Architectural Design Services

We have over 50 years of experience of providing architectural design services to over 6500 projects across various markets/sectors such as hotels/motels, residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare, retail, corporate, storage/warehouse, and government projects. We are one of the longest serving architecture, engineering and construction firm.

Our architectural and engineering design processes include pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration. Here is a video showing all stages involved in the architecture design and construction.

Our architecture design services are based on stringent design process in search of the perfect solution, resulting in architecture that is current, true to time, and therefore, timeless. Russell and Dawson takes pride in its innovative thinking, successfully executing architectural design for many unique, functional, and efficient buildings.

Our commitment to each client is to provide an architectural design services that captures the essence of their project needs, achieved through comprehensive problem solving and the art of ‘space-making’ to enhance user experience while respecting the environment.

Our Work

Candlewood Suites IHG Hotels Design firm
Electronic Store Windsor Connecticut
100 Retreat Avenue Hartford CT
Government Project Gut Renovation BCJC Midrise Office
General Contractor Connecticut
Mayfield-place-Gardner's way- Residential architecture design by Russell and Dawson
Commercial Construction firm Hartford
Hotel Renovation Contractor of Hotel Holiday Inn Express
Image of red brick building of AEC-Design-Build project of Fairfield inn construction service by Russell and Dawson
Image front full view of Element Hotel Redesign by Russell and Dawson
Image of Aloft Hotel-Renovation by Russell and Dawson
Multi Residential design build Architecture firm
HYATT PLACE MILFORD, Connecticut

How We Work

Concept Design

Our team of Architects love drawing and designing stuff – that’s what we are best at! We love talking to our clients and understanding what they want from a building or space and then shaping that understanding into a viable concept design and in turn reality.

Outline Design & Planning

Taking a concept design and turning it into reality is one of the most exciting parts of our job and we enjoy producing architectural 2D/3D CAD drawings to our clients that ‘sell’ the idea as well as make sure that what we are drawing is actually deliverable.

Detailed Design & Code Compliance

After getting planning permission – it is the time to make sure that it’s rightly designed from a technical perspective. We use architectural design software tools like AutoCAD, 3D MAX, Revit to get best outline design which would serve as the foundation for your building construction.

Our Architecture Design Services

  • Site Analysis, Planning, and Design
  • Standards Development
  • Sustainability/LEED Solutions
  • 2D/3D CAD Drafting, Presentations/Rendering
    • AutoCAD, 3D MAX, Revit, ArchiCAD
  • Construction Documentation and Coordination
  • Building Utilization Studies
  • Programming
  • Project Scheduling
  • Interior/Exterior Design
  • Value Engineering
  • Technical/Code Design Review/Evaluations
    • International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC)
    • International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
    • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Why Russell and Dawson?

  • Client 1st Architecture Design Firm

    We are a full-service architectural design firm driven by two principles – Do the Right Things & Delight Client. We have been one of the longest architectural design services company in the history of Connecticut and recently received “2018 Family Business Award” from Hartford Business Journal.

  • Single Source of Responsibility

    An integrated Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm offering single source of responsibility which delivers many benefits such as speed to market, improved cost controls, operational efficiencies and superior design & quality to our clients.

  • 50+ Years of Experience

    As an architecture design firm, we have 50+ years of experience of executing over 6000+ projects in states such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey, and Florida.

Featured Projects

Government Project

Government Construction Contractors

We provided full architectural design services for the full renovation of Broward County Judicial Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The work included full renovation and construction fit out of all four floors of the existing midrise building. The building was awarded LEED Gold certification on October 30, 2018.

Multi-family Residential Project

Multi Residential Construction Firm Enfield CT

Since 2014, Russell and Dawson has been providing comprehensive Architecture and Engineering services for the Mayfield Place multi-family residential apartments. It is a three-phase construction project including 340 apartment units on a 69-acre property located in Enfield, between Hartford, CT, and Springfield, MA.

Hotel Renovation Project

Brand Conversion Hilton Hotel Chelmsford

Russell and Dawson provided Architecture and Engineering (Mechanical/HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Alarm Systems) services for the renovation and rebranding of a five story 63,358 SQFT with 132 rooms Holiday Inn Express hotel located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.