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"Having come from rural backgrounds, we’re attracted to the idyllic and agricultural character of the Hudson Valley. When we discovered this 200-acre former dairy farm along Brooklyn Heights Road near the village of Rhinebeck, we were immediately inspired. Given the history of the property and relationship to the community, we wanted to design the property in a way that respects the land. We worked with Dutchess Land Conservancy – a non-profit conservation organization – to develop a preservation-focused plan maintaining open spaces on large tracts of land. The siting of each residence maximizes views of natural features and views and protects sight lines. In New York City we focus on the preservation and rehabilitation of disused or abandoned buildings into modern residences. The transformation of these buildings contributes to the vitality and historic character of the neighborhood. We bring this experience and passion to the Hudson Valley with this project where we’re protecting an historic farm from overdevelopment."
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Christopher Dierig and Doug Maxwell
S3 Architecture

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Designers

Doug Maxwell

doug maxwell

Doug Maxwell, Managing Partner and co-founder, leads S3 operations and contributes to interior and exterior space designs. Doug is an entrepreneur who has successfully launched and managed businesses in creative and technical genres offering S3 a blend of business, design and technology focus.

Leveraging his experience and love of architecture and design, Doug leads S3 business operations, financial oversight, research and partner relations. Educated in natural sciences, holding a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University, Doug advises on natural design and landscape elements of the firm’s work.

Christopher Dierig

Christopher Dierig

Christopher Dierig, registered architect and co-founder, leads S3 architecture and design. Christopher is a Registered Architect in New York State, and is a member of the US Green Building Council. Christopher founded S3 Architecture in 2005 and manages daily operations of the business and studio staff. S3 Architecture is a Sustainable Architecture, Interior and Urban Design firm based in New York City.

Christopher Dierig and S3 Architecture have designed new buildings, interior renovations, historic building conversions, and urban designs for residential, commercial, educational, retail, hospitality, and entertainment projects. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Kentucky. He studied architecture in Venice, Italy at Atelier Archittetura Veneziano.