Working Partners

For over fifteen years, we have found your expertise, skill, and talents to be exemplary. Your projects are well designed and well managed. You continue to offer clients the best possible resource for design.

— Murray G. Bryntesen, P.E., President, Bryntesen & Associates, Inc., Structural Engineers

I trust in your business and professional judgment. You are capable of managing all assigned projects while maintaining excellent client relationships.

—Amarilis Rodriguez, P.E., LEED AP, President, ARPE Engineering, Inc.

We treasure our relationship with you. [You] operate creatively, efficiently, and fairly.

— Jo Ellen Leisinger, President, Land Stewardship Company, Landscape Architecture/Urban Design

[I appreciate] your tremendous personal efforts and the extraordinary professional services [you provided in] delivering seven classroom size reduction solutions to the School Board of Broward County. Because of your responsiveness, the quality of your construction documents, your ability to maintain cost and keep deadlines, your rational solutions, and your extremely professional demeanor, the school children of Broward County will receive extraordinary learning facilities.

— Dwight Stephenson, D. Stephenson Construction, Inc.

As a builder and contractor I have done business with Manny Synalovski before, and over the years have gotten to know him pretty well. He is an architect that knows his way well around issues and matters relating to Shuls and Mikvaos. He has dealt with all kinds of rabbis and boards as well as Shlichim. Having been involved in building such edifices over the years of all sizes, I can tell you he is a pleasure to work with, his word is his bond and he is the ultimate professional. He has always been cooperative and easy to deal with and he is well-known and respected in the architectural community, especially when it relates to buildings for religious use. I don't want to be overly effusive, however I will tell you that you won't regret hiring and dealing with Manny and his team.

— Menachem Mendel Korf, Century Builders & Restoration, Inc.

Client Partners — Houses of Worship

Our "grand old Synagogue" of 50+ years experienced extensive hurricane damage in October 2005. We had a complicated job in front of us reconstructing to today's standards. [We] felt confident your team was the best to advance our congregation's needs. Attention to religious design was incorporated into the overall reconstruction design. Structural assessment, site analysis, design and build plans, interior design, and project administration began immediately, with the aggressive goal to have the Temple revitalized by the High Holidays 2006. We accomplished our goal under the skillful guidance of you and your team.

— Marcia B. Rapp, President, and David Esack, Vice President, Administration, Temple Beth El

Temple Beth Am's Sanctuary was almost 30 years old and it was time for a complete renovation and upgrade. Your team was superb, taking a tired-looking Sanctuary and transforming it into a magnificent modern facility. They have proven themselves to be professional, insightful, and have a keen eye for design and detail. Equally important, they worked within the overall $600,000 budget, and whenever an issue arose during construction, they acted quickly to resolve it.

— Sheila B. Grossman, President, Temple Beth Am

Thank you for assisting us in converting our 5,000-square-foot commercial property into a beautiful place of worship. The project comprises a Sanctuary, foyer and receiving area, office, library, commercial kitchen, and restroom facilities. You not only provided a survey, engineering, and design, you were also our intermediary with the City of Plantation. Your team fought hard to ensure that City planning and permitting were prioritized and approved – a challenging undertaking within any city. Moreover, you helped us achieve our vision, our goal, all within budget and time. Your diligent efforts helped us build a beautiful place of worship for our community.

— Soly D'Jamal, Vice President, Tiferet Rafael Synagogue

I go a long way back with Manny Synalovski and his firm, and he has never disappointed; on the contrary, he has always come through in flying colors. Of greatest importance and where I can most attest is to his character and personality. To put it simply, with no exaggeration, Manny is a rock. The two most valuable things I can say about him is his rock solid, serene and patient demeanor, and that his word is his bond. Whether in business or friendship, he is always a no-nonsense, nice, straightforward and decent individual. He has long-standing relationships with rabbis throughout South Florida and has done a lot of work with synagogues. He is an architect, and most importantly, mentsch, par excellence.

