Pathfinder Engineers & Architects

We transform ideas into award-winning sustainable designs that work—with our focus on meeting your needs through design, quality, efficiency, cost control and schedule.

Our Promise

Provide workable designs that are environmentally sound, have principals personally involved in the work, and offer a broad range of design services.

About Us

Pathfinder, a Women-owned Business Enterprise, offers mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering, architecture, commissioning, energy services and laser scanning to clients in the private and public sectors.

With offices in Rochester and Buffalo, NY, our demonstrated ability has taken us from its founding to a staff of nearly 50 engineers, architects and designers. Along the way, we have excelled in meeting client demand for innovation, sustainable design, guidance and integrated service.

Capabilities range from upgrades and renovations to the design of new facilities, all with an eye for sustainability and high performance. And, our project teams are as comfortable with design/build as they are with the traditional design/bid/build project delivery process.

Our vision since 1998: To be the firm that employees want to work at and that clients want to hire.

At Pathfinder, we:

• strive for excellence
• lead with head and heart
• learn from others
• seek to develop others
• value the input of everyone on the team

In accomplishing these, we create positive benefits for our projects and our clients.

Nancy Jendryaszek, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Partner

Whether a project focuses on a room, floor, building or campus, Nancy enjoys finding solutions for our clients requirements. These embrace all measures of sustainability and solutions that have positive impacts on people.

David J. Meyer, PE, LEED AP, CEM

Partner

Finding technically sound solutions for high-performance buildings has been a guiding principle for Dave. He balances this with the idea that in order to deliver successful projects, we need to have positive and trusted relationships with clients.

Alex Strasenburgh, PE, LEED AP

Partner

Alex sees buildings as long-term investments which will be around much longer than those who worked on the initial design and construction. It's satisfying for Alex to see his projects used and enjoyed by people and knowing that his work will be there for future generations.

Jaimee Wilson, PhD, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, BEMP

Sr. Energy Engineer and Associate

Jaimee views her work through the lens of relationships. Just as building systems are interdependent, Jaimee values her relationships with inter-disciplinary design team members as they consider opportunities, options and find solutions for improving energy performance.

Matthew Meyer, PE, LEED AP

Sr. Mechanical Engineer and Associate

Matt envisions a project from start to finish, with an eye toward improving building performance, creative design solutions, and fostering client relationships. When Pathfinder and the client team moves forward together, the result is a successful project.

Faith Wilbert, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Architectural Associate

Faith is committed to the concept that design happens at all stages of a project. Whether a small renovation, an addition or a new building, she enjoys that each day is different because of the diversity of projects and clients we have at Pathfinder.

Corey Wilson, PE

Sr. Electrical Engineer

Corey, who manages our Buffalo office, enjoys all facets of electrical engineering -- especially the continuous learning that's essential to consulting engineering. He values the opportunity to work with those at the beginning of their careers -- providing mentorship.

Helen Kashtan

Marketing Manager

Helen truly enjoys telling the story of our firm, its people and our projects and values her relationships with clients and colleagues. She collaborates with our entire team to introduce Pathfinder to new clients, prospective employees and a variety of professional organizations.

Lori Abraham

Accounting Manager

Lori is also responsible for Human Resources at Pathfinder. In these two roles she enjoys the opportunities she has to interact with each and every member of the staff at Pathfinder.

Nancy Jendryaszek

AIA, LEED AP

Managing Partner

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David J. Meyer, PE, LEED AP, CEM / Partner

David J. Meyer

PE, LEED AP, CEM

Partner

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Alex Strasenburgh

PE, LEED AP

Partner

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Jaimee Wilson

Jaimee Wilson

PhD, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, BEMP

Sr. Energy Engineer and Associate

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Matthew Meyer

Matthew Meyer

PE, LEED AP

Sr. Mechanical Engineer and Associate

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Faith Wilbert

Faith Wilbert

Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Architectural Associate

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Corey Wilson

Corey Wilson, PE

Sr. Electrical Engineer


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Helen Kashtan

Helen Kashtan

Marketing Manager


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Lori Abraham

Lori Abraham

Accounting Manager


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Sustainability

At Pathfinder, our commitment to sustainability is genuine and unwavering and has distinguished us since our founding.

Our employees strive to be responsible stewards for the environment.

Key to our design is the integration of high performance into our projects. We continue to be at the forefront in transforming the way buildings are designed, balancing environmentally soundness with social and economic considerations. Our renovations work is focused on Deep Energy Retrofits.

Pathfinder is committed to community, both within our office and in the region.

Communities are where people know each other well, trust and enjoy each other, and work together for the betterment of the community. Being a good neighbor means being committed to the places our employees and clients call home. Throughout the year, Pathfinder employees dedicate time to make a difference in our community, expressing their individual commitment to corporate citizenship and social responsibility.

Each month we select a non-profit organization — one which has meaning for a member of our team — and we support those organizations through fundraisers and volunteerism.