KRISTIN KNICKERBOCKER, AIA
Kristin founded Spring Line Design in 2000 and is the Principal Architect and Managing Partner of the firm. She was educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy NY. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Building Science and Bachelor of Architecture. She has worked in the architecture field for over 20 years. She has worked at several architecture firms in NY and one in Ohio where she became a project manager within her first year at the firm. Her most notable employment, before founding SLD, was at Argus Architecture & Preservation in Troy NY where she gained crucial project as well as construction administration and preservation experience, working on such projects as rehabilitation of the Hall of Springs and conservation work at the Little Theater at the Spa State Park. She also worked at Clark Engineering & Surveying, PC (CES) where she contributed to both civil site and structural projects. This experience is extremely beneficial for managing projects involving engineering consultants and understanding the implications of complicated land use issues. She is an exceptional software technician and managed the IT systems at CES during her tenure at Clark. At SLD, Kristin keeps ahead of the staff in the understanding and implementation of the design software. As Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs give way to Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs, it is more important than ever that the designers are able to operate the programs as design tools and not just oversee drafters who operate the programs. Kristin purports that if principals do not keep up with this technology, they will not be able to effectively and creatively help their colleagues make the best use of these programs. However, heading up the software development of SLD is but one of Kristin ’s many duties. Most importantly, she oversees all architecture work of the firm, including being responsible for much of the concept design work. She deftly manages consecutive diverse projects, balancing design, budget, and schedule concerns. She has a keen ability to get to the core of her client’s objectives. She then tenaciously seeks the simple yet elegant design solutions which best achieve those objectives. She applies the same attention to detail and determination to successfully guide the project through the construction process to physical realization.
Current and Recent Projects include
SUNY Plattsburgh Masonry Restoration of Harrington, Kent, Macomb, Mason Halls
Samuel S Stratton VA Medical Center - Radiology Wing Rehabilitation
Empire State Plaza Stairs Granite Stair and Llenroc Wall Rehabilitation
New York State Insurance Fund Workstation Rehabilitation
Waterford Consolidated Firehouse Feasibility Study