The Firm
Saratoga Springs, NY

Phinney Design Group is a multi-disciplinary Architecture, Interior Design, Green Building Consulting, and Construction Management Firm with a focus on sustainable and environmentally responsible construction methods. Practicing what we preach, Phinney Design Group is headquartered in a sustainable green building located on the corner of Beekman St. and Grand Ave. in the historic Dublin Neighborhood of Saratoga Springs, NY.

the-firmPhinney Design Group’s portfolio contains a wealth of diverse design experiences and projects. From architecture to interior design, landscape design to land use analysis, urban planning to rural planning, our firm has a long and accomplished track record of coordinating projects from the design phase through completion and construction, all while maintaining environmentally friendly standards.

PDG believes in a holistic approach to completing a project. We help to foster an environment where the owner, architect, engineer, and builder understand one another’s needs and goals to ensure that we properly optimize a project’s design, budget, and schedule.

From conceptual design to occupancy, we pride ourselves on providing consistent representation through all phases of a project. Phinney Design knows that our best, most successful form of advertising is the completion of projects that meet and exceed our client’s requirements while enhancing the communities in which they are located.

Disciplines

Architecture

From inception to completion, Phinney Design Group pursues excellence in architectural design. Our passionate and professional practice advances our client’s projects through a collaborative environment, where our unique perspectives and experiences are combined and then expressed through a thoughtful combination of execution, important details, materials, methods, experience and design.

Interior Design

Interiors of buildings can be the most intimate experience of a project. At Phinney Design Group, we pay close attention to how it’s utilized and experienced. For some projects, interiors are the main and only event, while for others represent a portion of the overall effort. Utilizing our best design acumen, interiors are always considered when designing master plans and architecture programs.

Construction Management

Phinney Design Group ensures the highest levels of design and execution for residential projects by employing the process of Construction Management, which includes all aspects of the design, permitting, specification, and construction. By including our team of design professionals, the standard of design you set is carried through and overseen, resulting in superior final result.

Awards

2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) NY State People’s Choice Award – The Wild Center Bio Building
2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) NY State Excelsior Award – The Wild Center Bio Building
2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Eastern NY Merit Award – Evanusa Residence
2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Eastern NY Merit Award – Informz Office Building
2013 Adirondack Park Agency Excellence in Design Award –The Wild Center Bio Building
2013 Adirondack Park Agency Honorable Mention Historic Building Renovated – The Sagamore Resort
2013 Saratoga Springs Preservation Recognition Award – Courtney Residence
2010 Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation New Contextual Design – Frost Multi-Family Residence
2010 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Eastern NY Merit Award – Informz Office Building
2009 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Eastern NY Merit Award – Private Residence

U.S. Green Building Council
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
Ecohome Design Awards
AIA New York State

Leadership

Phinney Design Group is a multi-disciplinary Architecture, Interior Design and Green Building Consulting firm with a focus on sustainable and environmentally sensitive construction.

Michael R. Phinney RA AIA NCARB LEED AP

Principal Architect

Michael Phinney, Principal at Phinney Design Group is a licensed Architect, AIA Member and LEED Accredited Professional with 22 years of experience in architectural design and construction observation services. Michael has been the Lead Architect and Project Designer for many architecturally significant projects that notably include award-winning projects.

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Michael D. Goard

RA AIA NCARB LEED AP
Vice President
Director of Operations

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James L. Brown

RA AIA NCARB
Vice President
Creative Director

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Robert G. March

LEED AP Director of Construction Management Services

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Marci Phinney

Office Manager

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Our Culture

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Celebrating at the SPAC Winter Gala

Celebrating at the Saratoga Bridges White Party

Phinney Design Group Summer Outing at the Sagamore

Celebrating at the SPAC Winter Ball

Phinney Design Group founded in 2002, has grown slowly and organically over the past 14 years, and as new architects and designers have joined the firm, they each bring their own creative talents, knowledge, and inspiration. We believe in an open creative process where the best ideas rise to the surface emphasizing collaboration and investigation to develop a body of work that is about creating architecture that enhances the context and communities in which they are located. Our office environment cultivates teamwork, creative thinking, and exploration; allowing for a swift and seamless exchange of ideas. We continue to discover new ways to work, interact, and investigate emerging technologies to promote a constant state of knowledge sharing.

Careers

Phinney Design Group is always interested in meeting exceptional people who can enrich and strengthen our current team of Architects and Interior Designers. Interested Candidates should email a resume and portfolio sample ( less than 5mb ) to: mgoard@phinneydesign.com.