Custom Home Design


Our experienced staff has worked with thousands of clients and thousands of designs and we would like to work with you to design the "Home of your Dreams". We understand the individual needs of a client and will patiently work with you to organize your thoughts and compile them into a design to meet your needs.

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It took us considerable time to select the right Architects to build our dream home at the beach. There are many options for architects in our area however Bishop and Smith was the right choice for us. The team at Bishop and Smith is easy to work with and truly listened to our ideas throughout the development process. Their designs are well thought out and innovative. The attention to detail and significant experience building beach homes resulted in the perfect family retreat in Avalon. It was a pleasure working with the entire Bishop and Smith team.

Joe & Joanne Buckley
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Custom Home Design

Quality, Design & Economy

Bishop and Smith Architects plans are created with the highest quality keeping in mind design and economy. Each plan is designed on a CAD System and goes through our comprehensive check process to ensure Completeness and accuracy. Our plans are designed to meet the current International Residential Code (One and Two Family Dwellings). However, if your local code is other than this, we will adjust our plans as required. We are currently licensed in the following states: New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Builder & Homeowner Friendly

All of our plans are done in a way that makes them Builder and Homeowner friendly. They are drawn to minimum ¼” scale for ease of readability. Each plan includes a foundation plan with the appropriate foundation wall and footing sizes; All appropriate floor plans detailed with the framing members, headers and beams; Door and window sizes; Cabinet and plumbing fixture layouts; Sections and details; All appropriate elevations; General note sheet; and Typical Common detail sheet. Also, some plans offer floor plan and exterior options. Our plans also include an electrical layout with light, switch and receptacle locations as per code and plumbing sanitary and water schematics. HVAC layouts are not included and should be provided by your licensed HVAC contractor. Please note that we can provide HVAC layouts but there will be an additional charge. Landscape designs are also not included with our plans.

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Square Footage Calculations

The square footage calculations are all measured from the outside face of the exterior frame walls. The square footage does not include basements, attics, porches, or open areas. Two-story or vaulted ceilings may be calculated separately however, some of these may be noted separately.

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