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Ray Bednarski

Architectural Technology/Construction  '89
President & CEO at Kideney Architects, P.C.
Ray Bednarski earned his degree in Architectural Technology/Construction in 1998. He then was hired by Kedeney Smith Fitzgerald and Laping as a draftsman. After graduating from the University of Buffalo, Ray became a licensed architect. He has worked on various design projects in both the public and private sectors for education, healthcare and commercial institutions. Presently, he serves as chair on the ECC Architectural Technology Advisory Board.

Ray joined the firm of Kideney Smith Fitzgerald and Laping in 1989, right after graduating from ECC’s Architectural Technology program. His early assignments included assisting as draftsman on projects for New York Telephone, Millard Fillmore Hospital, and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.

While working at Kideney, Ray attended the University at Buffalo, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1996. He became a NYS licensed architect in 1998. In 2003, Ray was named as Associate at Kideney, and became a member of the ECC Architectural Technology Advisory Board, for which he now serves as chair. In his current role, Ray oversees all design teams and projects.

Ray has completed projects for both public and private sector clients in the Education, Healthcare, Municipal and Commercial markets. In the K-12 Education market, he has served as principal-in-charge on major pre-referendum and capital projects for some of the region’s largest school districts, including several buildings of a historic nature, requiring special attention to preservation issues.

He is a board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, and is an active alumnus of the UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Ray Bednarski