Michael Frisina of Ashley McGraw Architects Receives Passive House Consultant Certification

Michael Frisina

Ashley McGraw Architects announces Michael Frisina, Associate AIA, LEED AP, CPHC has been named a Certified Passive House Consultant by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS).

“All of us at Ashley McGraw congratulate Michael on this important professional milestone,” said Ed McGraw, founding partner and CEO of Ashley McGraw. “Michael’s certification brings the total number of CPHCs on our staff to three. It reinforces our capabilities, as well as our commitment, to the sustainable design of high performance buildings.”

Frisina said, “Passive House principles—a tight building envelope, super-efficient insulation, and reduced mechanical loads—are applicable to all building types. Our designs for schools, housing, and community projects incorporate these and other strategies, all with the goal of using 90% less energy than equivalent, conventionally-designed buildings.”

An Architectural Designer and Design Technology Manager at the award-winning firm, Frisina joined Ashley McGraw in 2016, and has been a prominent team member for several projects, among them district-wide renovations and additions for the central school districts of Binghamton, Skaneateles, Sauquoit Valley, Groton, Thousand Islands, and South Jefferson.

In March 2018, with Ashley McGraw colleague Benjamin Darby, Frisina made a presentation, “Iterative Daylighting Analysis Tools Using Dynao for Revit” at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s BuildingEnergy conference in Boston.

President of the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Architects Central New York chapter Board of Directors, he holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Onondaga Community College.

About Ashley McGraw Architects

Ashley McGraw Architects, based in Syracuse, New York, was founded in 1981. Its award-winning portfolio of K-12 schools, higher education buildings, and community/civic structures has been consistently recognized for innovation and design excellence. The firm has particular expertise in designing high performance, sustainable buildings. Ashley McGraw is ranked in Building Design + Construction magazine’s list of 2017 Top 100 Architecture Firms.