Ing Civil, Inc.
New office building for a builder in a neighborhood of older brick industrial buildings. The client loved the timber frame which played out beautifully with the masonry.
Bank of Greene County
Catskill-inspired architecture appropriate to its proposed setting, just outside an historic resort village on the “Mountain Top.” All natural materials were used for the exterior, including fieldstone, cedar shingles, locally milled trim, and recycled Douglas fir for a true hammerbeam timber frame at the main public spaces. The Banking Room is lit by indirect uplight reflected from the basswood ceiling. Other timber details and exposed rafter tails create an authentic look on all sides of the building. A handsome, low stone retaining wall that originally existed across half the site has been fully extended as a partial screen to the blacktop and strong visual base for the building.
25 Arts and Crafts style luxury twinned single-family townhomes, carefully sited in the center of The Village of Delmar, NY. These large homes fit neatly into a highly disciplined site design. The project is located within a couple of blocks from stores and the local library, makings this a true “new-urbanism” project.
A new warm and welcoming bar area addition and renovations for a popular fine dining modern Italian restaurant.
Marshal and Sterling Insurance
Steep roofs and simple craftsman details give the building the feel of local 19th century architecture. Inside, a big open office in the center of the main gable, full height to the underside of the roof, and around the perimeter, glass-walled private offices.
Cooley Mazda and VW
Major renovations more than doubled the size of an aged dealership. The double height Mazda Showroom and sweeping curved canopy hung from the entrance tower create soaring drama from inside and out.
Giant Office Renovation
Offices for an engineering firm specializing in cell towers, set within the historic industrial clock tower building in Amsterdam, NY.
A new stand-alone store, featuring high-end wines and frequent tastings. The rustic, Italianate villa style winery motif, bright colors and idiosyncratic angled tower gets lots of attention from high speed traffic.
B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation
The original structure was a dark colored, pre-engineered industrial box. The limited budget for renovations replaced the steel panels on the same structure with a two-toned design, cut in new windows, and added a classroom wing of the same economical constructions. The modest structure achieves a more monumental scale with the addition of a concrete block colonnade and entrance. With limited headroom in the sanctuary, the ceiling and lighting have been manipulated to create a peaceful and luminous space for the historic ark.
A new Entrance Porch, front overhang, front gable, and completely new trim and fenestration transformed a 70’s contemporary retail façade into a richly textured vernacular classical presence for a traditional home builder.
Occupying the corner lot at the main intersection in the middle of the charming village of Altamont, the “before” was a flat-roofed, featureless, grey concrete block structure. The new roof, cupolas, porch, columns, and bright trim now make a welcoming entrance to the village and the planned outdoor dining on the deep covered porch with light and height provided by the large eyebrow window will make this building a community gathering place.
Madison Ave Restaurant
Three restaurants share a common, sky-lit, atrium dining area. Similar to a mall food court, but placed at the street line and strongly defining one corner of a busy intersection. Located adjacent to movie theaters and stores, the scale is pedestrian-friendly and also features outdoor café dining under the columns and canopy.
Note: SRG Architects contributed to the preliminary design for this project. Additional schematic design, design development, construction documents and responsibility for construction by Wallant Architects (now Wallant Architecture).
“The Tunnel Bar”
The “cool” upstairs bar for the Italian restaurant below, features barrel vaulted ceilings and a back-lit glass bar.
35,000 Square foot new dealership with a level of finish more typical of a multi-national corporate head-quarters than an auto showroom.
Malcolm’s, a new restaurant in an historical building in Schenectady, features a fully open kitchen, with some diners seated right at a bar counter overlooking the chef at work. Barn siding, concrete countertops, and Edison filament light bulbs help create an authentic experience for Malcolm’s farm-to-table cuisine.
500 Kenwood Offices
An old industrial building in a residential neighborhood outfitted with clapboard siding and a bold new profile.
Although the original brick façade of the original steel framed industrial building was deemed irreparable and removed, the original profile was recreated in cedar, with a two-sided parapet gable added at the entrance. The interior height permitted a mezzanine in one of the tenant spaces.
Route 9 Office Building
A 70’s era façade is completely transformed into a whimsically classical presence for a traditional home builder.
1066 Madison Restaurants
Three fast-food restaurants share common dining areas in a bright sky-lit atrium.