ABOUT US

CADRE DESIGN ISN'T LIKE OTHER ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS...

We focus on providing personal service and the highest quality products without the unapproachable attitude for which architects are known

Founded in 2000, Cadre is a well established residential and light commercial design group located in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are NCARB Licensed Architects and NAHB Green Professionals with current certification in PA, NJ, DE, NC, and VA. As a company we have completed over 2200 projects ranging in size from small decks and house additions to many-hundred lot new home developments and large commercial fitouts. No matter the size or scope of a project, each client is promised our highest levels of service and personal attention. Our longstanding clients will be the first to tell you, once you've built from a set of Cadre plans or called our office with an urget need, it will become clear why working with us makes sense.

Cadre Design & Development

SERVICES

HOW CAN WE HELP?
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RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR HOMEOWNERS

From traditional homes to one-of-a-kind creations, we understand that every house and every family are unique. Whether starting from scratch, from a preliminary sketch, or from one of our catalog plans, we work with each client to help turn their ideas into realities...



  • CATALOG HOME PLANS

    Cadre maintains an extensive and ever-expanding catalog of home plans in a variety of styles and configurations. Our collection includes single family and multi-family designs sized from 1200 s.f. to 7000 s.f., all of which can be customized to suit your specific needs.



  • CUSTOM HOMES

    If you can dream it up, we can help you to create a set of buildable home plans. Starting from pictures you bookmarked online (Pintrest is one of our favorites), doodles on a napkin, or a simple conversation about what you hope to create, we can take your ideas and help with each step of the home design process.



  • SHORE HOMES

    Shore homes have a design aesthetic and a prescriptive set of structural requirements that set them apart from traditional houses. Be it in a flood plane region or a location with high wind speeds, we do all that is required to make the home safe and secure without compromising the budget or design.



  • HOME ADDITIONS

    Remodeling a home is a major undertaking. A well planned addition will not only add square footage, it will also add significant property value. With hundreds of residential additions in our portfolio, we pride ourselves on maximizing both space and value while maintaining the original intent of a home's aesthetic.



  • GARAGES, DECKS & OUTDOOR SPACES

    A home's accessory buildings and outdoor spaces should receive just as much design attention as the rest of the house. From small carports and simple decks to large garage-living combination structures and sprawling outdoor entertainment spaces, we are prepared to help design the ideal solution for expanding your property.

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RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR BUILDERS

Cadre Design was founded to cater to the needs of production builders with a focus on affordable construction methods and efficient communication that we continue to refine today. Our easy-to-read construction documents are drawn with the builder in mind. We have systems in place for creating base set plans and site specific one-offs to suit each builder's market...



  • CATALOG HOME PLANS

    Cadre maintains an extensive and ever-expanding catalog of home plans in a variety of styles and configurations. Our collection includes single family and multi-family designs sized from 1200 s.f. to 7000 s.f., all of which can be customized to suit your particular market. Our plans are also set up for easy site specific reproduction. We assemble base sets with pre-designed options and then creating site-specific plans as your house orders come in.



  • MULTI-FAMILY TOWNHOUSES & TWIN HOMES

    Builders and homeowners alike have been quick to realize; multi-family construction makes good financial sense. Not only does it solve issues of density and security but it also provides much more value per square foot for a potential home buyer. For us, townhouses and twin homes create exciting oppertunities to design innovative solutions for small spaces. We have an extensive library of multi-family products ready to share.



  • ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITIES

    There are many nuances in an adult community design which can greatly increase comfort and accessibility for an older clientele. From community features like recreation halls and town centers to the design of the homes themselves, we have experience and know-how in making each of these developments a success.



  • CLUBHOUSES & RECREATION CENTERS

    The clubhouses and auxilary structures of a development can serve as strong selling tools when distinguishing one community from the next. A well designed clubhouse should not only conviniently serve its guests and clientele, it should make a statement. Let us help you to make your statement.



  • RENDERINGS AND MARKETING MATERIAL

    In home building and home sales, your marketing material can be just as important as the houses themselves. At Cadre we understand the importance of the pretty pictures that help your potential clients visualize a product before it is built. We are prepared to help you create renderings and marketing material to help your sales department get the job done.

