Relationship Between Architect And Client


My primary goal as architect is to make the client happy and satisfied. I want and seek to provide design solutions, whether the project is a new design or a renovation/addition, that address my client’s needs and wishes. This goal can only be achieved if the relationship between the architect and client is a partnership. It is essential, therefore, that we be willing and eager to talk with each other and share our views often and honestly.

For residential projects, architects increasingly are competing against builder/developer teams that I believe too often are more (and in some cases only) concerned about initial cost and how much profit can be made on each house. Architects are motivated by and apply their design talents to other, fundamentally more important goals. While financial goals and budgets of course are critical, we respond to clients’ desires for a well-designed, high-quality house that fits their lifestyle today and in the future. The value of our services can be computed over decades of comfortable, happy living in a home our clients love.

A good architect designs spaces and structures based on what clients want, not what we want them to have. That said, I of course leverage all my knowledge, skills and design talent to offer ideas and solutions that make a residential or commercial space interesting, distinctive, and of enduring value. At the end of the day, though, I am designing the client’s space, not mine. So, my challenge always is to offer a design solution that addresses—as creatively, harmoniously, beautifully and cost-effectively as possible—my client’s requirements, wishes, budget, and schedule.

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Renovations/Additions
  • New Homes
  • Residential Competition
  • New Homes: Communities

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  • Higgins Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Higgins Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Johnson Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Johnson Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Gilchrest Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Gilchrest Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT

  • Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT

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  • Purcell Residence, Plainville, CT

  • Purcell Residence, Plainville, CT

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  • Rockwell Residence, Cheshire, CT

  • Rockwell Residence, Cheshire, CT

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  • Grant Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Grant Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Fisher Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Fisher Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Lampugnale Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Lampugnale Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Platt Residence, Higganum, CT

  • Platt Residence, Higganum, CT

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  • Krisch Residence, Storrs, CT

  • Krisch Residence, Storrs, CT

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  • Appicelli Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Appicelli Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • O’Brien Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • O’Brien Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • DeRenzo Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • DeRenzo Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Waluk Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Waluk Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Gurney Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Gurney Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Dunn Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Dunn Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Lynch Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Lynch Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Private Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Private Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Horton Residence, Hartford, CT

  • Horton Residence, Hartford, CT

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  • Kim Residence, Storrs, CT

  • Kim Residence, Storrs, CT

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  • Garvey-Brotz Homestead, Cascade, WI

  • Garvey-Brotz Homestead, Cascade, WI

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  • Waluk Residence, West Hartford, CT

  • Waluk Residence, West Hartford, CT

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  • Carbon Challenge (contest), Providence, RI 

  • Carbon Challenge (contest), Providence, RI 

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  • Grace Estates (9 lot subdivision), West Hartford, CT

  • Grace Estates (9 lot subdivision), West Hartford, CT

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  • Mill Tail Pond Development (5 Residences), Block Island, RI

  • Mill Tail Pond Development (5 Residences), Block Island, RI

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  • Mill Tail Pond Development (5 Residences), Block Island, RI

  • Mill Tail Pond Development (5 Residences), Block Island, RI

  • Commercial Interiors
  • Retail
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Industrial

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  • CBT – Hartford, CT

  • CBT – Hartford, CT

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  • Union Trust – Hartford, CT

  • Union Trust – Hartford, CT

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  • Chelsea Groton Savings Bank – North Stonington, CT

  • Chelsea Groton Savings Bank – North Stonington, CT

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  • Wampanoag Country Club Patio Bar, West Hartford, CT

  • Wampanoag Country Club Patio Bar, West Hartford, CT

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  • The Burger Joint, West Hartford, CT

  • The Burger Joint, West Hartford, CT

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  • Arch Street Tavern, Hartford, CT

  • Arch Street Tavern, Hartford, CT

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  • Enterprise Car Rental, Hartford, CT

  • Enterprise Car Rental, Hartford, CT

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  • Trinity Boat House, East Hartford, CT

  • Trinity Boat House, East Hartford, CT

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  • Medical Office Suite, Farmington, CT

  • Medical Office Suite, Farmington, CT

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  • Restaurant/Bar/Grocery Store, Hartford, CT

  • Restaurant/Bar/Grocery Store, Hartford, CT

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  • D’Occhio Building, West Hartford (Elmwood), CT

  • D’Occhio Building, West Hartford (Elmwood), CT

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  • Holland Kitchens, Hartford, CT

  • Holland Kitchens, Hartford, CT

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  • Medical Office Building, Waterbury, CT

  • Medical Office Building, Waterbury, CT

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  • Guida Dairy, New Britain, CT

  • Guida Dairy, New Britain, CT

  • Religious
  • Public Competitions
  • Archive

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  • Saint James’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford, CT

  • Saint James’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford, CT

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  • West Hartford War Memorial

  • West Hartford War Memorial

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  • Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial

  • Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial

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  • Arch Street Tavern Concept

  • Arch Street Tavern Concept

  • Cliffmore Concept

  • Store Sketch

  • Borij Atrium

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  • RooBar Rendering

  • RooBar Rendering

  • Marlboro House Concept

  • Arthor Cotton Moore Model

  • DC Conversion

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 42 Four Mile Road
West Hartford, CT 06107-2709