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James W. Rhodes, FAIA , PRESERVATION DESIGN
James W. Rhodes, FAIA brings valuable consultation services to property owners, professional design and construction teams, developers, and benefactors of projects encompassing conditions analysis, building conservation and contextual new design. Mr. Rhodes is an Architect experienced in the design, coordination and direction of large and complex projects of national significance as well as more humble structures of the historic vernacular. An architect as productive on a scaffold as he is at a computer or drawing board, he vividly illustrates how a professional preservation specialist establishes a close, personal working knowledge of site conditions and preservation potential. Skilled as a draughtsman, conservator, manager, photographer, technician, designer and advisor, Mr. Rhodes confirms that the architect is at the foundation of the project team--recalling the traditional Master Builder–commanding diverse disciplines and specialties.
Rigorous research and respect for varied cultures and traditions that contribute to a property are only the beginning of the design process; integration of contemporary needs, attitudes and economies must be applied throughout a project’s development in order to truly embrace our past, serve the present day, and convey our heritage to future generations. Mr. Rhodes sees the continuum, and our interventions a vital episode in the lifeline of a property–but not the final hand.
An advocate of sustainable design through preservation and reuse, and with commitment toward merging the irreplaceable skills of tradesmen with effective technological advances, Mr. Rhodes has lectured in this country as well as in Australia, England and Sweden.
Location111 North Riverside Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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