CPL Westchester, Where Talent and Teamwork Abound

Marrying wide-ranging expertise with long-lasting partnerships, CPL Westchester is a thriving A/E haven nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Hudson Valley.

Our team lives on the seventh floor of the Urban Campus Westchester, the region’s premier cooperative professional building. The airy, retro interior features colorful furniture, pendant lighting, breakout meeting rooms and expansive windows with endless views of the mountainous landscape, and a spacious kitchen serves as a nexus for birthday, anniversary and new hire welcome parties.

We also enjoy access to luxury amenities—including a ground-level snack bar, an open cafeteria and several balconies and patios that offer comfortable seating, allowing you to relax and take in the surroundings—and the building’s fitness center is also readily available for those seeking an active lifestyle.

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Team members enjoy the unique advantage of experiencing the best of both worlds: the vibrant energy of a bustling city, and the serene tranquility of a suburban oasis. Conveniently located just 45 minutes from the heart of Manhattan, our office sits on a 206-acre property situated along the Muscoot Reservoir, providing an idyllic setting that promotes concentration and focus—and which proves advantageous for clients, too.

“Being in the heart of Westchester allows us to maintain strong relationships with our clients throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Connecticut,” said National K-12 Practice Leader, David Sammel, AIA. “We’re well-positioned to better understand and quickly respond, culminating in solutions that are tailored to fit clients’ unique needs and vision.”

Over the last two decades, CPL Westchester has tackled countless projects that stimulate human connection and a shared sense of belonging. Our diverse portfolio includes public schools, community centers, assisted living facilities and higher education institutions. Notably, we’ve had the privilege of working with esteemed clients such as the Montefiore Health System and the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA).

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While our K-12 education work is substantial, our endeavors extend beyond this sector. We actively work in tandem with neighboring offices on a variety of other projects, allowing team members to glean valuable experience in every market. Recent ventures include auditorium upgrades for the Michael E. Berdy School in Brooklyn, NY; design for an educational health clinic in Yonkers, NY; and the development of an e-Sports gaming center at Dominican University in Orangeburg, NY.

With projects varying widely in size, scope and complexity, we prioritize staying abreast of the latest agency codes and standards to ensure that our work consistently meets and exceeds industry standards. To this end, the team maintains active involvement with organizations like the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Because co-creation is deeply ingrained in our culture, we also emphasize the pooling of our collective wisdom, and celebrating each other’s “wins.”

“The leadership team recognizes that knowledge sharing facilitates progress. Everyone brings distinct skills and experiences to the table, and we’re encouraged to mentor one another through in-office learning sessions,” said Architectural Designer, Ana Lara. “This approach empowers us to elevate our capabilities while growing closer as colleagues.”

These bonds are further strengthened through volunteering efforts with Habitat for Humanity and impromptu pizza lunches, potlucks and other team-building events. Comprised of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, our group’s melting pot of perspectives serves as a catalyst for inventive thinking, resulting in unconventional design concepts that optimize outcomes for our clients.

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Pictured: Team members gathered together with their families for a barbecue picnic at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park.

“We’ve fostered an uncommonly supportive work community, and that’s what sets us apart—you can really take the ball and run with it, and the team will be there to cheer you on the whole way,” said Architectural Project Manager, David Hunsberger, AIA, LEED AP. “No matter what your role is, there are endless opportunities to learn and thrive. All you have to do is raise your hand.”

Jenny works with the marketing team as our Internal Communications Specialist. She is primarily responsible for working with leadership, business partners and internal teams to write and edit content that establishes organizational messages and keeps team members apprised of big-picture developments. She applies her exceptional writing skills toward developing and tactfully implementing communications strategies and features that inform, inspire and engage people across the organization and beyond.

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