Ray Bednarski ’89 – Architectural Technology

On December 4th, Ray Bednarski ’89, President & CEO of Kideney Architects in Buffalo, joined Joe Lenahan, Principal at Kideney, to present details about the new academic STEM building for ECC’s North Campus to a group of distinguished alumni at a breakfast at the Statler Erie Room.

Bednarski joined the firm of Kideney Smith Fitzgerald and Laping in 1989 right after graduating from ECC’s Architectural Technology Program. He went on to the University at Buffalo where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1996 and became a licensed NYS architect in 1998. In 2003, Bednarski was named an Associate at Kideney, became Partner/Vice President in 2008, and entered his current position as President & CEO in January 2013. He also serves as chairman of the ECC Architectural Technology Advisory Board, and President-elect of the Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY. Bednarski was instrumental in leading Kideney’s efforts to expand their knowledge of the LEED certification system, becoming a LEED Accredited Professional and advocating for staff to do the same. The firm is now a U.S. Green Building Council member firm.

Some of Bednarski’s many projects include additions at Kenmore Mercy and St. Joseph Hospitals, a new office building for the FBI in downtown Buffalo, projects for Key Bank in Buffalo and Albany, multiple K-12 school projects for Buffalo, North Tonawanda, and Williamsville Schools, long-term residential care facilities in Orchard Park, Batavia, Pittsford, and Oxford, NY, St. Stephen’s RC Church on Grand Island, and a new cathedral in Lancaster for the Polish National Catholic Church.

Bednarski will be honored as one of ECC’s distinguished alumni at Celebrate ECC on March 10th.