Integrated Architecture + Structural Engineering


Spring Line Design Architecture + Engineering, a NYS Certified Woman Owned Business (WBE), was founded by architect Kristin Knickerbocker in 2000. SLD serves clients in the New York State "Tech Valley" region including Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga; throughout upstate New York State, and Massachusetts. Since we are an integrated architectural design and structural engineering firm, we are able to provide efficient and cost effective design solutions to fulfill the needs of our clients. While our clients often initially hire us because of our built-in efficiencies, they return because of our philosophy, our process, our experience and our team.

 Our Process

  • Collect all data relevant to the proposed project including scope, schedule, budget and existing documentation

  • Investigate existing conditions by visiting the site, creating a photographic record and preparing existing conditions drawings

  • Prepare a preliminary code / regulation analysis

  • Meet with client and end users to review data determined by investigations and code analysis

  • Finalize scope, budget and schedule with client

  • Create simple yet elegant, practical, constructible and functional design

Our Philosophy

  • Understand and achieve client goals, project needs, schedule and budget

  • Advise clients about pertinent items they may not have considered

  • Respond to client requests and questions in a thorough and timely manner

  • Anticipate obstacles in sufficient time to avoid or overcome them

  • Use technology as an integrated design tool instead of simply a drafting aid

  • Apply building science to support design decisions

  • Represent client interests in all aspects of design and construction administration

  • Achieve simple yet elegant design solutions that function well over time

  • Use environmentally friendly materials whenever feasible

  • Merge projects fluidly with their surroundings

  • Be mindful of and enhance whenever possible the project's community

  • Examine what we learn on each project to make future projects better


Our Team

Principal Architect: Kristin Knickerbocker, AIA

Principal Engineer: Jeffrey Bak, PE

Senior Project Manager: Angelo Germano

Project Architect: Christopher Newton, RA

Project Designer: Simal Shrestha

Project Designer: Niyati Shetty

Project Designer: Haley Hahn

Structural Engineer: Chris Snyder, PE

Structural Engineer: David Abramo, PE

Structural Engineer: Nate Crow, EIT

Structural Engineer: Jack Stockli, EIT

Marketing Administrative Manager: Andrea Morris

Our Experience

For more information on our architectural design and structural engineering services, please contact Spring Line Design Architecture + Engineering.

Please take a moment to review our portfolio of architectural design and structural engineering projects we’ve completed for state government agenciesmunicipalities, architects, engineers, commercial businesses, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, historic places and a select group of residential clients.