ABOUT THE FIRM
Since we opened our Company in 1986, we had one idea that made more sense than all of the other theories, lessons and protocols that existed in the Architectural World. Build our Designs on behalf of our Clients.
It seems frightfully simple and logical, but the typical format of the time was; hire an architect to design your Project, find a contractor to build it at a set price, and finally get it done… on time… on budget… without pain or litigation. Not easy.
We developed a format that did not have fees set on percentages; instead, we set up a system to buy trades as you needed them to avoid guesswork and finally, gave Clients the ability to buy as much, or as little of our services as they required based on hourly rates.
Andrew Wright is the president of Wright Architects, PLLC (since 1986) based in Kingston, NY. Prior to opening his own firms, he worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, IL; Ittner & Bowersox in St. Louis, MO; Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum in New York City.
He obtained a Masters in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Iowa State University. He is certified with the National Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) and is authorized to work in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, and Illinois. In addition to his architectural license, he is certified as a Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA).
Among his many awards and accolades are: Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Award 2010 (Restoration of Historic Façade), Architecture Award, 1992, Orange County Association of Realtors (New Residence), Winner of the Harvard and Reynolds Competition, AIA Regional Design Award, Agriculture School Washington University Works.
Senior Project Manager
Sonia is the Senior Project Manager and Green/Sustainable Expert at Wright Architects. Born in El Salvador, she studied architecture at the Universidad Mariano Galvez of Guatemala, and completed her bachelor's degree at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.
Sonia worked in several architectural firms in NYC and New Jersey before joining Wright Architects. Her design ability combined with her knowledge of construction and sustainable energy made her the perfect fit to manage Wright Architects’ major microgrid project. Her understanding and ability to coordinate the implementation of building management systems ensured the success of this and other similar projects.
Her three-dimensional skills and expertise of complex building concepts has allowed her to fully embrace and develop projects from conception to the final design and construction.
Sonia is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) and has completed studies regarding Solar Electric Design and Installation as well as Battery Based Systems.
Joanne Kalb joined the Wright Architects team in September 2018. She is originally from New York City where she studied Accounting & Finance and was employed for many years in the Fashion Industry. She has extensive experience in manufacturing, automotive and resort administration. She handles the day to day operation of the office and all financial aspects of Wright Architects and Wright Builders.
Since moving upstate she has taken an active role in the community and is a member of her town planning board, the local fire company and is a dedicated Rotarian.
Joe Hildenbrand joined the Wright Architects team in November 2009. He has an Associate’s Degree from Duchess Community College and is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp where he was honorably discharges as a Staff Sargent. We were fortunate to acquire his management skills that he cultivated from his years at the Kingston Housing Authority. He was Foreman in charge of scheduled maintenance and overseeing all maintenance personnel.
He is a valuable asset to the firm in the day to day maintenance and management of our numerous properties. Joe was born in Catskill NY, and now resides in Lake Katrine, NY.
Ion joined the team in April 2018. He graduated from the University of Architecture and Urban Planning "I.N. Mincu" in Bucharest Romania in March of 2015. He worked in Brussels, Belgium after Graduation for SNCDA and Renovvital for approximately 1 1/2 years. Then, he moved to New York City and worked there for a year before he joined Wright Architects.