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Volunteerism at Flynn Battaglia Architects

Flynn Battaglia Architects values community involvement and volunteerism as an act of professionalism and community building, just as much as we do our architectural and planning projects. Staff members are encouraged to participate in their respective communities be it coaching little league, leading government approval boards, or being vocal advocates for the built and natural environment.

Principals Peter Flynn and Ron Battaglia lead by example, such as being a founding member of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, committee member for NYS Council of the Arts, AIA National Vice President (2006), AIA National Diversity Committee (2003-06), to name a few. Both are active and vocal community members, standing up against a highway connector that would have bisected the lower west side in the 1970’s and another that would have divided downtown on Oak Street. Both advocate for preservation, smart growth and planning, and sustainable buildings and cities plus in former lives were assistant and head coaches of little league teams.

The following are organizations where FBA staff currently devote their time:

American Institute of Architects Buffalo/WNY Chapter Diversity Committee

American Institute of Architects Buffalo/WNY Chapter Scholarship Committee

Alfred State Architecture Department Curriculum Advisory Board

Alfred State Commuter Council, President

Association of Preservation Technology 2018 Conference, Chair of Programming

Buffalo Architecture Foundation, President and Board Director

Buffalo Architecture Foundation, Architecture + Education Volunteer Architects

Buffalo Young Preservationists

Delaware Olmsted Conservancy Design Review Committee

East Aurora Historic Preservation Commission

Garden Walk Buffalo

Go Green Alfred

Graycliff Estate, Executive Committee Member

Hamburg Architectural Review Committee

Hull House Foundation, Trustee

Lancaster Youth Soccer, coach

National Architectural Accrediting Board, Visiting Committee Chair

Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Co-Chair of the Board

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Trustee

University of Detroit Dean’s Advisory Board

The Valley Community Center, Board Member

YMCA Youth Basketball League, coach

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