WHO WE ARE
Winka Dubbeldam founded Archi-Tectonics in 1994 and aptly chose the name “Archi-Tectonics”, believing in strength behind teamwork. We are proud of our diverse team of engineers, consultants and contractors that understand our concepts, and have participated in creating our buildings to date that facilitate what we believe construction should be; personal, high quality, and affordable. We are a WBE registered design firm with offices in New York City and the Netherlands.
We believe in creating original, innovative and sustainable designs that are expressed in optimized, energy-efficient, and sustainable solutions. We don’t focus on a recognizable “style” but instead seek to develop each project as its own specific identity. We do so through comprehensive project based research which results in a CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE for our clients, as well as an optimal spatial formation for every design.
HOW WE THINK
Archi-Tectonics is an expert in LEED design. We are passionate about the use of smart systems and sustainable materials to create energy efficient, healthy living environments. Great examples of our SUSTAINABLE designs, are the GW497 Building and the Brewster Carriage House. The GW497 incorporates passive solar energy with highly insulated facades to create the perfect living environment. Further use of recycled and sustainable materials was AWARDED in 2006 by Metropolis magazine, through the sustainability Award. The 35,000 SF Brewster Carriage House was gut-renovated and designed with a target goal of LEED GOLD. The project integrates high-performance systems within the recycled shell of the existing building, such as rainwater retention through green roofs, solar hot water heating through vacuum tubes, and soybean based sprayed-foam insulation that significantly increases envelope performance. We re-used discarded building materials, such as hardwood floor beams as window sills and wood walls, creating a modern, warm living space.
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