Team

Greg A. Chianis, AIA

Greg A. Chianis, AIA

Founding Partner

As a founding partner, Greg has built Chianis + Anderson Architects on the basis of excellence in service, believing that success is only attained by partnership with his clients. His dedication to the client doesn’t end at the conference table; he is involved in various facets of every Chianis + Anderson commission. His inventive technique, comprehensive industry knowledge, unparalleled creativity and keen eye for smart solutions set the standard for Chianis + Anderson. Greg’s vast experience as lead architect and often project manager has gained him the respect of his peers, and enables him to continually contribute irreplaceable knowledge and professional sophistication to his field.

Todd J. Anderson, AIA

Todd J. Anderson, AIA

Founding Partner

As a founding partner, Todd proudly guides a team of professionals who share an undeniable passion for the built environment. While his leadership guides our creative workforce, he is also devoted to staying in touch with the essentials of every project… believing Partner involvement is key to total client satisfaction. Todd’s many years of experience include concentrated involvement in a variety of design areas, to include: commercial, industrial, and residential projects. As a result, he has developed an unsurpassed understanding of codes. Todd has a particular affinity for Healthcare design. In fact, he has been instrumental in crafting Chianis + Anderson into a leader in the Healthcare design field. His creative vision and attention to current and future trends in the healthcare arena result in the creation of unmistakably appealing and efficient healing environments that add true value to communities. The multitude of diverse healthcare facilities included in our portfolio is a tribute to his dedication to this field. He is an active member of several healthcare associations, and prides himself on educating his clients on the latest in healthcare design. Todd’s strong and skillful management, coupled with his genuine understanding of every project make him an exceptional leader and bona-fide asset to Chianis + Anderson.

Jeffery T. Smith, AIA, NCARB

Jeffery T. Smith, AIA, NCARB

Partner

With diverse experience in the roles of Project Architect and Manager, Jeffery contributes irreplaceable knowledge that focuses on achieving creative solutions. Jeffery’s powerful work-ethic inspires every member of our organization, and ensures uncompromised quality of service for our clients. He can be counted on to find a creative solution to nearly any difficulty- constantly pushing the envelope of design. Jeffery has a particular fondness for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. His leadership in these areas has expanded our portfolio in a meaningful way, and infused it with diversity. In short; Jeffery is as passionate about preserving the past as he is about creating a sustainable future. From historic preservation and rehabilitation to expansive adaptive reuse projects, Jeffery injects resourceful, innovative solutions into every project, resulting in exceptional outcomes for our clients. His multiple association affiliations and active board memberships in both these areas inspire him to continually educate himself on new techniques and technologies of the field. As a Chianis + Anderson Partner Jeffery has been instrumental in expanding our services to clients up and down the east coast. We’re proud to have Jeffery as a member of our leadership team.

Stephanie J. Kendall, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

Stephanie J. Kendall, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

Senior Interior Designer

As a practicing interior designer with many years’ experience, Stephanie joined Chianis + Anderson when it was established in 2001. She is a New York State certified interior designer (CID) who has continually achieved success beyond expectation. Her ability to evaluate and design a space that is purposeful, appealing and that maximizes the ability of the space to serve its intended function, is continually recognized by her clients. Stephanie pays close attention to efficiency, functionality and safety. Her expertise with furniture and layout design is impeccable and impressive. Stephanie introduces her clients to cutting-edge finishes and designs that effectively incorporate the client vision and advanced materials.

William R. Gorham, III, AIA

William R. Gorham, III, AIA

Project Manager

Bill joined the Chianis + Anderson design team in 2006. Bill is responsible for project management, design schematics, and construction administration. Bill’s remarkable design ability and project management skill, paired with his commitment to the client make him a tremendous asset to Chianis + Anderson.

Kimberly J. Leonard, AIA, LEED®AP

Kimberly J. Leonard, AIA, LEED®AP

Project Manager

Kimberly joined the Chianis + Anderson design team in 2014, bringing a wealth of experience in both healthcare and K-12 educational projects. In this position, she is responsible for architectural design, client relations, specification writing, and construction administration services. Kim is a well-experienced addition to our design team and her vast project experience will bring a fresh perspective to our firm.

Wendy M. Stout, AIA, MArch

Wendy M. Stout, AIA, MArch

Project Manager

Joining the Chianis + Anderson design team in 2007, Wendy has continually contributed fresh, bold, and innovative ideas to all team projects. She addresses all challenges in an assertive and productive manner. In August of 2011, Wendy completed a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College, Boston, Massachusetts. She is a Registered Architect and New York State Certified Code Enforcement Official. The partners of Chianis + Anderson believe she is an essential part of their design team.

Eric Allen Van Tassel

Eric Allen Van Tassel

Project Manager

Eric joined the Chianis + Anderson team in 2006. His current role as project manager enables him to bring original ideas to projects from inception to completion, with a focus on clear documentation, streamlined management, and successful finished products through systematized construction administration. He currently focuses on supporting long-term relationships with healthcare clients, with additional work in historic rehabilitation, and residential resiliency.

Caitlin E. Connors

Caitlin E. Connors

Project Manager

As a Binghamton native, Caitlin is passionate about her community. That passion motivates her to design with her client in mind. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and immediately joined the Chianis + Anderson team as a designer in 2009 after interning with the firm during her studies. In 2017 she was promoted to Project Manager and enjoys coordinating with clients, consultants, and contractors to achieve a cohesive design. Her design influences are inspired by her travels throughout Europe, India, Central America, and across the United States. She is thankful for all the opportunities that Chianis + Anderson has given her and is delighted to be a crucial member of their team. When Caitlin is not designing, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, travelling, going to concerts, brewing beer, cooking new recipes or enjoying the outdoors with her husband and son.