Reviews

Morpurgo Architects’ emphasis on client satisfaction and contractor relationships is reflected in the stellar reviews of our firm …

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“Augusto Morpurgo is an architect with a unique aesthetic that incorporates what is best of the past and present in his work. An architect of and for the 20th and 21st centuries, he is a scholar of ancient archeology as well as modern design.

Thus Gus has the ability to design a magnificent house on the cutting edge of today’s style and technology, or to make a gracious renovation of a historic house that perfectly complements and blends with the existing building. We recommend Morpurgo Architects to anyone who is looking for excellence in the art of architecture.”
– Paula and Bill Cantor

 

“I have worked with Gus Morpurgo and Morpurgo Architects for 5 years on numerous projects. In my role as the Director of Public Works for the Township of Teaneck, Morpurgo Architects knowledge and skill have been instrumental in developing several difficult Township projects to completion.

Morpurgo Architects provides exceptional technical services for design and construction administration and has an office staff that supports the client with timely response to client requests. One of Gus’ strengths is gaining input from all stakeholders, to develop solutions to uncommon situations during the design or construction phases.

It is with the utmost care and sincerity that I would recommend Morpurgo Architects to any client, with the full confidence, that they will deliver a project that is on time, on budget, and fulfills the vision and need of the organization.”
– Joseph J. Clementi, CPWM, Township of Teaneck, NJ. Municipal Complex Renovations

 

“Working with Gus and the Morpurgo Architects team is a wonderful experience from start to finish. From a builder’s perspective, Gus adds an amazing twist to what most clients anticipate. He does a great job of listening to the client’s needs, and then impressively puts their dreams into effect on paper. His designs are totally logical, however, his outside of the box thinking gives each client a truly custom house. No two projects are the same. During construction, Gus and his team are extremely accessible and helpful with the inevitable problems that arise along the way.

Their primary objective is to make the client happy and keep the project on schedule. Similar to building a custom home, working with Gus is a custom experience! The Sterling Ridge Contracting team is proud to execute his detailed, distinctive designs, and we look forward to many more years of collaborating on projects together.”
– Spencer Cosgriff, Sterling Ridge Contracting

 

“We hired Morpurgo Architects to plan a significant addition to an 18th century stone house on the National Registry of Historic Places. We wanted to bring the house into the 21st century without violating its integrity and charm. Our Plans would need to be approved by our town’s Historic Commission and separately by the Zoning Board. This was a tall order, because we were purchasing the home at the time and wanted plans approved as a condition of sale of the house.

Gus jumped right in with ideas and got us excited about our undertaking. He connected us with a wonderful contractor and the two of them created an addition that has won awards and continues to charm visitors to our home. Gus loved the challenge of our project as well as the collaboration with us and with our contractor.”
– Patricia DeSear

 

“From among 20 leading architectural firms, Morpurgo Architects was selected because of excellent design. Morpurgo Architects played a leading role in the construction of the Broadway Village Affordable Housing, ensuring the bid cost was maintained. There were no change orders, which would have resulted in payments for contingencies. Gus was successful in securing a grant of $100,000 for barrier– free bathrooms in connection with the renovation of the Borough Hall complex. He is the consummate professional, and I recommend him and his firm without reservation.”
– Jack Doyle, Administrator. Borough of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Affordable Housing. Borough Hall Renovation.

 

“We spent months trying to figure out how to combine two Manhattan apartments. In frustration we eventually called Gus who made the entire process easier. Once he took his measurements of the spaces, his imagination was off and running. Only a few days later he sent us a great plan, and we were ready to bring in a contractor. He’s knowledgeable, creative, and a pleasure to work with. We love our new home!”
– Mike Fitelson

 

“As long time owners of a mid-century modern home in a town we love, we hired Morpurgo Architects to redesign all the interior space in the house to give us better flow. Gus Morpurgo and Alison Karounis were amazing – taking all of our abstract ideas and our goals and came up with a design that in many ways exceeded our expectations.

Gus helped us find a great contractor to do the work and assisted with many of the design elements as well. They were accessible for questions and quick to respond to concerns or on site modifications. We absolutely love the new configuration, and we loved working with Gus. Most importantly, we never felt like just a “job” for them, it was like working with a friend – very talented and creative friends.”
– Amy Fox

 

“Bravo to Morpurgo Architects! Over the last several decades, Gus has earned his well- deserved reputation as the go-to authority for anyone desiring to create a modern home. In recent years, his incredible work updating historic properties has shown his talents are wide ranging and transcend all design styles.

