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REBUILDING NEIGHBORHOODS ONE HOME AT A TIME!

Born and raised in Lyndhurst NJ.
Graduate of Lyndhurst High School in 1982 & Member of the National Honor Society
Graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology- (1988) Bachelor of Architecture
From 1988-2005 I gained valuable Architectural Experience at top Architectural Firms in New Jersey.
Obtained NJ Architectural License in 1995
Established and opened MAS Architect in 2005, 63 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst N.J.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

QUALITY

Since I opened my own practice in 2005, I have tried my very best to give each and every client my full attention and help to satisfy their Architectural needs whether large or small. This has proven to be very beneficial to the growing success of my firm. It is important to me that my clients are satisfied and happy with the design and experience they receive at my firm. A satisfied client is my most valuable asset.

 

 

PROCESS

We will personally visit your home or place of business to go over your future project. We will discuss feasibility, creative design ideas and approximate cost. We will show you my portfolio of work, explain the design process and discuss the set of Construction Documents you will need for your project.

 

 

ECO FRIENDLY

MAS Architect has a passion and interest for using the latest Green materials and technologies available. Sustainable Design is a necessary part of the future of Architecture and we will do the research necessary to select the products and technologies that will best accommodate your needs and help you in your Green Design.

 

Traditional Architecture

A large part of my practice is altering, renovating and adding to very traditional, colonial and historical homes and structures. Typically it is important to my clients to maintain the integrity, character and details of these older structures. If these are your wishes, MAS Architect take pride in creating new, modern structures or additions that seamlessly integrate with the details of your century old building.

New Architecture

It is important to keep investigating and discovering new technologies and products to stay current with today’s latest technologies, Economic Climate and Environmental concerns.

OUR PROCESS

OVER 30 YEARS OF SOLID BUILDING EXPERIENCE

MAS Architect services focuses on client satisfaction and that has helped us grow steadily in the building and remodeling industry for over 30 years. We specialize in residential renovation and remodels, room additions, outdoor kitchens and decks, as well as kitchen and bath remodels. We can also build your custom home to your specification.

We work with you through every step of the planning process. We can modify an existing home plan, or create a completely custom floor plan to match your taste and needs. From simple and charming to large and luxurious, MAS can turn your custom home concepts and ideas into reality.

A proposal describing your project, the scope of work and Architectural fees, will be sent to you within 7- 10 days.

SITE ANALYSIS

A survey will need to be provided to analyze your site and any existing buildings for non- conforming conditions and to identify the areas conducive for construction. Existing buildings will be measured and documented as required for your new addition or renovation, and the site will be analyzed for placement of any new structures or additions.

DESIGN

The client and Architect will have a series of design meetings to create a design which best meets the clients needs. The Preliminary Site Plan, Floor Plans and Elevations will be produced to best illustrate the proposed project.

VARIANCE PHASE

If the desired design does not meet the town’s site limitations, due to a non-conforming condition or a newly created condition, then a presentation to one of the Town Board’s will be required. MAS Architects will be happy to guide the client through this process upon request. The owner may be subject to additional fees during this phase such as application fees, Attorney fees, additional Architect’s time, printing costs, certified mail, etc.

CONTRACTS & CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Once a design is agreed upon and meets the town requirements, a complete set of documents are compiled which will be needed for your town permits and for your builder to build the project. See the following page which will illustrate and describe the documents.

BIDDING PROCESS

We will assist the client in selecting a bidder by analyzing and comparing bids, and meeting with both builder and client to go over the project needs and budget.

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

An Architect may visit the construction site as required to solve any construction problems that arise, and assist the builder in understanding and building according to the final design.

OUR SERVICES

A SATISFIED CLIENT IS OUR BEST ASSET

We will happily visit your home or place of business to go over your future project. We will discuss feasibility, creative design ideas and cost.  

Since opening a own practice in 2005, Mark has tried his very best to give each and every client their full attention and help to satisfy their Architectural needs whether large or small. This has proven to be very beneficial to the growing success of the firm. It is important clients are satisfied and happy with the design and experience they receive. A satisfied client is the most valuable asset. MAS Architect take pride in creating new, modern structures or additions that seamlessly integrate with the details of your century old building.

MAS Architect has a library of Pre-designed home plans to choose from that may already fit your needs. See the library of plans below for 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom and 4 Bedroom homes which can be offered at a discounted price.

2 Bedroom House Plans / 3 Bedroom House plans / 4 Bedroom House Plans

Call for a free consultation and cost estimate regarding purchasing existing house plans, altering existing house plans or a new custom home design.

GREEN TECHNOLOGY

WHEN YOU GO GREEN YOU SAVE GREEN 

MAS Architect has been at the forefront of infusing green technology into our builds. Environmental responsibility is an integral part of our philosophy. In an ever-changing industry, it’s one aspect of our company that has remained constant since its inception. Rather than just lessen impact on the planet, our homes can create a positive, restorative effect. We believe that by taking the steps to a better environment today, we’re creating a higher standard for the future.

FOUNDATIONS

The building foundation is at the core of a safe and secure home environment for our families. As the base of all structures, foundations provide the stability needed to create a solid and healthy environment. Some builders are finding plastic to be extremely helpful in laying a foundation.

SIPS PANELS

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB)

INSULATION

Insulation has typically been made from fiberglass, but because this has been linked to health issues such as respiratory problems, some builders have moved on to less dangerous options. These safer forms of insulation come with another benefit: high R-value (the rating used by the Department of Energy to indicate insulation’s resistance to heat flow). Good insulation should keep your space warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and a green material will make your home both comfortable and eco-friendly.

ROOF OPTIONS

For most of us the roof is an afterthought—at least until it starts to leak. Then we realize how critical that surface of our house’s exterior really is. Yet, as well as keeping the house dry, the roof contributes greatly to the look of the house, so when building a new house, adding on, or re-roofing, it may pay to consider the options.

Mark Stefanelli R.A.

Owner

Born and raised in Lyndhurst NJ.
Graduate of Lyndhurst High School in 1982 & Member of the National Honor Society
Graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology- (1988) Bachelor of Architecture
From 1988-2005 I gained valuable Architectural Experience at top Architectural Firms in New Jersey.
Established and opened MAS Architect in 2005, 63 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst N.J.

CONTACT

BUILD WITH US

Phone: (201) 952-1500
Fax: (201) 935-4416

375 Murray Hill Parkway, 1st Floor
East Rutherford N.J. 07073

info@mas-architect.com

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