About The Architect:
Robert Marrapodi has been practicing Architecture in the State of New York for over 30 years. His focus has been in creating practical, attractive design within his clients’ programs. His trademark is in using resourceful solutions and attuning his clients through each step of the design and building process. With every project, a methodical plan is developed with sensitivity to site character and conditions. Great care is taken to meet the client’s needs and expectations. This is facilitated by Robert’s extensive experience in many roles of commercial and residential building including design and planning, project management and actual hands-on work. He and his wife have been residents of Dutchess County for 23 years, first settling in Millbrook and then moving to Clinton, near his office in Rhinebeck. Like many, the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley attracted and inspired him. It has played an important role in shaping his design approach and collaborative philosophy in working with clients.
About The Firm:
Robert A. Marrapodi Architecture is a small, single principal firm that opened its doors in the historic town of Rhinebeck in 1999. The primary client base is high-end residential design and renovation, with a small percentage of light commercial work. Robert also does a significant amount of consulting, site planning and feasibility evaluation. Each year, he takes on only as much work as will allow for personal and painstaking service, which has rewarded him in consistent return patronage of his clients.
Most recently, in response to environmental concerns, the firm has been researching alternative sustainable green building materials and methods. Plans in the works that reflect this are being refined for clients interested in being part of this effort.
The firm’s business philosophy is to keep things simple and personal, maintaining a constant open channel of communication with clients, builders and craftsmen. Much time is devoted in attention to detail and researching the most current methods of providing consistent quality in what is specified for each project. The long-term plan is to continue adding well thought out buildings to the environment while igniting and hopefully spreading people’s enthusiasm and appreciation for good design. We feel this can be accomplished in any budget profile with the guidance of a design professional.
- City College of New York School of Architecture & Environmental Planning
Bachelor of Architecture 1980
- Harvard University Graduate School of Design – Rethinking the Home
Thesis: Adaptive Re-use of Historic Federal Archives Building, Greenwich Village, New York
Licensure: New York State
Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- Newsday-At Home, May 2004, Conservatories
- Poughkeepsie Journal, Aug 2004, Approvals: New Homes
- Poughkeepsie Journal, Feb 2003, interview re: Hiring An Architect
- Hudson Valley Magazine, October 1993 Home Design Awards “East Meets West”
- Poughkeepsie Journal, 1988, House Additions
- American Institute of Architects
- Habitat For Humanity
- American Society for Historic Preservation
- Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance
- Adjunct Lecturer, Dutchess Community College School of Architecture + Engineering
- Town of Clinton Planning Board