Jenkins-Wurzer-Starks, Architects & Planners was a partnership formed by merging two local architecture firms and a former corporate architect.
Ten years later, the firm changed its name to Starks Wurzer Patterson Romeo Architects, P.C. A few projects included the Central Trust Building, Pittsford Fire Hall, City of Rochester Central Vehicle Maintenance Facility and work for Nazareth College.
Interior design and structural engineering were added as disciplines.
In the late 1980s, SWBR’s continual growth led to the firm being recognized as Rochester Business Journal’s #1 Architecture Firm in Monroe County.
In the early 1990s, SWBR began to focus on education, housing and corporate/commercial architecture.
That strategy led to rapid growth and the addition of a Syracuse office. In the 2000s, the firm’s portfolio continues to grow with education, housing and workplace projects.
More recently, graphic design and landscape architecture were added as disciplines.
Firm is founded by Allan Jenkins, Myron Starks, Thomas Wurzer
Jenkins-Wurzer Starks moves to 65 College Avenue
Staff of 15 employees
Firm name changed to SWPR (Starks, Wurzer, Patterson, Romeo)
Staff of 27 employees
Firm name changed to SWBR (Starks, Wurzer, Beinetti, Butcher, Romeo)
SWBR is named No. 1 on Rochester Business Journal Top Architecture Firms
SWBR relocates to Eastman Place
Staff of 44 employees
SWBR is named to Rochester’s Top 100 Firms
Staff of 50 employees
Staff of 61 Employees
SWBR introduces Nautilus logo
Staff of 80 employees
Staff of 89 employees
SWBR launches new identity and website