Lothrop News

Lothrop Associates receives 2019 AIA award for the Cropsey Barn Restoration.   We restored the 1796 heavy timber frame Barn and Bunkhouse.  The Building was lifted for a new foundation and drainage with roof ridges reset and restored to be structurally sound.  Now the barn can be will be preserved for the next 100 years. 
The Barn Complex and Bunk House are situated on a 24 acre parcel with the 1796 Dutch Colonial Farmhouse which is still occupied by Jim Cropsey, heir to the original owner.  The property and farmlands are an active farm operated by the Rockland Farm Alliance under Ownership of Rockland County.  The Barn and property enable them to process, store and distribute crop shares for 280 shareholders.  
See the new 12 story at http://www.news12.com/story/41266602/dollar1m-renovation-project-completed-at-historic-rockland-county-farm

Michael Berta has been propoted to Associate at Lothrop Associates LLP Archtiects.  Michael has more than 25 years experience in municipal, commercial and residential projects with a focus on building code review, contract documents and construction administration.  He is a recognized leader in the industry having served as President of the AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, a member of the New York State Building Officials Mid Hudson Chapter and other volunteer organizations.   


More New Lothrop Team Members!

Lothrop Associates welcomes Patrick Brunetti, Brianna Giglio, Heather Byrnes and Martin Groomes as we continue to expand our awesome team! 


Lothrop Associates welcomes Roselore Marseille and Thomas McDermott as we continue to expand our awesome team! 

White Plains, New York - Lothrop Associates LLP, an award-winning full service architectural and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that our pool design department is now known as Aquatectonic Architects. The Aquatectonic team, led by Bill Simmons, AIA, has more than four decades of combined experience designing pools, water features and spas for public and community, education, hospitality, community centers, clubs, multi-family and private residential properties. 

Aquatectonic will continue to operate in its current structure and your contacts will remain unchanged. We are changing our name but there is no change in ownership or staff. 
Lothrop Associates LLP, established in 1967, is ranked in the top design firms by Engineering News Record and a top architectural firm in Westchester County by Westchester County Business Journal.  
For more information please contact Bill at WSimmons@LothropAssociates.com.

Jennifer Fernandez Promoted to Associate!

Lothrop Assocites LLP is proud to announce that Jennifer Fernandez Promoted to Associate!  Jennifer has high quality standards for herself and her team.  She has the qualities that we expect for our Associates and exemplifies those qualities everyday through her diligent hard work.  We are proud to have her on our team. 

White Plains, New York, Robert Gabalski, AIA promoted as Partner! Lothrop Associates LLP announces the promotion of Robert Gabalski, AIA from Senior Associate to Partner. Gabalski brings significant experience to the firm in the municipal, government, library, historic, preservation, restoration, adaptive reuse and sustainable project sectors. Throughout his career, he has developed a rich history and knowledge of working with New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Robert holds a Master of Architecture from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design and Planning from The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Lothrop Associates Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

WHITE PLAINS – For 50 years, the architectural firm founded by James Lothrop Sr. has contributed to the look and feel of Westchester County by designing some of its most significant institutions.  

Westchester County Airport, Westchester Medical Center, and White Plains Hospital’s Flanzer Pavilion and many other signature structures in the County bear the brushstrokes of Lothrop Associates of White Plains, a firm that has grown from five employees in 1967 to 50 over the last half century. In many ways, the firm’s steady expansion mirrors that of Westchester, a County that has seen remarkable growth over the same period.

County Executive Robert P. Astorino recently acknowledged these and numerous other contributions to the County’s growth with a proclamation citing Lothrop’s half-century of excellence and leadrship in its field. “For 50 years, Lothrop Associates has been a leader in architectural and interior design,” Astorino said. “The company’s award-winning projects can be found throughout Westchester and beyond, and they are a prime example of a company that understands that the County is a great place to own and operate a business. I congratulate the partners and employees at Lothrop and wish them continued success.”

The founder’s son, James Lothrop Jr., has been with the firm since the beginning, and a partner for over 40 years. His father recognized the region’s growth potential while working for a Chicago-based architectural company shortly after World War II. “That firm saw the market potential for public schools, so they established an office in White Plains. Dad moved here in 1950,” Lothrop Jr. said.  