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COMMERCIAL DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

To us, a business's home is not just a building. Be it an office, a retail store, or any structure that houses commercial activity, the design of the space has a profound affect on productivity, mood, and morale. At Cadre we help to create a space that speaks to the image of a business while also serving to boost its bottom line...



  • COMMERCIAL FITOUT

    We believe that anything can be reused, especially when it comes to buildings. Cadre has combined row homes into corporate headquarters, redesigned a train station into a music studio, and retrofit a yarn factory into a self storage facility. From historical retrofits to new office layouts, we will help you get the most out of your valuable real estate.



  • RESTAURANTS & KITCHENS

    Good restaurant and kitchen design requires knowledge of both architecture and food preparation methods. Not only does a space need to be visually appealing, it also needs to be extremely functional and built to exacting health codes. As architects with extensive time in commercial kitchens and with ServSafe Certification, Cadre is uniquely qualified for commercial kitchen design.



  • SALONS & SPAS

    Cadre has become well versed in the specialized subset of architecture required for health, wellness and grooming facilities. From salons and spas to gyms and treatment centers, there is an extra amount of attention which needs to be paid to the design's intended workflow, privacy and comfort.



  • CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

    While Cadre is best known for our efficient draftsmanship and exceedingly clean and accurate construction documents, we never turn down an opportunity for some creative "outside-the-box" design. When given the freedom to let our imaginations run, we are able to create innovative solutions for even the most simple design questions.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND LAND PLANNING

The intention of sustainable design, at its core, is to eliminate negative environmental impact through thoughtful planning and practices. This can be executed by focusing on low-impact construction systems, materials, and land planning concepts. We understand the need for maintaining a balance between this responsible design and finding budget-concious solutions...



  • SUSTAINABLE "GREEN" DESIGN

    In a few short years, sustainable design has gone from tree-hugging cause to forward thinking fad to mainstream way of life. While building codes have been slow to catch up, sustainable building materials and design features are quickly becoming a requirement for quality design and construction. As NAHB Certified Green Professionals, we are able to guide any project, no matter the size or budget, in a more sustainable direction.



  • PLOT PLANS & LANDSCAPE

    While not licensed civil engineers, Cadre does offer spacial relations experience and an eye for planning aesthetic when it comes to laying out a property. From a single lot to a sprawling development, our early project input may provide a fresh perspective on how best to place and orient a new structure into its built environment.



  • URBAN DESIGN

    Where architecture focuses on individual buildings, urban design address the relationships between buildings, streets, public spaces, neighborhoods and entire cities in order to make urban areas functional, attractive, and sustainable. At Cadre we have long studied best practices in urban planning and have a strong understanding for the many disciplines which unite to form a built environment.

PORTFOLIO

A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR WORK

Anything catch your eye - let us know what you think.

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CUSTIOM HOME - GLADWYN, PA

THE DALTON - FENTELL MODEL HOME

HARRINGTON VILLAGE TOWNHOMES

PAPERMILL STUDIO/GARAGE ADDITION

TUSCANY ESTATES - MT. LAUREL, NJ

SEA HAVEN SHORE HOME

CUSTOM RESIDENCE - E. NORRITON, PA

STATION SQUARE TOWNHOMES

MANAYUNK ROWHOME REDESIGN

CLUBHOUSE AT HARRINGTON VILLAGE

LITTLE FERRY CONDOMINIUMS

KENDALL HOME ADDITION & FACADE

COUNTRY VIEW TOWNHOMES

THE HAMPTON - MARLTON, NJ

CADRE CATALOG HOME RENDERINGS

PHOENIXVILLE TWIN HOME

THE MONROE - DILSHEIMER MODEL

CARNEY CUSTOM RESIDENCE

CLUBHOUSE AT COLONY BAY

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MURAL ARTS HEADQUARTERS

PHILADELPHIA WOODWORKS

JANGLE ADVERTISING OFFICE

PHILLY KITCHEN SHARE

PLATINUM HAIR CO. SALON

THE TRANSFER STATION

MATERIAL CULTURE CAFE

STORAGE MILL SELF-STORAGE

Cadre Design & Development

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