CFCU Transformation Center Wins Design Award!

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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

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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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

Local study explores mask impact on coronavirus spread –

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Screenshot from Ithaca Times Article just published “Local study explores mask impact on coronavirus spread” which features our CFD Study team – Steve Hugo, Rob Shutts, and M/E Engineering’s Scott Reynolds. it’s part of our process to make informed decisions on what we do with our space   Read the full article by Arleigh Rodgers below or click here to read it on As … Read More

HOLT Architects Simulates COVID-19 Spread Indoors – No Mask vs. Mask

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With global news outlets such as New York Times, CNN, ABC, and Bloomberg, and more locally the SyracuseCoE discussing the airborne transmission of Coronavirus indoors, we wanted to share some studies simulating the spread of COVID-19 droplets in our Ithaca, NY office. We used Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technology, with ME Engineering, to create the simulations, adapting it from its … Read More

FAQ Regarding HOLT COVID-19 Simulations

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For those who have read about HOLT’s CFD model and watched our simulations, we have put together an FAQ below that provides answers to the most commonly asked questions. Why did HOLT Architects choose to do this study of their office? To reopen our physical office, we wanted to better understand how possible “infected” droplets could be transported within our … Read More

What are we thinking about today? Affordable Housing.

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What are we thinking about today? Affordable Housing. Many of us are thinking about the need for more Affordable Housing in our own communities and across the nation. With the COVID-19 outbreak, recent news on eviction freezes being lifted, unemployment levels increasing, and COVID-19 related construction slowdowns and delays on affordable housing projects, many experts predict that this need will … Read More