PhilosophyWe believe that successful architecture comes from the understanding of client values, an imaginative approach to problem solving, and the execution of creative, functional solutions.
We strive to deliver these to every client on every project.
ApproachHBT Architects was founded as Harrison Bridges & Associates in late 2000 and was formed with relationships that extend back many years. Our firm was designed to provide a creative working environment for talented people. Partners Trevor Harrison and Jim Tripp remain personally involved in all aspects of our projects. Our environment of learning and sharing reflects in our design approach and the satisfaction of our clients.
Our firm is dedicated to a high level of professionalism. Over half of our staff members are licensed architects with many years of experience and all our professional staff are encouraged to be LEED Accredited Professionals. This high standard is reflected in both employee and client satisfaction.
At HBT Architects, design is what feeds our soul and builds our reputation. We work to understand our clients’ goals and find out what inspires them. Our designers employ current research, thinking and tools to create lasting solutions that go beyond aesthetic trends.
Our firm is a business built on the idea that the ongoing development of each design professional, allows the firm to flourish. For HBT, business success and personal success are symbiotic.
In a typical day each of us may interact with clients, meet with sub-consultants, contribute to a design review, attend an in-house code class, or meet a contractor on site to review progress. We support each other in crafting proposals, creating great documents, and taking an active role in our community. No two days are the same and there is always an opportunity to listen, learn, contribute and grow.
For opportunities to join HBT Architects, please review the following open positions in our Rochester, NY office.
Alfred University – Powell Dining Hall Renovations
Alfred University – Ade Dining Hall Renovations
Alfred University – Pearlman Hall Renovations
Alfred University – Bartlett Dormitory Renovations
Alfred University – The Brick Renovations
Alfred University – Campus Signage
Alfred University – Cannon Dormitory Renovations
Alfred University – Baressi Dormitory Renovations
Alfred University – Child and Family Services
Alfred University – Olin Dormitory Renovations
Alfred University – Data Center
Alfred University – Krusen Dormitory Renovations
Alfred University – Ann’s House
Alfred University – McLean Hall Locker Room Renovations
Alfred University – The President’s Residence
Alfred University – Student Recreation Center Concept
Alfred University – Renewable Energy Engineering Concept
Alfred University – Science Research Building Concept
Alfred University – Siedlin Hall Renovations
Alfred University – Softball Fields
Alfred University – South Hall Concept Design
Alfred University – Tefft Hall Renovations
Alfred University – The Endzone
RIT- School of American Crafts/Booth Gallery/Vignelli Archives
RIT – College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Renovations
RIT/NITD- Student Development Center
RIT/NITD – Shumway Dinning Hall
RIT – College of Health Sciences and Technology
RIT/NITD – LBJ Hall Renovations
RIT/NTID – Rosica Hall
RIT – Wallace Library Renovations
RIT – Franklin Street Renovations
Southern Vermont College Student Housing – Bennington, VT
Belmont Abbey College – Belmont, NC
Campus Gate Student Housing – Canandaigua, NY
St Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry – Pittsford, NY
Dominican College Student Housing -Orangeburg, NY
University of Rochester – Gavitt Hall Renovations
University of Rochester – Rush Rhees Library Renovations
University of Rochester – I/T Department Warehouse
Marriott Residence Inn – East Greenbush, NY
Marriott Residence Inn – Saratoga Springs, NY
Marriott Residence Inn – Clifton Park, NY
Marriott Fairfield Inn, Verona, NY
Marriott Spring Hill Suites – Colonie, NY
Lake George Lodge – Lake George, NY
Hilton Garden Inn- Albany Medical
Hilton Garden Inn- Westhampton, NJ
Hilton Garden Inn – Troy, NY
Hilton Homewood Suites – Port St. Lucie, FL
Holiday Inn Express – Allentown, PA
Holiday Inn Express- Colonie, NY
Sheraton – Charleston, West Virginia
Magic Sports Hotel & Conference Center, Vineland, NJ
Six Flags Hotel and Water Park at Great Escape, Queensbury, NY
Kaatskill Mountain Club – Hunter Mountain, NY
Rochester General Hospital – PT/OT
Rochester General Hospital – Ambulatory Surgery Center
Rochester General Hospital – Greater Rochester Vein Center
Rochester General Hospital – Allergy Suite
Rochester General Hospital – Lipson Cancer Center
Rochester General Hospital – Linden Medical Group
Rochester General Hospital – Blood Lab
Rochester General Hospital – Cardiopulmonary
Rochester General Hospital – Dermatology Group
Rochester General Hospital – Plastic Surgery
Rochester General Hospital – Hand Surgery Associates
Rochester General Hospital – Genesee Surgical
Rochester General Hospital – Linden Oaks Campus Master Plan Study
Rochester General Hospital Riedman Campus – Master Planning
Rochester General Hospital Riedman Campus – Various Renovations
Rochester General Hospital Riedman Campus – Cardiac Rehab/PT
