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197 West Utica Townhomes Fly Through

We are excited to share our recent contributions to the new Townhomes at 197 West Utica in Buffalo, NY. Studio T3 did the architectural design, landscape design, structural design, and site design for the project. There are five new 3-story units with penthouse roof terraces and attached garages. This project helps meet a new housing demand in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village.

A look at the townhomes can be seen in this fly through video. More can be read about the project on developer Skyline Centro’s website.

Phoenix Brewery Apartments Awards

Our recent project, Phoenix Brewery Apartments, has won several awards! The project is the winner of Buffalo Spree’s “Best Preservation Project” 2016, winner of the Preservation League of New York State’s “Excellence in Historic Preservation Award” 2017, and winner of the Buffalo Business First’s Brick by Brick Award “Best Historic Preservation” 2017. Studio T3 provided structural engineering for the project. The project creates mixed-use redevelopment of the Phoenix Brewery and more can be read about it on Carmina Wood Morris’ website.

Photos courtesy of Carmina Wood Morris.

David Stutz New To Our Team

Studio T3 would like to welcome a new member to our team, David Stutz. A graduate from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York, David received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture in May of 1990. With over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial site design and 10 years in civil engineering he will make a strong addition to our design team.

Fosdick Field Restoration Virtual Tour

Studio T3 is currently involved in the restoration of Fosdick Field in Buffalo, New York.

For nearly 100 years, Fosdick Field was the green space in front of City Honors School originally designed by prominent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. In 1977 Fosdick Street was created and a housing complex replaced the field. When the vacant housing complex was demolished in 2013, the opportunity to restore the field presented itself. “I’ve talked to neighbors who were children and wept the day they ran the street through the middle of their park,” City Honors’ principal William Kresse told The Buffalo News. There has been a lot of excitement around the project and we are proud to be a part of it.

Studio T3 is providing civil engineering, landscape, and site design for the project incorporating Olmstead’s original design elements, and has created a virtual tour of the restored field and surrounding parkland allowing it to come to life in a fly-through video. This animation is an excellent example of the virtual reality visualization services Studio T3 can provide for clients.


Visit The Fosdick Field Restoration Project website to view the video

Optima Design Is Now Studio T3

Optima Design has officially changed its name to “Studio T3 Engineering, PLLC”. With the name change, we have new email addresses and a new website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Page. Please refer to the Team page of our website for our new email addresses. All other aspects of the company (design services offered, ownership, corporate structure, address, and phone numbers) remain the same.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can reach out to any members of our team that you work with, call us at 716-803-6400, or email our Office Manager Jennifer at