Since 1990, the firm of Anne Hersh Architect has provided design and restoration work for buildings throughout the Southern Tier of New York, the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, and the Caribbean. Working primarily from the firm’s main office in Corning, New York, Anne Hersh also maintains branch offices of her firm in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Nevis. Under Anne Hersh’s direction, the firm has grown to provide complete architectural services for clients, including design, planning, construction specifications, and inspections. Anne Hersh’s firm provides design work for a wide range of buildings, from historic buildings to new commercial and residential developments, for both private- and public-sector clients.
Local governments and municipalities have selected Anne Hersh for the design and renovations of six libraries, three fire stations, and the conversion of historic buildings, including the Lehigh Valley Passenger Station, into local historic museums. Hersh’s work in the private sector involves a greater variety of structures. The firm has handled design and planning for numerous commercial spaces such as office buildings, medical and dental offices, and hotel rooms and villas. Hersh has completed storefront renovations for over 100 historic buildings, designed retail space for banks, supermarkets, automotive suppliers, and pharmacies, and renovated the Corning office of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
The firm’s diverse work in the Caribbean has contributed to major construction and renovation projects, employing Hersh’s architectural skills in the development of unique, thoughtfully designed buildings. Anne Hersh’s portfolio contains a number of prominent commercial and residential structures, including buildings and hotel units for the Oualie Beach Resort and the condominiums of Seaside at Cliffdwellers. Reflecting her continual attention to historical context, Hersh’s projects in the Caribbean often incorporate traditional building forms and restored historic facades. The firm’s work in the Caribbean has also enhanced its abilities in contingency planning, as the design process must take into consideration the potential effects of natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.