— Yossi Korf, Hollywood Community Synagogue

Client Partners — Community and Academic Services

The Children's Services Council of Broward County, a special government agency created by the voters of Broward County to focus resources solely on children, worked with Manny Synalovski over a year as we sought to purchase a building or land on which to build. [Manny conducted] a Needs Analysis to expertly guide us through this process. He is extremely knowledgeable and forward-thinking, as well as deliberate and forthright. I was impressed with his professionalism and communication style with the Council's board members. He earned the respect and trust of our board members and staff, which was not an easy task. I highly recommend him.

— Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President/CEO, Children's Service Council of Broward County

Kids in Distress contracted with your team for professional architectural services including Design, Planning, Permitting, Construction Document Submittal, and Construction Administration. The project involved six new buildings comprising more than 40,000 square feet; 12,000 square feet of remodeled space; and comprehensive site plan development on a five-acre site. The project involved office space, residential facilities, preschool, warehouse, and recreation/conference center. In addition to the complex milieu of City, County, and State code for those facilities, the project was an additional challenge since we already occupied the majority of the site. The project had to be implemented in phases so that we could demolish structures and then start that process again and again. Throughout the entire three-year process, the architectural staff was extremely professional and efficient. The scope was vast and our requirements were extensive…but individual buildings went from slab to CO in about six months. I highly recommend this firm.

— Mark Vanderbosch, Vice President/CFO, Kids in Distress

[Your] firm designed and supervised the construction at the Sagemont School [and] was also responsible for an extraordinary work at the recently completed recreational facilities and Gymnasium in the Upper School.
A summary of my 18-month experience with [your firm…] follows:
…Is always on time.
…Was an advocate when problems occurred with governmental agencies or the contractor.
…Understands and respects the political processes related to construction in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
…Is friendly, and is a model for what customer service should be.
…Listened to our needs and executed a technology plan [for our state-of-the-art technology environment].
During the last 20 years I was responsible for the construction of eight schools. None of our prior architects approached the level of competency and professionalism demonstrated by [your firm].

— Richard Goldman, President, The Sagemont School

Thank you for donating your knowledge and expertise in the design and construction of our new Science Lab. Without your help, we would still be awaiting approved permits and/or be knee deep in red tape waiting for inspections. Our Kindergarten through 5th grade students are truly enjoying learning Science and Computers in their new "state of the art" labs.

— Marilyn Sherman, Principal, Davie Campus David Posnack Hebrew Day School

It has truly been a pleasure to work with you and your dedicated staff to help us design and build our YMCA. Your firm's commitment, responsiveness and attention to detail have provided us with a state of the art facility which enables us to serve our community. We truly look forward to working with your firm on future projects.

— Dave Pinsker, Executive Director, YMCA of Broward County

I want to compliment you and your staff for your outstanding efforts on the School Board of Broward County' s Total Program Management project. Your team has risen to the occasion on these challenging projects.

— Mike Little, Executive Vice President, Moss & Associates

…Thank you…for the project completed at Colbert Elementary School last year and the ongoing Phase II Replacement. It has been a difficult project on a very tight site with a school that has been operating while construction has been ongoing. Listening to the concerns of the school staff, district personnel, and other stakeholders in a very professional and creative manner, you have been able to provide a very successful design that meets both our needs and budget. With all the unforeseen conditions usually found on existing built sites and facilities, you have shown great imagination solving problems in a timely fashion without having to alter your design concept…You [were] able to complete the task on time and under budget while providing excellent quality product.

— Herb Lee, Project Manager II, The School Board of Broward County, Florida

Client Partners — Government

State of Florida Seal

Congratulations on Synalovski Romanik Saye Architects recently being included in the South Florida Business Journal's list of top Architectural Firms. You are to be commended for building a business that provides opportunities to families within your community. Floridians like you are helping make our state the best place in the world to raise a family, have a great career, and enjoy a life full of opportunity.

