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.

Our Team

Andrew Wright

President

 

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.

Sonia Lemus-Wright

Project Manager

 

Sonia is our Senior Project Manager and Green/Sustainable expert. She was born in El Salvador and studied Architecture at Universidad Mariano Galvez. Sonia attended New York Institute of Technology in NYC where she completed her studies.

Before becoming part of the Wright Team, Sonia worked in several architectural firms in NYC and New Jersey.  Her design ability along with her knowledge of construction and sustainability made her the perfect match to be the manager for our microgrid project. Her understanding and ability to coordinate the implementation of Building Management systems ensured the success of this and other projects.

 

Her three-dimensional skills and understanding of complex concepts allow her to embrace and fully develop a project from conception to the final design and construction.

 

Sonia is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) and has completed studies on Solar Electric Design & Installation as well as Battery Based Systems.

Joanne Kalb

Office Manager

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

Building Superintendent

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 Trifan

Architectural Designer

 

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. 

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© 2019 Wright Architects, PLLC

233 Fair Street, Kingston,  NY 12401

(845) 338-3383wrightarchitects@gmail.com

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