Commercial Projects


  OFFICE BUILDING

New office building for a builder in a neighborhood of older brick industrial buildings. The client loved 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 side 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.

  THE GABLES

25 Arts and Crafts style luxury twinned single family town homes, 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.

  MILANO

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

  CARMAN WINE

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.

  BELMONTE BUILDERS

A new Entrance Porch, front overhang, front gable and completely new trim and fenestration transformed a 70's contemporary retail facade into a richly textured vernacular classical presence for a traditional home builder.

  ALTAMONT CORNERS

Occupying the corner lot at a 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 urbanistically 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 cafe 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.

  34 MORTON AVE

A gut and renovation for Albany housing authority featuring three redesigned and modernized upstairs apartments over a pedestrian level neighborhood apartment rental office.

  KENWOOD OFFICES

Although the original brick facade 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.

  ALBANY AUDI

35,000 Square foot new dealership with a level of finish more typical of a multi-national corporate head-quarters than an auto showroom.