Our Testimonials

Featured in Best of Houzz, DeMotte Architects has many reviews from builders, developers, and homeowners in CT and NY.

We would highly recommend Brad DeMotte and his team. Brad is professional, patient, very responsive and incredibly thorough. He has a great sense of design and understands how to make a new addition transition seamlessly into the existing structure. Brad is a great listener, but he is also not afraid to make recommendations based on his extensive experience with the design and construction process. Brad is creative and talks through options, shares ideas and sketches during design meetings and makes great suggestions. My husband and I were impressed with the thoroughness of his work. He is well informed about zoning laws and the overall construction process with regard to obtaining permits. His plans are extremely detailed and clear. We are in the process of bidding out our project and every builder we have met with has commented on the level of detail, saying that they wished that all the architects they work with had drawings as detailed as Brad’s. Finally, Brad has a lot of integrity and is sensitive to budgetary constraints. We would not hesitate to work with Brad again.

Gordon & Maria Hargraves

As a residential contractor I have worked with many architects over the years. When it came to picking an architect for my own house, I turned to DeMotte Architects. After working with Brad on projects for our mutual customers, I knew he would make the process enjoyable for my wife and I. With limited time during my day, Brad was always willing to meet with me in the evenings and came prepared with creative designs and multiple scenarios. Brad is meticulous in his details and always remembers to include the customers’ ideas in his designs.


Brad’s knowledge of the construction industry and applicable codes makes the process move smoothly from the design stages thru the permitting process. Having a detailed and accurate set of construction drawings makes the whole job move smoothly during the construction process. Subcontractors are able move through the project without delay with all questions answered before work starts.

Robert Liesegang, Liesegang Building & Remodeling

We met Brad through our contractor, Damian Amodeo, and have been very happy with his work, professionalism and exquisite taste in design. He has had several great ideas and thoughts a long the way that have made our project one that will function but also be visually stunning. Having an architect’s hand in a project really is the key to its success. We never felt pushed or pressured but simply aided in the design process. Brad also got our drawings done much faster than normal because we were in a time crunch to beat the winter frost for laying the foundation. We highly recommend Brad and so glad to have met him!

Audra Canfield

I am a builder/GC of high-end residential construction and have worked on several projects with Brad including current projects. I’ve worked with many architects in 20 years and Brad has far exceeded my expectations. He is prompt, reliable, a great problem solver. Brad sincerely cares about EVERY project as if it were his own home. Seems no matter what I throw at him he doesn’t miss a step either in details or time frame. His vision for projects and ability to listen to the client’s needs is refreshing in an industry of people who don’t seem to care enough. I really enjoy working with Brad and appreciate the relationship and friendship we have developed. I look forward to many years of additional successful projects.

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Damian Amodeo, Amodeo Contracting

Working with Brad DeMotte was the most pleasant part of building a custom home.  He came up with a design which best utilizes the space and reflects how we live. He is very knowledgeable, responsive, and professional, and kept on top of a rigorous approval process.  Brad is a good listener and provides honest, valuable feedback.


Our builder said that his plans were meticulous and complete and was so impressed with Brad’s work that they have collaborated on other projects.   We are most pleased with how everything turned out and have not hesitated in recommending Brad.

Jerry Huo & May Lee

We hired Brad for an extensive interior and exterior renovation of our home.  For the exterior renovation, we had assembled several photos from magazines and the internet of what we liked.  Listening to our needs and wants coupled with questions about the photos, Brad designed a beautiful outdoor space that was unique to us but still timeless in its design.  This design was translated into impressive detailed construction drawings that our builder commented was the best he has seen.  As a result, the final constructed project was exactly as we had envisioned.  Brad is a great listener offering solid ideas and solutions to design issues and always met or exceeded deadlines.  It was a pleasure working with Brad and we would definitely work with him again on any future projects.

Tony & Rosann Carvalho

Brad DeMotte helped us make the right decision when we were planning an addition to our house. We almost listened to a contractor who suggested we not bear the expense of an architect when they’ve done many additions without one (which is only possible in Ct. due to a loophole). This didn’t make sense to us as we felt we may be jeopardizing the money being spent on construction without having the involvement of an architect.


Fortunately, we called Brad who reviewed our situation and quickly made very sensible recommendations. We now have an incredible addition that blends so well with the design of our house that no one knows an addition was built. Brad made the best use of the interior spaces while maintaining the openness we desired. His plans were easily accepted by the Town planning and building departments meeting all local requirements. The construction drawings were an important and necessary guide for our excellent contractor to follow, as they were very detailed & thorough.


We definitely believe that involving Brad in this project was money well spent & greatly enhanced the value of our house, & we would highly recommend him!

Lewis & Valerie Morrison

I have had the pleasure to work with Brad on three projects so far, and look forward to many more! As a kitchen designer, he is a pleasure to collaborate with. His design acumen is superb, and his depth of knowledge on architectural details is reflected in his impressive portfolio. He is very talented at transforming poor architecture into a really attractive, proportionate, and architecturally relevant home. But he works on a variety of jobs, and takes every project, whether palatial or not, very seriously. He does a great job of “right-sizing” a renovation to the home and its real value. I have recommended him to several clients and will continue to do so in 2016!

