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SEI Design Group: Rochester Office

Rochester, NY | Architects Office | 2007

BIG idea


In 2007, SEI Design Group renovated the first floor of the Parry Building to accommodate its growing staff in a permanent facility. The Parry Building is located in the historic High Falls District in downtown Rochester, New York. SEI secured part of the second floor in 2009 to accommodate an increase in staff. In order to gain access to the second floor, a circular stair was installed within the first floor existing space.

This four-story building was constructed in the late 1800s and consists of heavy timber beams, brick and old wooden columns. Into that setting, SEI integrated an office layout of storefront glazing and wood veneers. Historic building elements intentionally remain the same, leaving the brick and ceiling exposed.

The 4,700 s.f. space provides a dynamic working environment which is warm, kinetic, creative and solid as well as a positive and pragmatic working environment, which reflects the firm’s design values as well as showcasing its abilities.  

SEI received a number of awards for the design of the Parry Building Office Renovation project including:

  • 2008 AIA Rochester top Design Award for Excellence;
  • 2008 AIA New York State Award of Merit; 
  • New York Construction - Best Interiors Project Award of Merit. 

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