Architect in Vernon, NJ
Proudly Serving All Of Northern New Jersey and Upstate New York
If you need an architect for an upcoming construction project, the place to turn is Highland Architectural Design, LLC. As an established architecture firm in Vernon, NJ, we employ accomplished, dedicated professionals who take great pride in their craft, and we'd be thrilled to add you to our growing list of satisfied clients.
Quality and Consistency
At Highland Architectural Design, LLC, we value the reputation we've built as a premier architecture firm in Vernon, NJ. When you work with an architect from our team, you'll get access to an expert in design and construction who will take the time to listen to your needs and offer up a viable, effective solution in return.
A Fearless Approach to Architecture
At Highland Architectural Design, LLC, we welcome a challenge. Our architects are exceptional project managers who enjoy solving problems and coming up with creative tactics to tackle initiatives large and small.
To learn more about our firm or to set up a consultation, call Highland Architectural Design, LLC today.
Our services include:
- Architectural Design
- Bathroom Design
- Custom Floor Plans
- Home Additions
- Interior Architect
- Interior Design
- Kitchen Design
- New Construction Design
- Residential Architect
Whether you are remodeling, adding on, or have new construction in Northern New Jersey including Montville, Highland Lakes, Lincoln Park, East Hanover, New Providence, Highland Lakes and surrounding areas, call us for all your architectural design needs.
Whether you're building a new home or designing a large corporate facility, you need a seasoned and talented architect to help you make the most of your space. At Highland Architectural Design, LLC, our team is equipped to handle every facet of residential and commercial architecture. Our designs combine elegance and style with comfortable simplicity and a respect for tradition. We believe in a comprehensive approach to architecture and are as comfortable with modern styles as we are with timeless classics.
Your bathrooms play an important role in your day to day comfort. So if your bathrooms are outdated or simply not big enough, you need a bathroom design team with the tools and skills to revamp them as necessary. That's where we come in. As a bathroom remodeling design company in Vernon, NJ, Highland Architectural Design, LLC can design the ideal bathroom setup to suit your needs. Whether you're looking to update a single bathroom or multiple bathrooms, we're ready to take on your project and complete it in a manner that exceeds your expectations.
Whether you're building a cabin, modest family home, or mansion, it's important to make sure that all the right details fall into place. So if you're looking for a custom plan for your upcoming project, our team is at your service. At Highland Architectural Design, LLC, our custom floor plans are designed to take your building project to the next level.
Is your family growing? Are you quickly running out of space inside your current home? Packing and moving can be quite a hassle. So if you're in need of more space but want to stay put, come to Highland Architectural Design, LLC. Our home additions are designed to give you the extra living space you need to live comfortably.
Jim at Highland Architectural Design was absolutely amazing. I had called a few architects before I reached Jim. He was able to come give us a quote the very same day and as soon as I met him I knew he had our best interests at heart and that he was the one for the job. His prices are very reasonable and he is extremely professional. We had prints made for an addition on our home and even though our contractors said some things wouldn't work just because they wanted to make their job easier, Jim came back out to our house and explained exactly how it was supposed to be done. The great thing about Jim is that he is Experianced as an architect but he also knows what will work on the field. Some architects only know how to work on paper. Not Jim, he was truly amazing and we will definitely hire him again. Already referring his services to friends. Thanks Jim!!
Imaginative, yet practical advice with a specialty in the unique style of lakeside homes.
Jim Schriner, principal at Highland Architectural Design was asked to work with us as we envisioned and remodeled our '70s era kitchen. We have a 1930's lake style log cabin that has been expanded over the years. We wanted to take the galley style kitchen to a new level with a clean contemporary look to contrast, yet complement our cozy log style home and to satisfy our design backgrounds. We also wanted to make the best use of a very small cramped space. Jim helped us with our vision, offering options on what we could do, and how we could achieve it on a reasonable budget. As with most old houses (especially log homes) it became even more of a challenge as we opened the ceiling, walls and floor and found some not entirely unexpected issues. Jim worked with us throughout the process teaming up with our contractors to ensure a successful realization of our vision. He even provided hands-on help in installing our Ikea kitchen and restoring a much loved antique copper vent hood adding additional character and warmth to our otherwise high gloss white kitchen.
Professional and friendly service
We wanted to add a garage addition to our home and had no idea how it would look and where to start. We called Highland Architectural Design and met with Jim, he assured us that it could be done and gave us the confidence to get started. He took the lead on this project and we couldn't be happier with the result. Jim was very easy to work with, he was always available for questions and he worked well with the contractor.
