Founded in 1982*, the office of Claudio Veliz   Architect has designed architectural (corporate, institutional, residential, municipal and interior/industrial design) projects worldwide, including the United States, the Philippines, Australia, Italy, Japan and England, amongst others.

Corporate and institutional clients and relationships have included Federated Stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Walt Disney Corporation, NASA, Rockwell International, Lockheed-Martin and numerous other commercial, institutional, retail, and residential clients.

We always involve the user/owner in the design process to help ensure the built outcome addresses their requirements and desires.

It is our view that the greatest architecture – whether relatively unknown or internationally famous – is created by three parties functioning in mutually supportive roles: a client with clear needs, a creative and knowledgeable architect and a communicative, capable contractor. Through constant communication, coordination and flexibility, they all bring into existence that which improves, in a cost-effective manner, the client’s living and working environment while contributing, also, improvements to the surrounding community.

In community – urban and town – planning roles, we support Smart Growth approaches, seeking to find optimal overlaps between local needs, improved environments for local and regional businesses while applying well-tested planning theory and practice.

Since 2005, the firm has been headquartered in Chester, Vermont.


*As “Claudio Veliz Design”, then in 1986 as “Claudio Veliz   Architect”. Reg. Arch. in NY, VT.