A New Paltz house before and during a renovation / addition
New built-in bookshelves by BOLDER Built (green) next to existing shelves (white)
During renovation of existing building into an environmental education center
Site design for Highland Landing Park in the Town of Lloyd on the Hudson River,
north of the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Mid-Hudson Bridge
Before and after a renovation / addition in Tillson / Rosendale
that creates a light-filled dining room and office
Before and during construction of a renovation / addition in Woodstock
that retains the charm of the original cottage
while improving and enlarging the interior spaces
Sweet bank stabilization
- Twaalfskill Creek floodwaters roar through
up to the steel railroad bridge beams
Before and after the construction of
two additions in matching exterior style with cathedral ceilings
and kitchen / bath renovations for a Kingston / Ulster home
Team-developed design for a
training center / office / retail building
(click on drawings for pdf)
Before and after construction of
a super-insulated, near-zero energy
renovation / addition in Gardiner
Re-built Bulkhead, Dock & New Boat Launch
- work to be done in 2012 -
Plattekill "mother/daughter apartment"
renovation / addition design
& Planning Board approval
Kingston Library fence design
In collaboration with RUPCO (Rural Ulster Preservation Company)
Design for a perimeter fence upgrade to enhance the community
Reconstruction of a commercial building
on Route 44/55 in Marlborough / Highland
Ulster County Architecture
a private high school and residence hall
in Esopus on the Hudson River
150,000 +/- sf on 9 floors (some partial)
c. 1908 with a spectacular chapel
on 400 + acres with 10 + other buildings
- Precise as-built floor plans (completed in 4 weeks)
- Design for internal renovations
- Code compliance review for existing conditions and renovations
BOLDER Architecture - Ulster County NY Architect
Located in the beautiful Town of New Paltz and providing architectural services to the local communities,
Cities, Villages, Towns and Hamlets of Gardiner, Rosendale, Stone Ridge, Accord, Kerhonkson, Krumville, Olivebridge, West Shokan, Shokan,
Hurley, Sawkill, Kingston, Zena, Woodstock, Shady, Mt. Tremper, Phoenicia, Shandaken, Big Indian, Saugerties,
Palenville, Tannersville, Hunter, Windham, Leeds, Athens, Coxsackie, Kinderhook, Chatham, Canaan, Spencertown, Ghent, Greenport, Hudson, Taghkanic, Tivoli, Ancram,
Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, Staatsburg, Millbrook, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Newburgh, Washingtonville, Monroe, Greenwood Lake,
Middletown, Port Jervis, Monticello, Liberty, Ellenville, Napanoch, Wawarsing, Cragsmoor, Montgomery, Walden, Marlboro, Milton, Modena, Clintondale, Highland, Plattekill, Ardonia,
Wallkill, Pine Bush, Lloyd, Esopus, Marbletown, and Shawangunk in the mountains and farmland, forest and field, cliffs and rivers of
Ulster County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Green County, Columbia County, Sullivan County, Rockland County, Putnam County, Westchester County
in the spectacular Hudson Valley, Shawangunk Ridge, Catskill and Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
Cape Dormer Addition / Renovation
Town of Rosendale, Ulster County
Kitchen and screen porch renovation and new deck in New Paltz
Precise as-built floor plans for Mother of Perpetual Help Monastery
in Esopus on the Hudson River, Ulster County
19,000 +/- sf on 3 floors
“It has been a pleasure to work with Dave Toder of Bolder Architecture over the last few years.
Dave’s understanding of the building process, knowledge of the building code and drawings skills
were an asset in our collaborations. I would recommend Bolder Architecture to anyone looking
for competent, prompt, and reliable architectural services.”- M.L.
“I have been pleased to work with Dave Toder of Bolder Architecture on a number of projects of various sizes over the last few years.
Dave Toder assembled many drawing packages and did code reviews on many different buildings for us.
With his understanding of the building process and knowledge of the building code he was an integral part of our design team.
