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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Urban waterfront in front of Ithaca’s future City Harbor, a multi-family waterfront community that promotes public lake access through a pedestrian walkway overlooking Cayuga Lake’s waterways. The 5-story apartment building contains 156 one and two-bedroom apartments within walking distance of the Ithaca Farmer’s market. The building has a corrugated metal facade with a randomized rhythm and White finish with the top two stories in the front and one story in the back, capped with a corrugated dark gray metal, which matches the roof of the building. The darker metal accent against the white lower floors, gives the building a shorter, and less obtrusive look. The south side of the building is facing the inlet and is highlighted with balconies for each apartment. The building is accented with natural wood finish and punched windows.

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 – Ithaca.com

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Ithaca.com 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 Ithaca.com. 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

Brainstorming the Evolution of Space Amid C19

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HOLT’s Healthcare, Higher Ed, Housing & Commercial Design architects were put in a virtual room to share industry specific knowledge & generate collective ideas vital to solving the issue at hand. We designed our office to support collaboration with an open studio, impromptu break-out spaces, and conference rooms holding up to 30 people. Now, with COVID-19, how do we evolve … Read More

Thinking About Spaces that Bring Happiness

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LEED Certified for Healthcare, a Cayuga Birthplace private labor and delivery room, a space offering the comforts of home with the safety of the hospital, a cozy earth toned environment that is welcoming, soothing, calm, and designed to support family involvement in the birthing and newborn care experience. Rooms are sundrenched, with a tasteful artistic murals, and comfortable furnishings for accompanying family. Cayuga Birthplace is located in Ithaca, NY at Cayuga Medical Center. Cayuga Health Systems partnered with HOLT Architects to develop the unit, which features six private labor and delivery rooms, 12 post-partum rooms, a Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit and a Cesarean-section operating room. Warm, well-lit waiting and reception spaces are provided for visitors, featuring large windows with expansive views of the surrounding region.

HOLT Architects has been intentionally creating spaces that evoke joy and support a sense of well-being for decades. Certain design elements – such as natural daylight, nature themes, rhythm, color, and the correct lighting – are proven to help promote happiness, increase energy, calm people, and even help the sick heal faster. NATURAL DAYLIGHT is infused into so many of … Read More

C19: An Ongoing Dialogue of Architecture & Design

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The design community is full of discussion right now around Covid-19. How will physical spaces function in the future? How can a building’s design help mitigate the spread of viruses? What can we quickly implement to help protect employees and building users? What will re-opening look like with everything that we know and learn?  Our industry is thinking about solutions … Read More