Modern office with wooden beams, large windows, and people working at desks.

About Phinney Design Group

The Firm

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.

Phinney 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.

Modern office space with wooden flooring and minimalist furniture, featuring a large conference table, wall-mounted screens displaying architectural designs, framed awards on a shelf, and natural light from windows with blinds.

Leadership

Michael R. Phinney

RA AIA NCARB LEED AP | Founding Principal

Michael Phinney, Principal at Phinney Design Group is a licensed Architect, AIA Member and LEED Accredited Professional with over 25 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.

Edwin C. Anker IV

RA AIA

Principal
Troy Office Director

BRENNAN D. DRAKE

RA AIA NCARB LEED GREEN ASSOC.

PRINCIPAL
SARATOGA OFFICE DIRECTOR

Jonathan M. Haynes

Senior Associate

Tara Borodin-Galarza

RA AIA LEED Green Associate

Senior Associate | Architect

Steven J. Dodds

RA AIA

Senior Associate

PATRICK W. PIPER

RA LEED AP

SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT

Marci Phinney

Office Manager

AnnBritt Newey

ASID, IIDA NCIDQ

Director of Interior Design

Cira Masters

Director of Marketing and Business Development

OUR CULTURE

Group of people at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a store named

Grand Opening of our Lake Placid Office.

Group of people posing on an ice rink, some wearing hockey jerseys, smiling and waving.

The group with our logo on the ice at the Adirondack Thunder game!

A group of people posing on a dock with a lake and forested hills in the background.

Annual Employee Day atop the Morgan docked at the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George, NY.

Phinney Design Group was founded in 2003, 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.