Key Staff

Donald  L. Swartz, RA

As President, Mr. Swartz is the primary contact between our firm and it's clients. He guides the firm in meeting the needs of our diverse project base, insuring  timely completion and compliance with our internal quality and design standards.  He has extensive experience in all phases of project development from programming and design to construction administration and post-occupancy evaluation.  Mr. Swartz also determines firm growth and  goals,  budgets, office policies, and personnel needs.

A native  of Hudson Valley New York area,  Mr. Swartz has nearly thirty-six years of experience in architecture, twenty-seven as the Principle  architect of his own firm based in Dutchess County.  
He has designed and supervised the construction of numerous liturgical, municipal,  commercial, residential  and housing projects.  They include churches, county court and jail facilities, educational facilities, retail establishments, credit unions, affordable and senior housing, master-plans and feasibility studies to mention a few.


Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University (Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science In Environmental Planning ,  Ball State University (Cum Laude)
Associate in Applied Science in Architecture, Dutchess Community College (Dean's List)

New York, Connecticut and Vermont

Past Health Quest Regional Health Centers - Affiliate Board of Directors
Past Vassar Brothers Hospital Building & Equipment Committee Member
Past Board of Directors - Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency
Past Secretary - Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency
Past President - Wappingers Falls Rotary Club
Past Vice President - Wappingers Falls Rotary Club
Board of Directors - Wappingers  Falls Rotary Club
Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International
Chair of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - Wappingers Falls Rotary Club
Member of Architecture and Construction  Technology Curriculum Advisory Committee -
Dutchess Community College 1987 - Current

New York State Association for Affordable Housing Project of the Year  2008
DC Economic Development Corp Business Excellence Award 2004


Melinda A. Swartz

As Administrative Director, Mrs. Swartz is responsible for managing the daily financial and business activities of the firm.  She is also involved in determining and implementing firm growth and goals, budgets, office policies, and personnel needs.      

Along with her business activities, she also manages the company's IT systems, evaluates equipment and software needs as well as research and implementation. 

Mrs. Swartz has over twenty years of experience in architectural firm management.  In addition to her architectural background, she had accumulated business experience as a supervisor of In-Patient accounts at a local hospital.  A native of New York State, she grew up working in a family construction company.    

Dutchess Community College, NY
Equestrian Studies, Meredith Manor, WV        

Volunteer for Local Church and Rotary Activities
Volunteer for Sponsored Sporting Events

Daniel J. Di Dio

Mr. Di Dio is responsible for coordinating and insuring timely completion and quality control in the production of all phases of the drawing documents production.  Some of his responsibilities include supervising and coordinating existing conditions documentation, drawings from schematic design to construction document preparation, project specifications, bidding and construction administration.  
A native of the lower Hudson Valley New York region Mr. Di Dio has over nine years of experience in the field of architecture.  His experience with a variety of firms throughout the New York Northeast region have provided him with a strong understanding of the programmatic and spatial requirements of many building types.  He has worked on a diverse cross section of projects including senior housing, high-end residential properties, restoration and liturgical projects.

Associates Degree in Architecture - SUNY Orange - Middletown, NY
Bachelor of Science in Architecture - New York Institute of Technology - New York, NY
Masters Degree in Architecture - Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University Super Jury Thesis Finalist
First Place in Syracuse University's Design and Technology Workshop
NYIT Nu Ypsilon Tau Honor Society
NYIT Silver Certificate of Achievement