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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Peter Wehner 2013


  • Title: Associate and Senior Project Architect
  • Company: Passero Associates
  • Location: 242 West Main Street, Suite 100 Rochester, NY 14614
  • Birthplace: Rochester, NY

Education: Master of Architecture degree and Bachelor of Arts degree, Design, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

First job outside of real estate: Stock boy/soda jerk/assistant manager at Woolworth’s store.

First job in real estate or allied field: Architect at Martin Rose Associates. My first assignment was to design a Blood Lab for ACM Labs, and I worked with Art Rose (Marty’s father) who acted as the Construction Manager. I don’t think there could have been a greater learning experience than working on that building.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I design buildings, and help lead a great staff of associates. My greatest love is designing spectacular spaces for clients, and I seek to bring excellent design to even the smallest of projects. I try and give back as much time to my profession and to the community as possible, by serving as the Chairperson of the Irondequoit Planning Board and president Elect of the AIA, and by working with several charitable organizations.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Cooking, especially cooking delicious BBQ, and competing in BBQ competitions.

Favorite book or author: Any book by Dennis Lehane

Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”

Last song you downloaded? “Boogie Chillun” – John Lee Hooker, “The No Draw Blues” – Valerie June, and “Babel” – Mumford and Sons

One word to describe your work environment: Awesome

Rules to live by in business: In design, many times people only know what they don’t like, and only realize what they like once they see it. You need to learn to turn that seemingly negative input into a positive outcome.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Leonardo DaVinci, to his favorite Italian place.

What is your dream job? Real estate developer or chef/restaurant owner.