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Wright Architects restores historic buildings
July 30, 2019
Wright Architects of Kingston, NY has recently been hired to restore several historic buildings in Uptown Kingston to their former glory. The firm’s first project is the historic Frederick L. Westbrook House (circa 1859) located at 286 Clinton Avenue in Kingston, NY. The front porch was completely restored to its original Neoclassical Revival-style grandeur...
Tom Dioro's latest guest on The Modern Architect Podcast is Andrew Wright, who has been the President of Wright Architects since 1986 in Kingston, New York. Wright Architects specializes in Architecture and Construction Assistance of homes, offices, institutional buildings, sustainable projects and developments.
Copy Of -People's Cafe Wins Approval From Kingston Planning Board
February 21, 2019
KINGSTON, N.Y. — A proposal by The People’s Place and Wright Architects to create a "community café" that would provide free breakfast and lunch to anyone, regardless of income, has been approved by the city Planning Board.
The Greenprint: Designing Buildings for Both Clients and the Environment
December 21, 2018
"How does a small architectural firm end up fielding calls from Tesla? By designing the largest residential microgrid on earth.
The project, a recent home renovation in Tuxedo Park, NY, includes geothermal wells, a thousand solar panels, and enough battery capacity to interest Tesla. Architect Andrew Wright explains that he began with a design for a net zero home, but that the decision to go totally off-grid turned out to be more cost efficient."
Floating on a Sea of Color
October 25, 2017
While the view from atop Raycliffe undulates, the house, of course does not. It’s an incredibly solid contemporary, ingeniously designed by architect Andrew Wright to be both connected to its surroundings by color and strength and the 90 windows that reflect the view, while being separate from its surroundings in a special way - it appears to skim across the mountainside.
Kingston and Herzog Co. unveil plan for apartments, hotel, restaurant, more parking in city’s Uptown business district
September 07, 2017
Noble said the proposed project evolved after the city hired architect Andrew Wright early this year to redevelop the municipal parking lot site.
“Andrew is not only an architect but someone who owns many properties Uptown,” including a building adjacent to the warehouse, Noble said. “So he has a pivotal interest in seeing Uptown be successful, and through that early work ... it became clear to me that I found the developer that can take it to the next step.”
Kingston signs tentative agreement to develop Uptown site of former parking garage
January 19, 2017
Architect Andrew Wright says he'll do everything in his power to make sure his proposal for redeveloping the site of the former Uptown parking garage comes to fruition. "I'm in this to make Uptown work," Wright said Thursday. He said he has a personal investment in Kingston and will present his development plan to the public in stages to make sure it stays on track with what the community needs.
Wright Architects Wins Restoration Award
December 30, 2015
Andrew Wright, principal of WRIGHT ARCHITECTS PLLC, accepted the prestigious award for his firm’s historically accurate restoration of an 1883 brownstone in New York City. The brownstone also features a geothermal well (drilled 1,000 feet under the carriage house) to reduce the carbon footprint by providing lower cost heating and cooling energy.
All Wright Now: Architect Talks Buildings, Life, and Favorite Things
October 10, 2013
Andrew Wright, owner of Wright Architecture and Wright Builders at 200 Fair St., has worked on projects ranging from early American structural restoration to sustainable geothermic 200,000-square-foot office buildings. Wright planned cities and hospitals in Algeria for Skidmore. He started his practice in New York City in his one-bedroom apartment on...
New York Architect Wins Stanford White Awards for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Design
January 11, 2013
New York, NY (Jan. 11, 2013) – The prestigious 2012 awards season is over! And the winner is Andrew W. Wright, of Wright Architects, PLLC., who received the first annual Stanford White Awards for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Design from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) during an awards ceremony on December 7, 2012. Wright received his award for the revival of what has been referred to as a historic landmark, in the “Residential Architecture – Renovation and Additions” category...
The Wright Stuff
July 12, 2010
Kingston's Andrew Wright credits much of his success as a design-build architect to a chance mix-up in identities on a Manhattan street.
Wright left a Manhattan firm to go out on his own. "I bicycled to see clients, because I couldn't afford the subway tokens," he recalled...
Here Comes Mr. Wright
June 12, 2012
After three years standing firmly behind New Jersey developer's plan for a condominium tower in Uptown Kingston, city officials say its time to consider other proposals for the site.
Since 2005, Mayor James Sottile has championed the Teicher Organization's proposal to build a 12-story, 214-unit apartment tower on the site of a city-owned parking garage despite concerns from local preservationists that the $65 million project was too big and a threat to the neighborhood's historic character. Now, city planning officials, with the mayor's support are developing a request for proposals (RFPs) and actively seeking another developer...
Local Architect hopes to develop site of city's Uptown parking garage
January 14, 2008
There was a time when architect Andrew Wright plied his trade in the employ of big-city firms. But, says the Stone Ridge father of two, the creative juices didn't flow.
"When you are in the big corporations there is not as much attention given to the product," said Wright. "It's more about the politics... I love what I do now."