Located in Passaic County just off the northern edge of New Jersey is one of the state’s most populated cities. Known as the “Silk City,” Paterson provides its residents with an urban-suburban mixed feel, resulting in a highly diverse range of architectural abilities in the area. This list showcases five of the area’s leading residential architects.

Our editorial team curated this list based on each firm’s variety of experiences and impressive portfolios. Several of these firms are also proud recipients of multiple industry awards.

M. Rybak and Associates, P.C

15 W. Erie Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070

M. Rybak and Associates extends its services throughout Rutherford and the area surrounding it. It offers its clients a complete range of services and is noted for its stellar architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design work. Our editorial team was especially impressed by its expertise in the design-build approach, keeping the entire process in-house. Its comprehensive services encompass construction administration, handling documents, working on scheduling, and contract negotiation. The firm is led by its owner and namesake, Tom Rybak, who also serves as its senior architect. He is experienced in design and construction and assures clients that each of the company’s projects receives the benefit of his experience. 

Showcased above is one of the firm’s best work. Located on Terrace Avenue, this project entailed an extensive renovation and all-new home addition. It was featured on the pages of yourHOME Magazine, sits on two acres of land, and depicts a great modern design. 

Evans Architects

470 Chamberlain Ave., Paterson, NJ 07522

Headquartered in the heart of Paterson, Evans Architects is a small architecture firm that draws inspiration from over six decades of industry experience. Its portfolio depicts an excellent range of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects and has had the opportunity to work in some of the best areas in both New York and New Jersey. The firm adheres to the highest standards in all of its work, and is the product of the vision of its beloved founder, John Evans. He was experienced in engineering,  architecture, and land surveying. He was also President of the Paterson Board of Standards and Appeals and a former member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The photo above is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. It showcases a Cape Cod theme and neutral color palette. Most notably the house has shingled roofs and lavish exteriors. 

Todd L. Koenig Architect, P.C.

175 N. Main St., Wharton, NJ 07885

Founded in 1990, Todd L. Koenig Architect offers its clients vast experience in architectural design and planning. It is licensed to operate in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Since its establishment, the firm has designed and built homes in various architectural themes. Operating out of its office in Wharton, the firm has curated a stellar residential and commercial portfolio. Our editorial team was highly impressed by its interior design, space planning, feasibility studies, construction cost estimation, construction management, and contract administration.

Showcased above is one of the firm’s best projects. Completed in Fair Lawn, this project depicts a combination of paneled and stone exteriors. The house boasts impressive custom finishes and uniquely crafted windows.