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Chianis + Anderson Architects, PLLC was formed in the state of New York in 2001. Since that time, Chianis + Anderson Architects has grown and transformed into a full service Architectural and Interior Design firm. The firm’s leadership consists of Partners Greg A. Chianis, AIA, Todd J. Anderson, AIA and Jeffery T. Smith, AIA, NCARB.

We believe who we are is as important as what we do. Our generous number of repeat clients speaks to the strength of our relationships and the value of our reputation.

We carefully recruit and retain an energetic, imaginative staff that is remarkably devoted to the built environment and committed to every project. Guided by our Partners, we create architecture that enhances communities and improves quality of life.

Additionally, we are pleased to be able to assist our clients in moving toward a more sustainable future. We strive to be environmentally sensitive with our design. This is achieved by minimizing the negative environmental impacts of buildings with healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving architecture. We currently have LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professionals on staff.

We believe our passionate pursuit of the collaborative spirit sets us apart from the rest; we hope to be partnering with you soon.


Chianis + Anderson Architects Hires Director of Business Development

September 20, 2019

Chianis + Anderson Architects welcomes Roger V. Brown, PE who has recently joined the firm as Director of Business Development. In this position, he is responsible for marketing efforts, document quality control, master and project specifications, and construction administration activities. Mr. Brown has a Civil Engineering degree from Cornell University and has had a variety of different roles spanning his long professional career. He brings a wealth of experience in engineering, project direction, and construction management to the Chianis + Anderson family. His primary focus has been in the design, construction and operation of healthcare facilities in several different states. Over the past 20 years he has served as a member of the national Facilities Guideline Institute (FGI) Revision Committee which routinely updates code requirements for healthcare buildings, including the recent mandate for single patient bedrooms in new hospitals.

“Roger’s experience, organizational skills, leadership, and depth of knowledge of the construction industry will help elevate us as a firm.” said Greg A. Chianis, AIA, Partner. “We are excited to have him as part of our team.”

Project Manager Becomes Registered Architect

September 12, 2019

Chianis + Anderson Architects, PLLC, is proud to announce Eric Allen Van Tassel, AIA, NCARB has passed the Architectural Registration Examination and is now a Registered Architect with licenses approved and pending in multiple states. In addition to registration and licensure, he has also achieved National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certification and has been accepted as an Architect Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Mr. Van Tassel is an accomplished architectural project manager who has grown as a leader within Chianis + Anderson Architects and has demonstrated his ability to effectively organize and manage projects. His focus is design and project management for both renovation and new construction projects. Mr. Van Tassel oversees projects from design through construction and brings original ideas to his projects.

“It is always exciting to watch our staff grow and achieve these milestone professional goals,” said Todd J. Anderson, AIA, Partner.

Mr. Van Tassel joined Chianis + Anderson Architects as a Designer in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University.

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Sometimes we take time out of our busy schedules to have a little fun. We had a great time kayaking on the Susquehanna River with Southern Tier Kayak Tours!Perfect conditions for a late day paddle with the crew from Chianis and Anderson Architect firm. The evening was highlighted with Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, White Egrets, ducks and other wildlife.


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This week, Project Manager Caitlin Connors, visited the 5th grade girls in the STEM program at Ann G McGuinness Elementary School in UE. They had a great time learning about architecture and participating in hands on activities teaching them about design, structure, and the importance of working in a team. ...

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Chianis + Anderson Architects is seeking an Office Manager/Bookkeeper to support our management staff. This role serves as a unique bridge between the partners and employees and is critical to our overall success.

This position requires a significant amount of self-direction and forward thinking. The successful candidate must be a versatile, resourceful individual that works well both independently and within a team environment. This candidate must demonstrate a responsive and proactive approach to everyday work tasks. The day to day responsibilities of this position vary in this exciting fast paced professional environment.

Duties of the Position

In this role, you will be responsible for bookkeeping tasks, preparing various financial reports, and general office duties. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

○ Accounts Receivable tasks including Client Invoicing, Cash Receipts, Bank Deposits, Collections
○ Accounts Payable duties including routing and posting of vendor invoices, vendor payments, and reconciliation of vendor accounts
○ Payroll Processing including reconciliation of timesheets, maintenance of employee benefits and deductions, data entry, review of payroll reports and federal and state tax returns to ensure accuracy
○ Financial Reporting and reconciliation for both the firm and individual projects
○ Human Resource responsibilities which require in-depth knowledge of federal & state labor laws, addressing staffing needs, preparation of performance reviews, preparing and upholding company policies, developing and maintaining benefits package
○ 401k Retirement Plan Administration including participant enrollment, contribution reporting, participant notices, records, and annual reporting
○ Perform monthly account reconciliation and in-depth research on discrepancies
○ Maintain and evaluate accounting procedures and prepare/recommend methods and policies
○ Provide accounting and human resource related advice to management
○ Develop and maintain project, client, vendor, and employee records
○ Work closely with clients, benefits providers, consultants, vendors and employees
○ Review client, consultant, and other contracts for accuracy
○ Any other duties as assigned by management

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following attributes:

○ Excellent verbal, written and interactive communication skills
○ Strong time management and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines
○ Capability to recognize problems and provide creative solutions
○ Skills to assess daily challenges and resolve them quickly and efficiently
○ Ability to acknowledge the need to escalate issues when required
○ Aptitude to use discretion and impartial judgement to resolve sensitive issues
○ Capacity to learn independently and apply knowledge to meet the company’s needs
○ Ability to work well both independently and with others in order to achieve a common goal
○ Ability to separate professional and personal life
○ Commitment to the firm and its success

Technical Skills and Attributes
○ Excellent working knowledge of GAAP
○ Detail-oriented and efficient with an emphasis on accuracy
○ Data Entry expertise
○ Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, all applications
○ Possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation

Educational and Professional Requirements
○ Minimum of an Associate Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
○ Five (5) years of relevant work experience
○ Previous architectural/engineering office experience is a plus
○ Experience with various Accounting Software Systems; Understanding of Deltek/Ajera project accounting software is advantageous
○ Possession of a New York State notary license is beneficial

Benefits Package
To address the needs of our employees, we have developed a comprehensive Benefits Package that includes:

○ Paid Health Insurance Plan with Prescription Coverage
○ 401(k) Retirement Plan with Firm contribution
○ Paid Short-term and Long-Term Disability Plans
○ Paid Time Off (PTO)
○ Paid Holidays
○ Paid Parking
○ AFLAC and Vision Plans through Payroll Deduction
○ Tuition and licensing fee reimbursements
○ Company sponsored celebrations and events

Employees are expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

With generous benefits, competitive salary, room for growth, and a positive, enjoyable work environment, you’ll want to join our team.

○ Management: 5 years (Required)
○ Bookkeeping: 5 years (Required)

○ Notary Public (Preferred)
○ Driver's License (Required)

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