Architecture

  • Comprehensive Architectural Design: full-service design and documentation for construction of additions, renovations, and new buildings
  • Architectural Consulting: on-site consultation to discuss with Owner potential architectural design solutions and their associated costs
  • Spatial Programming: determination of the required and desired spatial and functional needs of the project
  • Master Planning and Feasibility Studies: Exploration of design possibilities, recommendation of best solutions, cost comparisons, prioritization, work scope development and consideration of project phasing
  • Cost Estimation: Determination of ballpark construction costs for feasibility, planning, and decision-making
  • Preparation of Existing Conditions Drawings: Survey of existing facilities and documentation of conditions already in place
  • Space Planning and Tenant Fit-Out:  Floor plan development within existing or proposed facilities and preparation of construction documents
  • Lighting Design: Creation of comprehensive lighting solutions associated with interior or exterior space design and layout
  • Hardscaping: Design of patios, decks, trellises, retaining walls, walkways, and other outdoor features as they relate to the architecture and to the site
  • Bidding & Negotiations: Aiding Owner in the process of obtaining bids from general contractors and the preparation of construction contracts
  • Construction Administration: Project observation and regular site visits to aid Owner throughout construction

Interior Design

  • Comprehensive Interior Design: Full-service interior design documentation and execution for all project types
  • Interior Design Consulting: On-site consultation to discuss with Owner potential interior design solutions and their associated costs
  • Interior Master Planning: Exploration of design possibilities, recommendation of best solutions, prioritization, work scope development, and consideration of project phasing
  • Furniture Concepts: Development of proposed furniture layouts (using new and existing furniture) to include locations of built-ins, area rugs, feature artwork, etc.
  • Furniture Design: Creation of original built-in furniture pieces, to include selection of finishes, colors, hardware, etc.
  • Interior Fit-Out: Product search, selection, and design solutions for tile, cabinetry, decorative lighting, molding, and finishes
  • Window Treatment Design: Creation of window treatment solutions to include selection of fabric, colors, hardware, etc., as well as implementation
  • Corporate Image Development: Production of interior corporate image concepts for businesses and professional clientele
  • Bidding & Negotiations: Aiding Owner in the process of obtaining bids from general contractors and the preparation of construction contracts
  • Construction Administration: Project observation and regular site visits to aid Owner throughout construction

Abby Schwartz Associates have worked with us on several different projects in our home, over the past 5 years. I was always reluctant to use a designer, because it was important to me that our home reflect “us” and not the style of an interior designer. They have done a wonderful job throughout our home, with lighting, additional windows, furniture and paint to enhance the “feel” of our home. They are also extremely organized and meet all of their commitments. Everyone on the staff is professional and helpful. We’ve had a great experience with Abby Schwartz Associates.
— Nancy B., Homeowner, Devon, PA

Remodeling and Home Design