ABOUT US

ABOUT US

residential architect 

The firm of James S. Collins, Architect specializes in the design of traditional buildings and interiors as well as appropriate additions to existing residential, institutional and historic structures. With studios in New York City and Greensboro, the firm's residential and commercial projects can be found in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, South and North Carolina.

The firm’s award winning projects have been featured in numerous publications including Period Homes, New Old House, Washington Life and Design Bureau Magazines and in A Decade of Art & Architecture and the Classicist No. 13.

James S. Collins has studied and documented the historic buildings, construction techniques, and details of the buildings and landscapes of the United States and Europe. From this background comes an understanding of the art of traditional construction. This home architect strives to integrate the materials, proportions and vocabulary of classical and vernacular architecture into new buildings and landscapes that reflect the client's lifestyle and needs. We provide excellence in renovations and custom home design.

The Region's MOST Qualified home remodeling Architect

James Collins is an Architect and Historic Preservationist who has worked with some of America’s most distinguished Architects prior to starting his own firm. His experience includes:
  • Apprenticed with Charles E. Peterson, FAIA, a seminal figure in American architectural history as founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey and in Historic Preservation as founder of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University. 
  • Project Architect in the Studio of Hyman Myers, FAIA, one of America's leading Historic Preservation Architects. Projects included the restoration of the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art, East Wing of Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross Birthplace, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. 
  • Project Architect in the Studio of John Milner Architects in Philadelphia, an internationally respected and widely published Architect with a four decade long career in Historic Preservation and Traditional Design. 
  • Project Architect in the Firm of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects in New York City, a leading American Classical and Traditional Residential Design Firms recently featured in the publication New Traditional Architecture: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.
  •  In 1999, the firm of James S. Collins, Architect was formed to focus on Architectural Renovation, Restoration and new Classical and Traditional Design Projects. 
  • James S. Collins is the President of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, North Carolina Chapter  
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