Our Firm

A founder of the modern sustainability movement, Croxton Collaborative Architects is now crafting the next generation of environmental design. Credited with establishing “the founding principles and practices of Green Architecture in America” by the U.S. Green Building Council, the firm is the recipient of the AIA National Honor Award for Design Excellence and two USGBC National Leadership Awards. Across three decades, it has acquired intellectual equity in sustainable design that is the wellspring of its human-centered practice, leveraged to create places where we learn, work, and heal.

Balancing art and science to foster individual and community well-being, Croxton Collaborative seeks holistic integration of the built and natural environments to optimize sustainable and practical performance. In its visionary hands, resourceful methodologies and insightful solutions deliver distinctive designs for academic buildings and public libraries; medical and research facilities; offices, institutions, and municipal structures. And its complementary expertise in adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and planning delivers transformative results.

The firm’s international design team comprises professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience, applied to partnerships with informed clients deeply committed to bettering their buildings and the world around them.

Published globally and building domestically, the seminal work of Croxton Collaborative includes New York’s Natural Resources Defense Council Headquarters, the National Audubon Society Headquarters, and the development of the 2004 World Trade Center Sustainable Design Guidelines (SDG) for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s redevelopment of the site. The firm’s latest projects including a reimagining of the Brutalist Wooster Hall Science Building at SUNY New Paltz for modern use and transmuting an historic school in the Berkshires as the headquarters of the innovative beauty company, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd.