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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).

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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.

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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.

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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
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Fax: 610-944-5539

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

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Valued Client Testimonials

We have worked with Watkins Architect for the past 16 years.

I have worked with Jeff Biehn, and Watkins Architect on at least 100 projects, varying in size from large office renovations to factory expansions to maintenance repairs over a span of 16 years. Mr. Biehn has served as the main contact and project manager of all projects for the last 10 years and has coordinated all facets of our construction projects. The East Greenville site houses the corporate offices for Knoll. All offer space construction and renovation are closely overseen by our corporate design team located in New York City. For the last 10 years, Watkins Architect has been chosen… Read more “We have worked with Watkins Architect for the past 16 years.”

Paul Nowicki, PE
Knoll, Inc.

We would recommend the employment of Watkins Architect, LTD for your school project.

We were pleased with Mr. Watkins educational design capabilities. He demonstrated the ability to take our visions and reduce them into a plan design. We were pleased with his promptness and his communication skills during the design process. We would recommend the employment of Watkins Architect, LTD for your school project.

Clyde K. Hornberger, Ed.D, Executive Director & Randy Hensinger, Business Administrator
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Schnecksville, PA

I would find another picturesque parcel of land and ask John to design another spectacular home for me.

“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.… Read more “I would find another picturesque parcel of land and ask John to design another spectacular home for me.”

— Arifeen M. Daneshyar

John Watkins commitment to the ‘Art of Architecture’ is demonstrated in his design of our building.

From the beginning, Watkins Architect LTD provided common sense guidance through the conceptual and development stages of the high profile building project that incorporates many areas of study into a flexible teaching space. They were enthusiastic in meeting our program needs and allowed necessary changes without incident. I do believe that John Watkins commitment to the ‘Art of Architecture’ is demonstrated in his design of our building.

Mark P. Grisi, Executive Director
Physical Plant Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA

We are appreciative of their professionalism, planning, and execution of architectural design work.

We want to commend Watkins Architect, LTD for the invaluable assistance they have provided to Tilden Township. Specifically, we are appreciative of their professionalism, planning, and execution of architectural design work. Their efforts helped Tilden Township immeasurably in bringing the most affordable and beneficial plans for our new building.

Troy Hatt, Chairman Board of Supervisors
Township of Tilden Hamburg, PA

Well Beyond Expectations

I feel both London and Dallas are well beyond expectations. And, just wanted to say ‘thank you,’ your efforts, diligence and guidance is much appreciated.  

Mark Skerik

Extremely professional and Experienced

HOLLY HUNT (Knoll) has been a client of Watkins | Synergetics Architect since 2015. Our corporate office in Chicago was in need of an extensive renovation in 2016. This could of been proven to be difficult as we had to work this project around staff working in the space during demolition, construction, and install. From the initial planning phase, Jeff “listened” to our needs, created spot on drawings, facilitated through pre-construction meetings and communicated extremely well through the entire project – nothing ever fell through the cracks. Jeff Biehn/WS is extremely professional, experienced and attended to all areas of the… Read more “Extremely professional and Experienced”

Lisa Esposito

Mr. Watkins and his staff exemplify all the qualities of a true professional organization.

Mr. Watkins and his staff exemplify all the qualities of a true professional organization. What impressed me most was the follow-up and attention to the projects during the construction phase. There were bi-weekly construction meetings with contractors, subcontractors, and township personnel in attendance at all meetings. Minor problems were addressed immediately and not allowed to escalate. Both projects ran so smoothly, due mostly to the organizational efforts of Mr. Watkins and others from his office with whom we dealt from time to time.

K. Ray Stauffer, Township Manager
Township of Maxatawny Kutztown, PA

They were our architects in the past and they will be the company we turn to in the future!

John Watkins, Jeff Biehn, and the rest of the Watkins staff, kept their promise and project timelines from the beginning to the end of the project. From our initial meeting with Watkins Architect we felt we had someone we could trust and was looking out for our best interest. They were our architects in the past and they will be the company we turn to in the future!

Robert Franklin, Owner
The Westy Bar & Grill Hamburg, PA

…very professional, courteous, and responsive at all times.

During the time we have worked with John Watkins, as well as his employees, we have found this company to be very professional, courteous, and responsive at all times. Following our first attempt at putting our project out to bid, the bids came in higher than our budget. Despite the fact that Watkins had fulfilled all their responsibilities at this point, they went above and beyond our contractual agreement and re-designed and downsized the building without any further charges. In this day and age you will not find companies that will provide this type of support without paying additional fees;… Read more “…very professional, courteous, and responsive at all times.”

Jim Laub, Building Committee Chairperson
Zion Union Church Maxatawny, PA

I fully recommend Watkins Architect, LTD to perform your architectural needs…

Watkins support staff members were always available and a genuine customer service attitude gave me the feeling like my job was the most important one they were working on. The construction project should have taken nine months to complete. With fast track scheduling by Watkins Architect and constant monitoring, the successful completion was achieved in four months. This further exemplifies the quality of drawings, specifications, and cooperation that prevailed on the project. I fully recommend Watkins Architect, LTD to perform your architectural needs when planning, customer service, and post project completion services are required.

Russell J. Anderson
Project Administrator/Facilities Management Berks County Intermediate Unit Reading, PA

We will plan to use them again as a project allows in the future.

We have had the pleasure of working with Jeff Biehn from Watkins Architecture from 2015 and throughout last year. He has previously worked with our parent company, Knoll, and was highly recommended to us for our NY Showroom renovation in the D&D Building. This was our first large scale renovation in many years, and our flagship showroom. The
pressure was on to create a functional and modern space that reflected the brands image while at the same time being very thoughtful to the budget. We found Jeff to be attentive, professional, responsive and thorough to every detail. His positive… Read more “We will plan to use them again as a project allows in the future.”

Echo MacKenzie
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