Who We Are
J Harwood Architect is a small office specializing in the sustainable design in both modern and traditional styles. We have earned a reputation for creating one-of-a-kind buildings, tailored to their site and our clients’ needs. Our design emphasizes clear spatial relationships, crisp details and a concise pallet of materials.
As an architect in the Berkshires, Jim is able to draw from a rich pallet of regional materials and vernacular building forms. By using locally sourced materials, J Harwood Architect can reduce a project’s embodied energy, lowering its carbon footprint, while bringing a unique regional character to the design.
With projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Hamptons, Miami, Connecticut, The Berkshires, Cape Cod, and beyond, we combine time tested construction techniques with the latest developments in building technology, to create warm, classic design of the highest quality, to enjoy far into the future.
What our clients say
Jim was amazing through the whole process. We interviewed several architects and were struck by Jim's creativity and skill. His design and management of the project exceeded even my optimistic expectations. We worked collaboratively throughout the process. He was able to combine the best of our vision in a house with his knowledge and artistic insights. Jim always communicated with us on the important questions of design, cost, and function. I could not recommend Jim any higher.
We really enjoyed working with Jim Harwood on an addition and renovation of our lake house. The project-including a quilting studio, enlarged screen porch, pantry, kitchen garden, and garage workshop that took an already great house to the next level. We used architectural and landscaping elements to create comfortable and compelling interior and exterior spaces that worked within the established language and style of the existing home.
"Windows and doors are critical elements to the overall design of a new home or renovation. Jim continues to show his creative talents in the architectural plans he develops as each set is unique yet practical indicating he has listened well to his client's needs. It's a pleasure to work with him!"