WHAT WE DO

Listening to, learning about and understanding each client’s unique needs have been at the heart of our architecture since 1993. Foresight is an award-winning institutional and commercial design firm. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to client needs and we provide solutions that are within budget and on time.

We help create sustainable, environmentally sensitive solutions tailored to each client’s specific building needs. Our staff includes a principal accredited by the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

who we are

Over the years, the team at Foresight has designed a wide variety of facilities for religious organizations and other clients. These projects have ranged from the construction documents for entire new facilities to the design of a private chapel to a new church lighting system. For all projects, we have maintained the same level of commitment and communication with the client from inception to occupancy.

As Principal-in charge of religious projects, Jim Hundt is actively involved in continuing education in church design issues on both a local and national level, including presentations at conferences. He has served on the boards of the Interfaith Forum for Religion, Art & Architecture and the Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space. He has had articles and projects published in journals including Environment & Art Letter, EnVision Church, Architectural Lighting, Ministry & Liturgy and Faith & Form.

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Church of the Holy Spirit

Cortlandt Manor, NY

“Thank you for making this parish church a beautiful house of prayer.”

– His Eminence Timothy Michael Dolan, Cardinal, Archbishop of New York

Church of the Guardian Angel

Allendale, NJ

“[Jim Hundt’s] careful attention to detail helped us achieve results that have been widely complimented for aesthetic beauty and liturgical benefit.”

– Rev. Charles Pinyan, Pastor

Calvary United Methodist Church

Latham, NY

“Foresight Architects met every deadline set by us or by the Construction Manager and was able to incorporate review comments and other changes quickly and accurately. During the construction period, they did an excellent job of protecting our interests and seeing to it that the project was built as designed.”

– Elliot L. Friedman, Chairman, Master Building Committee

Church of Corpus Christi

Ushers, Ny

“What has impressed me most in dealing with you over the last five years is your ability to listen to our needs and to display them in creative options. Your experience with church design and your ability to interpret the needs of our community have resulted in our beautiful new worship space.”

– Richard T. Cody, Co-chair, Building Committee

Cobleskill United Methodist Church

Cobleskill, NY

“[Foresight Architects] clearly demonstrated their gifts of organization, vision and purpose within our Christian ideology.”

– Dale Case, Master Plan Companion Committee Member

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Monroe, M

“Your presentations have been very informative, your designs sensitive to the values our Community articulated and your presence very warm and caring.”

– Sister Barbara Weigand, Immaculate Heart of Mary Leadership Council; Chairperson, Chapel Renovation Committee

Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, College of Saint Rose

Albany, NY

“Jim involved the community at the appropriate times and in appropriate ways so that all feel a part of an exciting building project. Never does Jim ignore the concerns of the community but always listens and responds. Building a new structure then becomes and activity of the whole community, facilitated by the gifts and talents of a creative and imaginative architect.”

– Rev. Christopher DeGiovine, Former Director of Campus Ministry

Saint Pius X Church

Montville, NJ

“Jim Hundt and Ted Lutz of Foresight Architects were an invaluable asset to our entire process: needs assessment, committee level work, design phase, overseeing the construction, and in consultative work since the project’s completion.”

– Rev. Joseph J. Garbarino, Former Pastor

Saint Joseph’s Church

Scotia,NY

“We really appreciate your attention to the details that in the end proved so important to the overall feeling created by the materials and accents.”

– Rev. Ronald A. Menty, Former Pastor

Saint James Church

Albany, NJ

“The care, dedication, guidance and expertise you have brought to this project have been truly remarkable.”

– Rev. Dominic Ingemie, Former Pastor

Episcopal Church of St. Boniface

Guilderland, NY

“I would sum it up in three words: attention, execution, and accessible! His attention to our issues, execution of a plan to address those issues, and being easily accessible if we had questions made it a pleasure to work with Mr. Hundt and Foresight Architects.”

– Rev. Steven Scherck, Pastor

Shenendehowa United Methodist Church

Clifton Park, NY

”[Jim Hundt’s] work with committees such as ours is a ministry of love to the Glory of God and a gift to those who are involved in the process.”

– Roy A. Castelli, Building Committee Co-Chairman

Helderberg Reformed Church

Guilderland, NY

”There is such thing as a Protestant aesthetic, which exemplifies the virtues of simplicity, sobriety and measure. This building seems to be an example of all three. It also displays theological and liturgical sensitivity, as well as technical skill, in relating the whole structure, including the ancillary rooms, to the purposes of modern Reformed church life in a residential neighbourhood. It combines formality with intimacy, public dignity with family feeling.”

– Dr. Daniel Jenkins, Church Building Magazine