Architectural Design

Architectural design is a unique blend of math, and science and art. When we design with intent, we create buildings that function as needed with form that is aesthetically pleasing.

Whether your project is big or small, our team has expertise in every aspect of architectural design and construction to bring your project to completion on time and within budget.


Feasibility / Site Selection Studies

Space Planning

Building Envelope Design

Building Information Modeling

Code Compliance Reviews

ADA Design/Compliance Reviews

Computer-aided Visualization / Modeling / Rendering

Construction Administration

Building Systems Engineering

Accurate engineering design for buildings’ electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems is key to effective performance. Our engineers understand our clients’ need for reliable and energy-efficient systems so we design sustainable solutions that quantifiably reduce energy consumption and operating cost.

 We carefully analyze our clients’ M/E/P/FP needs and select high-performance equipment and systems that are properly sized. We also use the latest technologies – photovoltaic, wind, and geothermal systems – to deploy sustainable options.

Electrical Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Plumbing Engineering

Energy Modeling

Utility Optimization

Photovoltaic / Wind / Geothermal Engineering

Civil / Structural Engineering

Trautman Associates C/S engineers complete approximately 50 site and structural projects annually. Taking an analytical approach to the surveying process, we are better able to specify systems designed to utilize local resources.

From surface runoff water and rainwater harvesting to integrated irrigation systems, Trautman Associates C//S engineers are leading the effort to find new, more efficient, solutions to a range of seasonal site conditions. 

Pedestrian Pathway Design

Parking Lot Design

Stormwater Management

Underground Utility Design

Landscape Design

Building Evaluation Studies

Expert Witness Testimony

Forensic Analysis / Investigation

Swimming Pool Design

Interior Design

Good interior design carefully considers both function and form for the selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Our interior designers work closely with clients to identify their needs. Then, based on a combination of client input and our expertise, we introduce color schemes and material finishes from carpets and wall coverings to furniture and fixtures. As interior design professionals, we are available to meet with our clients on location, offering professional services in every stage of the design process.

Interior Finish Selection

Furniture Selection

Fixture & Equipment Specification

Life Cycle Analysis

Lighting & Daylighting Design

Color Palette Design


Careful planning is required to ensure the communities we live in provide the resources we need. Consideration must be given to ensuring our buildings, green spaces and waterfront have the best modern-day technology can provide even while their historic nature is preserved and celebrated.

We collaborate closely with our clients and our in-house civil engineers to facilitate site-specific planning and design that addresses the full range of economic, social, and environmental challenges our clients face. 

Master Planning

Feasibility Studies

Environmental Analysis

Building Condition Surveys

Code Compliance Reviews

Referendum Assistance

Cost Estimating

Sustainable Design

Designing with the environment in mind isn’t just the latest design trend; it makes good business sense. Whether you’re looking to design a LEED-certified or just ensuring the heating and cooling system you select for your new building is energy efficient, our staff can provide the right level of sustainable design to suit your project.

 Trautman Associates was the first firm in Western New York to design a LEED for Core and Shell certified office building and, with sustainability a core value, we look forward to continuing our environmental leadership one project at a time.

Energy Modeling

Building Envelope Optimization

LEED Design

Renewable Energy Design