Lothrop Sr. remained with the Chicago firm until 1966 when he decided to open his own firm in White Plains the following year. The firm continued to design schools and soon expanded its portfolio to include municipal, corporate/commercial, and recreational facilities. Lothrop Associates has been evolving and growing ever since.

A key to the firm’s success is its ability to embrace various architectural specialties. “One of the things that’s most enjoyable about working at this firm is that we all have different specialties,” says Lothrop Jr. That diversity has enabled Lothrop Associates to design projects for corporate giants such as IBM and PepsiCo.

Expanding into the healthcare market, the firm's first project came in the early 1970's with the design of the new Westchester Medical Center, formerly Grasslands Hospital. This marked the beginning of a 40-year relationship that flourished and continues today with dozens of projects throughout the campus. Healthcare continues to be a strong market for the firm as they have designed hundreds of facilities throughout region and beyond.

With growth came design recognition for many of the firm's commissions. One of the notable, award-winning projects was the major modernization and addition of the Westchester County Airport in the 1980's. Lothrop Jr. said the airport project was both challenging and rewarding. “The airport was operating out of Quonset hut, and we worked with a consulting firm to develop initial plans for the terminal building and parking lots,” he said. “It was a real chess match trying to develop the site and end up with a terminal that made sense.”  The airport now serves as one of the most active aviation facilities in the nation.

Building on their rich history of swimming pool and recreation projects for a wide variety of clients, the firm expanded in 2013 with the addition of Aquatectonic Architects for pool and amenities design.  Lothrop Associates’ Aquatectonic Architects department is our premier aquatic design department for many of New York City's high-rise residential properties.

Most of Lothrop Associates' projects are located in the Hudson Valley and the greater tri-state area.  Yet, without boundaries the firm continues to expand and service clients throughout the United States and internationally. Recently, Lothrop Associates won a design award for the National Microfinance Bank in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

As the firm embarks on the next 50 years, the partners say they’re confident they will continue to be a significant contributor to the economic growth of the region.


Westchester County Recognizes Lothrop Associates

The Partners of Lothrop Associates recently received a proclamation from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino acknowledging Lothrop’s 50 years excellence in the field of architecture and interior design.

Lothrop Associates Staff Honored 

Congratulations to Katie Perloski and Danielle Semp for being recognized in the New York Real Estate Journal's 2017 Women in Building Services Spotlight. 

Lothrop Associates Continues To Grow

Lothrop Associates welcomes William Nathans, AIA. Formerly with NBBJ, Bill joins our firm an Associate and Assistant Director of Healthcare.  His passion for serving the healthcare industry is a definite asset to our firm and our clients. In this role, Bill will collaborate with Phil Cerniglia, AIA, Director of Healthcare to lead the firm's Healthcare team.

Bill has 30 years of experience dedicated to healthcare.  He is versatile and brings unique experience as a planner, project manager and architect to our team. Bill's rich project history and in-depth experience of completing more than two million square feet of healthcare gives him a unique comprehensive look at the design process.  "With the ever-changing dynamics of healthcare, Bill will be a great resource providing state-of-the-art functional facilities with unprecedented healthcare design services" agrees the partnership.

The New Milford Public Library Design Begins 

The New Milford Public Library addition and renovation budget has been approved! One of the highlights of this exciting project is the planned expansion to meet the needs of young adults and children of this growing community.

Lothrop Associates Welcomes New Associates


Lothrop Associates is proud to recognize two valuable team players who have contributed significantly to our firm's growth.  Robert Gabalski, AIA and Glen Ferguson have recently been promoted to Firm Associates.  As key team members and long term dedication, they are devoted to the firm's leadership, experience and invaluable service to our clients.


Lothrop Associates is celebrating its 50th Anniversary!  


We wish to thank all of our clients and staff who have made our successful history possible and keep inspiring us to look towards the future.

The Larchmont Public Libary Re-Opens

Lothrop Associates welcomes the re-opening of the Larchmont Public Library.   Lothrop Associates designed and oversaw the construction for the library upgrades.  The renovation makes the libary more open and usable for today's library user.  Some features include a young adult area, new technology center and with spaces for meetings and tutoring.

Make a visit! 

Lothop Project on FiOS 1
Lothrop Associates project for White Plains Hospital was presented on FiOS 1 recently.  The project is a new Medical Office Building with urgent care, diagnostic imaging and primary specialty care.  Check it out!. 

 Lothrop Continues to Expand

Lothrop Associates continues our expansion in 2016.  We welcome Bob Gabalski, Eric Stiene, Jennifer Robbins and Preston Hennes.  

Kittrell Pool Opens
Mayor Roach  said “This investment ensures that all White Plains residents will have a high quality aquatic facility at their disposal.” 
Lothrop Assocaites LLP renovated and expanded the pool utilizing a portion of the old pool shell.  It has a new zero-deck entry,
filtering system, deck surface, patio and other improvements to changing rooms, lockers and showers.  
Wayne Bass, City Recreation and Parks Commissioner said “Kittrell Pool was in need of an upgrade and I am thrilled with the result.
Our residents can now enjoy a modern pool design and new features.”

Lothrop Associates Awarded 3 Design Excellence Citations

Lothrop Associates was recognized and awarded 3 citations for Architectural Excellence by the Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  The Lothrop Associates projects were the Ramsey Public Library, in Ramsey, New Jersey, The Columbia County Courthouse, in Hudson, New York and the National Microfinance Bank in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 

We thank the Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and congratulate the other award winners.  

Cerniglia Teams with Corcoran Real Estate

Lothrop Associates’, Phil Cerniglia and the Corcoran Real Estate Sales Group make a short promotional film for a Tribeca penthouse apartment.  Phil is co-featured with Corcoran agent Tara King-Brown presenting the architectural and interior design features of the planned renovation project.  Lothrop Associates is combining the two separate penthouse apartments into an extraordinary and sensational residence.    


Cerniglia Speaks at Healthcare Conference
Lothrop Associates Director of Healthcare, Phil Cerniglia, AIA, served on a panel at the 12th Annual Advanced Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference in Atlantic City. 
The panel "Aligning Evidence-Based Design & Evidence-Based Medicine to Design a More Efficient & Higher Quality Patient-Centered Healthcare Delivery Model" was well attended by many hospital CEO's Presidents and administrators and a great success.

 Lothrop Associates Ranks First in Architects

The Westchester County Business Journal surveys architecture firms in Westchester County and ranks them by the number of architects.  
In 2014 we ranked first.

NMB in Tanzania Proceeds with Data Center

NMB, the second largest bank in Tanzania is proceeding with their headquarters building in Dar Es Salaam.  Lothrop Assocaites is pleased to be consulting for the new state of the art Data Center, providing expanded wireless and electronic banking servcies.  We are pleased to be part of this important project.  

 Lothrop Associates ranked in ENR top 100 Design Firms

Lothrop Associates made Engineering News Record's 2014 "Top Design Firms."  We are excited about our continued growth.    

Lothrop Associates Goes To Tanzania
Lothrop Associates will be starting a Data Center Evaluation and Study in Tanzania.  This is our first project in Africa adding a new Country and Continent to our international Portfolio. 

Lothrop Associates Ranked in Healthcare Design Magazine
Lothrop Associates was ranked 32nd for complete healthcare projects in Healthcare Design Magazine's 2013 Corporate Ranking for Architectural and Engineering firms.

Lothrop Associates Continues to expand. Welcome to the firm Andrew Acevedo and Sophia Atiq.

Lothrop Associates starts 2 new Patient Ward Renovation in Brooklyn for the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The project will be headed by Phil Cerniglia, AIA and Mike Apple.

Lothrop Associates LLP Recognized for Design Excellence
by American Institute of Architects, Westchester/Mid-Hudson Division

North Bergen Housing Authority Facade Restoration, North Bergen, NJ
Hudson Spine and Pain Management, New York, NY

Hurricane Sandy Relief
Lothrop Associates responds to several immediate renovation/restoration needs for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Compo Beach Master Plan Selection
The Compo Beach of Westport, Connecticut Site Improvement Committee has retained Lothrop Associates to lead the development of the Master Plan.

Lothrop Associates Finishes Second Project in China

Lothrop Associates recently completed theire second Data Center project in China. The project was 275,000 square feet located in Shenzhen.   

Healthcare Expands
Phil Cerniglia, AIA, Director of Healthcare starts two new patient ward renovations in Brooklyn for the Department of Veterans' Affairs

Lothrop Has New Offices
Lothrop Associates moved in Headquarters office to White Plains, New York.