calderón architecture & design studio 

is dedicated to the idea that architecture

should respond to its environment

in an organic and complementary manner. 

As a team, we seek to create unique spaces that serve the interests of our clients, adding grace and value to buildings and their surroundings

in a mutually compatible way.

about

Located in New York’s historic Hudson River Valley, Calderon Architecture & Design Studio P.C. consists of design oriented architects licensed in New York & New Jersey specializing in commercial and residential projects in the Hudson Valley and New York City region. Our founder, J.C. Calderón, is a graduate of Williams College and the Yale School of Architecture, current Treasurer of the AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter for the 2018-2020 term, and a LEED Accredited Professional as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council. He has worked with leading New York City firms including Kohn Pedersen Fox; Tesoro Architects; Calvin Klein; and Simmons Architects, and currently practices out of Beacon, New York.

 

Having a certified Minority-owned Business Enterprise, J.C. is also uniquely qualified to partner on city and government projects within the city and state. The scope of his work ranges from the design of high-concept buildings to the alteration of existing structures and includes residences as well as hotels and office developments. A featured project was in his parents’ birthplace of Bogotá, Colombia.

 

​J.C. has guest lectured at a Yale seminar taught by architect Dean Sakamoto. He has also appeared on television, in numerous articles, and on public panels to speak about design, urban culture, and green practices.

At Calderón Architecture & Design Studio P.C., we work to deliver architecture of value. Our structures are designed to capture the nuances of the physical setting and we aim not only for the creation of a beautiful and inspiring building, but one that doesn’t leave out practicality or comfort. 

 

Our team will listen carefully to your design dreams and work hard to translate them into reality. From historic home renovations to new construction, we seek to add value and design excellence to your project.

At the end of the day, it is important to us that our clients are happy. To that end, we stress collaboration between client and architect. We value this partnership and find it gratifying that our clients often refer us to friends and associates, as we want to contribute to the environments that enhance the lives of the people who will live and work in them for years to come.

approach

While asking about the future you envision, our practice will bring a certain cultivated aesthetic to the table, while also avoiding preconceived ideas until we’ve consulted with you. ​

 

Our depth of practical experience provides the background to take on difficult problems and spot hidden potential. In particular, we excel at highlighting the surrounding environment by finding natural light through adding windows and/or re-configuring inner walls in order to elevate each and every project. 


In the instance of a co-op apartment, we will advise you about the best ways of working with the co-op board. With regard to contractors, you can elect anything from zero involvement on our part, to complete scheduling and supervision. Either way, we’ll inspect the final result to make certain you’re happy with the final product.

In addition to delivering creative design and drawing prowess, Calderón Architecture & Design is highly skilled at procuring approvals and construction permits from the NYC Department of Buildings.

Commissions are accepted from clients in New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley.

process

testimonials

Changing a 2-bedroom to 3

“J.C. Calderón did phenomenal work.  J.C turned a large pre-war two bedroom coop apartment on the Upper West Side into a three bedroom family apartment with an intelligent design that worked for my family.  J.C. spent time talking with me, my wife and even my kids.  By reconfiguring the floor plan to our needs, he also creatively brought natural light into the entire apartment.  During construction, the Seller’s real estate broker came by and could not believe the transformation.  She said the apartment was worth over $300,000 more than I paid (about 25%) based on J.C.’s new layout alone and she had not even seen the finishes.  J.C. also handled all dealings with our Coop Board’s approval process and worked seamlessly with our general contractor throughout the project.  J.C. ensured that all design plans were properly filed with the NYC Department of Buildings and Landmarks so that I will have no problem when I decide to sell.  He navigated this project to conclusion on time with very few bumps.  He was proactive and his total price was less than the other architects I interviewed and his price never changed once we reached our agreement.  I highly recommend J.C. and his team.”

Catching sunlight

“J.C. Calderón did a marvelous redesign and renovation of our 25-year old Upper East Side apartment. He went to great pains to understand and fulfill our design preferences. His understanding of light, space and color opened up the apartment both physically and visually, and the ingenious hallway cutout allowed sunlight from the corner of the bedroom to reach all the way into the kitchen.”

Developing a vision

“Working with J.C. enabled us to develop a clearer picture of exactly what it was that we wanted. He kept honing that picture and gave us a result that still gives us satisfaction and utility.”

Increasing re-sale value

“J.C. Calderón did a fantastic job with our extension. His attention to detail was amazing. The end result was spectacular. We definitely are going to see a substantial increase in our re-sale value.”

collaborators

2020

Elizabeth Casasnovas

Wil Chabrier

Dexter Douglass

Julia Drooff

Gelila Kassa

Matthew Tether

2019

Elizabeth Casasnovas

Dexter Douglass

Aldo Salazar Lopez 

Matthew Tether

2018

Elizabeth Casasnovas

Dexter Douglass

Anthony Ferraiolo

Matthew Tether

2017

Elizabeth Casasnovas

Dexter Douglass

Amanda Iglesias

2016

Elizabeth Casasnovas

Logan McCracken

2015

Elizabeth Casasnovas

2014

Ana Cardenas
Elizabeth Casasnovas

Santiago Iglesias
Madeline Locurto
Christopher Siemer
Jacinto Velazco

2013

Ana Cardenas
Elizabeth Casasnovas

Santiago Iglesias
Eugene Murphy
Jacinto Velazco

2012

Elizabeth Casasnovas
Melanie Idler

Santiago Iglesias
Eugene Murphy
Jacinto Velazco

2011

Francisco Bisono

Hayley Brooks

Elizabeth Casasnovas

Tony Grullon

Jacinto Velazco

Diqiang Wang

2010

Francisco Bisono
Elizabeth Casasnovas
David S. Flecha
Martin Linnane
Carol Tsoi
Jacinto Velazco

2009

Fabian Becerra
Francisco Bisono
Stephanie Brooks
Elizabeth Casasnovas
Elvis Duran
Santiago Iglesias
Christine Jones
Robert Kim
Edgar Londoño
Meredith McClatchy
Jacinto Velazco

2008

Manuel Arevalo
Luz F. Arevalo
Kosuke Bando
Francisco Bisono
Elizabeth Casasnovas
Richard J. Dallas
Ramses Gonzalez
Carlos Malagon
Jose Medina
Kristin Nottebohm
Amina Pookrum
Adriana M. Zollo

2007

Janezee Bond
Elizabeth Casasnovas
David Castro
Elizabeth Franco
Shan Jayakumar
Brandon Lucien
Sara Ramirez
Manuel Rivera
Allison Rottkamp
Sofia Torres
Maria P. Torres

2006

Elizabeth Casasnovas
Shan Jayakumar
Eugene Korsunskiy
Brandon Lucien
Santiago Nieves
Alvaro Romero

2005

Oscar Allonso
Elizabeth Casasnovas
Glenn DeRoche
Shan Jayakumar
Beatriz L. Kehdy

2004

William Allured
Elizabeth Casasnovas
Jennifer O’Conner
Sharmiette Robinson

2003

Elizabeth Casasnovas
Oswaldo Ortega

2002

Elizabeth Casasnovas
Oswaldo Ortega
Jorge Plazas

2001

Elizabeth Casasnovas

T: 212-369-2766

5 Cliff Street, Beacon, New York 12508 

info@calderonarchitecture.com

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