HOLT Continues to Strengthen Leadership with New Associates

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HOLT Architects, a leading architecture firm in Central New York, has named two new Associates: Kelly Maher, AIA and Krysta Aten-Schell, AIA, LEED BD+C, WELL AP. The Associate designation recognizes their exceptional leadership, high professional standards, and innovative design approaches that will strengthen and enhance the future of HOLT. “Kelly and Krysta are exceptional Architects who are recognized, sought after, … Read More

Thank You for your Kind Words Barbara Lifton!

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Image showing a Citation that HOLT just received from Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton of the 125th District in New York State.

Thank you, Assemblywoman Lifton, for your kind words and for all that you have done for our community!  We are honored to receive these meaningful words and the distinction of a New York State Assembly Citation from Assemblywoman Barbara S. Lifton! It has been our pleasure to work with you toward a more sustainable community for 18 years! New York … Read More

Addressing COVID Health Risks with the WELL Building Program

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Krysta Aten-Schell is pictured above in HOLT Architects’ Ithaca.

HOLT Architects is Addressing COVID Health Risks inside Office Buildings with the new WELL Building Standard Program. When Krysta Aten-Schell considered pre-school for her daughter this fall, she had two key concerns: would the educational program nurture her 4-year-old, and would the school building provide the youngster with a healthy and safe environment? As an architect specializing in healthcare design … Read More

CFCU Transformation Center Wins Design Award!

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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. CFCU Community Credit Union is focused on an immersive and technology rich banking experience, iPads, computers and touch displays are available to customers throughout the renovated historic banking lobby.

CFCU Community Credit Union’s Transformation Center recently received Historic Ithaca’s Award of Merit in Historic Preservation! HOLT Architects and CFCU worked together to transform two floors in an existing historic bank building into a bright, light-filled, and vibrant space – creating an immersive banking experience for all members and employees. “CFCU is a very forward-thinking client who was interested in … Read More

Check Out Our Bank & Credit Union Projects!

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A birds eye view of the new stand alone building housing the corporate headquarters for First Heritage Federal Credit Union located in Corning New York. The 3 story building has a 2 story glass and steel angular volume on the east corner revealed from behind tan masonry facade, many large punched windows all floors, and full height glass windows creating the exterior enclosure for the entire top floor. The building sits atop a well manicured lawn, with a large parking lot in back, a one way drive-through for teller lanes, and a parking lot access road in front.

HOLT Architects has recently completed some very innovative and new Bank and Credit Union spaces! Click on the video below to see photos of CFCU Community Credit Union’s new Transformation Center and Seneca Fall Branch renovation, Tompkins Financial Corp’s new 7-story Corporate Headquarters, Elmira Savings Bank’s Renovation of its Ithaca branch, and First Heritage Federal Credit Union’s new 27,000sf Corning Headquarters! … Read More

HOLT named a 2020 Best Places to Work!

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HOLT's Best Places to Work Word Cloud that shows why employees love working at HOLT.

HOLT Architects has been named a 2020 Best Places to Work! This is HOLT’s 8th consecutive year receiving this award from BizEventz/the CNY Business Journal, which is based on employee feedback and cited the firm’s focus on flexibility and quality of work as most impactful. “We put great focus on creating a team atmosphere, offering opportunities for professional development & … Read More

HOLT Named Distinguished Business of the Year!

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The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce named HOLT Architects’ the “Distinguished Business of the Year” at its Annual Meeting and Celebration held virtually on September 10, 2020. 2019 marked a year of achievements for HOLT Architects – not only was it their 57th year in business, but also their most successful. To HOLT Architects, a mainstay of the Tompkins County … Read More

HOLT Announces Key Leadership Promotions

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Photo of new HOLT Architects President, Paul Levesque

HOLT Architects is excited to announce key leadership promotions including the naming of Paul Levesque as HOLT Architects’ 5th President, following the retirement of Graham Gillespie earlier this summer. Paul A. Levesque, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has been a critical part of the HOLT team since joining the firm 25 years ago. Leading HOLT’s Healthcare Design Studio for the past … Read More

Happy Retirement to Graham Gillespie!

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Please join us in wishing HOLT’s Graham Gillespie a Happy Retirement! Graham Gillespie, a valued member and a pillar of the HOLT Architects team for nearly four decades, has recently announced his retirement. Graham started his career at HOLT in 1981 after graduating from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art & Planning, beginning as a designer and working his way … Read More

City Harbor Project In the News!

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Architectural rendering of City Harbor Mixed-use Waterfront Development showing luxury apartments, restaurants, and waterfront promenade.

We are so excited to be a part of the City Harbor Development project! We can’t wait to see how it transforms the Ithaca waterfront, and love all of the press it has received – see below and read all about it! Waterfront transformation’: What we know about the City Harbor project Matt Steecker, Ithaca Journal Ithaca, Developers Prepare for … Read More