The Art and Craft of Architecture
Passion for Architecture
All members of our firm passionately believe in the importance of an architecture that truly enriches the human experience. We believe that this passion must be the basis for the approach to each and every project, no matter how small the budget or how humble the scope.
Our firm is dedicated to earning trust by serving the best interests of our clients AND the highest standards of architectural practice.
We believe in the inherent quality of service in the role of architectural practice with its aim of strengthening and ennobling communities.
We believe in continuously cultivating the taste, imagination and skill that together comprise our informed approach to designing successful architectural projects.
Meet The Team
Harry N. Pharr , R.A., N.C.A.R.B
Mr. Pharr has practiced as a licensed architect since 1985 and his experience includes design, planning, project management and construction administration for a wide range of commercial, residential and institutional project types. Formally trained as an artist, Mr. Pharr has overall responsibility for design and planning matters. Mr. Pharr formerly chaired the Village of Warwick Architectural Review Board and routinely represents clients before planning boards.
Mr. Pharr is a certified LEED AP and is very involved in the firm’s ongoing commitment to sustainable design.
During Mr. Pharr’s tenure, Pharr + Anderson has become known particularly for its imaginative solutions in adaptive reuse of existing buildings, in recognition of which the firm’s work has received awards from the AIA Westchester Chapter, The Orange County Boards of Realtors, and published in Fine Woodworking, Interiors Magazine, and The New York Times.
Education: Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Registration: NY, NJ, CT, MA, PA, IL
Certification: LEED Accredited Professional
Affiliations: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Jason Anderson, R.A., A.I.A
Mr. Anderson has over 12 years of experience in architecture in addition to 7 years of experience in the construction trades, and his expertise includes a broad range of project types including hospitality, commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects.
Mr. Anderson is the principal in charge of design and overall project management, with particular expertise in constructability issues and code analysis. Mr. Anderson regularly represents clients before planing boards and at public hearings.
During his tenure at Pharr + Anderson, Mr. Anderson’s role has been central to the development of the hands-on culture and attention to detail for which the firm has become known.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design,Thomas Edison State College, Edison, NJ
Registration: NY, IL
Affiliations: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Institute of Architects
Awards and Publications
The Architectural Award for Commercial Renovation
in 1992 from the Orange County Association of Realtors for the Clocktower renovation project in Warwick, New York.
The Community Design Award
from the Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter of the AIA in 1995 for the Key Bank renovation project in Warwick, New York.
Interior Design Magazine
featured our renovation of Marcel Breuer’s Ferry House at Vassar College in their May 2003 issue.
Fine Homebuilding Magazine
featured the Mitchell Addition in January 1999. Taunton Press also included this project in their new book, “Additions”.
- Project Administration
- Code Research
- Agency Consulting/Review/Approval
- Space Schematics/ Flow Diagrams
- Existing Facilities Surveys/Documentation
- Feasibility Studies
Site Analysis Services:
- Site Analysis & Selection
- Site Development Planning & Master Planning
- Zoning Research & Approval Processing
- Wetland Review & Delineation
Interior Design Services
- Interior Design/ Documentation
- Furniture Procurement
Bidding & Negotiation Services
- Assembling bid packages
- Bidding and negotiations administration
- Conducting pre-bid conferences
- Bid evaluation and preparation of Construction Contract Agreements
Schematic Design/ Design Development and
Construction Documents Services
- Architectural Design & Documentation
- Structural Design Documentation
- Mechanical/ Electrical Design and Documentation
- Civil Design/ Documentation
- Interior Design/ Documentation
- Statement of Probable Construction Costs
- Detailed Construction Cost Estimates
Post Construction Services
- Record Drawing Documentation
- Renderings & Models
Construction Contract Administration Services
- Office Construction Administration
- Construction Field Observation
- Submittal Review and Approval
- Application for Payment Review and Approval
- Project Closeout
Our firm has partnered on a number of commercial projects with various general contractors and construction managers in the Hudson Valley. We believe this partnership approach to construction projects provides significant advantages to the owner including cooperative value engineering and fast tracking.