The new Friary is attached to St Francis Chapel, and the original St Paul Friary. Together, the three buildings create a private courtyard for the Friars at the heart of the Graymoor Mountain. The private dining room, serving as one of the three tables for Franciscan life, is sympathetic in style to the shape and […]
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Project Summary Certified Gold under the USGBC LEED for Homes program. This light and sun-filled single family residence exceeds current energy code requirements by more than 60%. The house is oriented to provide the main living spaces with abundant light all year long. Deep overhangs are used to control solar gain in the summertime. Equipped […]
Paul Schwartzberg – Minnewaska Lodge Business Owner “We liked Rick’s work. We liked him. It was just a nice fit.” Backstory We were trying to build a small hotel that was beautiful, blended with the environment, and within a specific budget. We were looking to do something that felt like a contemporary Adirondack-style camp. We […]
Gail Buckland – Client “I have a beautiful house and people love it. I love it.” The home is an early energy star rated home. Very low energy use, passive solar design, super insulated with energy recovery ventilation. Additional features include solar domestic hot water and solar electric systems. See this house in dirt Magazine Backstory […]
Naomi Umhey – Client The Emerson Resort & Spa features twenty-five luxury guest rooms, five of which are two-story suites with views of both the Catskill Mountains and the Esopus Creek. The mechanical system includes a 200-ton ground source (geo-thermal) heating and cooling system. The facility consists of 30,000 sq. ft. of new construction including approximately […]
Tom Kelly – (Client’s Representative) “From design to build, was less than 18 months … and on budget — that’s impressive.” Tom with Joe and the team, enjoying the sun deck in the middle of the winter. I think some of the happiest years of my life were the two years I spent going up there […]