Our Philosophy

At the Beckwith Group we practice the art of combining building form and function into a cohesive whole that is just right for you.


To be practical, the building must meet your functional requirements and be constructible within your budget. To be just right the building must be placed in the right relationship with the site; the mass of the structure must be in balance with its scale; it must be compatible with the context of its location, and it must speak to your own stylistic preferences. We pride ourselves in being fluent in the design vocabularies of a wide range of architectural styles.

David Beckwith


In private practice since October 1989, David Beckwith has focused on providing quality architectural service custom tailored to the needs of a varied clientele. He has extensive experience with residential architecture and he has worked on camps in the Adirondack and Catskill regions of New York State as well. He has worked with home owners to create the new home of their dreams as well as remodel, add on, convert, and restore existing structures. He teams up with builders to provide design services for their customers. He also works with developers and real estate professionals to design market niche production housing.


Certificate in Classical Architecture; 2015; Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Bachelor of Architecture; 1980; Kansas State University

Associate in Applied Science; 1976; Dutchess Community College

Professional Accomplishments:

Selected as Architect for the Poughkeepsie Journal’s annual “Dream House” design for 1994

Winning design for “Affordable Dream House” contest sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Journal in 1993

Published Works:

Gitlin, Jane. Updating Classic America: Capes. The Tauton Press, 2003
An addition/remodel to a Sears and Roebuck kit home is a project referenced in this book.

Belden, Maureen. ,Old Meets New, A 19th century tavern becomes a modern riverfront home., Hudson Valley Magazine October 2003
The Burns/Bahruth Residence is the subject of this article.

Fransen, Vivian. ,cover story, Timberline Custom Homes: Craftsmanship That Inspires and Endures., Builder/Architect Vo.8, No.4, Greater Westchester/long Island edition.
This article features a client and a custom home designed for him.

Maserjian Shan, Karen. ,Business Excellence Awards, Developer focuses on middle incomes., Poughkeepsie Journal,
This article features a client and an award winning urban in-fill housing project designed for him.