About Wright Architects



Wright Architects, PLLC specializes in Architecture and Construction Assistance of homes and offices across the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Regions. Located centrally in Kingston, NY, we are able to service clients in a broad geographical area, including the north country of the Adirondacks and south to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

As you browse through our website, you’ll find pictures of homes and offices designed to meet our clients’ needs. Our projects range from elegant small additions and renovations to large complex new buildings. Since our inception we have offered our clients a full spectrum of services from Purchase of Property to Interior Design. Our specialties range from complex approvals to Sustainable Design. Our greatest asset is the ability to design/approve and provide Construction Assistance protecting the clients’ interest throughout the project.

 

 

What we do

Design/build:

A delivery method that continues to be a reputable system that is widely used for construction initiatives.  Design/build facilitates, organizes and controls the process of a project to clients through the use of one contract.  Through one contract our clients have the advantage to obtain estimation assessments and pre-construction to architecture, schematics, engineering, subcontracting, construction, and post-construction.  Our experienced design/build team at Wright Architects opts to collaborate together to produce a smooth project delivery and upheld our clients’ satisfaction.

Construction management:

A project-delivery system that directly handles and administers an ample variety of projects including the construction of all types of residential, commercial, and industrial structures.  Our experienced construction managers at Wright Architects are dedicated to facilitate both the design and construction phases of a project, and aim to meet the client’s budget to produce a cost efficient and a high-quality structure.  To effectively produce a high-quality structure we use cost estimating and tactful methods that lower project costs, create budgets, and coordinate all design and construction processes with all the project members.  At Wright Architects we will ensure that all project procedures are meeting our clients’ expectations and standards for a successful project outcome.

Owner’s representative:

At Wright Architects we have an experienced team of advisors that have a broad knowledge in the architectural and construction industries.  Our team carefully monitors and works closely with clients to oversee the construction of a project from the pre-construction phase to the final phase.  To deliver a successful project, we evaluate the progress of the construction project, manage the budget, solicit any additional bids and perform any other duties associated with the construction phase to its completion.  Our goal is to simplify and create a less stressful process for the client during the development of the project.

Sustainable design:

We at Wright Architects are designing projects that will significantly minimize the negative impacts on our environment and still maintain the production of high-quality infrastructures.  Our experienced team and trusted consultants work together on sustainable designs to avoid the use of non-renewable resources, while minimizing waste.  We are constantly exploring new design alternatives to incorporate renewable energy generation through the use of geothermal, photovoltaic, and solar thermal energy source; to create efficient heating, cooling and ventilation systems for residential, commercial, and industrial projects.

Our Team

 

Andrew Wright

President

Andrew Wright is the president of Wright Architects, PLLC (since 1986) in Kingston, New York. Prior to opening his own firms, he worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, Illinois; Ittner & Bowersox in St. Louis, Missouri; Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, in New York, and Architecture in New York City.

He obtained a Masters in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Iowa State University. He is certified with the National Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) and is authorized to work in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, and Illinois. In addition to his architectural license, he is certified as a Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA). Among his many awards and accolades are: Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Award 2010 (Restoration of Historic Façade), Architecture Award, 1992, Orange County Association of Realtors (New Residence), Winner of the Harvard and Reynolds Competition, AIA Regional Design Award, Agriculture School Washington University Works.

Michele Lerner

Office Administrator

Sonia Lemus

Project Manager

Sonia joined Wright Architects in January of 2016. She was born in El Salvador and studied Architecture at Universidad Mariano Galvez. Sonia attended New York Institute of Technology in NYC where she completed her studies.

Before becoming part of the Wright Team, Sonia worked in several architectural firms in NYC and New Jersey.

Her design ability along with her knowledge of construction and sustainability makes her a great asset for the company. Her three-dimensional skills and understanding of complex sustainable systems and technologies allow her to embrace and fully develop a project from conception to the final design and construction.

Sonia’s passion is Architecture, her studies focused on Construction Management. In addition, she is certified as a Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA), and currently working towards her MBA. One of her primary goals is to expand the Construction Management and Development division of the company.

Stephen Shuryn

Project Manager

Stephen Shuryn is a Project Manager with Wright Architects and has been with the firm for over 1 year. He’s been a professional in the field of architecture for 14 years, and has over 20 years in the construction industry. As a registered architect in NY, a NCARB certified professional, a U.S. GBC LEED accredited professional, an EPA certified Energy Star home builder, and an APSP certified pool builder, Stephen brings great versatility and a diverse management understanding to the project team. He earned his bachelor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Stephen developed a passion and appreciation for craft and detail early-on as a high-end finish carpenter. Architecturally, he has successfully managed projects ranging from small to large within in the residential, retail, institutional, and higher education markets. His project experience and background in construction have allowed him to develop a thorough knowledge of the building trade’s inner workings, truly making him an asset at any project phase.

Stephen is a dedicated husband, a father of two young boys, and an outdoor enthusiast. He sees the sustainable design, calculated construction practices, and general stewardship of the natural world within his professional practice as a fundamental extension of his core values in life.

Diego Celaya

Architectural Designer

Diego Celaya is an Architectural Designer with an Associates degree in Applied Science of Architecture Technology from Duchess Community College he joined Wright Architects on August 2016. He’s worked with several architectural firms in the Hudson Valley including Edmond Loedy Architecture, Mauri Architects, and Alfandre Architecture. In additional to drafting and modeling of projects, he aids the firm in graphic presentations and assist with Construction Administration. He hopes to continue to expand his knowledge of residential and commercial architecture to assist with oncoming projects. Beyond his architectural role, Diego enjoys the outdoors and has a strong interest in health and fitness.

Ion Trifan

Architectural Designer

Sofia Zises

Public Relations

Sofia Zises handles Wright Architect’s public relations. She joined the team in February 2018. Sofia graduated from the University of Hartford with a bachelors degree in Communications in May 2017. Her previous experience includes marketing for Holiday Inn Club Vacations, WHSquared, CRE Bushkill Group, and Tivoli Wine & Spirits. She has done both the creative and technical elements of marketing including brand creation, lead generation, and print/Web collateral development. Aside from marketing, Sofia is an artist and world traveler. She has been to over 8 countries outside of the United States.