Rob Sanders Architects is best known for sensitive, responsive designs which engage both architectural and natural context. By carefully listening to client needs and dreams, drawing on experience and a well-honed sense of appropriate scale, the firm creates stylish, elegant spaces which meet – and exceed – expectations
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As a design-oriented architectural firm, our first step involves listening; asking you questions and hearing your thoughts and dreams regarding your project.
We carefully examine the context: Either your existing structure, or the site where your dreams begin. Environmental factors define any living environment, whether it's the lay of the land, the arc of the sun, or adjacent structures. And we look for clues about the passage of time in a place. After all, what you build should last for a long time.
Once a design is developed, we translate that vision into the technical documents that are needed to actualize the dream. And we love to build! Our years of experience with skilled craftsmen, influence our design, and our communication skills to see your dream grow into the place you had hoped for- and more.
Our firm includes architects trained in a wide variety of building types, but our focus is centered on residential design. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience, working on new residences, renovations of all types and scale, and numerous preservation and adaptive use projects of transformative scope.
We are supported by talented and passionate support staff including drafters, designers, and assistants who help the project through phases of development and fit-up for the user.
Our compensation is generally inclusive of a suite of services, from the definition of the project scope, through design and documentation, to engagement of construction forces and completion of the project.
Fees are based on the scope of the project, and can be set on the anticipated cost of the work or open-ended on an hourly basis. Our project minimum size is usually around $150,000, but we are always interested in special projects involving particular challenges, opportunites, or creative synergies!
Rob Sanders, the Principal, grew up in an 18th-century farmstead which was a constant work-in-progress. Working hands-on, with projects small then larger, he developed both the mechanical skills and the creative imagination that makes an architect. The ability to analyze a problem, envision a solution, and see it to completion started early and continues to define the practice and the RSA team.
Rob Sanders Architects is a community-based firm, with employees from Wilton and the surrounding towns. Our clients range from young first-time builders to clients experienced with the design and construction of multiple projects, often as our repeat customers.
We are licensed in CT, NY, and MA, and have worked throughout New England, as well as NJ and California. Projects include residences of all types and sizes, barn conversions, a guest complex for a record executive, churches, youth centers, offices, retail structures, beach houses, and more.
We were approached by a family from overseas, who found a antique homestead on the verge of collapse. We carefully explored the structure, uncovering historic details, and designed an adaptation which allowed a 21st century family to live in the ancient setting.
Assembling a team of skilled craftsmen, the structure has been restored, enhanced, and preserved for the next 200 years.
Come with all your ideas, but be open to lots of new ideas you haven't even thought of yet. Know your own needs, but use a team to find the best solutions.