Founded in 2002, Edge Architecture is located in Rochester, NY. Edge has earned a reputation as a firm that offers exceptional service with a design team that listens to the needs of the owner. With work completed throughout the Northeast, Edge continues to grow to be a nationally recognized architectural design firm with a technical mastery of green design. Our vision is to inspire those that we meet, while being inspired by our clients, our work and each other.
Edge Architecture is a trusted advisor. We are in the business of understanding the owner’s dream and translating that dream into reality. We manage the building project from the initial concept to the finished structure. We are the owner’s source of information offering the latest green technologies, construction trends and schedules.
What sets Edge Architecture apart is our ability to listen to the owner to truly understand what they want, while providing the personal attention they deserve. Our vision is led by owner, Allen Rossignol, Architect and LEED® (Green) Accredited Professional. His project leadership and decisiveness is passed on to the team to ensure that your project is delivered on time and within budget.
Edge Architecture offers a full range of professional services for new construction and renovations. Our experience and knowledge base range from code compliance to environmental assessment, evaluation of construction estimates, team integration and coordination, and project management.
As founder and president of Edge Architecture, Allen has focused his attention to the built environment through a commitment to service, value and design. He established his design studio in 2002 based on the principles of sustainable design with the firm belief that good design is good business. Allen has applied green and sustainable practices on a day-to-day basis to grow his firm with projects extending throughout western New York and New England. Allen leads the firms marketing efforts and is available to his clients on all project phases.
Joe Twomey is a key project leader who is responsible for client meetings and project delivery. Joe brings 16 years of experience with projects that range in scope from small scale space renovations to multi-phase renovation projects and large new structures. As a former business owner Joe approaches the projects he is involved in with leadership and an understanding of business value in project decisions. Joe’s experience with the Edge Architecture team spans over 10 years.
Ted (Edward) is an architect with over 30 years of experience in building and design. Ted is responsible to oversee the studio’s architectural designs and maintain design continuity through construction details. Ted’s depth of experience also contributes to the strategic planning of complex projects and contracts. His design values are complemented with training from the University of Virginia and the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and currently through his adjunct professor role at the Rochester Institute of Technology Master of Architecture program. Ted’s experience with the Edge Architecture team spans over 15 years.
Allison joined the Edge team after completing her Masters of Architecture and Bachelors of Fine Arts: Interior Design degrees at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During her academic studies, focused on sustainable design and building, she was recognized on state and national levels for design excellence. As an Architectural Designer she is involved with many project types, from residential to higher education. Allison supports the Edge team with design input and production output, and contributes creative design ideas and strategic thinking to each project. She looks forward to continuing her path to becoming a licensed architect. Outside of architecture, Allison is a coach in the rowing community and is very passionate about being healthy. Her experiences in design and athletics makes her a great team player and innovative thinker.
Bridget recently earned her Master of Architecture degree from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology. With studies focused on sustainability, Bridget adds relevant and passionate green knowledge and design ideas to our team. Bridget’s role as an Architectural Designer encompasses a range of key responsibilities, including production output, project coordination and documentation, and being a part of our design process with her creative design input and solutions. When she’s not in the office, Bridget enjoys playing tennis and researching her next worldly destination, as she has a passion for exploring the world.
Nick has an Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design. He supports the Edge team with all marketing, office management and administrative tasks. Additionally, Nick assists the office staff with project-related tasks including design assistance, product research and construction administration. Nick adds a youthful energy to our work environment that keeps us laughing all day long.
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