OUR TEAM

Carlton Homes

Carlton is responsible for many of our award-winning North Country log home and timber framed residential projects. A more recent commercial project was completed for the Timber Banks Clubhouse and Event Center, which is sure to become a wedding venue of choice in Central New York.

CARLTON H. HOLMES

PARTNER

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Carlton H. Holmes, AIA, LEED AP, is a founding partner of Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects, LLP. He guides the firm’s work primarily in the field of residential design and unique development opportunities. Log and timber frame homes are of particular interest, but traditional frame construction is always in the mix.

A specific area of expertise includes construction planning. Having been involved in construction management for over 45 years, many lessons have been learned in the field in both commercial and high-end residential work.

HOW DOES HOLMES▪KING▪KALLQUIST EXECUTE OUR CLIENTS’ DESIGN GOALS SUCCESSFULLY?

“We have developed an extensive interview process that is used to draw out the client’s design goals in both imagery and function, but perhaps even more importantly, the ultimate feel of the final design. Combining this with sensitive siting, guides us to a successful project.”

Bruce C. King

Bruce is responsible for managing the lion’s share of our commercial sector and remains very active in business development, as well as the management of affordable housing and historic preservation projects.

BRUCE C. KING

PARTNER

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Bruce C. King, AIA, NCARB, is a founding partner of Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects, LLP. He guides the firm’s work in such practice areas as universities, multi-family and affordable housing, libraries, historic preservation, municipal buildings and offices.

Specific areas of expertise include research, program development, conceptual design and right-to-build implementation. He is qualified as a preservation architect under federal guidelines, and is highly skilled in historic preservation and adaptive re-use planning with specialties in historic roofing technology and masonry restoration.

HOW DOES HOLMES▪KING▪KALLQUIST SUSTAIN SUCH A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF REPEAT CLIENTS? 

“We have client relationships which extend back to the founding of our firm over thirty years ago. Today, repeat clients make up the majority of our workload. This is possible because we listen well, offer sound professional advice, and provide consistent dependable service. These traits are deeply imbedded in our culture.”

Leif brings his dynamic energy and creative design aesthetic to his residential clients spanning the east coast. Many of his projects have been recognized and awarded. Most recently, Leif was awarded a Citation for Design by the AIACNY chapter for the design of a shingle-style residence on the Connecticut shore in Norwalk, CT.

LEIF G. KALLQUIST

PARTNER

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Leif G. Kallquist, AIA, joined Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects, LLP in its early years. For over 35 years, he has handled projects ranging from retail and mall designs, to office, educational, and industrial projects.

He has built a national reputation for residential design in both traditional and contemporary styles. His traditional material palette emphasizes timber, logs, stone, and shingles; he is equally at home with concrete, metal, and glass.

HOW DO YOU USE DRAWING TO HELP A CLIENT VISUALIZE THEIR IDEAS?

“Drawing with my client is quick and exciting. It allows us to express the essential character of a design, whether it is the shape and relationship of the rooms, or the rhythm of a façade. Despite the digital tools we have available, the sketch remains the quickest way to present visual ideas, stimulate discussion, and record the essence of a design concept.”

JULIA HAFFTKA-MARSHALL

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

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Julia Hafftka-Marshall, AIA, has been with Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects, LLP since 1996, and an Associate since 2001. She was promoted to Associate Partner in 2022. Julia leads projects for our civic clients, including public and academic libraries, local government, and the re-development of existing structures for our academic clients. Her project experience includes adaptive re-use, historic preservation, new construction, alterations, and renovations. Specific areas of expertise include program development, library programming, conceptual design, and design development. Julia is qualified as a preservation architect under federal guidelines.

WHY IS OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY DESIGN SO IMPORTANT TO HOLMES▪KING▪KALLQUIST AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF OUR PRACTICE?

“Designing for the built environment inspires our creative spirit. We spontaneously listen and invite an exchange of ideas to create consensus. The visual image and form revealed is our response to our client’s vision.”

