Always By Design


1315 Walnut St Suite 320
Suite 320
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Contemporary single-family residential design is the sole focus of Always by Design (AxD). Based in Philadelphia, AxD serves clients from Maine to the mid-Atlantic, the Main Line to the Hamptons. Projects range from creating urban townhouses and rural estates for growing families, to aging-in-place homes for retirees, and shore houses to accommodate extended family vacations.

After 20 years of practice, architect Ed Barnhart formed Always by Design in 2005 with the goal of creating a strongly collaborative and respectful process between owners and builders to achieve shared goals of architectural excellence. To achieve this, Ed serves as the single point of contact for both owner and builder, for each project, from start to finish. This holistic project involvement assures continuity and completeness both in process and the final built product.

The goal of every project is to develop new and lasting relationships; inspiring clients, colleagues and contractors along the way to work together to create something truly greater than the sum of its parts.