The firm of Anne Hersh Architect in Corning, New York, operates throughout Southern New York, Northern Pennsylvania, and in countries and territories throughout the Caribbean. Focusing its work on quality design, Anne Hersh and her design professionals work closely with clients to align functionality, aesthetics, and life cycle-cost control. Hersh’s firm provides clients with the full range of services necessary to see a project to completion—a process that includes planning, design, construction specifications and blueprints, and site inspection. For residential, commercial, and public spaces, Anne Hersh utilizes her architectural knowledge to incorporate new and renovated building with their surroundings.
In New York and Pennsylvania, Anne Hersh has provided design and inspection follow-up work for a variety of projects, including country clubs, medical offices, churches, and fire stations. Some of the larger spaces Hersh has designed are public libraries, notably the 8,000-square-foot public library in the town of Trumansburg, New York. Like many of her other projects, the Trumansburg Library was designed to blend harmoniously with surrounding buildings, so it reflects the Greek revival style that characterizes the town’s Main Street. Other revitalization projects for towns of Dansville, Cortland, Nunda, and Mt. Morris, New York, involved façade renovations for over 100 storefronts in historic districts. Hersh balanced functional concerns with geographic context, incorporating local architectural traditions into her designs and obtaining approval from the New York State Historic Preservation Office.
In 1997, Anne Hersh obtained a permit to conduct work in Nevis, in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Most of the Hersh firm’s work in the Caribbean has involved residential and resort development. For the Cliffdwellers Townhouses and related developments, Hersh created designs reflecting the traditional West Indian style, utilizing masonry floors and traditional fretwork and railings. Her work designing the Lindfors House, the Villas at Nelson’s Spring, and a 6,500-square-foot house at the Four Seasons Resort incorporated historic building styles while opening the structures to the surrounding natural areas, taking advantage of natural ventilation and value-enhancing views.