corporate Intercontinental Hotel Group prototype drawings for Holiday Inn Express. This project comprises of 75 rooms with public spaces such as a great room and heated indoor pool on the first floor. Our services included architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and a fire sprinkler system as well as full interiors, furniture layouts, millwork design and detailing, and color and material selections.

Fairfield Inn and Suites – Utica, New York

We worked closely with Marriott hotels to develop this new 43,000-square-foot, three-story wood frame hotel. This project comprises of 79 rooms with public spaces such as an indoor pool on the first floor. Our services included architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection disciplines as well as full interiors, furniture layouts, and millwork detailing. This was the third project we developed in the Utica, New York area.

Hampton Inn And Suites – Salina, New York

For this Project we provided design and documentation Services to o allow for the construction of a new Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel. The Project comprised a new, center loaded, five-story, 124 room hotel. This +/- 81,137 square foot, concrete block and plank structure included an indoor pool and Hilton Prototypical public common areas. Finishes were brick on the first floor facades, and an EIFS finish on upper floor facades. This Hampton Inn & Suites opened effective June 2017.

Health Care & High-Tech

Atwal Eye Care

We provided full architectural, structural, M/E/P services as well as interior design services for a new 18,500-square-foot, two-story addition plus a 2,300-square-foot basement to the existing multi-tenant facility for Atwal and the Buffalo Surgery Center. The goal was to increase Dr. Atwal’s clinical space by 300% while allowing expansion of a second tenant in the existing building. Due to a premium on available land, we secured adjacent public housing, rezoned the property, and designed an intricate underground stormwater filtering and storage system to provide required on-site parking. We incorporated a signature arched steel porte-cochere and innovative finishes like electric privacy glass in the Laser Surgery Suite that allows instant on/off capability of the viewing window for public displays or private procedures.

Ear, Nose and Throat Center

An 8,000-square-foot medical center developed for Dr. Fahey in 1986. We provided site, exterior, and interior building design, except for interior decorating. The significance of this project is the auditory treatment which they provide. This specialized testing and treatment required the construction of high-technology soundproof isolation rooms in addition to standard exam rooms, general offices, reception, and doctors’ offices.

Cardiology Group of Western New York

Cardiology group needs to be added This 12,750 sq.ft., two-story facility, located at Wehrle Drive and Union Road is the home of the Cardiology Group of Western New York, a group of premier cardiac care specialists. The facility offers standard cardiac exams, cardiac rehabilitation, stress testing and various cardiac related treatments and testing. While maintaining the surrounding trees, our design was developed boasting a two-story glass entrance and an optical effect that floats the top design element over the rest of the building.

Hailed by the owners and surrounding landowners as a welcomed improvement to the area, this building creates a truly distinctive image. Construction cost was $1,200,000. Mussachio Architects was then retained to double the capacity of medical imaging performed at the offices. The 3,600 s.f. solution included relocating one magnetic imaging unit and adding a second unit on the second floor of the offices. In addition we consolidated echo imaging functions, created new waiting

Retail

Buffalo Harley Davidson

This project converted a 45,000-square-foot retail furniture store into WNY’s largest Harley Davidson dealership, including a 15,000+ -square-foot showroom. The dealership houses motorcycles sales, service, repair, and winter storage. To achieve a $750,000 cost, we utilized minimalist materials, achieving the unique look. The project utilized a fast-track delivery process running from June to November of the same year.

Fuccillo Toyota

This 30,500-square-foot facility located in Grand Island, New York is a complete auto facility including a spacious showroom, convenient offices, and top-notch service department. Some of the more architecturally significant features of the building include the illuminating portal entryway leading into the 3,900-square-foot showroom complete with tranquil water features to help put the potential car buyer’s mind at ease.

Pandora​

For this Project we were commissioned to convert a vacant mall tenancy into a new Pandora Jewelry location in Rochester. Based on a prototypical guidelines, we addressed, all finishes and detailed the custom Pandora casework, and M/E/P/FP concerns.

Quality Markets

Mussachio Architects originally developed this project in the late seventies as a Bells Supermarket and was contracted by Quality Market to create a new look for the facade while maintaining their tight budget. This was achieved by utilizing much of the existing structure and creating a fresh, new look distinctive to this store. We were also retained to modify the interior decor to express the new look of the exterior and create a new shopping experience.

Raymour & Flanigan

Work included exterior facade renovation, demolition, and minor modifications to the site plan and interior remodeling of approximately 51,000 square feet, including architectural and structural modifications to address the facade and modifications to the existing mechanical equipment, power and lighting plans, and plumbing for new restrooms.

