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Zenterman | Posted in General Questions on

I’m looking for an architect to design a “pretty good” simple 2-3 BR house of about 1100 SF in Orange County NY. There are some site challenges but nothing major. How should I go about finding someone aligned with GBA objectives?

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    Martin Holladay | | #1


    Bruce Coldham
    Coldham and Hartman Architects - Coldham & Hartman Architects
    155 Pine Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    David Pill, principal
    Pill-Maharam Architects
    5597 Shelburne Road
    P.O. Box 1300
    Shelburne, VT 05482
    [email protected]

    Rachel Wagner and Elden Lindamood
    Wagner Zaun Architecture
    17 North Lake Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55802
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    Alan Gibson and Matt O'Malia
    G.O. Logic
    P.O. Box 567
    83 Crocker Road
    Belfast, ME 04915
    [email protected]

    James Morgan
    BellaDomus Residential Design Studio
    304 West Weaver Street #201
    Carrboro, NC   27510
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    Phil Kaplan and Jesse Thompson
    Kaplan Thompson Architects
    424 Fore Street
    Portland, ME 04101
    [email protected]

    Christopher Briley
    Briburn LLC
    28 Maple St, Suite 202
    Portland, ME 04101

    Robert Swinburne
    Cotton Mill
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    [email protected]

    Steve Baczek
    Reading, MA
    [email protected]

    .. for starters. Probably forgetting a few people I should have mentioned.

  2. Zenterman | | #2

    Thanks Martin. These folks are several hours away, in different states. Should that matter?

  3. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #3

    Some architects only work with clients who live nearby. Others are willing to work with clients who live far away. The best way to determine whether one of these architects might be willing to work with you is to contact them directly. Of course, you might want to visit their web sites first, to see if their work aligns with your design philosophy.

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