Paul A. Ernst, R.A.
Principal, Corporate Vice President
Paul A. Ernst, R.A. has been with the firm since its inception in 1985. He became an associate in 1990 and a principal in 1997. Mr. Ernst is a registered architect in the States of New York, Florida, and Michigan, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB ).
With over 30 years of experience in the field of Architecture, Mr. Ernst's expertise includes the design of health care facilities, adult care facilities, dementia units, religious and cultural facilities, single and multi-family residential dwellings, professional offices, and renovation projects. He is particularly recognized for his proficiency in project management.
As an acknowledged leader in the design of health care facilities, Mr. Ernst maintains a strong working relationship with the New York State Department of Health. He has a thorough understanding of the Department's current Certificate of Need process and cap rates, as well as New York State Codes and regulations.
The published and award-winning projects Mr. Ernst has designed and collaborated on include The Van Rensselaer Manor Health Care Facility (Albany, N.Y.), awarded "Best in Category in "Design '98" magazine, and "Best in Category" for the Autumn View Health Care Facility (Hamburg, N.Y.) in "Design 2000" magazine. He was also project architect for all phases of the "Kids Escaping Drugs" Renaissance Campus located in West Seneca, N.Y.
In 2002, Mr. Ernst was selected by Alfred State College to be a member of the Architectural Engineering Technology Department Advisory Board. This Board meets several times a year with faculty to review the work of students. The objective is to maintain a high level of student development and prepare them to enter the work force.
Master of Business Administration
St. Bonaventure University
School of Business
Bachelor of Professional Studies
State University of New York at Buffalo
School of Architecture & Planning
Associates of Applied Science
State University of New York at Alfred
School of Architectural Technology