ABOUT US

We are a full-service architectural firm  serving the Hudson Valley. We strive to problem solve through creative design solutions that meet the personal goals and objectives of each of our clients. Our office is capable in a variety of project types including custom residential design, light commercial, multi-family, and mixed use projects. We also provide Master Planning services and aid our clients in the planning and zoning approval process. MAAD prides itself in using the most cutting edge software to help bring our projects to life. Our utilization of BIM ( Building Information Modeling) software in conjunction with Virtual Reality allow our clients  to have an immersive experience in their projects long before their built!

Whether you are remodeling, adding on, or building something new, MAAD Architects has the experience to get your project done.

Our Team

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Christopher Mansfield, RA

Principal

Christopher Mansfield brings to the table an award-winning background in design

and architectural innovation.  He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology at Alfred State College, and later pursued and received an accredited Masters of Architecture degree at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During his time in Massachusetts he was awarded a joint AIA / WMAIA scholarship for his design of a drug addiction center in the city of Paterson, NJ. Upon graduation he was also awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit for excellence in the study of architecture.

 

In more recent years, he has worked with numerous clients on a wide variety of projects including retail, commercial, and residential. In his spare time Christopher currently exercises his design skills doing social change design build projects internationally. His design work has been showcased by the AIA It takes Community, 2017, Greenbuild 2017, and the United Nations Habitat III.

Susan Alvarez

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Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Buffalo, Mrs. Alvarez has been involved in, and taken lead on, a variety of projects. With over 16 years of experience in the architectural field, she has cultivated a unique skill set that ranges from interior design and project management to leading the way for BIM (Building Information Modeling) development. Her involvement with high end residential, hospitality, multi family and commercial projects makes her a versatile and detail-oriented key-player.

 

Over 10 years ago, Mrs. Alvarez was inspired to work in BIM and perceived it as an innovative endeavor. The knowledge and experience she gained with BIM allowed her to enhance design productivity and revolutionize project delivery methods, while equipping her clients with visual aids to make better design decisions.

 

When she is not using her talent at work, she uses her creative passion in baking cakes. Her passion and strong belief in producing architecture that transform lives, has allowed her to provide design concepts for her local church.

Susan Alvarez

Design Consultant