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.
We love working with Archetype Design Studio. They are extremely creative, effective, and efficient. Their goal is always to provide their clients with beautiful, functional, innovative and unique spaces and we are happy to help them along the way. We highly recommend Archetype Design Studio for their consummate professionalism who offer excellent knowledge.
ARCHETYPE is terrific. The staff are attentive, creative and hardworking. They are also nice people. I had a hard permit process and Alan’s leadership was very effective!!! Alan also found me a terrific contractor who was on budget both financially and in time. Anna, one of his top draftspersons, was very accommodating on all the drawing specifications that took some serious thinking. She was a delight to work with and very creative. I highly recommend Archetype!
Archetype did an amazing job for me as architects for the gut renovation of a 8,000 sf townhouse. They created a great plan, paid attention to every detail, were highly responsive in making modifications, went over and beyond the call of duty to get drawings done with a very tight deadline, and were a pleasure to work with. Navigating the permitting process in NYC is complex and arbitrary, but working with Archetype made it quite painless. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with them again in the near future and would highly recommend them.
Designed the combination of two adjoining NYC apartments into one, with special focus on creating an open kitchen. Alan and his associates were knowledgeable, creative, quick to respond, respectful of the agreed-upon budget, and always on time. His special touch in our project was seeing how to significantly open up the apartment, while still honoring its pre-war heritage and style. Alan’s knowledge of New York City/co-op ways enabled this project to gain lift-off, when it first appeared our idea wouldn’t fly.