Our Firm

  • Brett Balzer, AIA LEED AP Partner

    As founding partner at Balzer and Tuck Architecture, Brett Balzer has more than 20 years experience designing, managing, and leading residential, institutional and commercial projects. 

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    | Meet Brett
  • Michael Tuck, AIA LEED AP Partner

    As a partner at Balzer and Tuck, Michael Tuck is an award-winning designer with more than 20 years experience and a portfolio that features a variety of architectural styles.

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    | Meet Michael
  • Shawn Corp, AIA Senior Associate, Studio Director

    Shawn Corp, senior associate and studio director, has more than 20 years of experience in multi-family and commercial design, project management, and contract administration.

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    | Meet Shawn
  • Christine Nickerson, AIA
    Christine Nickerson, AIA Project Manager, Studio Director

    Christine is Studio Director and Project Manager on single-family residential projects. With experience creating renderings and conceptual design graphics, she helps clients visualize their future homes. She also supports the firm’s marketing projects, managing digital programs and award submissions. Christine is an active member of the AIA, has a bachelor’s of architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been licensed in New York since 2016.

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  • Trevor Flynn
    Trevor Flynn

With a decade of experience in custom home building and construction, Trevor supports the Balzer and Tuck team with building assemblies and construction details. Applying his integrated approach, Trevor focuses on sustainable and efficient designs for multi-family and institutional projects. Trevor earned his bachelor’s of architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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  • David George
    David George

David focuses on large-scale multi-family and commercial projects. After obtaining his Bachelor Degree in Engineering, David continued his studies by obtaining a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He brings a diverse range of project experience to Balzer & Tuck, and is an alumnus of the U.S. Solar Decathlon where he gained firsthand knowledge of designing and living in a sustainably built environment.

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  • Jenna Kulek
    Jenna Kulek

Jenna joined the Balzer & Tuck team as a summer intern while finishing up her studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After successful completion of their Bachelor of Architecture program, Jenna transitioned to full-time. She now assists with all project types in the office with a focus on single-family residential design and documentation.

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  • Dennis McGowan
    Dennis McGowan

With experience in residential construction, construction documentation, and client and consultant coordination, Dennis manages residential projects and supports multi-family and commercial work. Dennis earned both a bachelor’s and master’s of architecture from Roger Williams University and is an associate member of the AIA.

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  • Drayton Patriota
    Drayton Patriota

Drayton brings extensive experience in the Urban Mixed-Use, Office, Higher Education and Residential sectors to B&TA. His diverse skillset allows him to deliver exceptional design solutions and assist in the complete design process. He holds a Bachelor in Architecture from Federal University in Brazil and earned a Master of Science in Façade Engineering at University of Bath, England. As Project Designer, Drayton guides projects from conceptual design through construction. He focuses on truly understanding the client’s goals and delivering a unique and creative design response to each challenge. Drayton is an alumnus of The Rotary Foundation, a non-profit corporation seeking to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.

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  • Alisandra Pleickhardt
    Alisandra Pleickhardt

Alisandra earned her BFA in Interior Design at the Sage Colleges of Albany and during that time and after obtained experience in residential, commercial, & hospitality-oriented projects. She focuses on working directly with clients to ensure their vision of the exterior of the building is brought through to the functionality and aesthetic of the interior and she does this by creating space layouts, project renderings, and conceptual design graphics for the client. Alisandra also contributes to the firm’s marketing needs; including social media marketing, network marketing, and print media submissions.

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  • Waynette Roberts
    Waynette Roberts Studio Coordinator

As studio coordinator, Waynette analyzes problems, simplifies procedures and identifies innovative solutions. She is involved in everything from office management, to bookkeeping, and project administration. Before joining Balzer and Tuck, Waynette worked in various management and coordination roles for health, military, and economic development organizations.

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  • Peter Urban
    Peter Urban

Peter is a team member for single family, multi-family and commercial projects. A recent graduate of the University at Buffalo with a Master of Architecture degree, Peter brings a passion for exploring the appropriate use of wood into buildings and structures. Peter’s focus is on investigating material use as an integrated approach to sustainable design.

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  • Kristopher Wilt
    Kristopher Wilt

Kristopher brings more than 10 years of experience in design, programming, and contract administration to Balzer and Tuck. Adapting his skills to each client’s needs, Kristopher’s personal portfolio boasts work for government institutions and universities, as well as homeowners and commercial developers.

Kristopher also has experience teaching software usage and oversees the firm’s implementation of BIM and Revit. He earned his bachelor’s of science in architecture at the University of Hartford and volunteers his time to Habitat for Humanity.

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