Our Services


The Art of Building is a design-oriented construction and development firm in Rhinebeck, NY. We approach each project as both a practical and an artistic endeavor—and, above all else, as the unique expression of the individuality of its owner.

We place equal importance on the aspirational qualities of a project as we do its technical demands. Considerations of design, cost and building science are brought together as parts of a unified process. We are ultimately accountable for all aspects of a project’s success.

The Art of Building caters to an exacting client with a busy life. As designers, builders and investors, we can help think through the competing priorities of a project with a thoughtful, holistic approach. Countless design and budgetary decisions are brought into order and considered in terms of their relative importance. A single point of contact for the entire project makes decision-making seamless and highly efficient.

After the project is finished, we can bring the same sensibility and one-stop approach to our interior design, property management and vacation rental businesses.

Our services are also offered separately:

design services — interior and building design

building design and advice
interior design and advice
landscape design and advice
color consulting 

design / build — development and construction management

new construction contracting
additions and renovations
adaptive reuse
historic preservation
commercial construction


The Art of Building is a design-oriented construction and development firm. We are not licensed architects or engineers. We use third-party licensed architects and engineers whenever required or otherwise appropriate, and provide our clients with full transparency as to their involvement in the development process and their payment for these services.