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.

Green Building & Sustainable Design

DSC_0008Jim is a LEED accredited professional and is dedicated to an integrated design process. By incorporating green building strategies in the initial stages of the design process, he is able to achieve beautiful, sustainable architecture. On site renewable energy generation, passive and active solar energy, high efficiency thermal envelops, air sealing, geothermal heating and cooling, energy recovery ventilation, are some of the methods used to achieve the client’s energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

 

Design Process

DSC_0069The firm believes the design process should be highly collaborative in nature, and emphasizes dialogue between client, and the design team. We use our expertise to leverage our clients’ goals through an iterative design process. We produce and review sketches, drawings, models, renderings and samples as appropriate to further the clients understanding of each phase of the project.

 

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