Firm

Robert Cohen Architect delivers new effective, forceful and spirited architecture. Founded by Robert Cohen in 1990, our integrated architecture and interior design firm excels at custom new construction, renovations and additions of single-family historic and modern homes. Other projects include commercial, cultural, institutional, multi-family residential such as; offices, restaurants, museums, schools and coop apartment buildings.

Robert Cohen’s team tailors each project to the needs of the client. We handle the most technically sophisticated architecture projects while providing personal attention to every detail. With over 25 years’ experience Robert is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) and is licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Robert is dedicated to a limited number of projects at any one time, 100% in charge of every aspect of the project. We give personal attention to your priorities and needs.  We are a certificated Connecticut Small Business and Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Partner.

Quality, Time and Cost Control
Mindful of budgets and deadlines, the firm provides innovative solutions that are simple, clear and precise. We collaborate closely with owner and builder to optimize coordination, aesthetics and function and avoid repetitive value engineering, lengthy and costly redesign, and delays.

Aesthetic
Architecture like musical instruments can resonate with the human spirit. The instrument of architecture can be beautifully handcrafted and scaled to meet exacting standards. Each aesthetic experience is thoughtful, poetic and graceful.   

Process
The firm begins each project by listening and taking notes, meticulously. Our primary goal is to understand client priorities and concerns while discovering the underlying issues that impact design. Obstacles become opportunities for innovative solutions that meet your needs. Our process is iterative and integrated, allowing highly energy efficient buildings that maximizes resources, and user health while minimizing environmental impact.

Consultants
Our flexible team of specialized consultants can be called in for projects, as appropriate. This allow us to achieve functional and technical design excellence. Some specialists included:

  • Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Acoustic, and Environmental Engineers
  • Lighting, Audio, Visual, and Security Designers
  • Kitchen and Food Service Planners
  • Landscape Architects
  • Net Zero and Sustainable Design
  • Historic Districts and Landmarks Commission
  • Code and Governmental Approvals