Good Samaritans – How CPL Jamestown is Energizing the Pearl City

Our visionaries in CPL Jamestown are more than just A/E professionals — they’re home-grown humanitarians.

As lifelong locals with a shared passion for helping others, our team takes great pride in tackling diverse assignments that enrich the lives of our partners, friends and neighbors. From revitalizing hospitals and transportation systems to envisioning new facilities for elementary schools and college campuses, they blend practical function, thoughtful design, and personal understanding to cultivate transformational community projects.


“Our team has been a vital part of the Chautauqua County community for almost 40 years,” said Architectural Project Manager, Robert Nordin, AIA, LEED AP. “Our roots run deep here, and we pursue projects that are just as meaningful to Jamestown residents as they are to us.”


Nestled in the suburbs of the “Pearl City,” our office is a comfortable space that sparks design inspiration with spirited accent walls, vaulted ceilings and expansive workstations. Lush parks, gardens, and paths — such as the nearby Riverwalk, an urban trail that follows the Chadakoin River through downtown — contribute a calming atmosphere that helps clear minds and increase focus.

Team members also appreciate their proximity to a variety of local shops, restaurants and landmarks, including the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and the beloved National Comedy Center, itself a CPL-designed paragon.


“Our location connects us to everything Jamestown has to offer,” said Administrative Assistant, Chelsea Schultz. “It also promotes accessibility for our clients — a lot of the work we do happens right here in town.”

Reflective of a dedication to increasing Jamestown’s overall quality of life, our team has led and contributed to numerous projects throughout the city and beyond. Recent ventures include building improvements for Jamestown Community College; design for a maintenance garage for the City of Jamestown’s Department of Public Works; additions and alterations for the Attica Central School District in Attica, NY; renovations for the Millcreek Township School District in Erie, PA; and a feasibility study for the United Refining Company in Warren, PA.


In addition to local work, Jamestown team members frequently collaborate with colleagues across the east coast on a broad range of project types, allowing them to become “Jacks of all trades” who are well-versed in every practice area.

“Combined, we have over five decades of experience involving many unique projects. Sharing knowledge across offices and disciplines adds valuable depth to project outcomes that exceed client needs and expectations,” explained Principal Consultant, Paul Hedin, AIA.


Altruism is the lifeblood of CPL Jamestown’s work culture, and when we aren’t working on projects, we’re exemplifying our core values by participating in meaningful community activities.

Whether we’re spearheading GoFundMe campaigns on behalf of the Salvation Army; volunteering with the Jamestown Community College Foundation, the First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown, or the Jamestown YMCA; golfing for charity at the Moon Brook Country Club; attending local festivals and parades in support of our clients; encouraging donations as United Way “pacesetters;” or lending design assistance to our fellow team members in RochesterBuffalo, and Newburgh, this group is always searching for new ways to bring out the best in others.

“This is our home, and we’re committed to helping it continue to grow and prosper,” Nordin said. “There are a lot of promising developments on the horizon.”

Jenny works with the marketing team as our Internal Communications Specialist. She is primarily responsible for working with leadership, business partners and internal teams to write and edit content that establishes organizational messages and keeps team members apprised of big-picture developments. She applies her exceptional writing skills toward developing and tactfully implementing communications strategies and features that inform, inspire and engage people across the organization and beyond.

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