• Firm History

    Founded in 2002, AAP has provided comprehensive and myriad design services for homeowners, institutional stakeholders, non-profit organizations, commercial businesses, and clinical offices.

    As Principal of AAP, Will, a LEED Accredited Professional, arrived in the Hudson Valley from San Francisco. With 25 years experience in residential and commercial architecture, he is a licensed architect in California and New York and has designed institutional, commercial and educational facilities in both states and New England. Being CAD (computer aided design) and BIM (building information modeling) proficient, Brad manages complex, multi-phase projects on time, on budget, with an ear to the client’s needs.
    AAP has active and completed projects throughout the Hudson Valley, in Ulster County, and in the surrounding counties of Dutchess, Greene, Delaware, Putnam, and Columbia. As a regional design firm, we work with local artisans, suppliers, and construction resources to the greatest extent possible on every project. Our goal is to support local businesses and, through our design services, help the Hudson Valley thrive and remain vital to area residents and commerce.

    Brad serves as director on the AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter Board of Directors since 2008. Brad was also director on the Kingston Farmers’ Market Board of Directors from 2007-10, and provided consulting design work to the Kingston Main Street Manager’s Signage Committee.

    AAP has recently realized a transformational evolution, introducing two members that significantly expand our firm’s vision and offerings. Yves Rathle, R.A, Harout Kelian, LEED Architect, and Sari A. Myers, ASID, bring their formidable talents to the fore.

    Yves is a registered architect in California and Florida, and has been the principal of Studio Yves for over twenty years. Harout is a LEED Accredited architect, licensed in Massachusetts, and has over fifteen years of experience in building integration modeling (“BIM”), the most powerful set of design and project management tools available to architects and stakeholders alike. Sari brings “green and sustainable” sensibilities to the interior design, color, and finishes of all AAP projects. She has taught color and design at the university level, and operates AAP’s partner design company, Evolve Design Gallery.

    Our expanded team creates a design firm with an eye to holistic design solutions: integrated site and building energy innovation, sustainable lighting and energy modeling, high level concept structures and master plan rendering, water-based indoor and site features for healthy air quality and sonic ambience, and positively charged creative collaboration with the client.

    History is our springboard for new, inspired environmental paradigms that can also serve as practical, fun, and durable places for human experience and interaction. Rethinking old ideas to allow for new possibilities is not only possible, it is essential. We propose a way of looking beyond the current fashion known as Green Architecture… an entry to the world of Blue Architecture, a place where water and air meet and intertwine with the constructed spaces we work, play, and live in and around.