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Our Team

Take a look inside Scheid…our principals and team members truly are a family, embracing values and a work ethic that filter throughout every project, and forging relationships our clients want, and that we deeply appreciate.

Doug Scheid, AIA, NCARB
Principal

AIA Principal Doug Schied of Schied Architectural

dscheid@scheidaia.com

30 Years of Professional Experience in the Architectural
and Building Industry

Doug’s first structure as a budding architect was designed while attending the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture in the summer of 1983: the Pro Shop for Beaver Island Golf Course. After graduating, Doug worked for a diverse architectural firm in Buffalo, NY on a wide range of project types. He earned the title of Project Manager in less than two years, bringing in his first commission in 1985.

The following three years involved government, community, private, industrial, and residential design work culminating in a multi-phased rehabilitation project where Doug was not only the architect, but acted on behalf of the owner as construction manager during actual construction. After initial registration in 1988, Doug worked as a facilities engineer for a manufacturing company with locations from Philadelphia to San Francisco to Ontario, Canada. This experience has proven essential in his understanding of long-term operating costs and engineering impact on projects.

In the fall of 1989, Doug started his architectural practice, which continues to operate as Scheid Architectural, having completed over 1,200 projects ranging in value up to $15,000,000. Expanding market segments include Industrial, Recreational, Medical, Banking, Office, Educational, and Community. Doug has earned the following degrees: Associate of Applied Science in Architecture (AAS); Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture (BPS); Master of Architecture (M-Arch); Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Doug is a member of Alpha Rho Chi, and was awarded the 1984 Medal for Leadership, Service and Merit at the University at Buffalo. His desire to serve the public through volunteer efforts continues today. He is past chair and a member of the Grand Island Zoning Board of Appeals, Long Range Planning Committee, and various blue ribbon committees concerning public law and ordinance development. Doug has donated time and services to several not-for-profit organizations, including St. Columban Center, St. Leo the Great, St. John the Baptist and The Children’s Guild of Buffalo. Professional memberships such as The American Institute of Architects and the National Fire Prevention Association help Doug keep current with issues that affect the practice of architecture and creation of buildings.

Professional Registration
Doug is a National Council of Architectural Registrations Board Certificate Holder, (NCARB), which permits reciprocal registration in most locations. He is currently licensed to practice and holds registrations within the following locations: New York, New Mexico, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Florida, Nevada, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Michigan, Hawaii and West Virginia.

James Gannon, AIA, NCARB
Principal

AIA Principal Jim Gannon of Schied Architectural

jgannon@scheidaia.com

20 Years of Professional Experience in the Architectural
and Building Industry

After his experience in the high-end custom home construction industry, James joined the staff at Scheid Architectural in 1997 upon completion of his first project, The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery in Buffalo, NY. He continued to work on numerous retail, residential, commercial, government and industrial projects while earning his professional studies degree from the University at Buffalo in 2000.

After a brief sabbatical in Manhattan, NY, James returned to Scheid Architectural with valuable experience and knowledge in real estate data management and BOMA project management. It was at this time that James was given the title of Project Manager. While at Scheid Architectural, James developed valuable experience in all phases of architectural practice from preliminary programming and schematic design to construction administration and management of multimillion dollar projects. Several projects have been completed on time and, perhaps more importantly, on budget through his skills as a project manager.

James is highly involved in the day-to-day activities of the firm. He also plays a major role in the management of project production as well as the firm’s marketing endeavors. James became a Principal with Scheid Architectural, PLLC in 2010. James has experience on a broad range of projects ranging from beverage distribution centers and pharmaceutical suites to corporate offices and ice arenas.

Continuous Learning and Commitment to Leadership
James has completed coursework at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the University at Buffalo, having earned his Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture (BPS). He is constantly seeking to gain knowledge in the field of architecture through numerous continuing education seminars and conferences ranging in topics from universal accessible design to reinforced masonry design and integration.

James is a Past President of the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, a board member of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation (BAF), Saint Francis High School Alumni Association and is a lifetime member of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association. Professional membership in the American Institute of Architects helps him stay current with issues that affect the practice of architecture and creation of buildings.

Professional Registration
James is a National Council of Architectural Registrations Board Certificate Holder, (NCARB), which permits reciprocal registration in most locations. He is currently licensed to practice and holds registration in New York State.

Personal
An avid traveler, James has had the experience of studying different types of architecture and urban development while traveling to Asia and Europe, including the United Kingdom. James is a Level 3 Certified Coach with USA Hockey and assists with the Aurora Ice Association youth hockey program in East Aurora, NY. He is also a trained leader with East Aurora Cub Scout Pack 514.

Our Team Members

Douglas M. Scheid, AIA, NCARB
Principal | dscheid@scheidaia.com

James B. Gannon, AIA, NCARB
Principal | jgannon@scheidaia.com

Travis Gruszka, RA
Architect | tgruszka@scheidaia.com

Marshall Morehouse, RA
Architect | mmorehouse@scheidaia.com

Stephen Movalli, RA
Architect | smovalli@scheidaia.com

Stephen Olson, RA
Architect | solson@scheidaia.com

Steven Buchanan
Intern Architect | sbuchanan@scheidaia.com

Veronica Ryskalczyk, NCIDQ
Director of Interior Design | vbassano@scheidaia.com

Courtney Collins, NCIDQ
Interior Designer | ccollins@scheidaia.com

Yolanda Otero
Office Manager | yotero@scheidaia.com