Thomas Shafer Architects, LLC is a firm of experienced architects dedicated to design excellence and exceptional client service. We create beautiful and interesting environments. Our success lies in the ability to listen and work closely with our clients to develop solutions that satisfy their unique needs. We believe that Architecture is a process, a refinement of an idea through many phases of design work. Our job is not simply to ask what is wanted, but to provide consideration of what can be.
Our projects vary in size and type, but our design philosophy does not. As an intentionally small office we ensure that each project benefits from the direct oversight of a firm principal and the collective expertise of an experienced project team. We approach each project as a new challenge, and our goal is always to strike the perfect balance between design, program, and budget. Ours is a rigorous process: For each project we strive to ensure that even the smallest of details is addressed, and that all possible design solutions are considered.
We provide a full range of architectural services including Programming, Space Planning, Conceptual and Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, and Construction Observation. Additionally, we are often retained to provide Interior Design services, where we will assist in the selection of window treatments, make recommendations regarding carpets, rugs, paints and other specialty finishes, and help procure furnishings and accessories.
No successful project emerges from a singular idea or person. We communicate extensively with engineers, contractors, consultants and the craftsmen who work on our building to achieve solutions that truly work. We often work with low voltage consultants to coordinate security, lighting and audio/video systems, telecommunications, and computer and data systems. Frequently we will also design site amenities such as sport courts, swimming pools, cabanas, ponds, and the like, as well as home theaters and acoustical rooms. Whatever the challenge, our mission is to build and coordinate a team of highly-qualified professionals to develop a thoughtfully designed solution.