New Paltz Architect Matthew Bialecki Receives Architectural Design Award for Allbright Smith Residence, Gardiner, New York
New Paltz-based architect, Matthew Bialecki, AIA, has been presented with an award for excellence in design by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his work on the home of Anne Allbright Smith and Raymond D. Smith of Gardiner, New York. The award was presented at the AIA Westchester / Mid-Hudson 2004 Design Awards Gala in Armonk, New York on Friday, November 19 th , 2004
The Allbright Smith Residence, a 2,200 square foot home located in Gardiner, New York is sited on the edge of large meadow and frames a panoramic view of the nearby Shawangunk Ridge. It combines exposed timber framing, stone, and a glass curtain wall. The residence was designed with sustainable building materials and features a wide variety of unique green building technologies such as its unique “Umbrella Roof,” named for its inherent shading qualities and designed to dissipate summer heat through a layered system of high-performance insulation with a radiant barrier under recycled metal roof panels. The fireplace and chimney are made of “Gunk-Crete”, a specially formulated concrete and quartzite aggregate mix that is similar materially to the naturally occurring conglomerate of the Shawangunk Ridge. The “Gunk-Crete” was fabricated especially for the Allbright Smith house by David Kucera, Inc. (DKI) of Gardiner. DKI is an architectural restoration company specializing in cast stone and glass fiber reinforced concrete.
Matthew Bialecki has previously been recognized by the AIA for his designs of the Studley Residence, Gardiner; Rock and Snow, New Paltz; and 108 Fifth Avenue, a New York City apartment. In 2001 he received the President's Award from the New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for outstanding service to the field of architecture.
His work has been featured in Architectural Digest (1996, 1999 and 2000) and in other national publications such as Period Homes and Progressive Architecture. He is a contributing author and editor of The New Bungalow, published by Gibbs-Smith Publishers in 2001.
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