James Hartford

River Architects

James Hartford is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a partner of River Architects, which specializes in Passive House buildings. He leads the sustainable design process for each of the firm’s projects and in interested in ways to scale up the use of passive technology.

His Passive House projects includes single family home retrofits and new construction, multi-unit urban row houses, and an organic hard cider mill in the Catskills.

He is the founder and the Acting President of Passive House Alliance US-Hudson Valley Chapter. Prior to River Architects, James was a Project Architect with Rogers Marvel Architects and James Gainfort AIA Architect, where he contributed to award-winning renovation and rehabilitation projects such as the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Carnegie Hall, the Governor’s and Admiral’s Houses on Governors Island, and the Brooklyn Museum Entrance Reconstruction & Water Fountain Project.