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Frank S. Ziolkowski, R. A., Principal

Frank S. Ziolkowski, R. A. , founder and Principal of Zaxis Architectural, P. C. began his career in 1976 as an office intern at a downtown architectural firm. While working in the industry, he earned his architectural degree from the University at Buffalo by attending evening course for ten consecutive years. Frank received his N.Y.S. architectural license in 1992, earned national accreditation from the National Council of Architectural Registration Board in 2000 and is currently licensed to practice architecture in eleven states.

Frank is also active in the local Buffalo community, presently serving the American Red Cross Buffalo Regional Chapter as Chair of the Clement Trustees.


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Douglas H. Hutter, A.I.A., Senior Architect

Douglas H. Hutter, A.I.A., senior architect, began his career in 1988 upon receiving his Masters of Architecture degree from the University at Buffalo.  Doug is highly experienced in all phases of the design process and is responsible for the coordination and delivery of many of the firms’ projects.

Doug is also very involved with community activities and causes.  He is the current Vice-Chair of the Hamburg Historic Preservation Commission and currently donates his time to the Village of Hamburg Junior Baseball League.


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Steven C. Purpora, RA, Senior Architect

Steven C. Purpora, RA, Senior Architect, joined the firm in 2006. A NYS licensed Architect, Steve is a graduate of the University at Buffalo. Steve is vastly experienced in a number of project typologies, specializing in medical design.


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Timothy C. Schnaufer, AIA, Senior Architect

Timothy C. Schnaufer, AIA, Senior Architect, joined the firm in 2012. A NYS licensed architect, Tim is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and earned a Master of Science in Education, Career & Technical Education from Buffalo State University. Tim is an extremely technical architect with an innate ability to problem solve. Tim also has an educational career, teaching Architecture and Technology at Erie Community College for over 20 years.