Brian D. Kelley, R.A., President

Brian Kelley has been a partner with Mach for six years and is an integral member of the senior management team. His extraordinary project management skills provide the expert guidance required on complex projects, especially those that include multiple phases with varied subconsultants. Brian is currently leading a multifaceted team through the renovation of the high-profile Academic Podium and Main Fountain at SUNY at Albany as well as the rehabilitation of the campus’ water tower.

Brian is leading the team with cutting edge technological advancements like BIM and multidimensional modeling, which aid in design review and align schedules and budgets. His most recent LEED Silver-certified projects include the award-winning SUNY IT Oriskany Hall and SUNY Geneseo, which has been recognized as a Brick by Brick finalist.

Thanks to his daughter’s budding ballet talents, Brian has a commanding knowledge of the nuances of ballet positioning, as evidenced by his finely held first position.


Douglas D. Schaefer, A.I.A., Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President Doug Schaefer, a graduate of Alfred State College and SUNY at Buffalo, brings the perspective and insight of years of experience in educational design to our team. He espouses the Mach philosophy of high quality partner participation guiding projects from inception to closeout. This practice of frequent senior team support provides close monitoring of budget, schedule and other factors impacting the critical path.

Doug’s extraordinary client satisfaction has led to years of repeat client work including at Lake Shore CSD, SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Plattsburgh. His hands-on approach assures frequent contact, while his expertise in complex design allows him to forecast and alleviate many issues before they occur, especially during construction. Doug has worked to understand the constant changes in sustainable design options and value of economic materials selection.

If Doug isn’t in the office, you can always contact him on his cell phone as he’s usually on the sideline of a soccer field or on one of his frequent drives to the North Country.