SERVICES

Clawson Architects has been approved and certified by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury as a Small Business Enterprise and as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise. As a full service Architectural and Interior Design firm with expertise in residential, retail and institutional facilities, Clawson Architects provides these services:  

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ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS

Investments between
$150K–$20 Million

Clawson Architects creates one-of-a kind experiences that define the standards of beauty and joy in the spaces in which people live and work. Guiding you from concept to completion to create space that eases everyday living.

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LUXURY NEW HOME DESIGN

Investments starting at
$1 Million

Experience the joy of creating and building a home that is authentically you: a one-of-a-kind experience that defines the standards of beauty and makes every day feel like a vacation.

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LUXURY HIGH-END additions, alterations and Home RENOVATIONS

Investments between
$150K–$20 Million

Specialists in period home renovation and expansion with attention to authentic detailing and your modern lifestyle. Seamlessly integrating old and new.

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ESTATE ACCESSORY BUILDINGS Including Pool Houses and Barns 

Investments between
$50K - $3Million

Master Planning for estates including site planning, accessory building design–pool houses, garages for car collectors, stables, potting sheds, smoking sheds, outdoor rooms.

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PRE-PURCHASE OPINIONS

Investments starting at $500

House/property hunting? Unsure about the investment potential? Leverage our experience and knowledge to inform your investment by allowing us to weigh in on the challenges and opportunities presented by a property before you buy.

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SKETCHING SESSION WITH MARVIN CLAWSON

Investments starting at $750

Experience firsthand architect and designer, Marvin Clawson as he sketches possible solutions  to the design/space challenges you are sharing with him in real time.

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TRANSFORMATION: CURB APPEAL

Investments starting at $150K

Add charm, curb appeal + value with authentic details and functionality. Transforming ordinary houses devoid of character and flow into elegant homes that exceed your wildest dreams.

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Kitchen, Bath and INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES

Investments starting at $25K

Space planning, kitchen and bath design and interior detailing; period-specific architectural moulding and detail design; detailing of finishes and built-in features; color, pattern and material selection and coordination. Procurement of furnishings and soft goods upon request. 

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CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

Hourly: Required if we sign and seal drawings

Protect your investment in the design created by Clawson Architects, and ease the stress of the construction process. We are on-call to answer questions as they arise, interpret drawings and troubleshoot.

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HISTORIC HOME PRESERVATION SUBMITTALS

Investments between
$150K–$10Million

Exceeding community expectations of what is possible and with a record of unanimous decisions before the Historical Boards, call Clawson Architects for your historic home project.

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INSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS

Investments starting at $150K

New buildings as well as renovations, alterations and additions to existing structures. Including religious, educational and professional office space and mixed use facilities.

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ZONING, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT VARIANCES

Investments starting at $3K

Clawson Architects has a reputation for thoughtful, well-organized variance applications. No one can promise an approval,  but Clawson is respected by community boards and has a record of success.

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PLANNING & INFILL PROJECTS

Investments starting at
$1 Million

We partner with developers interested in thoughtful contextual design solutions. A licensed planner on staff can assess properties for development purposes, and our  team has experience with small urban infill projects as well as larger planned communities.

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RESTORATION

Investments starting at $150K

Experienced with both restoration and historic preservation, as well as with preservation and landmark submittals. We work with owners to rebuild, restore and maintain the historic nature of their properties including advice on window replacement, facade restoration, re-painting of masonry.

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3-D RENDERING

Investments starting at $500

 We can provide 3-D photo-realistic renderings as well as hand-drawn perspective upon request to help visualize designs.

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GUEST SPEAKER, LECTURER

 

Honorarium Negotiable; Travel and Expenses

Marvin and René are available to speak on many topics Including: Palladio, Period Home Details, Small Business, Networking, Studio/Thesis Critiques, LEED in Practice, and they're also available as Competition Jurors.

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MODEL BUILDING

Investments starting at $500

We can build chipboard and plexiglass models upon request.

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AS-BUILT DOCUMENTATION

Hourly

Documentation of existing structures as required.

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PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONY

Hourly

Our team of licensed professionals is available to present your projects for review by Planning and Zoning Boards, Co-op boards, Historical Preservation Committees and Landmark Boards should there be a need.

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PROGRAMMING

Hourly

Architectural programming is a structured research and problem-solving process used to identify, examine, and elaborate upon the various needs underlying a design project. Our team of professionals is available to help you define the scope of your project and calculate the space needs required to fulfill your goals.


HISTORIC PROPERTIES

When working with historic properties, we respect the existing details and style, preserving and enhancing the original architecture, while including modern amenities to make a seamless transition between what is new and what is original to the structure.

GROUND-UP DESIGN

When designing homes from the ground up, we take our cues from the surrounding landscape and our client’s personal style, making each project individual and original.


OUR COMMITMENT

Keeping abreast of the latest innovations in “green” architecture, technology, and practice, and using materials that are smarter and yield a more sustainable future is at the core of our commitment as professionals to our clients and to the environment.


Clawson Architects provides services across the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area as well as in Vermont, and Florida. We have provided residential and commercial architecture and design services in:

New York

  • Gramercy Park
  • Greenwich Village
  • NoHo
  • Upper East Side
  • Upper West Side
  • The Hamptons
  • Katonah
  • Northport
  • Ramapo
  • Rhinebeck
  • West Point

New Jersey

  • Asbury Park
  • Berkeley Heights
  • Bernardsville
  • Chatham
  • Colts Neck
  • Cranbury
  • Essex Fells
  • Florham Park
  • Glen Ridge
  • Hoboken
  • Jersey City
  • Madison
  • Maplewood
  • Millburn
  • Montclair
  • Morristown
  • Mountainside
  • New Providence
  • North Hero
  • Ridgewood
  • Scotch Plains
  • Short Hills
  • Southampton
  • South Orange
  • Summit
  • Westfield
  • Wyckoff

OTHER locations

  • Sharon, CT
  • South Hero, VT
  • Boca Grande, FL
  • Bar Harbor, ME

Marvin Clawson is NCARB Certified, meaning that he has the flexibility to apply for reciprocal licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions, as well as Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.