Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

CSArch Announces Three New Principals



CSArch is proud to announce the promotion of three employees who became principals at the firm earlier this month. Congratulations to Robert LaFayette, Michael Andrews, and Daryl Mastracci!

Robert LaFayette AIA
As a project architect/project manager based in our Newburgh office, Robert is responsible for managing project design teams and ensuring that projects comply with design goals, along with the overall budget and schedule.

He has more than 15 years of experience in K12 education and civic/institutional facilities combined with 10 years in construction.

In his spare time, he is a coach for his two daughters’ sports teams, an avid photographer, and a member of the Orange County Arts Council. Robert joined CSArch in 2008.
 
Michael Andrews RA
Michael began his career at CSArch working as a project architect before becoming a full-time construction administrator. With expertise in the renovation and new construction of educational, civic, and corporate facilities, some of his most notable work includes projects at North Colonie Central School District, the University at Albany, and the Albany Public Libraries.

Mike is responsible for on-site representation, scheduling, coordination between prime contracts, managing bidding and negotiation, and quality control documents. Mike serves as a liaison between project owner, architect, and contractors. He joined the firm in 1997.

Daryl Mastracci PE LEED AP 
A leader in CSArch’s engineering department, Daryl has been instrumental in the growth and management of the engineering group. He has spearheaded our engineering recruiting efforts and has provided senior leadership and guidance to the team to enhance capabilities and improve project quality.

Outside of his project responsibilities, Daryl is an active member of the firm’s project management and HR committees.

Daryl joined CSArch in September 2015 as a Senior Electrical Engineer.

The School of Architecture has been ranked the 13th best undergraduate program in the nation by the architectural research organization DesignIntelligence. This is the highest ranking in the history of the School of Architecture. The DesignIntelligence Quarterly’s annual “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” edition is the most sought…
The Sage Colleges inaugurated Dr. Christopher Ames as its 10th President. The Inauguration Ceremony was attended by more than 300 students, faculty, staff, and members of the board of trustees, as well as community leaders and political officials. The event, held in the Schacht Fine Arts Center theater on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy,…
The Sage Colleges today announced that it has received a $1.2 million gift from Chet and Karen Opalka in support of the Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus. The Opalkas contributed $2 million to construct the gallery prior to its grand opening in 2002, and worked closely with founding director Jim Richard Wilson to establish the…
Oct
20
Join us in honoring Bob Horan's legacy of collaborations between business and education to close the skills gap. Online registration has closed; walk-ins…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-9 a.m. Program
Oct
24
Review the principles of effective presentation design and delivery. Learn how to organize content, formatting, colors and many other tips. Topics Include…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Refreshments; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training Session
Oct
26
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview & Networking