His Tudor renovation is magnificent! He kept all of its charm and important Tudor details, while opening up its confining rooms and narrow doorways. The varied siding is gorgeous, the outdoor fireplace is inviting, the curved wall in the dining room is gracious and the pitches in the roof offer a soaring presence. He maintains all the elements that make a historical property so interesting (as well as emphasizing all that are hidden with age and design) and gives it a contemporary and warm aesthetic perfect for a modern lifestyle.”
– Rachel Tramontozzi Jones

 

“Gus possesses the characteristics other architects admire in those who practice in the architectural profession. There is a deliberate thoughtfulness to his approach to design. He simultaneously grasps the client’s programmatic goals, the contractor’s practical goals and the passions of an artist: bringing beauty to the built environment.”
– Heidi Kleinman

 

“Spectacular is the first word that I think of when I’m in our newly designed home! One meeting with Gus and Laney and we knew this was the right Architectural firm for us. Gus has an amazing gift of reimagining a living space, and after a couple of meetings, he was very clear on the challenges within our home.

His design is functional and yet has a ‘WOW’ element when looking at the old and new footprint with vaulted ceilings and natural lighting that fills the rooms. His eye for detail and design along with his kind, professional partnership gave us the confidence to know we selected the best! My husband and I are extremely grateful to have worked with Gus, Laney and the entire staff at Morpurgo Architects.”
– Felicia Mann

 

“We had a great experience working with Morpurgo architects. We did a gut renovation of our 1905 farmhouse in 2016 and we are delighted with the results. Gus Morpurgo is incredibly innovative and creative—rearranging the floor plan to make use of every inch of our 2500 square feet, inserting functional modern details throughout, making a small, dark house bright, airy, and family friendly—all while maintaining the charm that drew us to the house in the first place.

He was also very quick with our plans, turning them around much faster than other architects we considered (which was critical to us, as we began work with them when I was pregnant with our first child.) When we wanted to make changes, Morpurgo Architects produced new drawings for us very quickly, so that we could pass inspection and get work started on our project again. They collaborated seamlessly with our contractor, delivering us the home of our dreams in record time.

The whole team at Morpurgo architects is fantastic—talented, organized, efficient, thorough, and above all, a pleasure to work with. We cannot recommend them highly enough!”
– Lisa Shepard Ostendorff

 

“Gus Morpurgo is a true professional, whose design sense trumps other architects. When it comes time to build, all of the necessary details are on the plans. Gus works closely with his client all through the bidding process and always has the best interests of his client in mind. I can assure clients that they are making a wise business decision in choosing to work with the Morpurgo Architectural firm. In twenty– seven years of business, I’ve come across none finer.”
– John A. Schneider Builders, Historic Barn Conversion

 

“What impressed us from the beginning about Gus was his ability to listen and learn about the family for whom he would design. These elements may have nothing to do with architecture, but Gus, as the consummate professional, knew that they had everything to do about architecture.

Gus became an invaluable resource in providing the names of appropriate contractors, personally meeting with every single contractor and assisting us in deciphering different pricing structures. He was an advisor in every sense of the word. Indeed, we cannot imagine having gone through the bidding process without him. Gus’ design for the addition and its execution were perfect. Gus’ true professionalism proved to be critical to the project’s success.”
– Joe Scorese

 

“In our 16 years of working together, the Township dipped deeply into Gus’ creative talents. We are very grateful to have such a dedicated and well– qualified person as Gus Morpurgo doing architectural design for so many of our current and future projects. In his gentle yet assertive manner, Gus accomplishes things other men only dream of.”
– Agnes Smith, Administrator/ Acting Mayor. Township of Washington, NJ. Municipal Complex

 

“We had always dreamed of living in a colonial era Dutch home but the cost and work of buying and restoring an antique house put it beyond our reach. When we saw an account of an award winning addition Morpurgo Architects had designed for a local historic home, we felt we should ask for their help in transforming our 1950’s ranch into something more like a 1750’s Dutch.

Gus and his associates were sensitive to our vision and created our new “old” house. We just love living in our beautiful dream home. Thanks Gus!”
– Deborah Vreeland

 

“Working with Gus, you know that you are getting a top notch professional. He is concerned with every detail of the job, big or small & his designs are always beautiful & right on for every kind of project he creates. You can’t do any better in my eyes.”
– Karen Weisberg, Interior Designer

 

“Gus Morpurgo comprehends the expectations of his clients and achieves them. The magnificent Senior & Municipal Complex is of extraordinary design and quality and has changed the image of the Township by its pleasing aesthetic lines. I have no qualms in recommending him as an architect for any project of any size!”
– Mayor Rudolph J. Wenzel, Jr. Township of Washington, NJ. Municipal Complex