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Phinney Design Group wins AIAENY Interiors Merit Award
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Saratoga Springs, NY- Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary Architecture and Interior Design Firm in Saratoga Springs, was presented with the AIAENY Interiors Merit Award, presented by meteorologist Jason Gough on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at The Arts Center in Troy. Phinney Design Group was recognized for their interior design work on Informz, Inc. on Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. “Playful, Fun, Funky and Engaging” are just a few of the words the American Institute of Architects Eastern New York (AIAENY) Jury used to describe this space. The Jury also noted that the space promotes team building and thought that there was “nice attention to branding integration” done by Phinney Design Group.
Phinney Design Group was approached by Joe Tyler of Informz, Incorporated, a Digital Marketing Solutions company, to design the interiors of their new corporate headquarters. The design included space for eight different departments, integrating private and open offices, meeting areas, collaboration and support spaces, and access to a green roof for outdoor work and recreation. Many spaces were integrated throughout the departments where staff can break-out into teams, brainstorm or lounge between projects. The green roof and break room/lounge were also designed so that team members could sit with a laptop and work away from their desks with Wi-Fi or Ethernet access. The design for the project utilized Informz’s logo colors: Charcoal, Parakeet Green, and Indigo throughout the materials used including a mix of carpet tiles, accent paint colors and furnishings to unify the different departments and common spaces. Weathered grey ash wood plank accents were used at the entry reception canopy and main gathering space for employee break and meetings. Stainless steel and dark grey industrial style lighting was mixed with conventional 2×2 and 2×4 acoustical suspended ceiling fluorescent lighting. Warm cork flooring was used at the employee lounge, which also multitasks as a meeting room.
Green roof design was completed by LA Group and construction was provided by Bonacio Construction, both of Saratoga Springs.
Further information on these projects and others by Phinney Design Group can be found at www.phinneydesign.com.
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So proud our Bio Building took first place in the Excellence in Building Design Competition at the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference, April 25, 2013!
“We’re known for a lot of our buildings being sustainable, and responding to the environment when designing houses,” Phinney says. “That’s something we carefully consider in the
Northeast.” Natural ventilation, passive heating and cooling, and placement of glass are all taken into consideration. Read the full article.
When Katie Capelli was a girl, she always lived in an old house. And she grew up
in Round Lake and Saratoga Springs, places where homes are revered for their history
and architecture. When Capelli and her husband Richard Frank decided to build a new house on the East Side of Saratoga Springs, they knew exactly what they wanted.
Phinney Design Group is sponsoring the First Annual “Build a Greener Adirondacks” conference in Tupper Lake, New York on January 29-30.
Whitney Viewing Stand Unveiled – Saratoga Business Journal
NYRA and the Saratoga 150 Committee unveiled on Aug 1 a new landmark designed to reinstate public access to the Oklahoma Training Track as well as to celebrate the legacy of one of Saratoga’s most philanthropic families.
Whitney Viewing Stand to open to public on Saturday, August 3
When Mike Phinney started his own architecture firm in 2003, he had no idea that ten years later, he would have a staff of 16, work in a landmark building of his own design, and be catering to some of the most exclusive resorts in the Northeast. His primary goal when forming Phinney Design Group was to introduce more people to “green building” when few people knew what that meant.
Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary Architecture and Interior Design Firm in Saratoga Springs, designed a home that was presented with a Preservation Recognition Award from the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. These awards, designated every May as a celebration of National Preservation Month, were presented by Mayor Scott Johnson on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Spring Street Gallery.
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Phinney Design Group has entered two of our projects into the Marvin Windows and Doors Architect’s Challenge and we need your help in the Showdown.
You can vote for one project every day, with the first round ending on June 29. Please click on your favorite photo & vote for PDG!
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Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary Architecture and Interior Design Firm based in Saratoga Springs, will be presented with the Adirondack Park Excellence in Design award for the design of the Bio Building at The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake, NY.
“It is an honor that the Bio Building is being recognized for its innovative design, green technologies, and fit into the landscape,” says Michael Phinney, Principal Architect of Phinney Design Group. “We are happy to be a part of the team that made the project a reality.”
How can any home become green? Why does the general public think that LEED is expensive and out-of-reach? How do we view first costs, design costs, and operational costs? Join us for an exceptional panel presentation on LEED Homes in all price ranges on January 17, 2013 at Saratoga National Golf Club.
Saratoga Springs, NY – A private residence in Malta, NY has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The private, custom-built home is the fourth LEED certified project designed by Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary Architecture, Interior Design and Green Building Consulting Firm in Saratoga Springs.
