Located just out of the borders of New York City, Southern Westchester offers both visitors and residents a diverse array of entertainment, dining, and cultural happenings. It has various award-winning restaurants, festivals, and commercial venues.

This list showcases ten of Southern Westchester’s best and leading commercial architects. It is curated based on their various experiences, distinctions, and stellar portfolios.

CGA Studio

12 Spring St., Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706

With over three decades of industry experience, CGA Studio operates from its office in Hudson and offers its clients a complete range of award-winning architectural design services. It includes commercial and residential work, as well as public spaces. All of its projects are designed and completed with various sustainable practices, assuring the high efficiency of its areas. The firm is composed of a talented team of architects and interior designers, in addition to LEED AP professionals. 

At the firm’s helm is Christina Griffin. She has practiced in New York since 1985 and received her Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University back in 1979. She is an active member of the US Green Building Council and the Passive House Institute United States.

Papp Architects

188 East Post Rd., White Plains, NY 10601-4911

Papp Architects specializes in commercial, multi-family, restaurant, and mission-critical spaces. Founded in 1953, the firm operates out of its office in White Plains and is led by its principals, Philip Fruchter, Jeffrey Hinksmon, and Patrick Bates. Their differing experiences and backgrounds have resulted in diverse and innovative design solutions. Under their leadership, the firm has adhered to the highest standards, completing unique brands such as Avon, J.P. Morgan Chase, IBM, and Coca-Cola.

The project below is located on 17 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry. It entailed working on a 2000 square foot addition and was completed in collaboration with the professionals of Thune Associates. The space also involved working on its all-new exteriors, which now showcase cornice and mixed-color face brick. The rustic theme of its first floor also proves impressive.

Joe Fernandez Architect

575 White Plains Rd., Eastchester, NY 10709

Joseph Fernandez Architect specializes in both residential and commercial projects. It operates out of its office in Eastchester and is led by its owner and namesake, Joe Fernandez. He is an experienced architect who utilizes a highly personalized and hands-on approach. This has resulted in spaces that address each client’s needs and visions. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from George Washington University. Before establishing the firm, he gained experience working on various impressive projects, such as designing spaces at the JFK Airport. Under his leadership, the firm’s work has been featured in Residential Architect and Architectural Record publications. 

Showcased below is the company’s work on a Bronx facade restoration. It entailed several challenges, given its proximity to a shoreline, together with the residents of the facility. The extensive work the company conducted, as well as its comprehensive take, prove impressive.

Emilia Ferri Architecture + Design

Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

Emilia Ferri Architecture + Design extends its services throughout Fairfield, Westchester County, and New York City. It specializes in commercial and residential projects and provides its clients with a comprehensive range of services. Its new construction, renovations, remodeling, additions, and alteration work prove impressive. 

The firm is led by its principal and namesake, Emilia Ferri. She received her Masters of Science in Architecture & Urban Design from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. Ferri is licensed in New York and Connecticut. Under Ferri’s leadership, the firm has been featured in publications like Connecticut Builder and Building Connections. Its work has been mentioned in New York Cottages and Gardens. The company’s portfolio depicts a wide range of spaces rendered in various design formats.

The photo below best depicts an Italian corner deli, which involved working on a gut renovation. The space spans 1600 square feet. It is located in Trumbull, Connecticut.  

Nicholas L. Faustini Architect

77 Remsen Rd Yonkers, NY 10710

Nicholas L. Faustini Architect is an experienced architect with licenses to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The firm is regarded for its comprehensive range of services, which also encompasses engineering. Its portfolio depicts a diverse variety of multi-family, single-family, commercial, and institutional spaces, as well as several municipal design and construction projects. 

The firm has extensive experience and primarily draws inspiration from the background of its principal and namesake, Nicholas Faustini. Before receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he received a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iona College in New Rochelle. Under his leadership, the company utilizes a seamless and collaborative approach. 

The firm has received  stellar reviews, allowing it to establish an excellent clientele list for itself. In 2019, it was distinguished with the 2018-2019 Grand Yellow Rose Award. The photo below depicts the firm’s work for a medical office completed in Yonkers. 

Haynes Architecture

570 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers NY 10704

With over three decades of industry experience, Haynes Architecture operates out of its office in Yonkers. The firm is family-owned and operated and provides work throughout Westchester County, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The firm specializes in residential and commercial architecture and is known for its great additions, alterations, and comprehensive planning analyses. Sustainability is an essential factor in each firm’s designs, and it implements care for the environment in each build. The Haynes team assists its clients throughout the process and has curated a large percentage of repeat clients.

The photo below shows one of the firm’s several projects in Fortina. This specific branch is located in Armonk’s town center. It spans over 3700 square feet and features a compelling design. Inside, customers are greeted with a country table, coupled with an excellent backdrop that is sixty linear feet.

Steven Secon Architect

145 Palisade Street, Suite 403, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Steven Secon Architect specializes in every aspect of the architectural process and works from its office in Dobbs Ferry. Its portfolio depicts a rich range of commercial and residential spaces and has worked in some of the best places throughout Westchester County. Since its inception, the firm has worked on over 400 projects, assisting clients from start to finish. The firm is led by its owner and namesake, Steven Secon. He grew up in a design household in New York City, giving him a headstart in commanding architectural vernacular. He also has a background in fine arts. 

Under his leadership, the firm has worked on over 400 projects since the company’s inception. Since then, it has curated a strong list of repeat clients. The firm’s team is also experienced in a wide variety of architectural vernaculars. 

KTM Architect

700 Fenimore Rd, 2nd Floor, Mamaroneck NY 10543

KTM Architect specializes in both residential and commercial projects. Headquartered in Mamaroneck, KTM is a full-service firm and works closely with its clients to develop spaces responsive to their visions and needs. It showcases expertise for extensive rehabilitations and designs for ground-up construction work. Focusing more on its commercial services, its profile showcases a comprehensive process that includes obtaining building permits, interior design, and coming up with accurate financial estimates. The firm is led by its principal, Kimberly Tutera Martelli. She has practiced in the Tri-State area since 2000 and has since worked on a wide variety of project types. The photo below is an excellent example of the firm’s expertise. 

Completed for The Ideal Kitchen, this project is located in Larchmont. It entailed designing distinct office spaces, as well as a kitchen. Its open floor plan, lighting, and various industrial touches prove especially impressive.

Taylor Associates Architects

572 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603

Taylor Associates is especially noted for its flagship stores, grocery, retail, and shopping center projects. It offers its clients over three decades of industry experience and is known for its comprehensive services. Many of its projects are impressive in scale and complexity. With licenses in over forty states and Puerto Rico, the company provides corporate-wide programs that prove perfect for expansions and extensive remodels. Its strong communication and ability to complete projects within the agreed-upon budget make this firm a popular choice. It is also known for its historic preservation and adaptive reuse work.

Pictured below is the firm’s work for Neuhaus Chocolate on Madison Avenue. It is the brand’s flagship store and features a modern design. The project was completed in 2018 and tasked the firm with designing its new upscale detailing, fixtures, lighting, and finishes.