How We Work

Our firm utilizes integrated 3D Computer Aided Design software, (Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD), from beginning through the end of every project.

When we meet with clients, we work together in the “live” 3D model. This allows them to “walk through” their home and to see the materials and finishes that have been selected. We make changes in the model during the meeting – giving them immediate feedback and allowing the process to move much more quickly and fluidly.

After design meetings with the client, we send them a “virtual 3D file” of their home that they can view in a free viewer on their iPad, Mac or PC laptop or desktop computer (Graphisoft’s BIMx). This allows them to “walk through” their project at their leisure and email us with any comments or observations.

What Our Clients Say

“We had no idea going in how much we would learn and how intimate the whole process would become. We so value your aesthetic, attention to detail and your expertise in so many fields. Thank you for designing and creating our first home. We will think of you with every step we take.”

Jennifer Klot

“… I LOVE the work you did for me and I’m grateful for it, too. All who come here love it…”

Louise McCagg

“… Dana and I both want to thank you for the extremely conscientious job you are doing. We’re lucky to have an architect who has ‘pride of place’ built into him…”

Danny Wynn

“…you have been so amazing and helpful and have been so fastidious about all details… have been wise in judgement and graceful with all the pre-existing ‘complications’… Thank you so very much…”


“… On both a personal and professional level it has been a real treat to work with you. You may recall that, from the beginning one of our primary objectives was to establish a life-long relationship with an architect. I feel that this project has resulted in a great relationship with you that we hope lasts for a long time.”

Mark and Catherine Varous

“Joe did a great job for us. His design responded to our desire to mix traditional and modern elements, made great use of space, and maximized light (always a problem in row houses). Joe’s knowledge of construction distinguishes him. He managed the bidding process to get us an excellent contractor at a resonable price, and he supervised construction diligently”

T. Radey Johnson

“A great architect makes all the difference.. and an exceptional architect with an artist’s eye for beauty and detail + a savvy hold on the ins and outs of the NYC building and renovations procedures – brings you a masterpiece! I had the GREAT pleasure of visiting one of Joseph Vance Architects new projects the other night, the transformation of a landmarked 1800’s loft building in downtown NYC, into a stunning and vast single family home. And all I can say is.. Blew me away.”

Camille McKinley, Compass Broker