About Hoover Architecture

photo of a heartsease living room by New Paltz architect Kim HooverHoover Architecture is dedicated to providing excellence in architectural design

Hoover Architecture, PLLC is a New York State Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) led by an architect based in the Hudson Valley, in New Paltz, NY.

Kim Hoover is the principal of Hoover Architecture and has a bachelor of science in building science and a bachelor of architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ms. Hoover meets with each client personally and is highly respected in the building community. She received her license to practice architecture in NY in 1997 (license #026516-1). Her expertise with commercial projectscustom homes, residential renovations, and more have been in practice in the Hudson Valley for more than twenty years.

Hoover Architecture’s extensive portfolio is borne out of its diverse design projects from private companies to non-profits, as well as ongoing consultancies. She specializes in the design of custom residential single-family homes in addition to commercial work such as retail, healthcare, commercial offices, as well as local, state and federal agencies.

Hoover has also completed a number of major house renovations and commercial interior design projects throughout the Hudson Valley. Her strong relationships with the region’s top engineers, contractors, and fabricators ensure efficient, timely and creative solutions to construction goals.

Our experience with municipal projects has included designing new town halls or the restoration of old ones, giving us experience and credentials to navigate easily through the municipal process and permitting, saving time and expense.

Progressive, responsible design

Our office highly values progressive, responsible design. It all starts with educating the client in a way they can understand. Often times our clients are already interested and educated by the time we initially speak. Together we will select the right options for the site and design. Responsible design is integral to the health and success of our planet—now and into the future.

Hoover is known for various design styles, including modern, contemporary, farmhouse, traditional, and craftsman. Each design is based on the site and client preferences. Our approach to your needs and focus contributes to the overall success of the project.

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Hoover is a full-service architecture firm in the Hudson Valley specializing in sustainable and green design, space planning, interior design and code compliance.

Full architectural services include field measuring; as-builts; space programming; schematic design interior design; budget estimates; consultant coordination; CAD construction documents including demolition/proposed floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, project-related details & specifications, code reviews, etc.; and construction phase services including submittal reviews/approvals, requests for information, site visits, change order assistance, punch list.

Kim Hoover

photo of Kim HooverFifteen years ago, with an extensive career working on commercial and municipal buildings behind her, architect Kim Hoover was motivated to hang her own shingle by something more important than money — the birth of her daughter.

She already had numerous contacts with contractors and past clients, which was helpful in starting out. She doesn’t really advertise, and most of her new clients come by word-of-mouth. Located in New Paltz, Hoover Architecture has been at the forefront of commercial and residential design, seamlessly combining aesthetic and efficiency. She highly values progressive, responsible design. It all starts with educating the client in a way they can understand; and, in this age, many of her clients have already become interested and educated by the time they come to me. Then, it’s just a matter of selecting the right options.

Active in the larger community, and a former member of the Gardiner Town Planning Board, Hoover insists that thinking smart and thinking green is essential for both the area and the earth.

“Responsible design is integral to the health and success of our community—now and into the future. We only have one planet and buildings are a huge part of it. As an architect, I have a responsibility in doing everything I can to help lessen their impact.”