Since 1992,  Abby Schwartz Associates has earned an extraordinary reputation for high quality,
customized creative design, thorough documentation, and careful attention to detail. 
Under Abby Schwartz’s supervision, the firm has completed a wide variety of projects
including expansions, renovations, and new construction. 


OUR PHILOSOPHY

Abby Schwartz Associates feels passionately that the most successful designs emerge when architecture and interior design are considered simultaneously, providing a truly integrated solution.

Above all, Abby Schwartz Associates believes in the importance of a comprehensive approach to architecture and design.  While clients' visions, goals and budget are at the core of each project, the professionals at Abby Schwartz Associates are also acutely aware of the broader perspective.  The exploratory design process accounts for the myriad factors that affect all clients and their projects: aesthetics and image, budget and maintenance, resale, growth, and change.

This unique holistic approach to design promotes an evaluation of customer priorities, probes deeply into clients' needs and core values, and identifies hidden concerns. The result: a carefully crafted, budget sensitive, thoughtful, and balanced design.


Our Services

    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

Testimonials

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
We’ve worked with Abby and her team for over 10 years and it has always been a great experience. ASA is creative, professional and delivers what they promise. Their architectural drawings are not only detailed and accurate, but designed by taking their client’s needs and transforming them into a creative and functional use of space. We believe that Abby Schwartz Associates is one of the best integrated architecture and interior firms in the Philadelphia area.
— XL Builders, General Contractor, Berwyn
We are now working on our 5th project with Abby Schwartz. She is incredibly talented, a creative thinker, a tenacious problem-solver, and totally professional. Our projects have all been challenging: re-habbing old buildings in downtown Philadelphia to bring them up to modern standards. Those jobs were not easy and on many occasions presented problems that had to be quickly worked out in the field. Abby was the team leader in all of those situations and moved the work along quickly and in expert fashion. Highly recommended.
— Jeff, Homeowner, Philadelphia

non-residential clients...

Ardmore Senior Citizens Center

Boyd Tamney & Cross Marketing

Buttenbaum Orthodontics

Caldwell, Heckles & Egan, Inc.

Coatesville Cultural Society   

Elate Waxing & Skincare Studio                              

First Leader Development Corporation

Federation Housing, Inc.                                       

GPX Realty Partners, L.P.      

Hackensack Medical Center Children's Classroom

Higgins Group, Inc.

Hooked Café                                 

Housing Authority of the City of Easton

Housing Authority of the County of Chester

Immaculata University                                            

Lower Bucks Hospital

Main Line Dermatology                                              

McBee Associates, Inc.                                            

Morgan Properties

Olcé Pizza Grille                                     

Pennrose Properties                                           

Penn Liberty Bank                                              

People’s Light & Theatre

Purenergy Studio

Radcliffe Group, Inc.

Salon d’Artiste                                                            

St. Joseph’s University

Temple Sholom in Broomall

Valley Forge Pizza and Restaurant

Valley Forge Military Academy and College

Welsh & Recker

The Woods Office Center

Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group