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Our Approach

SV Design specializes in creating exceptional structures for life, learning, and work. Our design approach is simple: to create places of beauty and integrity that are timeless in style, highly functional, and thoughtfully placed in the landscape. This philosophy guides our approach to projects ranging in complexity or scale: private homes and multi-family residences; academic campuses; non-profit and corporate environments; and spaces designed for hospitality and social interaction.

“Every SV Design project is highly attuned to its environment. They know how a building should blend with the community and local style.”

Andrew Defranza, Executive Director, Harborlight Homes

At the core of our architectural practice is a commitment to understanding each client’s vision and requirements. From there, we tailor the right team to the project based on the scope of work, complexity, budget, and timeline. We actively encourage cross-pollination of ideas across disciplines, so our clients benefit from our deep in-house expertise across architecture and interior design. At every step, the client is an integral part of the team – ensuring a robust dialogue from site selection to project completion.


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Our Approach

The art of listening. It’s at the core of our design practice, from the first conversation to initial concepts to the details of decoration. Whether we’re transforming a country retreat, renovating a coastal vacation home, or creating an inspiring place for festive gatherings, we listen closely to translate each client’s vision into beautiful, functional spaces that uplift, inspire and set the stage for the life they want to live.

“SV Design makes the design process fun and collaborative… they’re inventive, open to ideas, and keep the client engaged at every step.”

Cynthia Croatti, Residential & Commercial Client

To understand your vision and values, we start by collecting inspirational images from you to establish the vocabulary of your space – then collaborate closely throughout the design process. We obsess over the details of design, but also provide project oversight, facilitating daily communications with architects and contractors to bring your vision to life in the most efficient way possible.

Whether you’re looking to decorate, renovate, or build, our cross-disciplinary team has the expertise, talent, and resources to manage transformations of any complexity and scale.