Who We Are
SWZ Architects offers a full range of architectural services for new construction and renovation for a wide range of clients. The firm is service minded and comfortable handling projects of various sizes and locations throughout the United States. We love what we do and value working with others who share our enthusiasm and outlook.
Shelly Wood Ziegelman, AIA, LEED AP
About Us
The character of our environment profoundly affects the quality of our everyday life. SWZ Architects LLC creates homes that will provide long-lasting experiences and memories by designing unique and enduring spaces with a sense of place that welcomes, comforts and delights. We designs thoughtful, timeless, contemporary architecture inspired by our client’s dreams and rooted in the history of the region. Our architecture respectfully responds to the site and it surroundings, as well as the design vision.

Established business and design practices allow us to efficiently perform architectural services from programming and design through construction. We value working with others who share our enthusiasm and aim to exceed our clients’ expectations. Simply put, we love what we do!
18 Reviews
Nora Viskin
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2019

In the Fall of 2017, two deeply naive but enthusiastic homeowners set out on a mission to convert their quaint, classic 1930s home into a modernized space that would work for a growing family in the ...Read More

holly clifford
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

Working with Shelly was the best decision I made in my kitchen renovation. From her great list of contractors to her attention to detail regarding the many aspects of creating a kitchen from the studs...Read More

Nancy/Robert Giles
Relationship: We hired Malvina as the architect because of her fine reputation and results orientation.Project Date: Feb 2005

Malvina was everything one would desire in an architect: very smart, visionary, cooperative, knowledgeable, conscientious about and prompt in meeting deadlines, appropriately humorous, empathic and su...Read More

Stephen DeRose
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2017

I previously worked with Malvina (previously with LFA) when I was building my home in 2004-2006. The total cost of the project was about $1 million. Malvina was professional and easy to work with. She...Read More

Cathy Russo
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2016

We hired SWZ Architects to design a master bedroom suite and more open concept first floor living space. Shelly did a great job with drawings and presenting the plan. She also recommended wonderful co...Read More

Anthony Braga
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2016

We hired SWZ Architects to help us design and plan renovations to our master bedroom and master bathroom. Given the layout of our home, the job was very complex. Shelly Wood Ziegelman did an excellent...Read More

Connie Garrison
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2015

We hired Shelley to design a family room/mudroom addition to our house and integrate it with an existing kitchen and bath which would be remodeled. Shelley created a fabulous, open concept design wi...Read More

Stephen Braverman
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2016

Hired Shelly for two projects. She has an eye for elegant design and the creative ability to solve tricky spatial issues.Read More

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