Welcome to our studio:  Designed by architect John Gilbert McIlvaine in 1924 (and expanded in 1952) modeled after the Scottish family’s estate.   Once home to famous botanist Martha Gibson Ostheimer – the mansion was known for extensive herb gardens, vegetable gardens, and a Chinese-American cross Chestnut Orchard.   *The Grimmet Estate is a registered historical landmark in Chester County, Pennsylvania.   

values

We enjoy our work.  Architecture is unique in its blending of artistic, technical, and business disciplines. Our ability to maintain a balance among these three disciplines embodies our holistic approach to architecture and interior design.  Architectural Concepts is result-oriented with a strong proficiency in creative innovation and technical execution, allowing flexibility in accommodating the needs of our clients.

philosophy

Our philosophy of client involvement and personalized service is why Architectural Concepts has grown continually since its founding in 1976.  Our approach is to form a partnership with our client.  A significant amount of our work is a result of long-term relationships and referrals.  This team approach ensures that the client has an essential, meaningful impact on the design process from concept to completion.

mission

Our mission is to conduct the activities of the firm within the highest ethical standards of the profession; strive to develop a long-term association with our clients by respecting their needs and implementing effective solutions to strengthen this partnership; and contribute to the community to maintain an atmosphere that encourages learning, exploring, and the true enjoyment of architecture.

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Years

architectural design

  • Programming – Existing Facility Survey
  • Code Review
  • Schematic Design & Design Development
  • Construction Documentation
  • LEED Certified

interior design

  • Space Planning
  • Material and Finish Selection
  • Furniture Design and Selection
  • Artwork Coordination
  • Lighting Design

administration

  • Bidding and Negotiation
  • Contractor Bid & Change Order Reviews
  • Review of Application for Payments
  • Shop Drawing Reviews
  • Construction QA & Observation

multimedia

  • Interactive Virtual Reality
  • Architectural Animations and Fly-bys
  • Computer Generated 3D Models
  • Hand painted Architectural Renderings
  • Handmade Models

master planning

  • Site Selection
  • Site Analysis
  • Site Design
  • Zoning Review
  • Landscape Architecture

consultant coordination

  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical & Plumbing Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Bruce D. Weinsteiger

Bruce D. Weinsteiger

President

James L. Cherry III

James L. Cherry III

Vice President

Ted Mondzelewski, Jr.

Ted Mondzelewski, Jr.

Founder, Senior Vice President