BEN LARSEN

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

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Benjamin N. Larsen, AIA, RRC, CPHD, NCARB, an Associate Partner at Holmes ▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects, LLP, has cultivated a distinguished career specializing in building envelope forensics and remediation. With a relentless focus on optimizing existing structures and designing for an ever-changing environmental landscape, he has lent his expertise to a multitude of sectors, including K-12, higher education, civic, and private construction. His passion for crafting efficient, sustainable, and resilient building envelopes has been the driving force behind his contributions to the architectural field. With certifications as a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD), Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as an Associate Partner.

WHY ARE SUSTAINABLE RESILIENT BUILDING ENVELOPES SO IMPORTANT TO HOLMES ▪KING▪KALLQUIST’S PHILOSOPHY?

Our dedication to sustainable and resilient design ensures our work minimizes our client’s environmental impact using energy-efficient systems, eco-friendly materials, and innovative technologies. Our commitment to integration of resilient design principles reflects our responsibility and dedication to creating architectural space capable of withstanding the challenges posed by a dynamic and evolving climate.

COURTNEY LEE

COMPTROLLER
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

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Courtney R. Lee, CPA

Courtney has been providing our firm’s value-added accounting services since 2007. In 2021, Courtney accepted the full-time position as our Comptroller and Human Resources Manager.

Her professionalism and business acumen have proven invaluable as she embraces her role as Human Resources Manager. She organizes, coordinates, and manages our current employees, thus carrying out Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates’ mission, vision, and goals.

She obtained her CPA license in 1999 and has provided her expertise to Central New York service firms, manufacturing companies, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations.

C. JEFFREY TAW

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

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Jeffrey Taw, AIA, has been with Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects, LLP since 1997, and an Associate in the firm since 2001. He was promoted to Associate Partner in 2022. In keeping with Holmes▪King▪Kallquist’s diverse project range, Jeff leads projects for residential, commercial, institutional and religious clients. His project experience spans additions and alterations, renovation and adaptive re-use of existing buildings, historic preservation and new construction.

HOW DOES HOLMES▪KING▪KALLQUIST’S DIVERSE PROJECT BACKGROUND BENEFIT OUR CLIENTS?

 “We enjoy working on a wide range of project types and the challenges each one brings. We have built a vast knowledge base acquired from years of experience with a wide variety of program and building types. Subsequently, there is someone in our office who has experience in dealing with nearly any issue a client may bring to the table. Our solutions for one project type are often informed by fresh perspectives as a result of our experience in another.”

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JAMES WILLIAMS

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

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James F. Williams, AIA, LEED AP, has worked with Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates, Architects, LLP for over 20 years, the last 11 in the position of Senior Associate. He was promoted to Associate Partner in 2022. His project experience includes historic preservation and adaptive re-use, restoration of religious properties, affordable housing design, and work on numerous SUNY campuses. Jamie is a LEED-accredited professional and is qualified as a preservation architect under federal guidelines. In addition, he has taught for over ten years as an adjunct instructor at Syracuse University, and has served the Central New York community with various organizations for over thirty years.

WHAT SETS HOLMES▪KING▪KALLQUIST APART FROM OTHER ARCHITECTURE FIRMS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK?

“One of the most satisfying aspects of working at Holmes▪King▪Kallquist is the stability of our staff. Over the 30+ years of the firm’s history, we have had a slow, steady trajectory in our number of employees. Unlike most other firms, we have never had large swings in our number of staff, largely the result of a very broad base of project types. Many of us have worked together for fifteen years or more. We are familiar with one another’s strengths and areas of expertise, and subsequently know how to work together as members of a cohesive team. New staff members reinforce our technical and creative edge, balanced with senior staff who have developed superior technical and client management skills in their careers.”

RICHARD AIELLO

PROJECT MANAGER

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LYIAH CARMELLA

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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KAMI CHENEY

ASSOCIATE

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TAMMY CUSTER

OFFICE MANAGER

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TAMIKA DE LA ROZA

INTERIOR DESIGNER

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TOM FARLEY

PROJECT MANAGER

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LAURIE HUNT

PROJECT MANAGER

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BRYNN KING

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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TERRIE KING

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

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CLAYTON LOUNSBERY

PROJECT MANAGER
BIM MANAGER

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KELLY LUNDY

PROJECT MANAGER

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MIKE MALDA

ASSOCIATE

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CHERYL NEWMAN

PROJECT MANAGER

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STEFANIE PRITCHARD

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

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