Institutional

New Buffalo Shirt Factory – Clarence, NY

This facility was a design/build project partnering with P.A.T. Construction Management. It consists of a 5,000 sq.ft. offices and 41,000 sq.ft. tee shirt printing plant. The unique black, glass-skin offices with a black glass pyramid skylight were selling features of the project as the client, also known and “The King of Black” needed an upscale corporate setting in which to operate along with the plant that produces tee-shirts for all major concert tours, Sony Electronics, Disney, etc. This design was leagues ahead of the competitors according to the owner. We also designed a custom drying a pattern preparation room for NBSF

Special Use

Shooters – Buffalo, New York

This two-story, 25,000-square-foot restaurant and banquet facility was provided on a fast-track schedule with design beginning in December and occupancy five months later in May. This project was designed to take advantage of the spectacular view of the lake provided by this unique site, with a full wall of glass for viewing. This site and building were to work together to provide a lakefront activity center.

Blue Cross Animal Center

This 2,650-square-foot., two-story project consisted of the remodeling of an existing veterinary clinic. Because of its age, built in the 1930s, the layout was very inefficient and did not prescribe to the current trends in hospital design. We drastically improved traffic flow and exam rooms; updated the surgical, treatment and x-ray suites; and updated the building for 21st-century mechanical and electrical standards including fiber optic communications.

Grand Island Animal Clinic

This 13,000-square-foot veterinary medicine facility represents the third veterinary clinic for Drs. Rohan and Harper. This project consisted of developing an entirely new clinic to replace the old and sorely outdated facility. A major consideration of the project was locating the new structure then building while maintaining operations. We provided full services including architectural, site engineering, M/E/P engineering including medical gases, and interior design. The project had specialty areas including a shielded x-ray room, surgical suite, crematory, and pet boarding facilities.

Perna Funeral Home

This project was special for many reasons than just its use. The design is sensitive to the neighbors by reflecting a home-like aesthetics. There are meticulous details both in and out including a unique combination of stone, brick, and arch-top windows and integrating a water feature that casts from the front wall of stone. Contrary to beliefs of many, the main interior concourse celebrates life through the skylights. This funeral home is a single story with a basement. The building has a gross area of approximately 12,700 square feet comprised of roughly 8,200 square feet at grade level and 4,500 in the lower level. The facility includes offices, viewing chapels, conference rooms, gathering areas, body preparation, casket, and urn display areas as well as a vehicle garage. The building is sited on an approximately 2.7-acre site on Maple Rd. in the Town of Amherst, New York.

The Chapel

Mussachio Architects was originally retained to a conceptual master including a new +/- 20,000 sq.ft. multi-function, Family Life Center and expansion of existing offices of this non-denominational church. We implemented ultimately implemented remodeling the existing 1200 seat worship center to remodel the platform, update handicapped accessibility and add natural lighting and improved acoustics, conversion of the old multi-purpose area into a formal choir practice facility. Highlights included strategically placed, decorative hard surfaces “liven up” sound of the room for the live TV broadcast. Other highlights included fiber optic back lighting for the main cross that could change colors and a podium that could be automatically retracted down and into the platform.

St. Gregory The Great

We designed and detailed new prayer candle areas and Stations of the Cross as well has adding an historic stained glass rose window adjacent to the alter.

Unitarian Church

We were selected for this commission based on our exemplary design portfolio. The Congregation wanted to update and enlarge their meeting room; the Emerson Room. However, the unique campus comprised a traditional style, early 1900’s mansion, an octagonal post-modern sanctuary w/ low sweeping roof lines and a utilitarian concrete block classroom wing. It was a wonderful challenge to develop a new two-story, 3,250 sq.ft. wood and glazing banquet, meeting room facility that also includes “after service” gathering areas, large open coat rooms as well as a new commercial kitchen in this dramatic, space. We also expanded parking lots and created a new cul- de-sac drop-off at the entrance.

Multi-Family

Ayer Road Residence

3,600 s.f. custom designed private residence on 1 acre site.

Castlebrooke Condominium

We developed this two phased suburban condominium project for M.J. Peterson. The gothic, stone architecture of the adjacent Park Country Club suggested the theme for this upscale project. Under Phase 1, ten one- and two-story units were developed with attached and detached garages. Units ranged from 1,830 – 3,270 sq.ft. Phase 2, though not implemented, consisted of an additional 12 units. A gentle side-to-side pitch to the site provided a challenge which was addressed by stepping the elevations of the units

Hidden Ridge Condominiums

We developed 97 units in buildings of three, four, and five unit clusters to make up condominium project. One of the most unique characteristics of the project at the time was its combination of both ranch style and two-story units. Along with the rural feel created by maintaining mature trees, creating small lakes out of storm water retention basins, the massive escarpment adjacent to the development, and brick and wood exteriors provided a balance with its natural setting. These results led to the first phase being sold out prior to construction completion.

Olean Residence

Custom designed private residence overlooking adjacent to the Tee of a golf course. It featured a heated driveway to respond to the elevated nature of the site.

​For more information about how we can help you, contact us today at 716-631-9949. We look forward to designing and building your dream project.

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