“Principal Alan Berman created Archetype in 2001. Based in New York City, Archetype is a full service Architecture and Interior Design firm. In the late 1990s and into the new millennium, Mr. Berman served as Head of Architecture at Bed Bath & Beyond Corporate. Mr. Berman spearheaded the development of Bed Bath & Beyond prototype standards and streamlined the management, contract control, design documentation, scheduling and construction for the opening of over 300 Bed Bath & Beyond Stores throughout the United States.
In the mid 90s, Mr. Berman was project manager at Nadel Architects in Los Angeles, CA. He lead many a team through design and construction of retail centers, stores, malls and supermarkets.
I very much enjoyed working with this company when we bought our new apartment and redid it from scratch. Alan had a very good idea about the kitchen, which completely changed the look of the apartment. We made some changes which were not very expensive, but made a huge difference. Samantha and Alexis took me on a “shopping” trip to see what kind of furniture I liked and then recommended items to me that would fit my budget. We bought some expensive items and mixed them with some very reasonable items, and I am delighted with the results.
Archetype and Alan Berman not only renovated but reconfigured apartments for several clients of mine, in one case duplexing two classic 6 apartments to create a home of over 3400 square ft. My clients have all been extremely pleased with the high level of quality of the work, the fact that the costs came in as estimated, and that the work was completed within a reasonable amount of time. I will continue to recommend Archetype to my clients for major renovations because I trust that they will be more than satisfied with the outcome.