The Right Experience

With 55 years of experience, HOLT Architects has a large and loyal client base, a passion for sustainable design, and decades of institutional experience upon which to build exciting and innovative futures for our Higher Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Community clients.


Higher Education

With deep roots in higher education, HOLT develops innovative and flexible designs that allow educational institutions to seamlessly adapt with future advancements.

Higher Ed Projects


Our healthcare facility designs integrate evidence-based principles to improve the patient experience and reinforce each client’s mission, values, and strategic vision.

Healthcare Projects


Working with owners and developers, we design thoughtful multi-family structures that bring new aesthetics, energy, and growth to neighborhoods and communities.

Housing Projects


Committed to living local and supporting businesses and not-for-profit organizations, HOLT helps make communities an increasingly better place to live, work, and play. 

Community Projects

Net-Zero Energy Office Renovation Case Study Cayuga Birthplace Case Study Library & Learning Commons Case Study

Why we do what we do

Architecture impacts people at every stage of their lives. To take an idea, a hope, a vision and translate that into a place that can make someone’s life better is why we do what we do.

We work with clients to thoroughly understand their needs and goals and create distinctive solutions that are rooted in their unique vision. We create award-winning, leading-edge solutions that strengthen institutions, organizations, neighborhoods and communities. We design buildings that improve experiences for users and occupants, enhance operations, and bring success to clients for decades to come. Watch HOLT's process here.


Process: Collaboration is Key

In our role as design professionals, we act as guides in a process that fosters a collaborative, visual exchange of ideas, resulting in spaces that respond to clients' distinct goals. We work together through a communicative design process to synthesize and translate a vision into creative and engaging architectural solutions.

Our Process

The Right People

Our talented design professionals stay on the leading edge of how facilities positively impact today’s occupants and bring a specialized depth of knowledge to every project.

Our employees include licensed architects, interior designers, planners, programmers, construction administrators, cost estimators, specification writers, graphic designers, a codes analyst, LEED Accredited Professionals, and Evidence-Based Design Accredited and Certified designers.

Meet Our Team


Awards & Recognition

HOLT’s portfolio includes numerous award-winning designs for Higher Education, Healthcare, Housing and Community clients. Many of HOLT’s buildings are multiple-award winners and have contributed to the firm’s 85 total design awards that have come from State, Regional and National organizations. These accolades illustrate our success at creating tailored, impactful designs by listening to our clients, responding to context, and employing the full strength and experience of our firm in navigating each project to its successful completion.

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Exterior view of Schuyler Hospital’s new impatient wing, located in Montour Falls New York. Part of the Cayuga Health System, Schuyler hospital is pictured on a winter afternoon, with a vibrant sky and snow on the ground. The unit includes 12 large, single rooms and 4 semi-private beds, designed to provide a pleasant, healing environment with an open central space, giving nurses an unobstructed view to the private patient rooms located along the unit’s perimeter. Included in the addition and renovation is a Primary Care Center with 18 rooms, telemedicine technology, a room dedicated to behavioral health visits and enhanced technology to provide rapid laboratory tests. Schuyler Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Services An exterior to interior view of the new Hamilton Boathouse rowing center, with an elaborate peaked roof which covers a communal patio area, full of students exercising. The inside of the boat house is visible through doors that open the entire end of the building, showing wooden boat racks along the walls. The building has a white, warm tan, and light grey facade with the white metal and beam roof extending beyond the walls to create a canopy along all sides of the building. Hamilton College Boathouse Cayuga Medical Center Carpenter Park Medical Office Building Ithaca NY Cayuga Medical Center | Cayuga Park Medical Office Building Student Agencies Building Ithaca New York Student Agencies Inc. | Mixed-Use Student Residence A 2 story bank lobby with bright white walls, gray tile floors, sky blue and wooden accents and decorated with modern furniture is inclosed by 2 floors of offices, and is illuminated by large pane windows and an array of hanging globe lights. The renovated historic bank hall is located on the commons in Ithaca, Ny and is focused on new technology, including a large TV, computers, and iPads for customers to use. CFCU Community Credit Union | Transformation Center University of Rochester | iZone The central nurse’s station in CMC’s Cayuga Cancer Center in Cortland, NY, with light colored walls, warm tan wooden accents, and natural light filling the space, providing it a comfortable healing atmosphere. The central desk station is highlighted by circular soffit and a circular pendent light – Also illuminated by up-lighting. Floor to ceiling paned windows around the perimeter of the building flood the entire space with natural light, while adjustable hanging curtains provide the opportunity for private patient care. Private treatment rooms are also visible from the communal nurse and treatment area. Cayuga Cancer Center at Cortland Highland Hospital Rochester NY Patient Tower Addition Highland Hospital | Patient Tower Exterior shot of the Cayuga Medical Offices At Community Corners located at 903-909 Hanshaw Road, featuring 28,000sf, 3 story a tan brick façade with a steep gabled roof, and large modern windows fits seemingly into a mixed-use residential neighborhood. Adjacent to Gimme! Coffee, The Heights Restaurant, & Chemung Canal Trust Company and across the street from The Sunoco Gas Station; this on-stage/off-stage model includes 6 distinct pods or regions to house six to eight exam rooms each. Photographed on a sunny summer day, the entrance features a modern steel awning with black benches and planters spilling into an ample parking lot. Cayuga Medical Office at Community Corners


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