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Hilary Martin Lea Project Management

I have worked with David on several large projects over the past twenty years where I have been the construction project manager and David has been the lead architect. I have loved working with David first of all because he is a delightful person: charming funny and easy to work with – as long as you can deliver on the quality he expects and secondly because he consistently delivers beautifully designed projects that meet the clients needs. David is classically trained and his projects range from traditional to more contemporary interpretations of traditional forms. I have been impressed by David’s ability to find the ingenious, unexpected solution to a thorny design problem. David is able to think broadly about a client’s long-range requirements, but also zero in on the small detail that will make a project rich and unique. In recent years, David has also designed custom furniture for some of his projects that I have admired very much.

Phyllis Crowley (Client)

David has helped us with both our winter home and Cape house. At the cape, he oversaw a new deck, extra windows, problems with chimney and drainage. In New Haven, he advised us to get a whole new heating system, which has changed our lives. He has also designed some furniture for us. He is a great problem solver, and his advice is always not only good but practical, always oriented not just to what looks good, but how we want to live. But it also always looks good. Easy to work with, I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Leslie Renault (Colleague)

While employed by a company selling luxury brand bath fittings and surfaces, I had the privilege of working on a number of large projects over the years with nationally known architect, David D Harlan who is located in New Haven, Ct. We worked together on many bathrooms and kitchens in various homes in Fairfield County. Always working closely with the client, David created beautiful kitchens and exquisite bathrooms, capturing the homeowner’s personal style and priorities. Each of these rooms was a timeless domain and their well-planned functionality was perfection. David’s attention to detail and use of quality materials were reflected in every bath and kitchen. The end result made for not only gorgeous rooms, but very happy clients. Client service is just one of David’s priorities. Easy to work with, David makes the whole process of building or renovating a home flow smoothly as he skillfully manages the project down to the very last aesthetic. As one of the best in his field, I highly recommend David Harlan for your next project. He has vast experience in architecture, design, budgeting and project management. He is innovative, creative and knows what will and will not work in terms of construction and design. I am confident you will be very happy working with David Harlan if you choose him for your architect.​

Margaret Brigham (Client)

David Harlan helped us design our living room, bedroom and home exterior, and he did a fantastic job! He listened to our ideas and made suggestions to take our home to another level architecturally. His plans were carefully designed and he thought of every detail. As a result, our contractor knew exactly what to do when building our project. Nothing makes us happier than to have guests enter our house and marvel at how beautiful our home is. It was a pleasure to work with David and we highly recommend him.

Meg Sullivan (Client)

David was a true joy to work with when designing our home. His aesthetic and his attention to detail are outstanding. I admire the thought he puts into his designs. He gets to know your personality, interests, likes, dislikes and what’s important to you before he does anything design wise. David has exquisite taste and a well formed thought process. I recommend him highly.

Kate W. (Client)

My husband and I hired David D Harlan Architects to design a porch that would serve as an outdoor room for our family — he is a visionary!! Professional and personable, David saw the design and construction through and made sure every detail beautifully dovetailed with our house, a saltbox on the Connecticut coastline. We would highly highly recommend David, especially for projects that require an innovative, creative solution.

A Defne Veral Interiors LLC

I have worked with David Harlan Architects on several architectural and interiors projects over the years. Many of these projects won several prestigious design awards. He is a very talented, practical and worldly architect who pays a lot of attention to many details that make a project succeed not only at the time of completion but over many years. I would highly recommend him to individual clients, as well as to other professionals and contractors alike.

Deborah Nelson (Client)

David renovated our 1970 craftsman home. He transformed a mediocre 4100 square ft. house into an updated, open and special showplace. No one ever walked into our house without complementing the special touches and beautiful finishes he implemented. He took the house down to the studs and worked his magic not only with room configurations but with lighting, woodwork, and metal work. David worked within our budget by utilizing product consistently throughout the house. We then used his talents on the exterior landscaping which exceeded our expectations. We recently relocated and sold our house in 1 day. I credit David’s renovation and landscaping. We have continued to hire him through the years and for updates to our new home as well (2000 – 2018).

Bob Kolton (Colleague)

Sometimes, we have the pleasure to work with a complete professional; someone who is talented, organized, personable, and accessible. David Harlan is that rare professional. We completed a large and challenging project in Greenwich, CT on-schedule, on-budget, and with an enthusiastic and satisfied client. It required sensitive design and siting, technical intricacies, and precise details. Having worked with numerous architects throughout the northeast, many of whom are well regarded and successful, I highly recommend David for his design and construction administration, which is second-to-none. Not only are his projects exceptional, but he is a pleasure to work with and know.

Minima (Colleague)

Working with David Harlan was an amazing experience. David is a very talented architect who has very creative ideas for interior spaces and furnishings as well. He is dedicated not only meeting his client’s needs, visions but also completing a project he is so proud to display. This project has been published with Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, March 2017. Thank You David! We look forward to collaborating with you again.

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