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Rumson is a place where charming homes meet serene rural living. The city caters to a number of homes with exquisite designs defining the Jersey Shore lifestyle. Residential architects have fused their own styles and personalities into their craft to break the monotony that comes with repetitive designs.

This list compiles the best residential architects in Rumson, New Jersey. These firms are chosen based on their design forte, recognition, and architecture expertise. A majority of these architects have the expertise to design noteworthy homes in the city. 


Anderson Campanella Architects

120 E. River Rd., Rumson, NJ 07760 

Anderson Campanella Architects is one of Rumson’s leading residential architects. James Anderson, American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Felicia Campanella, AIA founded the practice in 1992. Its team of architects is honed to create meticulously designed homes with great attention to detail and personality. Design NJ and Industry Magazine have featured the firm’s home designs many times. 

Anderson Campanella Architects’ portfolio features an array of homes with a primary focus on traditional designs. One of the firm’s prominent residential projects is the Bellevue Colonial Revival home in Rumson. Its dynamic design approach can be appreciated from all angles and sides of the home. The team created a nostalgic Colonial Revival style with picturesque elements that blend seamlessly with the shore locale.  

Anthony M. Condouris Architect

20 Bingham Ave. 2nd Flr., Rumson, NJ 07760 

Passionate about architecture from a very young age, Anthony Condouris gathered a talented team certified by the AIA and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to start a firm that would grow to  serve more than ten cities across New Jersey. Its service goes beyond good design to ensure a home’s long-lasting durability and success. 

Dutch Colonial and Colonial Revival are among the prominent home styles in the firm’s portfolio. Reflective of this design specialty is this new home in Rumson. It features a traditional Dutch Colonial home with familiar elements like a double-pitched roof, dormer windows, and detailed siding.

Clawson Architects

511 Valley St., Maplewood, NJ 07040 

Clawson Architects, LLC is an award-winning architectural and interior design firm serving New Jersey and the Metropolitan area, known for their transformational residential architecture. Mary Rene Clawson AIA, LEED AP, CIDNJ and Marvin Clawson, AIA, NCARB, ASID, CIDNJ are at the forefront of the firm. The team of professionals at Clawson Architects are experienced architects, engineers, interior designers and planners specializing in home design with an in depth understanding art, architectural history, preservation and sustainability.

Photograph by Robert Glasgow Photography.

Founded in 2000, the firm has over 600 built projects and has become known for transforming and enhancing existing homes and creating seamless additions that incorporate modern amenities leaving many to wonder what was there before. A perfect example is the attention given to this award-winning hilltop barn in Summit that is part of a larger estate home that the firm re-envisioned and is pictured below.

Clawson Architects is consistently recognized by the American Institute of Architects for Design Excellence. The anonymous jury, is made of architects from outside the region. Their team has won in the interior elements both institutional and residential categories and the unbuilt and built residential categories.

D2A Architecture and Design

254 U.S. Route 202/206 Suite #3, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921 

D2A Architecture and Design is an architectural practice established by architect Dean Andricsak. He has gathered a well-versed team of AIA and NCARB-certified architects. Its works can be seen all over New Jersey, New York, Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Every project starts with a clear vision by the team and the client. The firm puts focus on designs that are completed on time and within budget.

One of the firm’s largest projects is this New Jersey estate. The home features 15,000 square feet of elaborate Tuscan and Mediterranean exterior. The same attention to detail is seen with the home’s interior with elements like exposed wooden beams, wood and stone fusion, and warm earth tones.

Mode Architects

619 Lake Ave. 3rd Flr., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Daniel M. Condatore and Jason Hanrahan both built Mode Architects backed by their years of design expertise. Mode Architects covers architectural design from residential to commercial structures. The firm puts focus on creating spaces that positively shape and affect its tenants. Publications like This Old House, New Jersey Monthly, and more have repeatedly featured Mode Architects’ works. 

Dutch Colonial and Beach houses dominate the firm’s portfolio. One of its works is a simple yet charming home in East Hampton. The Dutch Colonial home provides its homeowners with a spacious interior and a charming, homey feel.

Parnagian Architects

32 Monmouth St. 3rd Flr., Red Bank, NJ 07701 

Parnagian Architects is a full-service architecture practice made up of AIA and NCARB-certified architects. Its success in the industry is a result of its skilled craftsmen and transparent collaboration with partners. Architizer and Architect Magazine have featured many of the firm’s projects over the last few years. 

Contemporary homes are a recurring style in the Parnagian Architects portfolio. One of its homes, the Salt Box, is the recipient of the 2018 AIA New Jersey Honor Award. The team was challenged to design a durable home to replace the client’s multi-generational home damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Although restrained by the home’s previous footprint and local ordinance, the firm was able to create a spacious rectilinear form. Other award-winning projects of the firm include the 2020 AIA New Jersey Merit Award-winning Marin Hill multi-family housing.

Robert W. Adler & Associates

1049 Broadway Suite #5, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Robert W. Adler & Associates is one of New Jersey’s oldest architectural firms celebrating over three decades of design expertise. The firm is led by Robert W. Adler, Jr. whose experience in design ranges from single-family homes to commercial projects. Joining him is Vice President James Blarr and a team of goal-oriented professionals. 

The firm’s portfolio showcases a variety of projects from custom homes to upscale estates such as this featured elaborate home in New Jersey. Its detailed exterior is reflected throughout the home’s interior design. Other projects in its portfolio homes with modern, cape cod, and colonial styles. Its expertise in design has been featured by publications including Remodeling Magazine.

Rosen Kelly Conway

16 Maple St., Summit, NJ 07901 

Rosen Kelly Conway is one of the most-trusted residential architectural firms in the city. The practice is produced by three AIA and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals —  Dave Rosen, Jack Kelly, and Tom Conway. Under their leadership, the firm has completed countless successful projects in New Jersey. The firm’s projects range from interior design solutions to custom new home architecture. 

Its excellence in design has been featured repeatedly on Design NJ, Design + Decor, New Jersey Monthly, and more. Rosen Kelly Conway’s portfolio is filled with upscale designs done over the last few years. One of its works includes the newly-constructed Italianate home in Summit. Architectural design and interior design were provided by the team creating a cohesive design from exterior to interior finishes.

Some Architects

65 Monmouth St. 2nd Flr., Red Bank, NJ 07701 

Some Architects is a practice shared by principals Michael Simpson and Edward O’Neill, Jr. Both leaders are registered architects with years of architecture experience. Together with its skilled team, the firm has completed award-winning projects ranging in size and style. Some Architects are licensed to work in five states for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. 

Some Architects are skilled in bridging traditional designs with modern amenities, such as this Park Lane home featuring a charming Cape Cod design. The firm had to design and create a two-story home using the same foundation as the existing home. Some Architects’ team worked in collaboration with the homeowners and contractors to clearly capture the vision for this Jersey Shore home.

Stonewater Architecture + Interiors

350 Springfield Ave. Suite #200, Summit, NJ 07901 

Stonewater Architecture + Interiors is an award-winning firm made up of AIa and NCARB certified architects and designers. The firm was founded by Michael Moritz whose established career includes projects throughout the tri-state area. Moritz developed his team to adapt and complete homes from simple additions to custom home design-build services. 

Its exquisite home designs resulted in repeatedly getting featured in Design + Decor, Design NJ, and East Coast Home + Design. In addition to these, the firm has also received AIA Merit, Gold, and Silver Awards in the last few years. These recognitions are proof of Stonewater Architecture + Interiors’ dedication to design excellence. One of its outstanding works is this Tudor-style home in Summit which won the AIA New Jersey Silver Medal Award.