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OUR TEAM

Flynn Battaglia Architects was founded in 1989 by Ronald Battaglia and Peter Flynn on the basis of the experience of the principal architects and staff in planning, project development, architecture, and interior design. Firm Principals Lauren Kaufmann and Christopher Less utilize their complementary leadership, management, and design experience to bring together the skills of our staff in service to the client. Through a focus on select markets in higher education, historic, housing and community facilities, the staff expertise has been broadened and developed to benefit clients. 

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LAUREN M. KAUFMANN, AIA

Managing Principal

Lauren has spent the last 20 years at Flynn Battaglia Architects, where she has utilized her expertise in all facets of the design process to bring a myriad of projects to successful completion. Lauren is engaged in the entire architectural process, including client and consultant coordination, guidance in the production of construction drawings and specifications, code analysis, and written reports. She excels at maintaining communication lines between the design team and the client, while keeping project schedules and budgets intact. As the managing principal of Flynn Battaglia Architects, Lauren is responsible for the daily operations of the firm, and calls on her design proficiency, technical knowledge, and field experience to maintain the firm’s commitment to high quality architecture and excellent client service.

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MICHAEL J.  MEYER, RA

Senior Associate

Michael Meyer has over 40 years of experience in delivering design services to clients on a wide variety of project types.  He has been involved in business development, project management, design and technical coordination, and construction field administration. He is responsible for leading the design team to meet the client’s project objectives for technical quality. Mike’s technical expertise is appreciated by the rest of the office, as he ensures the quality of drawings and specifications.

Emma Eckert

EMMA S. ECKERT, AIA

Associate

Emma brings a fresh new perspective to our design team with her insight in evolving building technologies and building information modelling techniques and capabilities.  Emma is licensed in the State of New York; she is constantly furthering her knowledge and exposure to new technologies and techniques in all our projects.  In her time with Flynn Battaglia Architects, Emma has contributed to many different aspects of the design process, from conceptual ideas to technical implementation. Her disciplined organization and leadership have led to project management roles and team leadership on key projects in the office.

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AMY SCZEPANSKI

Designer

Amy is a recent graduate from Alfred State College, holding degrees in both Architecture and Interior Design. Her knowledge of construction systems and materials, as well as her ability to quickly and accurately model and detail building elements, has made her a valuable part of our production team. Amy has experienced many roles in the architectural profession throughout her time with the FBA team. She has gained both hands-on experience and a strong sense of community and connection to the WNY area.

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MONICA FINGER

Office Manager

Monica brings her experience in nonprofit housing services, hospitality management, and office organization to the FBA team. She enjoys assisting in marketing endeavors, implementing creative solutions for data management, and building relationships with FBA’s diverse network of partners.

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CHRISTOPHER F. LESS, AIA, LEED AP

Design Principal

Christopher Less is an award-winning architect with over 40 years of experience in a range of project types including Higher Education, Science and Technology, Campus Planning, Community-Based Facilities, and K-12 Education. Working with numerous and diverse client groups has given him the ability to interact in a highly collaborative fashion, yielding innovative results. Chris brings his can-do attitude to every meeting - his ability to visualize the transformation of a project allows him to create a clear picture for the client through computer rendering or hand sketches.

Nancy Redeye

NANCY REDEYE, ASSOC. AIA

Senior Associate

Over her more than 30 years at FBA, Nancy has focused her expertise on Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation work. She utilizes her design and problem-solving skills to investigate and resolve the unique challenges discovered in older buildings and follows through with her project management leadership to ensure successful projection completion. Whether the project is a large multi-million dollar restoration or a small renovation for a non-profit client, she comprehends the complexities inherent in each design and construction process while focusing on meeting the established project goals and objectives. Nancy has a passion for creativity, materiality, and color, and manages to incorporate style and authenticity into all of her project assignments.

Megan Brooks

MEGAN BROOKS

Associate

Megan has been immersed in the architectural field, contributing to a diversity of project areas from document production to code review and project management. She has completed many projects utilizing BIM or Building Information Modeling software. She mostly enjoys creating renderings and complete 3D models when clients need to apply for funding or community approvals. Megan is well versed in providing multiple schematic design options as well as document production.

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AUBREY FAN

Designer

Aubrey brings a diverse background to FBA, including a former career in education and a wealth of travel and cultural experiences that inform her perspective on the built environment. She is most passionate about the puzzle and possibilities presented by different design solutions, along with the unique construction and challenges inherent to historic structures. Equally passionate about sustainability via conservation and intelligent design, Aubrey sees her career at FBA as a means to promote equity in the built environment.

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