WHAT MAKES AN "ALFANDRE " PROJECT?
If you live in the Hudson Valley, you may have heard us radio and be familiar with our tagline: “Creating spaces and places of lasting beauty”
Lasting beauty is the key. We would like to believe that everything we design and build will last well into the future. In a world accustomed to cheap and disposable, it feels extraordinary when something is built to last. We believe that “built to last” should not be extraordinary, but standard.
We stand against those that don’t care enough about quality, and just want to crank something out to finish a project quickly.
We stand for the health, well-being and comfort of our clients and their families.
We stand for sustainability and positively impacting the environment.
We stand for the continual evolution of design to create buildings in harmony with their surroundings.
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
“As a child, I spent weekends on construction sites. When my grandparents built their dream home, I spent almost every weekend with my grandfather on site …
I built Alfandre Architecture to make people happy and to help them realize their dreams and visions.”
Rick Alfandre, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a prolific architect who, over the past 24 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.
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.
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.
“We want to bring quality to the built environment. We want to solve the disjointed and un-appealing urban streetscape and the mass-produced lack of vision in human habitat. We want to solve the issue of humans living at odds with their environment.”
Sam Dillehay received his Masters in Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2006. He joined Alfandre Architecture in 2007 as a project manager, and has been responsible for managing all phases of projects, from pre-design through construction administration.
Sam Dillehay has been chiefly responsible for the exploration and implementation of new technologies within the office, including incorporating Building Information Modeling into the office workflow, and using 3D models for comprehensive daylight and shadow analysis.
“I decided to work to become an architect so that I can be part of building structures that will last longer than I will be alive. The work we do is more than a business.”
Joe Buglino received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture Design from SUNY Buffalo in 2004. Joe has been with Alfandre Architecture for over 10 years, where he has gained extensive experience with construction administration.
In 2012, Joe Buglino was appointed Vice President of EcoBuilders, Inc., a general contracting firm founded by Rick Alfandre. As the construction manager, Joe is responsible for the coordination and management of numerous commercial, religious, residential, as well as municipal projects.
Joe’s experience as a construction administrator at Alfandre Architecture and a construction manager at EcoBuilders, Inc. allows projects to be fast-tracked from design through construction. His commitment to design, building science, structure and budget ensures that your design plans will be executed as intended.
David has been a Senior Designer at Alfandre Architecture for over 15 years. He is committed to applied research and post-occupancy evaluations for high quality, sustainable, energy-efficient design. David has also taught in design studios at university-level accredited colleges of architecture for over 22 years. He is skilled at urban and building design, receiving numerous design awards. He has been a licensed architect for over 35 years.
David attended the University of Minnesota where he received his Bachelor in Architecture and Bachelor in Arts. He also received his Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gabrielle joined Alfandre Architecture in January of 2017 as an Architecture Intern. She is proficient in Autodesk Revit, Autocad, Sketchup, as well as Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite. Gabrielle recently graduated from Marywood University and has been a part of the accreditation process of the new School of Architecture. She is also on the path to become a licensed architect.
Marywood University - Bachelor of Architecture
Edward joined Alfandre Architecture in May of 2016 as a Draftsman. He is proficient in Autodesk Revit, Autocad, Sketchup, as well as freehand sketching, and serves as a strong support to the design team. Edward is currently working towards and associates degree in Drafting at SUNY Ulster. He plans on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Architecture, with the goal of becoming a licensed architect.
SUNY Ulster - Drafting and Design
Susan recently joined Alfandre Architecture as Director of Marketing & New Business Development. She brings a welcoming spirit and a genuine passion for promoting the legacy of Alfandre Architecture and the enhancement and preservation of our environment. Susan has an extensive background in the field of marketing and client/ customer relations. She is a graduate of the Ulster County Leadership Development Institute and the SUNY Leadership Institute’s summer program.
SUNY New Paltz - Master of Professional Studies
SUNY Oneonta - Bachelor of Science - Business Economics
OUR PROMISE TO YOU:
We will take a holistic, multi-dimensional approach to your project, learning everything we can about how you use your space and how we can best design the building around YOUR needs.
We will design and build a space of long-lasting quality and beauty that will fit in seamlessly with its surroundings.
We will integrate sustainable design principles to give you a high-efficiency building that will save you money and give you a healthier, more comfortable life.
We will give you all of the information you need to make informed decisions with expert advice you can trust.
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