I would recommend Bolder Architecture to anyone looking for quality, reliable and also cost effective architectural services.”- Martin
Just writing to let you know how grateful we are for the expertise, the patience and the ongoing support you showed us during the renovation of our kitchen, porch and deck. Your creative sight turned a close, uncomfortable, very outdated kitchen and a closed in dining area into a spacious, open kitchen-dining area that makes entertaining convenient as well as a pleasure. We are no longer tripping over each other as we prepare meals. As you found in your initial inspection of our home and property, we had a porch and deck that had not been built to code, the footings were inadequate, the deck unsupported. We now have a safe, wide, spacious deck that I'm sure we'll enjoy in the warmer weather and a porch that is comfortable, bug free as well as safe for children. In the kitchen area, your suggestion to move the refrigerator against the inner wall and the stove to the fireplace wall, and your assurance that it would be easy to move the gas line and to vent the stove, made all the difference between a crowded work space and the lovely, open kitchen we now have. Removing the awkward island space that broke up kitchen and dining area and expanding the cabinets to the dining area gave us a large, open space rather than a compartmentalized, closed-in one. Your expertise regarding zoning requirements and Department of Building regulations inspired our confidence as we transitioned from design to hiring a reliable contractor to getting the necessary permits and inspections. The completed, approved plans allowed easy sub-contractual work to get done efficiently. Your openness to us participating in the design process and your ability to hear what we wanted and to incorporate our ideas and needs into your design made the process both exciting and fun for us. Knowing you were our partner through this process, that we could call you at any time with questions and get a prompt informed response, gave us a sense of comfort and trust as we progressed through the project. We are grateful to your for your professional expertise, your creative talent, your suggestions and recommendations, all provided with warmth and enthusiasm and which have resulted in a beautiful kitchen we will use and enjoy for many years. Thank you."- Mickey and Geraldine Kelly
B O L D E R
A R C H I T E C T U R E, PLLC
"Dave helped us work through a complicated addition to our home. He was efficient and prompt, yet took his time to understand our needs.
He worked through a number of scenarios, adding good advice along the way. Dave worked with the town to ensure our ideas
met building codes, allowing our building permit to be granted very quickly. Throughout the construction of our addition,
Dave made himself available to the builder and us when questions came up. His attention to detail during the
construction process was extremely valuable. Dave's professionalism was more than we expected, and I would recommend him
to anyone considering a home addition or remodeling project. And let's not forget that Dave was a real gentleman throughout
the entire process. You can't go wrong with Dave on your side."- K. & S. C.
Before and after construction of
a front porch / entry patio renovation and new pool deck and retaining wall in Highland
Construction Management provided
Toad Hall carport & entry roof addition / renovation - most work done by Dave Toder
an article by the owner
on their Deep Energy Retrofit in Gardiner
Solar Today, June 2012
"Here in Highland, NY, our Town is building the Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park along the Hudson River,
the only public access to the river for 30 miles along the west shore. We’ve been lucky to have Dave Toder as part of our design team.
He drew up plans first for the renovation of an onsite building and then for our shoreline restoration.
This project includes new bulkheads, a deepwater dock, and a boat launch ramp, all to be freely available for public use.
Dave has worked tirelessly to translate the dreams of our Park Association onto paper and then incorporate the requirements of our funders and
the recommendations of the engineers who created the package we have just put out to bid en route to making our expectations a reality.
Throughout, Dave has respected our cost limitations and produced timely, superior products."
- Donna Deeprose, Vice-President of Development, Highland Landing Park Association, Highland, NY
"Our first time working with an architect could not have been a better experience. Tearing down part of our house and rebuilding it was
a daunting task. During the planning stage, Dave gave us several options to choose from, then incorporated our ideas into a beautiful design
that worked well with the existing structure. His attention to detail in the drawings and working closely with our builder made the
construction process go smoothly. Dave Toder was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him to anyone in need of an architect."
- B.C. and M.J., Woodstock, NY
Town of Lloyd Community Pride Award
Town of Lloyd Environmental Conservation Council 2012 Award
For Leadership in Conserving Our Natural Resources
the Waterfront Restoration Project at the Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park
& the Canoe-Kayak Launch at Black Creek
Town of Shawangunk, Ulster County
New ramp on historic house in Kingston
New ramp on Hudson River cottage in Esopus
"Dave Toder designed the site plan for the Black Creek Launch in Highland at the request of the Lloyd Environmental Conservation Council. He generously contributed not only his considerable expertise as an architect but also imaginative and commonsense ideas
for creating a better-looking, more environmentally sensitive, and more user-friendly boat-launch park.
In addition he demonstrated skill in accommodating a wide variety of demands from the NYS Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation. Throughout a complicated process, he was always friendly, enthusiastic, and quickly responsive to our needs. It was for these reasons that we awarded him in 2012 for making an outstanding contribution to the
Town of Lloyd."- Jack Maguire, chair, Lloyd Environmental Conservation Council
Main Street Gardiner, NY
Masters Touch Church Renovation
Planning board approval Town of New Paltz
Renovation / Addition - Extra insulation, thick walls, deep window sills
Insulated Concrete Form Garage
Ulster County Veterans Memorial - plans
New Paltz Rural Cemetery
Commercial & Residential Building - Code Compliance
Village of New Paltz
Caraway Tea - Commercial Addition
Kerhonkson, Town of Wawarsing, Ulster County
Built by Dave Smith Construction - 845-532-3505
ICF foundation & closed-cell spray foam insulation - Town of New Paltz