Heather Schlender, AIA


I'm so glad you found your way here! My name is Heather and I am a licensed architect with over 12 years of design experience. I am passionate about creating sustainable, thoughtful design solutions for every home. Together we can craft the unique story that is your home.
Every home tells a story.  It’s the story of the people who live there. It reflects their relationships, values, dreams, interests, aesthetics and passions.  Yet many of our homes do not tell a story that truly reflects us. Perhaps your growing, active family needs more space.  Or maybe you want to transition to a home that allows you to age-in-place.  Perhaps you’ve found a dreamy piece of land and are ready to build an equally dreamy home.  Or maybe you love the bones of your home but need help creating an aesthetic that better reflects you.  Together we can design the story of your home.
Now, I could wax on about my experience, my design process, and how much I love coffee – but what you really need to know is how I can help you with your design problem!  


Custom Home Design: This is what people typically imagine when you talk about residential architecture.  Sometimes it involves high-end homes with a hefty price tag. But it can also mean a 620 square foot vacation cottage designed on a budget.  We can work together to create the right design for you and your budget. Contact me today to get more information.
Plan Modification: Maybe you found that almost perfect set of house plans and need help making a few minor adjustments. This is often a quick and simple process, and can result in a final design faster than a custom home design. Give me a call and we can discuss the changes you want to make.
Renovation: Whether you need to remodel you kitchen or need to gut the entire house and start over, I can help you make your so-so house into the perfect home for you! I can help you think through the details, plan space efficiently, determine the proper sequencing of the work, and create a unified design that ties into your existing home.  The size and complexity of your renovation will determine the fee and the length of the project – contact me today to setup an initial conversation.
Design Consultation: Do you have a problem room or struggle to know your design style?  Are you a DIY superstar who needs some design guidance but is happy to handle the execution yourself?  Then a Design Consultation is perfect for you!  I offer a variety of affordable options based on your needs.  This is a fun, simple way to help your home better tell your story.  Contact me today!

If you still want to know more about me (besides the coffee thing), please fill out the contact me page.  I will send you some additional information about my experience, my design approach and the services I offer. You can also follow me on social media through the buttons below. I look forward to getting to know you!