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As founder of Tinkelman Architecture, Mr. Tinkelman is actively involved in all aspects of the firm’s architectural efforts. In addition to his main function as design principal, his responsibilities include client liaison, firm management and business development. His firm responsibilities also include business programming and facility master planning, project feasibility and site evaluation for both corporate and institutional clients. With over thirty five years experience managing projects throughout the Hudson Valley, Mr. Tinkelman has refined his image of an effective small-sized architectural firm.


This operating structure encompasses a highly interactive studio environment with each staff position being selected for a specific technical area of expertise. With this arrangement, the firm can efficiently compete in the market place in it’s ability to provide a wide range of high quality professional services on both small and large scale projects. Mr. Tinkelman’s contribution to numerous historical rehabilitations, including many in the historic districts in the cities of Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, led to a “Certificate of Merit” from the Unites States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Such rehabilitation projects have ranged from residential apartments and professional offices to mixed-use commercial developments in existing historic structures. Mr. Tinkelman also has extensive knowledge of real estate finance, development and management and is a principal in several successful real estate partnerships. His experience with these development projects assist in the firm’s ability to better understand and respond to clients’ needs and concerns in realizing their goals when developing and constructing new structures/ projects.


  • Mid-Hudson Civic Center (Past President/Board of Directors)

  • The Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley (Past Chairman of the Board/Current Board Directors/ Chairman-Investment Committee)

  • Baradavon 1869 Opera House (Board of Directors/ Member - Building Committee)

  • Walkway of the Hudson (Past Board of Directors)

  • Dutchess County Community College Foundation (Past Board of Directors)

  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Board of Directors