Phinney Design Group Firm Profile


Phinney Design Group is a multi-disciplinary Architecture, Interior Design and Green Building Consulting firm with a focus on sustainable and environmentally sensitive construction methods. The firm is located in a green building on the corner of Beekman Street and Grand Avenue in the historic Dublin Neighborhood of Saratoga Springs.

Phinney Design Group recently received accolades for design of the first United States Green Building Council LEED certified project in the Adirondack Park—the Bio-Building at the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. From 1998-2001, Mr. Phinney was also the Project Architect and Project Designer for the nationally recognized headquarters for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation which achieved status as the first certified green building in New York State.

Diverse design experiences categorize Phinney Design Group’s portfolio, from architecture, interior design, landscape design, land use analysis, and urban and rural planning. Phinney Design Group has worked closely with city planning officials throughout the development of various architectural projects from single family residences in historic districts to multi-use urban infill development. The firm has a long track record of designing and coordinating through construction the completion of environmentally friendly homes, commercial offices and retail spaces located in upstate New York.

The firm is versed with government sponsored programs such as New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) New Construction Program and New York State Green Building Tax Credit which can provide owners with financial incentives and rebates for incorporating energy efficient and environmentally responsible designs into their projects.

Phinney Design Group believes in a holistic approach to completing projects, forming a team between the owner, architect, engineer and builder; understanding each one’s needs and goals as required to properly prioritize a project’s design, budget and schedule. We pride ourselves on providing consistent representation through all phases of the project, from conceptual design to occupancy and believe our best form of advertising is completing buildings that meet our clients’ requirements while enhancing the context and communities in which they are located.