Rick Alfandre, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a prolific architect who, over the past 23 years, has built more than 200 projects ranging from high performance residences, churches, retail spaces, and multi-million dollar hotels and resorts. As the founder and CEO of Alfandre Architecture, he is an expert in the design of energy-efficient, site and climate responsive buildings that are durable, with an eye towards the whole life costs. With his construction company, EcoBuilders Inc., Rick has continued to use his expertise to design and build state of the art buildings. Mr. Alfandre is devoted to creating spaces and places of lasting beauty, working closely with clients to plan for efficient, resilient and cost-effective projects.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1980, Rick worked as a carpenter and general contractor in residential and light commercial construction. In 1987, he received his Masters in Architecture from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Rick focused on minimizing the use of construction materials with the potential for toxicity during and after installation. Between 1987 and 1991, Rick worked with several area architects as a Senior Designer and Project Architect, overseeing all phases of project development. In 1991, Rick Alfandre received his license to practice architecture in the State of New York. He is also licensed in Connecticut and New Jersey.
A leader in the green building movement in upstate New York, Mr. Alfandre was recently re-elected chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Green Buildings Council, and is also a founding member on the steering committee for the Hudson Valley Branch. He launched EcoBuilders Inc. in 2009 to provide full design/build services to his clients. Rick is National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards (NCARB) certified, and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Other affiliations include: the United States Green Buildings Council (USGBC), Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA), New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES), Sustainable Hudson Valley (SHV) and The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC).