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Barn under constructionFirm Overview

CWB Architect is a licensed residential architecture firm located in the town of Red Hook in New York State's Hudson Valley. Completed projects are located throughout Dutchess, Ulster and Columbia counties.

Christie Wheate Billeci is the sole proprietor and started the firm in 2002. The mission of the firm is to create affordable, beautiful buildings that integrate seamlessly with their context while meeting the spatial and financial requirements of the owners and treading lightly on the earth. Projects include large and small additions to homes, renovations and accessory buildings.
The Architect

Christie Billeci offers a personal approach to her clients and takes the time to explain ideas and discover solutions that are extremely individual and successful on many levels. Influenced by her personal commitment to living and building sustainably, her designs are thoughtfully created to make beautiful, efficient space that improve  quality of life.

Christie received a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University in 1993. She then interned with both architects and professional engineers doing both residential and commercial work. Christie was granted a license to practice architecture by the State of New York in 2001. In addition to managing her own business and minding her family's animals and kitchen garden, she volunteers as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Tivoli Free Library, at her children's school, and at the 'Engineering, Architecture & Computer Technologies Department' of Dutchess Community College.
Christie Wheate Billeci
Client Testimonials
"We live in an 80-year old house.  Christie designed an addition to blend in with the house.  Yesterday a friend who had not seen our house before stood in the center of the addition and asked, "Where does the new part of the house begin?"  We're tickled pink whenever folks can't tell the new part of the house from the old.

Comfort, good traffic flow, eco-green planning, and superb blending with the rest of the house.  Christie listened well, and worked hard to give us what we wanted, and succeeded.  We are very pleased!"
- Peg and Norman K.  2007

"Christie Wheate Billeci was the perfect architect for us. Her design for our house was great, with all the elements balanced naturally. It was just what we had imagined. 

We were on a budget, and we really appreciated her commitment and willingness to wrestle with the small details. In fact, it was often when confronted with some intractible problem that she would come up with a sparkling idea that opened up wonderful new possibilties.

She was responsive and easy to communicate with, and was careful to keep us in touch with reality. All of her work was done in a timely and thorough manner….in other words, she was a pleasure to work with. "
- Dawn F. and Peter S. 2009
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