— Rick Scott, Governor

City of Dania Beach Seal

Synalovski Romanik Saye, LLC has completed several projects in the City of Dania Beach over the past several years [including] Fire Station No. 1 Addition and Remodeling, Dania Beach Branch Library (LEED Gold Certified), CRA Façade Improvement Grant Program and CRA Merchant Assistance Grant Program as well as the New City Hall Schematic Design. We have found [your] work to be of high quality and each of these projects having been completed with minimal delays and change orders. The Library project actually came in below budget and completed ahead of schedule.

— Dominic F. Orlando, P.E., Director of Public Services

[Your firm] has completed numerous projects for the City of Weston over the past several years. These projects included City Hall, Public Works Services Center, a Community Center, Police Station, [and] 3 Fire Stations. We have found their work to be of high quality and each of these projects have been completed with minimal delays and change orders.

— Jeffrey L. Skidmore, Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer

I…represented the owner (the city) during the entire construction of a New City Hall and a new Public Works Facility…. On both of these projects this firm has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism. Their enthusiastic attention to the specifics and their continued follow-up of the myriad details required to make extremely complicated and sophisticated projects has made both projects highly successful….the New Weston City Hall called for extremely high quality finishes as befitting the principal building of this community. Manny Synalovski and his entire team are to be commended for their dedicated commitment to success of these projects. It has been one of the best experiences in my long careers in the development of municipal and educational facilities.

— Ronald E. Grossman, Owner's Representative, City of Weston, Florida

[Thank] you for your continuing effort in designing and overseeing the construction of the various Pembroke Pines Facilities such as: Village Community Center, Pembroke Shores Park, Chapel Trail Park, Pines Recreation Center, Pembroke Pines Fire Station #69, City Hall Lobby Addition, Charter Schools, Cinnamon Park, Police Training Center, Misc. Optimist Building.

Both you and your staff have exceeded our expectations as far as your efficiency meeting the budget and construction dates.

— Paul M. Edelstein, Deputy Director

[Your firm] has provided professional services to the City of Pembroke Pines for the past [19] years including projects like the Village Community Center, Pines Recreation Center, Pembroke Pines Fire Station #69, City Hall Lobby Addition, and Pembroke Pines Police Substation….They have been significant members of the design build team that developed all the Charter Schools for the City of Pembroke Pines. All of said schools have been completed under an accelerated schedule and within defined construction budgets. Our Charter Schools are truly a model for the nation. We recommend [your firm] to any school district that desires the success that they have helped us achieve.

— Martin J. Gayeski, Deputy City Manager, City of Pembroke Pines

[Your firm] has provided services for the City of Pembroke Pines for the last [19] years including projects like the Village Community Center, Pines Recreation Center, Flamingo Park, Pembroke Shores Gymnasium and Park, Club 19 at Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club, Ansin Park Concession Building, Cinnamon Park Concession Building, Tennis Center at Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club Renovation, Pembroke Pines Fire Station #69, City Hall Lobby Addition, and Pembroke Pines Police Substation. [You] also played a significant role in helping the City of Pembroke Pines with Disaster Repair Work after hurricane Wilma.

— Paul Edelstein, Deputy Public Services Director, City of Pembroke Pines

[Your firm] was contracted to design and oversee construction of our newest Fire Station located in Pembroke Pines. The station is a showplace of efficiency and modern design. It not only houses our personnel excellently but it also provides smooth operation for all our Fire Rescue work processes. It is ergonomically designed for practicality and ease of function. (You are) proficient in the design and construction arena and the firm is excellent in its architectural services to our City and the community.

— David Donzella, Acting Chief, Pembroke Pines Fire/Rescue Administration

During the 12-month project [Cooper City Police Department Facility], your team was always accessible, at times traveling with us to various other police departments to view their facilities, attend seminars and meet with members of the department. [You] remained approachable, interacting throughout the project with members of our department listening to each and every suggestion. Many of these suggestions were implemented. As a result of [your] planning and designing, we have a functional and aesthetic working environment.