Rochester General Hospital Riedman Campus – Wellness Center
Linden Oaks Ambulatory Surgery Center – Rochester, NY
Dalzell’s Hearing Center – Greece, NY
Genesis Pediatrics – Gates, NY
RPCN- Rushville Health Center
Pluta Cancer Center Renovations – Henrietta, NY
Community Health Network – Rochester, NY
Community Health Network Pharmacy – Rochester, NY
Dr. DelSignore Medical Offices – Rochester, NY
Dermatology Partners – Rochester, NY
Andrew Dvonch, DDS – Rochester, NY
Eastside Podiatry – Rochester, NY
Madonna OBGYN/Invision Health – Rochester, NY
Greater Rochester Orthopedics – Rochester, NY
Greece Dermatological Associates – Greece, NY
Joseph Quevedo, DDS – Rochester, NY
Linden Medical Group – Rochester, NY
Litron Laboratories – Rochester, NY
Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester – Rochester, NY
Dr. Nemani Medical Offices – Rochester, NY
Neurology Associates of Rochester – Rochester, NY
Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester – Rochester, NY
Rochester Cardiopulmonary Group – Rochester, NY
Rochester Community Orthopedics – Rochester, NY
Rochester Gastroenterology – Rochester, NY
Rochester Oral Surgery – Rochester, NY
Dr. Christine Stewart Medical Offices – Rochester, NY
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Building 85 Office Addition– Rensselaer, NY
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Building 81 Laboratory Addition – Rensselaer, NY
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Building 81 Laboratory Renovations – Rensselaer, NY
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Building 85 Laboratory Renovations – Rensselaer, NY
Bushnell’s Basin Fire Department – Pittsford, NY
Egypt Fire Department – Fairport, NY
LeRoy Fire Station – Leroy, NY
Pittsford Fire District – Pittsford, NY
Fisher’s Fire Department – Fishers, NY
Henrietta Fire Station #5
Stafford Fire Station – Stafford, NY
Monroe County Sheriff’s Station – Ogden, NY
Monroe County Sheriff’s Station Zone B – Rochester, NY
Ontario County Sheriff’s Station, Canandaigua, NY
Gates Volunteer Ambulance – Gates, NY
Town of Stafford Historical Museum – Stafford, NY
Gates Public Library – Gates Library
Wood Library Addition and Renovation – Canandaigua, NY
Mendon Public Library – Honeoye Falls, NY
Al Sigl Community of Agencies – Bldgs #5 & 10
Royal Bank of Canada – Rochester, NY
Community Bank, NA – Various Locations
Finger Lakes Technology – Victor, NY
Daystar – Rochester, NY
YMCA of Rochester Southeast Branch Renovations – Pittsford, NY
YMCA of Rochester Camp Arrowhead Discovery Lodge – Pittsford, NY
Camp Stella Maris – Lakeville, NY
Writers and Books Renovations – Rochester, NY
Arts and Cultural Council – Rochester, NY
Sisters of St Joseph Motherhouse – Pittsford, NY
Morrell Builders Office Building – Perinton, NY
Tri City Rentals, Brunswick Woods– Brunswick, NY
Tri City Rentals, The Glen at Sugar Hill – Brunswick, NY
Winfield Park Apartments – Rochester, NY
Paychex – Various Locations
LeClair/Ryan Office – Rochester, NY
Temple Beth El Renovations – Rochester, NY
Aquinas Institute Auditorium – Rochester, NY
Partner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
As a founding partner of HBT Architects, Trevor Harrison brings over 20 years of experience in all phases of design and construction to each project that he manages. Trevor manages key firm clients in areas such as hospitality, colleges/universities, and medical. His creative and solid approach to project management and client satisfaction are evident in the many successful projects and satisfied clients working with the firm.
Partner, AIA, CSI, NCARB, LEED AP
James Tripp brings over 20 years of both hands-on construction and design experience to all projects at HBT Architects. Mr. Tripp has served as project manager on numerous educational and hospitality projects offering unique and creative architectural design solutions. His background and training in building technology adds insight and value to the construction administration process.
Associate, AIA, LEED AP
Scott has over 30 years of experience in architectural and project programming, planning, design, production, and project administration for a wide range of types of projects. Included in this range of projects, Scott has been the Project Architect for many of the firms key projects in practice areas such as college and universities and healthcare. Recent projects include the Lipson Cancer Center and LEED certified student housing for Alfred University.
Associate, AIA, LEED AP
Kate Anderson has over 25 years of experience in designing and executing architectural spaces that are efficient and energizing. Kate works with clients to understand, develop and implement program needs. Her creative use of interior materials along with spatial design and detailing have produced fiscally responsible, creative and award winning interior solutions.
Associate, Architect, AIA
As a licensed architect with a strong focus on design and project visualization, Rebecca brings extensive experience to each project she is involved in. While employed in both Arizona and Boston, Ms Barone provided design services on various award winning and nationally published projects. At HBT Rebecca is involved in many of the firms most notable projects.
