Welcome Made with Xara petersteeraia@stny.rr.com  We are a small architectural firm located in the beautiful Finger  Lakes Region of Central New York State which has a reputation  for providing careful attention to the owner’s goals, with creative  architectural solutions and a philosophy dedicated to doing  things right the first time.    The principal Peter Steer has completed a wide range of  projects for numerous clients over the past four decades  originally in England, then Australia and since 1982 in the USA -  firstly in California and then, since 1996, throughout Western  New York. The firm's strength lies in its low volume, hands-on  approach – Mr. Steer doing much of the work himself. Careful  selection and orchestration of a project’s team members,  whether they are in-house, or consultants, and a fierce  commitment to successful project scheduling and budget control  has made the firm very successful. Realizing highly crafted buildings takes strong design and  management skills.  We have developed an approach to  managing design and construction that acknowledges the  formidable amount of information involved and the need for the  architect to collect, coordinate and utilize data in order to lead  the entire design team. We utilize state of the art computer  technology for design, virtual modeling, and construction  management. We also use good old-fashioned, client  coordination and communication at all stages of project  development.  Our project list is ever growing and comprises all types and sizes of building projects, from basic residential additions to large multi-million  dollar commercial projects. Services are offered that include project initiation, programming and conceptual design, the preparation of  construction drawings and specifications, and the supervision of the construction process. This is true whether your project is brand new  structure or a repair to an existing building.   If your project entails an existing building our philosophy is to provide a seamless, virtually invisible addition, using historically appropriate  materials and detailing.   A new building should reflect both its time and location and must meet the owner’s objectives and do all this in the most aesthetically pleasing  manner possible.