— James P. Harn, Deputy Chief of Police, Cooper City Police Department

[Your firm] has been the Architect of Record on several municipal projects for the City of Plantation. Professional services have spanned over the past [15] years and have included our Fire Station #6, Volunteer Park Community Center and Jim Ward Park Community Center, Police Department Headquarters and …renovations of existing Police Department and new Fleet Maintenance Building. I have worked closely with the firm as the City's Design & Construction Director…and enjoyed the collaboration. [You] have exhibited diligence and cooperation in working with the City's Park and Recreation, Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works staff as well as the City's Building Department Staff from the design phase all the way through the construction phase. The firm has proven that they are part of our team. They strive to complete projects that resolve the needs of the City Staff and the end users.

— Danny Ezzeddine, AIA, Director, City of Plantation

In the design and construction of Fire Station #6…your personal attention as well as your professional expertise certainly met our desire to build a neighborhood friendly Fire Facility. We have had many compliments on the design and functionality of the facility from both the local residents as well as our department members. Your project management skills and budget expertise greatly assisted in the successful completion of the project.

— Robert S. Pudney, Fire Chief, City of Plantation

…Thank you for your many years of professional assistance….We have relied on you and your firm to design our West District Police Facility and for the redesign and renovation of our Police Headquarters Building….Through your expertise we have greatly increased the usable space and the efficiency of the building even though it was not expanded. Our West District Station is a source of pride for us and we received many visitors who tour the facility because they have been told of the excellent design. I recall our many hours of working with you, our many demands that you accommodated and most of all your patience and advice. Advice that, in the end, was absolutely correct.

— Patrick Lynn, Deputy Chief of Police, Pembroke Pines Police Department

The City of Lighthouse Point [contracted with] Ms. Romanik's firm, to design a new state-of-the-art police facility…. Originally, Ms. Romanik was directed to develop plans for a new facility; however the project took a new direction when the City obtained the property of the North Broward Preparatory School. The scope of work changed from designing a new facility to remodeling and renovating the old school building. Throughout our preliminary design process, and subsequent construction project, Merrill Romanik was extremely helpful and readily available…. I found her previous experience in designing other public safety facilities, including the Cooper City and Miramar Police Department facilities, to be extremely valuable, as she was familiar with the many contemporary engineering and design concepts required of a public safety building. Ms. Romanik [ensured] that the project stayed on track, that engineering and design standards were being adhered to, and that all final punch list items were resolved. The Police Department is now operating out of a new, state-of-the-art police facility that is the envy of many who serve in the law enforcement community.

— Ross Licata, Chief of Police, City of Lighthouse Point Police Department

[After designing a new police facility, your firm] designed the expansion of our Library, the renovation of City Hall, renovation of the fire station, and renovation of the recreation hall. The City is very demanding and [you] exceeded our expectations. [You] provided what I believe is most important for an architectural firm:
1) quality of design
2) timeliness of the projects
3) ability to stay within budget
4) willingness and flexibility to satisfy the customer

— John D. Lavisky, City Administrator, City of Lighthouse Point, Florida

The City of Lauderhill hired [your firm] for several of our City projects. The firm…has done an excellent job on each of these assignments. They are very attentive and responsive, and they are always willing to work within the City of Lauderhill's budget. Additionally, [they] provided helpful input on projects they are paid to work on as well as assignments that they are not contracted for.

— Desorae Giles-Smith, Assistant City Manager, City of Lauderhill

[Your firm] was retained by the City of Dania Beach to oversee a major construction project relating to the renovations of, and an addition to, the City of Dania Beach Fire Rescue Station 1. …Throughout the duration of the design stage and all through the actual renovation and construction period, [you were] always accessible; attended all meetings relating to architectural matters; and never failed to timely address a problem no matter how small. Working with this firm was a positive experience in every way.

— Michael Cassano, Deputy Fire Chief, City of Dania Beach Fire-Rescue

The City of Margate Fire Rescue utilized [your] services for the building of our Fire Station #98. The work was completed both on budget and on time. Margate Fire Rescue was pleased and satisfied with all aspects of the work.

— Frank Porcella, Chief, Margate Fire Rescue