We offer a wide range of design and planning services in the areas of architecture, interiors, and furnishings—from feasibility studies and conceptual designs to detailed designs, construction documents, and construction administration services. Our experience is diverse. It includes new construction, renovations, additions, tenant planning, preservation, and adaptive-reuse. Project types include residential (single- and multi-family), commercial (offices, corporate training center, broadcasting studios), institutional (laboratory, library, museum, greenhouse), medical (clinic, laboratory), industrial (manufacturing), transportation (bridge), educational, and ecclesiastical.
We have found that the same underlying principles ensure success in all types of buildings, from small houses to large institutional projects. By carefully studying proportions and establishing logical hierarchies, we can create small spaces that feel generous rather than cramped and large spaces that feel gracious and comprehensible rather than overwhelming. Our clients range from those who have worked with architects before to those for whom this is their first experience with the design process. We give all clients the same level of service, and because we are able to develop innovative and cost-effective design solutions, many return with repeat business.
Each of our projects is overseen by one of the firm's two Principals.
A founding Principal of TATE+BURNS Architects, LLC, Ms. Tate received an AB cum laude from Harvard University with a concentration in Visual and Environmental Studies and an MArch I degree from the Yale University School of Architecture. While at Yale, Ms. Tate was a teaching assistant in the Senior Design Studio at Yale College and in the Statics and Strength of Materials course. She was a Lecturer in Materials at the Yale University School of Architecture from 1989 to 1991. Ms. Tate is a licensed architect in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and maintains an NCARB Certificate, which allows for reciprocal application of architectural licensure in other jurisdictions. Prior to founding TATE + BURNS Architects LLC and Jennifer Tate Architect, Ms. Tate worked with the architectural firms Hammond Beeby and Babka of Chicago, Illinois; Orr & Taylor of New Haven, Connecticut; and Centerbrook Architects (Moore Grover Harper) of Centerbrook, Connecticut.
A founding Principal of TATE+BURNS Architects, LLC, Mr. Burns received a BArch I cum laude from Syracuse University School of Architecture. He also studied in London with Syracuse University. While at Syracuse University, Mr. Burns was a teaching assistant in Structural Engineering. He has also served as a visiting critic at Yale University. Mr. Burns is a licensed architect in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts, and maintains an NCARB Certificate, which allows for reciprocal application of architectural licensure in other jurisdictions. Many of the projects he has managed have been published in professional journals, and won regional and national design awards. Prior to founding TATE + BURNS Architects LLC, Mr. Burns worked with the architectural firms Centerbrook Architects (Moore Grover Harper) of Centerbrook, Connecticut; Main Street Architecture and Planning of Ivoryton, Connecticut; and Bednarski-Stein Architects in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
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