Associate, Architect, RA, NCARB, LEED AP
Jim Argenta has over 12 years of experience working on a wide variety of project types. While in California he provided design and construction administration services for numerous Health Care, Office, and Residential projects as well as the much acclaimed jazz club and restaurant, Yoshi’s San Francisco. Since joining HBT, Jim has expanded on his Health Care, Laboratory, and Hospitality work. He also managed the design and construction administration for the award-winning historical renovation of the former Dewitt Clinton Hotel (Marriott Renaissance) in Albany. A strong believer in client-centered architectural practice, Jim is committed to providing high-quality personalized architectural design that complements its owners and honors its environment.
Associate, Architect, RA, LEED AP
Mike brings with him a strong repertoire of design skills and technical knowledge. His experience is focused primarily on college/university clients and high-rise development. He is invloved in many key projects at HBT. Mike’s objective with each project is to deliver thoughtful and pragmatic ideas at all levels of design, regardless of project type, scope, or budget.
Mary Beth Arnold
Mary Beth developed a depth of customer service experience in the hospitality and airline industries. The administrative skills developed in this work have directly impacted the efficiency and management of the office. Her many responsibilities range from general client services, human resources and weekly/ monthly bookkeeping duties.
Amber received her Bachelors of Architecture with a minor in Construction Management from Alfred State SUNY College of Technology in 2018. While at Alfred she placed third as part of the design/build team at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 1 Competition. At HBT, Amber will combine her technical understanding and design sensibilities to inform all phases of project development - from concept design to construction documentation and observation.
Donna joined HBT Architects in 2006 as a Controller and brings accounting and auditing experience in various fields as well as solid business knowledge. Donna is a Certified Public Accountant and manages all financial, forecasting and reporting aspects of the firm and assists with business decisions. She also manages various human resource requirements.
Cameron joined HBT Architects soon after graduation and has been contributing to nearly every aspect of the design process since his arrival. His objective with each project is to deliver thoughtful and pragmatic ideas at all levels of design, regardless of project type, scope, or budget.
Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016. Prior to working at HBT, she gained a wide range of experience as an intern in New York City designing LEED-certified office interiors. She has always had a passion for art and design since a young age and pulls her inspiration from the art, culture, and community of Rochester. Kelsey uses her creativity to solve problems and seeks to create lasting design that embodies functionality and creativity.
Architect, AIA, LEED AP
Bruce has over 30 years of diverse experience in the architectural field. Beginning in 2002, he dedicated his efforts to fire station design. His project experience includes new construction, building additions and renovations, historic renovations, working closely with pre-engineered building suppliers when appropriate and incorporation of sustainable design elements within all projects.
Elizabeth thrives off of researching and continuing her education about the constantly evolving world of interior finishes and capabilities of proper material selections. Her goal with each project is to combine effective space planning with the use of unique materials in order to strike a balance between her client’s needs, an aesthetically energizing design and environmentally responsible solutions.
Angelina graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in interior design and a minor in communications from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017. Amongst other honors, while at RIT her office design project was selected for the national NEXT Student Design Competition sponsored by Steelecase. Angelina’s career in interiors has allowed her to combine her outgoing personality and creative thinking with her passion for design. Angelina seeks to create environments that are grounded by both function and aesthetics, and that ultimately positively impact the lives of others.
Architectural Designer, CDT
Justin Hildreth brings 10 years of Architectural design experience to HBT providing experience in healthcare, higher education, and multi-site retail design projects. Justin focuses on creating experiences that are enjoyable for all involved in the process. He focuses on client satisfaction through effective communication and quality project documentation throughout the design and construction processes.
Kate is a registered architect with a specialty in healthcare design. She is adept at navigating complex programmatic and operational requirements to generate custom solutions for her clients’ specific operational needs, and she has extensive experience guiding Article 28 projects through the Certificate of Need process. Kate’s objective in each project is to seamlessly guide each project through the development, construction, and regulatory processes and ultimately deliver a product which improves the experience of her clients within their workplace.
Interior Designer, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Kirstin brings with her 15-plus years of experience in retail, hospitality, corporate and higher education. Kirstin's expertise stretches from space planning through to finish selection as well as project management. Her talents and vision allow a collaborative process with clients to fulfill their project vision. Kirstin is also an Adjunct Interior Design Instructor at The Rochester Institute of Technology.
Katie received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia in 2016. Prior to arriving at HBT, she held a diverse range of internships, gaining experience in the fields of strategic communications and editing as well as architecture. Katie believes that architecture can challenge the status quo while holding true to its people and place. As a designer she strives to engage multiple scales, systems and needs with creativity, clarity and purpose.
Carrie Van Valkenburg Kehoe
Carrie brings nearly a decade of design and visual representation experience to HBT. Through her experience in landscape architecture and urban design, Carrie has worked on numerous award winning projects throughout the US and abroad. Her creative visioning and attention to detail has led to her current role leading and coordinating our approach to proposals, client relations and award submissions.
Ryan utilizes his experience with BIM to help create rendered graphics and construction documents. He values efficiency while retaining the highest attention to detail. Ryan focuses on remaining current with today’s technology, and aims to further develop HBT Architects’ standards.