Peter Zimmerman Architects
Full service residential design
Peter Zimmerman Architects, an award winning firm, founded in 1982, is a full service residential design firm. Our firm has produced an extensive portfolio of private residences, barns, guest houses, pool houses, conservation easements, comprehensive property designs, private wineries and equestrian centers across the country.

Our design philosophy is deeply rooted in the historic traditions of architecture: classical proportion and scale, the balance of shadow and light and the importance of the sustainable relationship between materials. We strive to design spaces that create a sense of transparency between the interior and exterior environments. All of our designs focus on the seamless integration between the built and natural environment, while remaining faithful to historic roots and responding sensitively to the surrounding cultural context.

The unique natural features of each property greatly influence our design response. Architecture needs to respond to the individual characteristics of the site and the clients' personalized requirements in order to create spaces that engage and enrich their lives. The largest gesture down to the smallest element in our designs becomes an expression of the balance and harmony between the compression and expansion of space, the interplay of light and shadow and the rules of scale and proportion.

Your house should be as much of a delight in a decade as it was on the day you moved in.
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32 Reviews
Deborah Hilzinger
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2011

Peter Zimmerman and his team are not only consummate professionals, but incredibly creative and a joy to work with. They understand they are helping you create your home and are able to translate your...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2014

Peter Zimmerman Architects designed a new home for our family- It was a pleasure to work with them, and now that we have moved in, the excellence of their design is even more apparent. During the...Read More

Richard Rossello
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2014

We selected Peter and his firm to help us with an extensive renovation of our Haverford, PA home in 2012. We were so pleased with their beautiful design work and diligent follow up, that we asked them...Read More

Cullen Construction Inc.
Relationship: Colleague

Cullen Construction has enjoyed working with Peter Zimmerman Architects on numerous projects. They are extremely professional and well organized. Their award-winning designs are architecturally unique...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2015

Pater and his team have exceptional attention to detail and only the highest taste level. The team is highly professional yet approachable. Their library of references is vast, yet they are very open...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2014

Peter and his team operate on an extremely professional level and have the utmost respect for the opinions and concerns of their clients. They are flexible with their schedule, giving of their time, a...Read More

Cherokee Construction
Relationship: Colleague

Cherokee Construction has had the pleasure to work with Peter Zimmerman Associates PZA on many exceptional projects over the years. Their signatures as architects is their capacity to listen to the dr...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2014

The people at PZA have been incredibly helpful as we have had to face the difficult task of rebuilding a historic Pennsylvania farm house in the aftermath of a devastating fire. Their attention to det...Read More

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