Claus F. Rademacher, Architects specializes in high-end residential design including apartments, townhouses, lofts and country homes.  This residential design sensitivity is also applied to a select number of offices, galleries and shops.  Design services range from site design, spatial planning, interiors, custom cabinetry and furniture design.

Claus F. Rademacher, Architects is a small studio providing the utmost attention to each client.  Every project is given the individual consideration and level of detail required through direct dialogue with the client in order to understand their needs and desires.  Without exception, all projects are a collaborative effort between owner, architect and ultimately the contractor to arrive at a beautiful and functional finished environment.

The design emphasis is always on quality, not quantity.  Design aesthetics range from elegant traditional to subtle, sleek and modern; all a reflection of the owner’s taste, the site and the appropriate design direction for the project as a whole.  As a result of this approach, no two projects are ever the same.



Our Process


When working with Claus F. Rademacher Architects, a clear, concise, step by step process begins from the first meeting to the move-in date.


The site is evaluated for its potential of expansion, renovation and eventual construction.  A thorough site survey and analysis, as well as an informative clientele design questionnaire, are conducted from the starting point to ensure a successful design.


A number of schemes are presented enabling the architect to open your mind to as many design possibilities that exist within your space.  One scheme, or combination of, is arrived at through floor plan and 3D presentations – becoming the starting point of the design development phase.


The process of board and building engineer reviews, as well as Landmark Preservation Commissions with building departments having jurisdiction, is an important component of the architect’s service.  Claus F. Rademacher, Architects prides on persisting to get their designs, layouts and many times “wet over dry” issues cleared with and through the scrutiny of such strict building regulations so common in high-end residential buildings in New York City.


The selection of materials, finishes and fixtures (a.k.a. the fun part) takes place during the review and approval process, making the best use of what could be an lengthy time frame.  During this phase the design becomes a completed vision with all major components – finishes, structural, mechanical and lighting – come together where the project is born on a set of construction documents from which an accurate estimate can be established.


Claus F. Rademacher, Architects has a short list of exceptional contractors, some with whom have worked with the firm for over twenty years.  The selection of the appropriate contractors for the project is paramount in establishing the right chemistry.

In what becomes the construction phase, a marriage of the owner, architect and builder can be a joyful and exciting process towards the reality of the architectural vision and the client’s dreams.


Claus F. Rademacher, Architects offers Interior Design services on many projects to complete the entire composition of the space.  This includes furnishings, upholstery, accessories, floor, window and wall treatments.  The consolidation of architectural and interiors is key to a successful, holistic design outcome and finished home. 


After the job site becomes a newly designed residence, the service continues with occasional follow-up topics and ongoing maintenance, something more common with the contractors we work with.  After all, one can only hope that one good project always leads to the next.

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