Studio Dearborn

Our project involved the complete demolition of our house and the design and build of a new house. From the outset, Brad was a pleasure to work with, always punctual, responsive and professional. He is patient, a terrific listener and brings a welcomed sense of calm and humor to what could otherwise become a stressful endeavor. With an impressive breadth of knowledge of classic colonial architecture backed by decades of experience, Brad masterfully translated our design wishlist into our dream home. He openly expressed his opinions without being dismissive and offered sensible, cost-effective alternatives when appropriate. Brad was an excellent resource in helping us select products and materials, and more importantly, helping us select a builder. After a rigorous interview and review process, we ended up selecting a builder recommended by Brad, and could not have been happier with our experience. Brad was available throughout the building phase to answer questions, although we rarely needed to call upon him due to the extremely detailed nature of his design drawings. Nevertheless, he was ready with guidance or to execute changes as the project progressed. Without reservation, I would absolutely use Brad again for another project and recommend him to others. We are thrilled with the finished product and grateful to Brad and his team for the crucial role they played.

Aileen Brill

Brad designed and created construction drawings for the interior and exterior renovation of our new home. He was attentive and patient throughout the entire process and always willing to hear our thoughts and explain why it may or may not work. He undoubtedly understands all of the engineering and building requirements for a home while maintaining all of the aesthetic details that one desires. The construction drawings he created for our renovation are thorough and extremely detailed which was confirmed by our contractor throughout the renovation. We are in the final phase of our renovation now and are thrilled with the outcome of Brad’s design.

Bonnie Brookshaw

I have worked with Brad Demotte for over twenty-two years, repeatedly serving as his engineering consultant on hundreds of residential and commercial design projects. This has been a very satisfying relationship for me due to Brad’s conscientious approach to the practice of architecture.  His objective has always been to provide his clients with top quality design services:

  • In initial discussions to determine client’s needs
  • In accurate field observations and measurements to define existing conditions
  • In preliminary designs exhibiting imagination and versatility
  • In drawing quality incorporating clear details to guide the builder
  • In confident and knowledgeable dealings with permitting agencies and builders
  • In construction monitoring to verify proper field interpretation and execution
  • In clarity of communications and unquestionable professional integrity.


Brad has always proven eager to learn from my engineering input, incorporating faithfully my recommendations regarding structures and construction details. Quite notably, I have very rarely found the need to tell Brad the same thing twice.

Over the years I have worked with many architects and have met none who have proven to be more satisfactory partners in the architect-engineer relationship. For this reason, I have on many occasions referred my own clients and dear friends to Brad when in need of an architect.

Sandy Randall, P.E. Randall Engineering

I feel that the drawings I have seen from Brad’s office have been of excellent design quality. His drawings show such a thorough detail of the scope of the project. Brad has a great working relationship with his clients and they are confident they are getting a quality job. From a builder’s perspective, I always look forward to working with Brad because all of the information needed to build and complete the job accurately is always provided. In my thirty-four years working in construction, I have seen many high-end architects. Brad DeMotte is up there with the best.

Grant Casperson, G&H Building/ Contracting Inc.

An essential skill in providing architectural services is listening and communicating well.
Brad is great at teasing out the way in which a client will use the space and their design preferences and is talented at aligning those two aspects- which can be very challenging. We have worked with Brad over the span of 20 years on multiple projects and find his design sense to be excellent, the breadth of his experience is very extensive and his ability to stay current and ahead of building science is ongoing. We would unequivocally endorse Brad as a talented designer and all around pleasure to know. Incorporating DeMotte Architects into any building or remodeling project is an excellent start to a very successful outcome.

Rob Knorr, Nordic Construction, Inc.

I’ve been a residential builder for 25 years and Brad DeMotte’s client for 15 years. Over these years, Brad has proven to be a meticulous and extremely organized architect, which is so important when preparing plans for luxury homes. His efficient follow-up after board meetings is another great attribute because this allows me to get the necessary building permits in a timely manner. Brad’s great service coupled with his fair rates equals great value. I would recommend him to other builders and homeowners.

Malek A. Samad, Espaces Verts


We hired Brad to design a spec house for us in Rye, NY.  As an architect myself,  I was extremely happy with the quality of work produced and the communication between us. It was a pleasure to work with Brad, and his understanding of our needs and requirements was second to none. Brad listened well to our needs and was able to efficiently express them in graphic form, & he always worked in an organized & professional manner. He was always easily available by phone & email, always returning my calls & emails promptly.

The construction drawings were done to be within our construction budget, & when changes were made he was gracious & fair with regard to fees for extra services. He also helped us in selecting materials, & we were happy with those selections & the variety as well. While we haven’t started construction yet, on past projects he was always accessible and able to clarify field conditions and changes by clients.

We would definitely hire him again, and we would (and have) recommended him to our other clients who were also very happy with his service.

Luke Regier, LMD Homes

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