Office of Architecture and Building Commission

The Architecture and Building Commission exists to serve the parishes of the diocese by providing cost-effective, professional assistance for planning, repair, renovation and building of parish properties. The Commission is made up of professionals whose expertise covers architecture, structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, art, lighting, and liturgical design.  Our group is available, at no cost, to the parish. 

The ABC also tries to ensure that all contracts between parishes and building professionals hired be written so that the rights and duties of all parties are carefully delineated and protected.  In addition, the ABC tries to ensure that all contractors doing work on Diocesan properties carry sufficient liability insurance as outlined by Catholic Mutual Group.

Commission Members:

Rev. Randall Patterson - Chairman

Lori Chera - Coordinator

Roslyn Webber - Construction Project Coordinator

Robert Abromaitis

Deacon Frank Berning

Paul Ehmann

John Hutchinson


Paul Mays

John Riley

Paul Rouis

Rev. Richard Vosko

Rev. Donald Rutherford

Rev. Anthony Barratt

40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Phone: (518) 453-6622  |  Fax: (518) 453-6792