Philosophy and Approach to Design
Our primary objective is to help our clients focus on their needs and
develop a program of design by distilling their hopes and dreams into
physical form.
Many times a client will approach us with nothing more than a vague
idea of what they would like to achieve in building, adding or
renovating. Through a series of meetings, during which we may
explore several approaches to the design solution, we ultimately arrive
at a design that fulfills those needs, both in practical and in aesthetic
At this point we prepare a set of preliminary drawings, including floor plans, elevations and building
sections so that the homeowner has a clear idea of what the final product will look like. Once again, if
adjustments need to be made to better satisfy the client's wishes they are made at this point.

This set of drawings will, in many cases, be sufficient for a builder to give a "ballpark figure" estimate in
order to determine the feasibility of the project.

From this point on it is a matter of refining the drawings and developing architectural details so that the
built product achieves the true vision the homeowner is seeking.
"Our job is to take your vision and turn it into reality"
We consider it our responsibility to exceed expectations for every client, no matter how small or large the

We have worked in numerous residential styles, from the most traditional to contemporary. In the case of
an addition we always strive to create a building that is in harmony between old and new, employing
some design element which marries the two together.
About Les Geller

  • Cum Laude graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture
  • Registered to practice architecture in New York and New Jersey
  • Practicing Residential Design in the Raleigh area since 1995
  • Former Member of the Capital Area Preservation Revolving Fund Committee
  • Former Chairman of the Reedham Oaks Architectural Review Commitee
2002-203 Barrington Manor Drive Raleigh, NC 27612  919.418.1601  
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"We worked with Les on the design to finish our basement for a multi-purpose living space. He was
incredibly helpful in space planning and offered ideas we had not considered. I would strongly
recommend Les to anyone considering a remodel or addition."
   LT Wakefield