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Architectural Design


Throughout the phases of our design process, from conceptual idea to built reality, CHK Architects remains focused on a solitary goal of meeting our clients’ visions and delivering solutions that are not only successful but inspirational and worthy of the title known as Architecture. 

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Full Design Services


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  • Space Programming

  • Strategic Master Planning

  • Blocking and Stacking Analysis

  • Furniture and Equipment

  • Inventory + Evaluation

  • Furniture Selection and Specification

  • Project Phasing Development

  • Workspace Standards Development


  • Site Analysis and Master Planning

  • Building Assessment + Feasibility Studies

  • Capital Needs Analysis and Planning

  • Code and Accessibility Compliance

  • Security and Access Control Design

  • Data + Network + Technology Integration

  • Sustainable Design

  • Construction Documentation + Specifications

  • Construction Administration    

  • Rebranding Rollout Service               


  • Master Planning

  • Building Conditions Survey + Documentation

  • BOMA Calculations and Maintenance

  • Code and Accessibility Survey

  • Blocking and Stacking Analysis

  • Access Control and Egress Analysis

  • Common Area Upgrades

  • Building Standards Development

Photo Realistic-Rendering 

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Our technology platforms include the latest Revit software to transform design ideas into photo-realistic renderings. This process of using architectural visualization strengthens our collaborative approach with our clients, giving them the ability to view and better understand their future space during the design process.

Connecticut Architects

About Us 

CHK Architects was founded by Eamon Clohessy A.I.A. and James Harris A.I.A. in 1987. Initially concentrating on the design of new commercial office buildings, they soon expanded their architectural firm to include Interior Design and Facilities Planning & Design. In 1989, Richard Kaiser, A.I.A joined the firm and significantly grew the Interior segment of this architectural practice serving the corporate community in greater Hartford.


Further expansion in the 1990's brought about Architectural and Interior services that would include its present project focus areas of Workspaces, Dining, Technology, Wellness, Retail, Industrial and Ecclesiastic. Joining James Harris and Richard Kaiser on the senior leadership team and further supporting the firm’s philosophy of a team approach to the challenges of architecture, planning and design, Rodolfo Garcia, Steven Hine and Hugh Schweitzer were promoted to Partner in 2018.


CHK Architects has been recognized among architecture firms in Connecticut with several awards for it's creative solutions and responsibility to the needs of the environment. Although based as a Connecticut architecture firm, CHK's project experience extends beyond New England with projects in several states for large national and international corporations that are headquartered in Hartford county.


Working on an extensive range of building types from residential architecture in Hartford to commercial, security, government and university work has positioned CHK Architects to easily adapt to the unique requirements of each client. Although one of the older Connecticut Architecture firms, our philosophy remains focused on achieving a balance between satisfying the changing functional needs of each client, and creating aesthetic environments that elevate the human spirit and stimulate the accomplishments of their users.


At CHK Architects, we build long-lasting relationships by working collaboratively with our clients to create design solutions that optimize functionality, support their long-term business objectives and ultimately result in competitive Construction Document bid packages.  Our firm is licensed to practice in over twenty states to better serve our clients. In addition to memberships in the American Institute of Architects and AIA Connecticut, a number of our skilled and dedicated professionals have earned LEED accreditation and are licensed Building Officials in the State of Connecticut.     

Success Story

Over the course of many years CHK has been our (my) go to architect and partner for numerous UTC projects. I know that when I call them, they will jump right on things, give me the best team and take the worry out of my hands. They are experts in design, architecture, codes, their drawings are outstanding and their attention to detail flawless. It has been my pleasure to have worked with them so often that they are now old friends.

Cynthia Sanstrom



Sanstrom Design & Project Mgmt LLC


Top Honor

" Blue Ribbon "

Top Honor

" Blue Ribbon "

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