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COST EFFECTIVE

Materials should be used to their fullest potential, whether by reducing cost and waste (technology), or by maximizing them for a visual and tactile reminder (nature).

Materials should be used to their fullest potential, whether by reducing cost and waste (technology), or by maximizing them for a visual and tactile reminder (nature).

Materials should be used to their fullest potential, whether by reducing cost and waste (technology), or by maximizing them for a visual and tactile reminder (nature).

INNOVATIVE

The goals of technology inevitably are to provide human comfort while reducing adverse impact on the environment. Technology should be utilized to make work, in the long run, more efficient.

The goals of technology inevitably are to provide human comfort while reducing adverse impact on the environment. Technology should be utilized to make work, in the long run, more efficient.

The goals of technology inevitably are to provide human comfort while reducing adverse impact on the environment. Technology should be utilized to make work, in the long run, more efficient.

TIMELESS

Relevant for several generations, it outlasts trends, fashion statements and society’s infatuation with styles. It is made of materials and methods that will last a century or more.

Relevant for several generations, it outlasts trends, fashion statements and society’s infatuation with styles. It is made of materials and methods that will last a century or more.

Relevant for several generations, it outlasts trends, fashion statements and society’s infatuation with styles. It is made of materials and methods that will last a century or more.

SUSTAINABLE

The built environment should reflect our relationship with nature. We must covet our environment. Visual and tactile representation of this relationship can raise the consciousness of our society.

The built environment should reflect our relationship with nature. We must covet our environment. Visual and tactile representation of this relationship can raise the consciousness of our society.

The built environment should reflect our relationship with nature. We must covet our environment. Visual and tactile representation of this relationship can raise the consciousness of our society.

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In the Spirit of Synergy

Watkins Architect is a professional architecture design and renovation practice located in Fleetwood PA, and was founded in 1995. The Watkins Architect team combines a rich diversity of project experience with decades of practice in the profession. We provide a tremendous depth of skill sets enabling an even greater range of services and resources to build with cost effective, innovative, timelessness, and sustainability.

We look forward to sharing this synergy of architectural services with our clients!

About Us

Watkins Architect is a professional architecture design and renovation practice located in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1995, our focus is to develop our client relationships and provide great architectural service. Our staff understands the unique needs and designs of commercial, religious, industrial, residential and government clients. Our staff is detail-oriented and treats each project as its most important project.
Watkins Architect LTD is a proud member of the USGBC and an Energy Star Partner.

Services

We provide architecture and design services for clients such as interior design, space planning, new facade, exterior design and curb appeal, among even more great services. We are also proud to provide LEED Design Services for our clients. If you’re looking for an architecture firm to help with your next project, we are the best choice! We have assisted many churches, schools, restaurants, and companies with the building or renovation of their locations. For a complete list of the projects we have done, check out our project pages.

Contact WA

Phone: 610-944-5536
E-Mail: yourteam@watkinsarchitect.com
Fax: 610-944-5539

U.S. Mail:
PO Box 412
29 West Main Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522

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Watkins’ Words – News & Accomplishments

Valued Client Testimonials

"Twenty years ago when I was looking for an architect, a colleague recommended John Watkins, a young man fresh from college, just starting his practice. The design of our new home was very important to me; after five years of search, I had finally found a wooded property that both my wife and I liked. I wanted the new home to represent our joint vision, unlike the bachelor’s pad I had built before meeting Kathleen.

In our twenty-five acre forest populated by hundreds of mature trees, we wanted to build a contemporary home, using natural materials and an open-floor design. We handed John a three-page wish list, specifying the highlights of our vision: bank of windows that would allow us to enjoy the lush forest from inside, a spacious kitchen where we could cook and entertain, a state-of-art theater where we could watch Hollywood classics, and a circular staircase.

John produced a design that conformed to our specifications. Over the next three years we tinkered with the plans, placing a triangular Jacuzzi in the master bedroom suite, using natural stone for the exterior that required modification in the foundation, and substituting coal stoves with gas fireplaces, which created space for a larger entry door. Throughout this prolonged process, John remained patient and attentive to our wishes.

I had retained a construction manager, instead of a general contractor, which offered me the flexibility to choose my own subcontractors: a local plumber, electrician, and stone mason, with whom I could develop a working relationship. But this new format also increased my reliance on John, whose advice I constantly needed to ensure compliance with architectural details.

My wife, who has an innate talent for visualizing the space, wanted a dining room with multiple 45-degree angles. John incorporated her vision in a stunning design that he duplicated in the dining area of the downstairs apartment. The design of the living space in the basement was entirely John’s creation; we provided him with no input, concerned only with the space allocation upstairs. Years later when we had finished the basement, we appreciated John’s intelligent plan for the independent apartment. He had even found space for a spacious kitchen, incorporating the hallway in the layout.

More than thirteen years have passed since that day in February 2004 when we moved in our dream home, but we admire it every single day: standing near one of the huge windows and looking at the densely green woods outside, or relaxing in the small room that John added to the master bedroom suite, a sun room we use for reading.

Building the new home was not only the realization of a cherished dream, but also a transforming experience that belongs in the same league as my coming to America with no financial means and getting a doctorate in economics. If I weren’t an octogenarian, I would find another picturesque parcel of land and ask John to design another spectacular home for me. Working with him was an unadulterated pleasure. Mr. Watkins is a talented architect, with the perceptiveness to understand his client’s vision and the professional expertise to translate them into an aesthetically appealing design. I recommend him enthusiastically and unequivocally."

— Arifeen M. Daneshyar Watkins Architect

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