Architecture can be either a dominant sculpture or an expression of the landscape. It is our job to know the difference.

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Architectural
Design

The Architecture Studio within Saratoga Associates has a long history of innovative and socially responsible design of new structures and existing buildings. The breadth of our work represents community and regional cornerstones, including educational institutions, government structures, historic properties, commercial venues, housing, and cultural centers.

Investigative Design

big picture meets small detail

Our Approach

Saratoga Associates has provided comprehensive design services to numerous public and private organizations throughout the Northeast. Our team prides itself on providing comprehensive services by communicating space analysis and master planning through construction documentation, bidding, and the project construction phases. Our architectural design team is attuned to the sensibilities and concerns within the various constituents that make up the community, keeping in mind standards in creating functional, safe, durable and cost-effective projects. 

Our project philosophy strives to combine the delight of design with an environmentally responsible, long-term approach. Each project begins with an investigation of program needs, physical parameters and the cultural context. As a multi-disciplinary firm, we capitalize on the expertise and collaboration of our other professional studios. Dialogue with the client is integral, and continues through the turning of the key, resulting in a final solution that meets the hopes and expectations of all involved.

commitment to sustainability

We take responsibility in reducing impact on human and environmental health by looking at the life cycle of each building. Saratoga Associates makes a point of using the latest in product technology, best management practice standards and guidelines that support LEED™ certification to reduce the environmental impact of projects and project maintenance.

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Higher Education

Saratoga Associates has been involved in the planning and design of educational institutions for over four decades. We feel a special affinity for these institutions which, like us, function in a highly collaborative way. We strive to understand our clients’ unique campus history, setting, mission and values, as well as the challenges they face in a time of technological innovation, shifting demographics, constrained resources, aging infrastructure, growing demand for access, stiffer competition and tougher demands for accountability.

inclusive environments

Architecture
Meets Planning

We are an architecture firm that can plan. We see the big picture all the way to the smallest detail. Planning for an architecture project starts with landscape design, the community, and location specific information. We have the ability to make your vision a reality.

why a design firm matters.

  • We start with you. We start with investigation.
  • The architects that designed the project are the same ones that conducted site visits and presentations.
  • Our architects, landscape architects, engineers, and planners are in house.
  • We want you actively engaged in the design process.
  • We know that you care about the long term benefits of your project.
  • The ultimate success of the built product is not a commodity, it's the design quality.

communication is key

Illustrating your vision

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Head, Heart + Hand

We have the ability to conceptualize and convey an idea very quickly. By delivering multiple concepts to our clients, we have a continuous conversation until the final design is achieved. We make sure expectations are reality. This is why design visualization is so important.

Building construction is done by hand and that is why we are passionate about incorporating sketches and renderings into our projects. We believe that the head, the heart and the hand are closely connected. When we engage our knowledge with our passion, we use our skill to create beautifully detailed outcomes. This intimate connection to our designs can be felt by our clients, resulting in stunning visuals and experiences.

get to know each other

Our approach typically begins with a kick-off meeting with the client and any stakeholders to establish a vision, goals, and objectives and to clarify the scope, schedule, and lines of communication.

community outreach and engagement

A key component of our ability to bring concepts to reality is engaging the community early in the process via various platforms - from charrettes to public meetings to social media updates.

support through the entire process

Saratoga Associates will work with the Village to ensure that all grant administration needs are met. From quarterly reporting to project status narratives and meeting M/WBE utilization goals, our firm has extensive experience working with various State agencies, including the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, and on projects that are funded through New York State grant programs.

No matter the obstacles we are with you