Release Date: March 9, 2009
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 Games.
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.