About Us

250+ Happy Clients 325+ Projects 20+ Awards 50+ Years of Experience

THE FIRM

Wolstenholme Associates is a full service, award winning, professional architecture and interior design firm located in historic Doylestown, PA. The firm was founded in 2005 by architect, John Wolstenholme, and specializes in both custom residential and commercial projects as well as historic preservation and the adaptive re-use of historic structures. With the majority of our new work coming from referrals, and maintaining more than 35 repeat customers, our clients are a testament to the high value we offer. We are always looking forward to the exciting new challenges that our clients bring to the table.

THE MISSION

Wolstenholme Associates’ mission is to provide individual service to all of our clients, tailored specifically for each of their circumstances. We strive to provide this personal service while maintaining deadlines and remaining within monetary constraints so that your vision is achieved on time, on budget, and on target.

THE TEAM

Our team reflects over 50 years of combined experience and consists of individuals who possess the expertise and versatility to work seamlessly with contractors, designers, consultants, and specialists to lead complex projects from concept through construction. We are proud to have staff that is affiliated and certified with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA).

Services

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Both our in-house staff or teamed with our close consultants, Wolstenholme Associates offers the following additional services for a turn-key experience:
Construction administration, lighting design, landscape architecture, full engineering (acoustical, environmental, structural, MEP, civil, and geo-technical), photo simulations, computer-generated 3D renderings (photo-realistic), computer-generated massing models, study models, material boards, and more, upon your request.

PROCESS

How we work with clients.

01

Idea

We sit down with you to discuss your ideas through inspirational photos via Houzz, Pinterest, or magazine clippings and review your design objectives, budget and timeline.  The kick-off meeting gets the creative juices flowing for all designs to follow.

02

Schematic Design

In the schematic design phase, the WA design team will turn your ideas, inspiration and objectives into conceptual designs for your review.  We will discuss the designs together with you and narrow down the best options.

03

Design Development

As the conceptual design is selected, we step into the Design Development phase, where we continue with the selected design to refine elements, review material selections and develop more comprehensive plans and elevations. This phase also gives us a great chance to consult with contractors for budgetary pricing, begin to coordinate with any additional consultants (landscape architect, interior designer, engineers, surveyors, etc.) and begin an open dialog with the local municipality if required for any zoning related matters on the project.

04

Construction Documents

With a final design in hand, WA will prepare a full set of construction drawings with all the necessary information to submit for a building permit and be shared with contractors for bids.  The set of drawings may also incorporate any consultants’ drawings if required.

05

Construction Administration

In addition to architectural design, Wolstenholme Associates also offers the added service of construction administration to those clients who require it. The scope of this service includes the following areas: Construction Management, Respond to R.F.I.’s as needed, On site Client Agent, Clerk of the Works, Bidding / Negotiating, Contract Administration.