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FRIDAY JUNE 15TH, 8:30AM | CEREMONY AND REFRESHMENTS
Please join Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond, the Glens Falls Economic Development Group and Members of the Local Union 773 Plumbers and Steamfitters at the inaugural Tech Meadows Local 773 Training Center Ground Breaking Ceremony for construction of the new regional, state-of-the art job training facility, designed by Phinney Design Group of Saratoga Springs. This is the first building to be built at the Tech Meadows Campus – a 40 acre manufacturing and industrial park in Queensbury, NY.
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The Business Review’s latest special report focuses on the state of green building and architecture, specifically the LEED rating system. LEED—the acronym stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—was created by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage sustainable design.
In this report, we asked four LEED-accredited architects—including PDG Principal Mike Phinney—to weigh in on various issues related to LEED.
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The Business Review | May 25, 2012 | by Michael DeMasi, Reporter
U.A. Local 773 Plumbers and Steamfitters are projected to move into a new high efficiency building in March 2013 designed by Phinney Design Group.
Phinney Design Group, the architects in charge of PJ’s Bar-B-QSA’s new look, are excited for this local favorite to be opening year-round.
“Long before the dozer or the hammer are part of the scene at the construction site, the project begins in conversations, in meetings, in research, and in relationships established between the client, the architect, the landscape developer, any involved engineers and the general contractor. ”
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By Babara Brewer La Mere – Saratoga Business Journal
Eco Local Living’s Spring 2012 Green Building Issue Featuring an Interview with Mike Phinney, Principal at Phinney Design Group.
You are Invited to Join Phinney Design Group TODAY at an Open House for the new AIM Services, Inc. Building!
Phinney Design Group, Bonacio Construction and the LA Group were hired by AIM Services, Inc. for design and construction services as part of a Design Build team for their new headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York. AIM Services is a local agency, comprised of seven varied departments who together manage a wide operational base of over 100 employees, accommodating those with special needs.
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The Capital Region Fall Home Show
Oct. 21, 22, 23 at the Sportsplex of Halfmoon
This May Michael Phinney received the honor of being chosen as one of Business Review’s 40 under 40 honorees.
In April 2011 The Spirit of Saratoga did a feature piece on the firm’s Principal Michael Phinney – The Green Building Expert.
Phinney Design Group featured in The Post Star article on a Green House Tour.
Phinney Design Group featured in the Saratoga Business Journal for their LEED certified buildings.
Phinney Design Group featured in Saratoga Today Newspaper for green building growth in the Adirondacks.
Phinney Design Group featured in Loss Prevention Magazine for their work on designs to help prevent loss prevention.
Phinney Design Group featured in ASID – ICON for their work on designs to help prevent loss prevention.
Mike Phinney featured in Success Magazine for Green Design.
Phinney Design Group featured in an article of The Saratogian for their on the Grand Avenue Project.
Phinney Design Group is featured in an article by Natural Home Magazine for their work on Richard and Jane’s Leifer’s home in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Michael R. Phinney interviewed on Sky Radio on Green Building
A healthy home in Wilton, designed by architect Michael Phinney and built by Frank Laskey’s Capital Construction, has its garage deliberately built apart from the house, to deflect any exhaust gases from automobiles.
Maybe it isn’t easy being green. But a Ballston Spa developer doesn’t think it’s that difficult either.
Frank Laskey, president of Capital Construction, has plans for what might be the first “green” community in the Capital Region – a cluster of 22 highly energy-efficient homes off Louden Road in Wilton to be called Louden Ridge.
Common-sense building methods build good health and conservation into living quarters
Builders and architects in the Capital Region are seeing green. Not in terms of paint or dollars, but as in green building practices, basic principles of building structures that are durable, long-lasting, low-maintenance, energy-efficient and healthful for the environment and the people who live in them.
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Home can be energy-saving and stylish
“Green” homes, according to Frank Laske of Capital Construction, can essentially be anything people want them to be — and still be environmentally friendly.
Phinney Design Group was featured in The Business Review for their new green home subdivision.
Phinney Design Group was featured in an article of Capitol Region Building on green building.
To the untrained eye, the Greenfield home of Michael and Marci Phinney looks like a charming, warm dwelling nestled in a woodsy setting. Exposed timbers on the inside give it a hint of rusticity, and a large granite hearth contributes to the Adirondack feel.
Officials in the largely rural town of Greenfield are confronted by several key issues ranging from a proposed large-scale mining project to the future of municipal water service. The most important challenge might be balancing the needs and wishes of a rapidly-changing population.
Phinney Design Group was featured in Metroland’s article on Little Green Houses.
It’s not the sort of frivolity one expects to find on a building for state workers.
But there it is nevertheless, now playing on the skyline in downtown Albany: a dome of green glass and steel that tops the 15-story office building that will house the state Department of Environmental Conservation starting in March. The dome’s only function: to spice up the roof with a dash of architectural curry.