BUFFALO, N.Y. -- David C. Duchscherer, PE, president, Wendel
Duchscherer Architects and Engineers of Amherst, was honored as the
University at Buffalo Engineering Alumni Association's 2009
Engineer of the Year: Shaping the Way People Move.
Duchscherer, who earned his master's degree in civil engineering
from UB in 1993, is a nationally recognized specialist in public
transportation facility design and planning. He directs Wendel
Duchscherer's public transportation group, and has been a
professional engineer for nearly 40 years, licensed in 17 states.
In 2007, Duchscherer earned the Engineer of the Year Award
presented by the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society
of Professional Engineers.
In the past 30 years, the Duchscherer firm has designed about 60
bus maintenance and storage facilities and multi-modal transit
terminals nationally. Locally, the firm designed the UB South (Main
Street) Campus Light Rail Transit Station and numerous regional
athletic facilities, including the UB Stadium on UB's North
(Amherst) Campus, which was constructed for the World University
The firm serves 22 local municipalities with a broad spectrum of
services, including energy, survey and mapping, parks and
recreation, water systems, and highway construction groups.
The UB Engineering Alumni Association selection committee was
comprised of board members Michael Dray (B.S. '04), chair, Brian
Peer (B.S. '05) and Michelle Rhodes (B.S. '99, M.S. '07).
The award, presented annually by the UB Engineering Alumni
Association, goes to a UB Engineering alumnus or alumnae or closely
affiliated person who has distinguished himself/herself in alumni,
community, business and professional activities.