Our Clients Weigh In
“If you’re investing in a renovation and want your money and energy to produce a WOW of great proportion, Gary is your person! Gary looks at space and details in a way that completely reimagines what is possible. He has a sensibility for joining comfort and beauty. He took our 35-year old modern house and converted it to a timeless space that grabs you when you enter and settles you into a warm space you don’t want to ever leave. If you admire creativity and passion and the warmth of a friendship you’ll no doubt develop, I’d say run, don’t walk, to work with Gary. He is one one a kind – a gem.“
“As soon as we bought our mid century modern dream home, we reached out to Gary after reading a ton of glowing reviews about him. After meeting and walking through the home, we knew our search was over and Gary was the first architect we interviewed.
My husband and I are very particular and we believed Gary would be exactly who we needed by our side. We did a major renovation on our home that included opening up our kitchen space, adding closets and rearranging a bathroom. We were very happy with Gary’s drawings and overall execution of our project. From the moment we started our project, Gary had a ton of ideas and was an expert in modern design.
Gary is professional, punctual and genuinely a great person to work with. He’s extremely knowledgeable and really helped point us in the right direction. Gary was always available when we needed him and was flexible and we have three young kids so that was a plus! We always felt comfortable reaching out to Gary and we know that although our project is over, he’s still there if we need him- that is hard to find!
When we walk into our home every day, we are so so happy and proud of all the work that was done- we have Gary to thank for all of his help. Stop your search, Gary is a gem!“
Chatham Twp., NJ
“I truly believe that the architect is the storyteller, who connects all the dots together so it was important for us to hire an architect who understood our needs for the space and our aesthetic. We worked with Gary on an extensive renovation of our house to come up with the design for an open floor plan, modern home that functioned well for the family of four. Gary was not only attentive and listened to us, but made some great recommendations about how to maximize the space. His design sensibility is great and attention to detail is outstanding. We would (and do) always recommend Gary to anyone about to embark on a design project.“
Dettmore Home Improvements
“As a general contractor the eventual success of the project really lies in the hands of the architect. My first project with Gary was the my first experience with an architect this thorough. He was truly invested in every aspect of the project and was willing to discuss details directly with my subcontractors. His understanding of the project as a whole goes well beyond the design and he includes details in his plans that guide the contractor to a finished product that will last. I recommend him to all my clients who are looking for a tasteful modern design and I look forward to working with him again.“
West Orange, NJ
Not only does Gary have an amazing design sensibility, but he is also a pleasure to work with. He delivered plans on time, worked well with contractors and followed through. I highly recommend him!”
J L DUDEK
I would rate him 4 1/2 stars (he benefits from there being no 1/2 star option) for two reasons. First, his company was going through growing pains when our project was at its peak architectural need, resulting in a longer duration (1-2 months) than we feel we were led to believe initially. Second, the cost of the project ended up being around 75% more expensive than the (admittedly loose, ‘gut-feel’) ball park figure we initially discussed with Gary. Trouble is, when you’ve seen a glimpse of what might be, it’s hard to reign back scope if there’s any way at all to turn the idea into reality. I still can’t quite believe the end result. He (and our contractor) made a home from heaven for us and we love it.!”
“Gary rosard was a complete pleasure to work with from start to finish of the two year process renovating our landmarked prewar new york co-op that involved the combination of two apartments. We did a total renovation including central air conditioning, new floors throughout, two bathrooms, a large completely redesigned and reimagined kitchen including laundry cedar closet and storage area using every available inch of space, new landmark approved windows, cabinetry design in master bedroom, study, living room and dining room, foyer ceiling redesigned to conceal a/c ductwork with elegant moulding, the use of stone finishes in virtually every room, and the creation of many design features to reflects the original art deco beauty of our apartment.
Gary as well as other architects, had been referred by our wonderful contractor. We interviewed others, but we knew from our first meeting that gary was the person we wanted to work with and we were right!
He carefully listened to everything we wanted to achieve and with his architectural expertise and excellent taste he tackled the challenges of helping us to reach our goals with exacting and imaginative design, budgeting, research, and wonderful advice. We shopped together in every appropriate showroom and stone yard for materials and finishes used throughout the apartment. He was an excellent communicator and always available to us to help with each decision and to help successfully solve any inevitable bump in the road along the way of our extensive and intricate project.
Gary helped us create a truly beautiful space which comfortably serves to function efficiently in today’s world while maintaining the character and integrity of our 1920’s-1930’s apartment. Photos are available to view on his website.”
“My husband and I first started working with Gary in March of 2012. We live in a historic district in Millburn, New Jersey and wanted to rebuild our house for our family of 5, but in order to do so, we needed approval from the historic preservation commission. The commission demanded that our rebuild would need to match the traditional character of the neighborhood in which we lived, but our taste is decidedly modern. Furthermore, the commission was intent on using our project as a benchmark for other rebuilds to follow, which set an incredibly high bar. Gary understood that challenge, and was able to design a contemporary house that satisfied our modern aesthetics while blending seamlessly into a historic neighborhood characterized by arts and crafts and Tudor styles of the early 1900s.
His approach to design was practical. He took the time to understand and probe our living habits and routines, and made sure that the house would meet our lifestyle needs. All the rooms and layout he designed for us were well-proportioned, functional with a natural and organic flow. Gary also took care to optimize the lighting so that the house felt warm and bright year round. We have been living in our new house for almost a year, and we couldn’t be happier.
Gary definitely has a strong design aesthetic that is inimitable, and he designed a uniquely beautiful house that is timeless and worthy of future preservation in a historic town. We feel fortunate to have worked with Gary on our home, and we look forward to enjoying the house in the years to come.”
“Gary guided us through a gut renovation of an entire house. We were looking for a comfortable modern style home that fit in with our more traditional neighborhood. He was with us from start to finish. He helped us select a property, created the design and the plans. Advised us on decor and accessories and checked in with the builders throughout the project to make sure work was being done properly and helping to troubleshoot issues that arose. Gary was an absolute pleasure to work with. He listened carefully to all of our needs and incorporated our feedback throughout the project. His taste is impeccable and his designs were creative and sleek. He made what could have been an overwhelming project, feel fun and manageable. We are thrilled with the final project and would recommend him without reservation!”