• Firm Profile

    Hall Partnership Architects, LLP is a full service, mid-size architectural design and planning firm with an established and proven track record of successfully completing a wide range of building and planning projects for educational, recreational, religious, residential and commercial clients. The firm has worked for over a hundred private and public institutions since its founding in 1959 and has completed work ranging from campus master planning, renovation and adaptive reuse projects to major additions and new building designs. The firm also has extensive experience in historic preservation and restoration work and has completed projects of national importance. The partnership has available the required design and technical capabilities for producing responsive and innovative design solutions and delivering projects within time and budget constraints. This extensive experience coupled with a unique approach and commitment to sustainable design initiatives has established a solid foundation for producing work that endures and benefits clients and users for generations to come.

    Our partners have broad experience and a successful record of partnering with clients and servicing each project from Pre-Design through Construction Completion. This involvement has led to several repeat and prestigious client commissions and awards. In addition, our talented management, design, and technical support staff provides the quality resources and experience needed to effectively service our clients in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Our People

    Timothy A. Hall, AlA - Managing Partner
    John F. Davies, AlA - Design Partner, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, Building Technology

    Senior Staff
    Gillet Lefferts, Jr., FAIA - Technical Director, Planning Strategist, Senior Project Manager

    Technical and Quality Control
    John Kollaros, Project Architect/PM

    Design Support & Production
    Engelbert Lao Go & Volha Kazlovich

    Interior Design
    Kimberly Hall, Interior Designer

    Administrative Support
    Cathy Coburn & Marlene Alvarado

About Hall

A Tribute to Our Founder

A soft-spoken country boy, William A. Hall studied architecture at the University of Oklahoma. Following a 3-year stint as a Navy Dive Bomber Pilot attached to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific during World War II, Mr. Hall came to New York and began his career as an architect. In 1959, he founded his own architecture and planning firm, William A. Hall Associates.

From the start, William Hall was at the forefront of defending the land marking of old buildings. In the vanguard of historic preservation and rehabilitation, the firm's early projects within New York City included the West End Collegiate Church, Hamilton Grange Library, Shepard Hall at City College, Sailor's Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island and Castle Williams on Governors Island.

While committed to serving the past, William Hall had a very clear eye on the future. A Fulbright Scholar, he studied at the Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe Germany and obtained a Master's degree in City Planning from MIT. That planning degree launched the firm into the ambitious expansion of state university campuses underway in New York state during the 60's and 70's. William A. Hall Associates provided master planning and capital planning at several campuses including SUNY Dehli, SUNY Maritime, and Orange County Community College.

In addition to building a successful architectural practice, William Hall was very active in professional associations, serving as president of the New York State Association of Architects in 1986. A Fellow of AlA New York, he served on a variety of committees including: Educational, Fees and Contracts, Housing, Overseas, and Government Buildings. He chaired the Public Agencies Committee and served on the National AlA Historic Resource Committee. William Hall also was a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, New York Chapter and the New York Society of Architects.

True to his Midwestern roots, William Hall was active in his community as well. A member of the Board of the 23'd Street Association, he served as its president for 3 years. He was an active member of the Association for a Better New York and a Board member of the McBurney Branch YMCA.

Now in our second generation of leadership, Hall Partnership remains dedicated to the core values established by our founder, William A. Hall: honesty, uncompromising Integrity and a commitment to serving clients.