CJS Architects has 50 years of experience providing superior architectural design services to a variety of clients.

We believe in collaborative partnerships with our clients and fostering long term relationships that continue effortlessly over the years.  Our overarching objective is to create spaces that reflect our client’s values and specific needs, whether it be design, preservation, planning or interior design, we create dynamic solutions resulting in surpassed expectations. We are vested in ensuring our projects convey our clients’ parameters, budget and are delivered on time.


CJS Architects believes that architecture has the ability to positively impact people’s lives.

At CJS Architects our buildings solve problems. Our buildings are active, and working to build and strengthen communities, playing a vital role in shaping our society and the public realm. Our buildings are green, respecting the environmental with sustainable and resilient solutions. Our buildings have a point of view, true to the aesthetic of our time, while both acknowledging and expanding our collective architectural heritage. At CJS Architects we believe that Design is a common language that speaks to all of us. Our clients share these beliefs, as evidenced by the awards we have received from Community Groups, Environmental Organizations, Preservationists, Mayors and Architects.

Architectural Design
Bidding + Negotiation
Construction Administration
Construction Documents
Feasibility Studies
Project Phasing
Schematic Design

Historic Preservation

CJS Architects are committed to the preservation of our Architectural Heritage.

Our services extend to all facets of Historic Preservation including Historic Structures Reports, Feasibility Studies for building re-use, Building design and rehabilitation. We serve our clients by working with the New York State Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service in the obtaining of Historic Tax Credits to assist in project financing. Our work includes the successful rehabilitation of many notable structures by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, McKim Meade & White, I.M.Pei, E.B. Green and others.

Building Evaluation
SHPO Consulting + Advocacy

Interior Design

Our creative process is based on a foundation of shared experience and sensitivity to the unique aspects of each project.

Our design philosophy is firmly grounded in the belief that a successful interior is one that adds lasting value and beauty. The right design will result in a unique identity and is achieved by developing and integrating all distinctive elements of each project. We are passionate about what we do and advocates of strong and innovative design, allowing us to forge ahead of industry trends and marketplace styles. Our aesthetic goal has always remained singular in that we create appropriate, classic and timeless interiors.

Schematic Design
Work space analysis
detailed furniture plan
product specification
finish selections
installation drawings
finish schedules

Master Planning

Planning communities should be done by those who can see the forest through the trees

We understand that each building connects to a community it serves in an important way. Each building is an integral aspect of planning as the macro level. Our design staff has extensive experience incorporating architecture of all sizes and types into diverse and complex existing infrastructures. Our goal is to achieve a community that is enhanced from the contextual adjustments made in all phases of planning.

Campus Planning
Conceptual Planning
Feasibility Studies
Land Development Planning
Public Engagement
Residential Planning
Site Planning
Site Selection
Urban Design
Urban Planning
Urban Revitalization

Sustainability Consulting

CJS Architects is committed to responsibly preserving our global resources in a manner that benefits our individual clients and society as a whole.

We view all our projects as an opportunity to create sustainable and energy efficient architecture. Our staff is well versed in sustainable design principles. We collaborate with our clients to offer intelligent, responsible analysis of site, building and system designs to optimize energy efficiency, life cycle costing and resource management. Many our large scale projects have achieved LEED certification including the Strong National Museum of Play and numerous Higher Education Projects.

Building Assessment
Environmental Conservation
LEED® Certification
LEED® Project Management
Policy Development
Policy Implementation
Post Occupancy Assessment
Sustainability Planning


Design collaboration/building consensus is vital to the process, since it doesn’t allow designers to simply dictate solutions.

The production of visualizations are an extension of our design process; the experimentation and learning process yields a drawing, rendering or model which serves to make clear the design intent. This rigorous process ensures that our visualizations for a project can be understood by the widest audience possible. This requires our staff to be well-versed in the latest, cutting-edge computer/modeling technologies and techniques, allowing us to provide visualizations of any scope, type and intent that our clients require. These visualizations can be used for; fundraising, generating awareness, informative presentation tool, etc. 

Animations + Walkthroughs
Conceptual Rendering
Exterior Rendering
Interior Rendering
Marketing Packages
Planning Board Submissions