STREAM Collaborative includes a growing staff of talented architects, landscape architects and design professionals with a depth of knowledge in sustainable design and planning.
NOAH DEMAREST AIA, RLA, LEED AP
Noah is a licensed and registered Architect and Landscape Architect as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. Noah grew up in Ithaca and the surrounding area since the age of two. He attended Cornell University’s School of Human Ecology where he earned a Bachelors degree in Design and Environmental Analysis with a focus on human factors, interior design and facility planning. Noah continued at Cornell to earn a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture with a focus on recreational facility design, the use of digital media in the design process, and sustainable design.
Noah has taken an unconventional path to architecture having worked as an independent graphic and website designer, project architect, and a senior landscape architect. He has managed projects of all scales from large master plans of nearly 500 acres to the design of single family homes, pavilions or a single park bench.
After running his own design company for 7 years, Noah relocated to Providence, RI in 2005 to join the nationally recognized Union Studio Architects (formerly Donald Powers Architects) where he focused his talents on traditional neighborhood design and affordable housing projects in New England. In two years at Union Studio, Noah worked as a project manager and job captain leading the production of drawings from schematic design through construction documents for dozens of housing units in urban infill and new mixed-use neighborhood plans. In 2007, Noah returned to Ithaca to join Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects LLP, one of central New York’s premier landscape architecture and campus planning firms. From 2007 to 2012, Noah played a role in over one hundred campus, park, trail, and urban design projects from Buffalo to Albany.
Today, Noah leads the design of campus and municipal projects as well the design of single and multi-family homes. He also continues to provide graphic and web design services, he is an adjunct lecturer at Cornell University, teaches professional workshops for both Autodesk Revit and Sketchup, and formerly sat on the City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board and Conservation Advisory Council.
Rob is a Senior Associate who leads the design of most architecture projects for STREAM Collaborative. Rob has over 20 years of experience in architecture and development planning, with special interests in sustainable infrastructure, pedestrian oriented planning, and green affordable housing. He graduated from the Syracuse University School of Architecture, and taught design at the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts. He gained residential design expertise while working as a consultant to architecture and construction firms. He currently promotes cooperative living through the use of innovative urban infill development and zoning reform. Rob is a Fall Creek resident and serves on a number of Ithaca Boards and Committees. He is a copper sculptor and visual artist, and walks virtually everywhere.
CHRISTIAN NIELSEN, AIA, LEED AP
Christian is a Senior Associate who is responsible for quality assurance and specifications of STREAM Collaborative projects. He is a licensed architect in New York State and in his native Venezuela. He studied architecture at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, and came to New York almost 33 years ago, to study History of Architecture at Cornell. Christian has worked for some of the best-known firms in Ithaca and Syracuse, and has designed and managed a multitude of project types, scopes and sizes, with a focus on educational facilities. In 2002, he became a US Citizen, as well as the second LEED® Accredited Professional in town. He has a keen interest in sustainability and green building, has written professional journal articles about the economic benefits of sustainable design, and has been invited to address professional groups to explain LEED® and other sustainable design issues. Christian also has experience as a translator, and worked on the Spanish version of the International Building Code, as well as construction specifications for large US-designed projects in Latin America.
Brandon is a Project Manager who assists in the overall development and progress of STREAM Collaborative projects. Brandon brings 12 years of experience in the design and construction of single and multi-family residential projects. He grew up in the Ithaca area and has recently returned from San Diego where he spent the last 10 years working for a high-end residential design firm. He graduated from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego. He is currently working on completing his architectural licensure in the State of New York. His interests include woodworking, furniture design, and sustainable architecture.
Kate is a Project Manager who designs, manages, and produces documents for STREAM Collaborative projects. Educated at Cornell University’s college of Architecture, Art, and Planning, she brings 12 years of experience in designing high-end private residential, multifamily residential, hospitality, and commercial projects at offices in Boston, Seattle, New York, and Ithaca. Kate has also received training in Passive House design from the Passive House Institute and is very interested in sustainable design principles.
Kate is a Finger Lakes native and is excited to work on projects that enhance the character and vitality of the region. When not at the office she can be found with her husband, son, and two dogs on a boat or trail, or tackling one of many home renovation projects.
Matt is a Project Manager who works with clients, contractors, and municipalities to guide our projects to successful completion. Matt has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico, and over two decades of experience in carpentry, furniture design, contracting, and code enforcement. He has served on various committees related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
He and his wife moved from Portland, Oregon to West Danby in 2004 and have been steadily rehabilitating their 19th century house ever since (and ever more). He has been a board member of the Ithaca Green Building Alliance, a volunteer firefighter, a fire commissioner in Danby, and an occasional disk jockey for Nonesuch radio show on WVBR.
Joseph "Jeremiah" Almaguer
Jeremiah is a Designer who assists in the design and production of STREAM Collaborative projects. Jeremiah brings 4 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor in Architecture. He has previously worked with architectural firms in and around Ithaca designing local landmarks. Although a native of New York, Jeremiah grew up in the Washington DC area where he attended the prestigious Suitland School of the Arts. His interests include sustainable infrastructure, urban agriculture, and re-purposed materials.
Steve is a Designer who is involved in the design and production at STREAM Collaborative. Steve came to STREAM with experience working on government projects as an Intern Architect. He also gained experience with residential design and has background knowledge on construction working with family in Hudson Valley area. Steve holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Architecture from SUNY Orange and earned a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Architectural Technology from Alfred State College. He also attended Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy for a semester during a study abroad program where he studied Italian Architecture and Archaeology. Steve is new to central New York and looks forward to having involvement with the community of Ithaca and surrounding areas.
Jacob is a Designer who assists in the design and production of STREAM Collaborative projects. He brings 3 years of experience in residential and commercial design. He graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Architecture. He has previously worked in Ithaca where he was involved in the design and construction of numerous local projects. His interests include single and multifamily home design, sustainability, woodworking, remodeling, and renovation.
Christina is the Office Manager for STREAM Collaborative Architecture + Landscape Architecture DPC . Christina grew up in Philadelphia and earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Villanova University. After many years in civil works design, she moved with her young family to Ithaca in 2013. She is a dedicated craftsperson and DIY-er and is always building something, from wood or fabric.
Jen is our part-time Chief Operations Officer. Formerly our Office Manager, she has recently returned to her first love of early childhood education. She now works behind the scenes to keep STREAM Collaborative Architecture + Landscape Architecture DPC running smoothly. Jen has a broad experience, primarily working with pre-school children as well as working as a real estate assistant, leasing agent and front office medical associate.