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  • Acts as a liaison for the client & contractor throughout the duration of the project
  • Site visits to inspect progress & provide consultation to any construction related questions
  • Review & Approve contractor pay requests
  • Review, approve & provide shop drawings
  • Amend construction documents throughout construction as required or requested

The building phase



  • Generate all required written specifications
  • Complete all necessary applications
  • Finalize all required drawings to include all applicable detailed assemblies to assist the contractor in fully understanding the project

Finalizing the Documents



  • Further development of floor plans & elevations
  • Selection of materials, finishes & products
  • Develop 3D visualization materials, including renderings & walkthroughs
  • Recommend engineering consultants, if required

Design Development


  • Translating the client goals & program into a building design
  • Aligning the building with its site & orientation
         (both site & building related)
  • Create conceptual plans through the use of various mediums, including hand sketching & computer generated massing

Development of Preliminary Concepts



  • Understanding our client's goals & program requirements
  • Review zoning & building codes pertaining to the project
  • Gaining more in-depth knowledge of your client's goals & expectations

Defining the Project REQUIREMENTS



  • Initial Introduction meeting between the client & Firm Principal
  • Understanding the project needs & requirements

The Beginning

Consultation & Proposal


We are often asked, “What’s involved with designing my project?”
A simplified yet informative step-by-step breakdown of the Architectural process is given below:


"When my husband and I decided to buy a serious fixer upper in Hudson, I interviewed 7 different Design/Build firms in the Hudson Vally before deciding on Conklin Architecture. It was clear from our first conversation that Kevin understood our aesthetic and the vision we had to build our dream home. He listened to our needs/wants and took that into consideration when creating the blueprints. He paired us with a GC that he felt would mesh well with our style and could keep up with our pace and expectations; Furnari and Company did not disappoint! In partnership with both teams, we designed and created something extremely special and we couldn't be happier! If I could give them 6 stars, I would!" 
- Ricky T.

"We worked with Kevin on a quirky, tricky renovation on the back of our 160-year old house that included a kitchen, the addition of a mudroom/laundry room, back patio and sunroom. He understood our "vibe" and was more than willing to have a back and forth and incorporating new ideas during the design process. He was also very knowledgeable in helping us find and choose a contractor. The finished product was creative and exceeded our expectations. He clearly cares about quality and customer satisfaction and is fun to work with!"
- Sarah S.

"On behalf of National Bank of Coxsackie, we've used Conklin Architecture for several commercial projects of ours over the years. Kevin Conklin and his team are professional, timely, and insightful while working through the design stages of projects. There is a healthy balance of listening to what our needs are, but also sharing their experiences and lens to ensure the project comes out accomplishing exactly what we're looking for!
Kevin is attentive and available through the entire life of the project and is willing to meet or converse however many times it takes to get everything perfect. We would highly recommend using Conklin Architecture and are already looking forward to our next project with them!"
-Nicole B.