About as Wonderful as One Could Image
The challenge: create an addition almost twice the size of the original small cabin, make the totality a unified structure, do so with the owners largely absent, and work with a very tight budget. The result: success on each and every count. The background: our extended family owned a vacation house in Highland Lakes NJ for about 25 years. As the family grew from 4 adults with 9 kids (total) to 18 adults and 10 kids, the need to expand was clear. We found Jim Schriner's Highland Architectural Design firm simply by walking around the area and seeing his designs. We saw in his work a unique ability to merge the new with the existing. He began by asking what our needs were - how we used the house, how often we were their, what the priorities were. He delivered some preliminary ideas for the owners (who are spread all over the US) to consider. He refined the initial ideas and after careful consideration as to the site conditions and potentials, came up wirth a proposal that was 180 degrees away from what we had thought we wanted, but which turned out to be a much better and effective idea than any we had considered among ourselves. Once the final plans were agreed upon, Jim helped us find a contractor to do the work. When estimates came in, we were delighted to find out that his design was affordable and within our budget. Jim also knew how to get our plans approved expeditiously by the Vernon authorities Since none of us live really close to the house, we were not available to be present to oversee the work, except upon occasion. Jim visited the site frequently, and in effect acted as site manager for us. Doing construction is always difficult, but doing it long-distance is even more difficult. Jim was our salvation. The outcome: 5 years later, we remain thrilled with the work. As the family continues to grow, we can be assured that our vacation house will remain a gathering place for family get-togethers and reunions for years to come. And since some of the original owners are retired, we're spending more time than ever there. We would recommend him to anyone!
Multiple Projects, Great Advice and Design
I've used Jim and Highland Architectural a number of times over the last few years. Jim is great to work with. He listens, asks smart questions and has a point of view on what's practical to do and what will make the space look great. Then, all that gets translated into Design. He goes out of his way to make sure things are done right and is super-responsive. Really can't say enough good things about the experience and final product. Would not hesitate to call Highland again!
Jim Schriner at Highland Architectural Design came to our aid when we were converting a small cabin on a lakefront in Highland Lakes into a three bedroom plus den house that we could live in year round. We needed a full-size modern kitchen to replace the small galley of the cabin. Jim added on a dinette with a bay window overlooking the lake; we invited him to add a loft above the dinette. Our architect proved to be a masterful designer and craftsman, able to introduce many creative artistic touches that made this house extraordinarily attractive and liveable. For example, he enclosed the chimney into the kitchen, adding a rustic touch. At the landing of the stairs going up to the second floor he opened the view from the living room to the far end of the house utilizing a railing from which one could look down on the open dining room/lining room. It was delightful to work with Jim, for he has an ability to listen to the owner's ideas and to incorporate them into the design, along with his own artistic ideas. We will always remember the creation of the Lake House as one the great adventures of our lives!
A Great Process; A Great Outcome!
We engaged Highland Architectural Design to renovate our small Lakeview cabin. We had retired and would be living in the house full time for six months a year, before heading south for the winter. The new pattern of use changed our needs. Jim Schriner, HAD's principal, spent many hours on site with us to determine our expectations, before he put pencil to paper. The cabin had been cozy, dark, and small, with low ceilings and now we wanted to open up the space, let in lots of light, create a loft play space for our four grandsons, and still maintain a woodsy feeling, and maximize our view of the lake. We wanted to maintain the existing kitchen and bath and master bedroom, while removing everything in-between. This was a complicated project, on a difficult sloping site. Jim prepared some sketches of the new exterior, and we talked some more. We found him to be creative and a very good listener. He was responsive to our needs, concerns and questions. When we settled on the final design, we felt that Jim had successfully translated what we felt we wanted into a very creative, indeed, dramatically beautiful design, that appeared to be exactly what we wanted. Once we engaged our contractor, Jim maintained an active engagement with him as construction proceeded. While we never asked him to do so, he visited the construction site frequently. The job turned out spectacularly. As we've lived in the space we love it more and more each year. Our grandsons love the huge loft. We love the comfiness and openness. It could not have happened without Highland Architectural Design.
We love our new space!
Highland Archectectural Design planned the addition for our house incorporating all of our wishes for the space. We now have a roomy garage for storage and to protect our cars, a wonderful photography and music studio with a cathedral ceiling, wonderful view, and storage areas, and a well lit powder room. An indoor entranceway into the house and studio eliminated the inconvenient outdoor stairs. Jim Schriner visited frequently during the construction and worked the builder to ensure a quality product. When issues arose with the proximity to the lake and septic, Jim appeared at the zoning board hearing to help resolve the issue. Extra windows and a balcony were incorporated into the plans with out a problem. The addition blends with the existing structure giving a cohesive feeling and added quality to our home.
We love our house and that essentially is the bottom line. Jim's design work was excellent as the finished product speaks for itself. our house was an old house but the property was great. We tore down the old house and built an entirely new one from the foundation up. The result is a very comfortable, very modern house customized to our request and with awesome views of the lake.
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