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swa Architecture PLLC is a full service firm with two locations, one in Huntington, Suffolk County, and one in New York City. The firm is a fully integrated facility specializing in commercial, residential and mixed-use architectural design, interior design, planning, sidewalk café design, expediting, zoning and code analysis, lighting design, and energy conservation. The firm has completed more than 600 retail, restaurant, multiple dwelling/residential, office interiors and hospitality projects, with a knowledgeable staff that has worked on with both private and public clientele.

Some examples of the services we provide include:

Architectural Design – We have a team of architects on board with a vast array of experience and a diverse portfolio of building types including multiple dwelling/residential, restaurants, public transit spaces, corporate offices, lighting schemes and institutional facilities.

Interior Design – Our interior design department team has completed residential, commercial, and institutional projects ranging in size and complexity. We work with our clients in creating interior environments that exceed all expectations.

Facility Programming – Our firm's experience in analyzing space, circulation and adjacency ensures that we can deliver a floor plan that optimizes a given area in terms of efficiency and functionality.

Building Code and Zoning Analysis – Our in-depth knowledge of building and zoning codes saves our clients time and money, eliminates delays in construction, and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Landmarks & Historic Preservation – Our firm can effectively navigate the challenges associated with landmarked buildings and historic preservation, allowing our clients to benefit from leading edge materials and technology while maintaining historic integrity.
Lighting Design and Energy Conservation – Other firms outsource the duties and responsibilities associated with the illumination of a project. At SWA, we offer comprehensive lighting and related energy conserving design services. Our clients benefit from a signature aesthetic, leading edge technology, and minimized operating costs.

Sidewalk Cafés- SWA has designed and obtained approvals for over 500 locations throughout New York City. We have been quoted in such publication as the New York Time and the New York Post. In addition, we assisted New York City in revamping the rules, regulations and procedures for obtaining a Sidewalk Café license.

Expediting – Many firms outsource the required paperwork and approval acquisitions for any planned construction work. At SWA Architecture, we conduct our own expediting, preparing applications for permits, and securing said permits with the various agencies and committees that have jurisdiction over the project.

Construction Administration – SWA actively oversees all aspects of construction. Our regularly scheduled site visits allow us to be pro-active. We monitor the project for cost and schedule, workmanship, and conformance with the construction documents.