Client Based Perspective
APD Engineering and Architecture provides multidisciplinary design and engineering solutions to the private and public sectors. We work across sectors, applying our distinctive approach to projects in retail, restaurant, public infrastructure and facilities, recreation, education, and residential. APD has extensive experience in civil, environmental, structural, mechanical, electrical, transportation, traffic, safety, materials, and adaptive reuse engineering and architecture. We take a comprehensive approach to design, working from inception to completion to turn a conceptual vision into reality. Our team of highly skilled architects, engineers, and designers takes pride in consistently providing our clients with industry-leading expertise in our respective disciplines. APD maintains a reputation of providing responsive, high-quality, cost effective and innovative design services, resulting in lasting customer relationships. We owe our success to our outstanding team and the tremendous clients we’ve served. We are extremely proud to have collaborated with some forward-thinking and iconic brands.
Established in 1996
APD Engineering and Architecture was founded in 1996 by Steve Cleason, P.E., in Rochester, New York with personnel from regional and national professional firms. Initially, the firm provided civil engineering services and developed close consultant partnerships to deliver full service for local projects and to national retail clients.
As the company grew, services were expanded to meet the requests of our clients to bring the same high level of service and low cost to other areas. This included adding architectural services in 2003, which has quickly grown to become a major component of the firm. These services have grown into work for a variety of national clients across the United States. APD Engineering and Architecture is now the national prototype architect for ALDI and Monro Muffler Brake.
In 2008, APD relocated its headquarters to the Town of Victor, Ontario County, New York. This strategic move was made to preserve the small firm atmosphere while bringing our national capabilities to a growing, but underserved, area. The company’s ability to provide public infrastructure and facilities design has enabled us to service the growing area of Ontario County.
Inevitable expansion led to the opening of a West Coast (California) office in late 2015. This office quickly moved to a larger location and expanded. This expansion enables APD to grow alongside their West Coast clients and to effectively provide them with the services they require. A third office, concentrating on MEP services, was added in Buffalo, NY in 2017. With offices on both coasts, and Architects and Engineers licensed in roughly 75% of the United States, APD Architecture is well equipped to provide clients with personalized, local assistance, and onsite support for projects. With growth continuing, APD’s Headquarters were bursting at the seams in mid-2018 and spilled over into a building across the road to make space for new hires.
APS is continually growing as a result of the talent and commitment of our people and the building of stable, trusting relationships with our clients. This is exemplified by APD continuing to provide design services to the clients that started with the firm in 1996.