River Architects, based in Cold Spring, NY, is a bold architecture and design studio led by Juhee Lee-Hartford & James Hartford. Informed by a global perspective and nuanced with a local sensibility, the work of the architectural design company ranges in scale from large public projects to intimate private, environmentally smart Passive Houses. By telling a story with every form and revealing the fun in every function, the studio aims to create intelligent architecture that delights its inhabitants.
In addition to our focus on Passive House and Net Zero Architecture, River Architects is committed to achieving environmental sustainability through our own actions. We have renovated our studio to earn PHIUS certification and we're now pursuing Green Business Partnership Certification. Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint and promote environmental stewardship through:
- Green Purchasing
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
- Energy Efficiency (Solar & Passive House)
- Waste Reduction