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.


  • To provide timeless designs and memorable places in which to live and work
  • To respond to the needs of our clients and encourage their active participation in the design process
  • To produce buildings that exist in harmony with their surroundings and the environment
  • To respect the project budget
  • To establish and nurture successful long-term relationships with our clients

Budgets and Schedules
We have an excellent track record of controlling costs and meeting deadlines. At the beginning of a project, we work with our clients to establish a realistic scope, budget, and schedule. From preliminary design through construction, we monitor and fine-tune the design and budget to yield the intended results. We seek the input of our consultants and contractors throughout the process.

Each project receives the personal attention of one or both of the firm's principals. We have strong relationships with experienced consultants in the fields of engineering, sustainable design, cost estimation, and interior design. We use AutoCAD and proven project management software in our practice.

TATE+BURNS Architects LLC is an AIA member firm.
TATE+BURNS Architects LLC is a member of the CT Green Building Council
TATE+BURNS Architects LLC is a Small Business and a Woman-Owner Business Enterprise


15 Bokum Road
Essex, CT 06426

P: 860-767-2378