Cogitate Design is a full service architectural firm. Principal Architect, Keith Palma, approaches each project by striving to define the inherent design issues- independent of the latest trends- and providing solutions that are respected by our clients and known for design quality. His process involves considerable client interaction and involvement in an effort to craft buildings to their needs and wishes. His work is not rooted in a particular style; it is about absorbing a client’s philosophy and responding appropriately.
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Kitchen Design, Space Planning
Cary, Clayton, Forest Hills, North Hills, Raleigh, Rolesville
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4 Reviews for CogitateDesign, PLLC
I have been working with Cogitate for several months and have been very pleased with Keith's support. Our goal on this project is to update a 1980 home to help smooth the exterior lines and optimize the living spaces. With only a few guiding principles, Keith was able to make sense of my wife's and my thoughts and deliver two thoughtful schematic options. I can't wait for the construction to begin; I know that Keith will be there with us the whole way through.
We hired CogitateDesign to help design our 100+ year old farmhouse renovation in Maryland. The newer poor additions needed to be removed, with modernization of the entire structure. The was a full gut rehab. Keith was able to walk us through the design process from start to finish. His questions helped us find a house design we wanted to live in that would match our lifestyle. We had multiple versions of the layout and Keith's patience and expertise was helpful every step of the way. In the end he was able to guide and assist in our creation of the vision we had for a new old house. His design savvy and willingness to work with us to achieve what we were truly after was an excellent addition to our team. His design advise was concise and comes from vast experience doing what he does. Most importantly he worked with us to get to the final design instead of designing it and selling us on what would be his design. This teaming approach is required in a renovation of this magnitude. What one sees in a magazine might not match the realities of living in a space every day. Keith kept the livability of the space paramount during the entire process.
We hired Keith to help us with an old family farmhouse. From the beginning, he gave us lots of alternatives, several of which we're not in his best interest, but certainly were in ours. He designed a beautiful house that we were not quite ready to build. But when were are ready, we won't hesitate to re-engage Cogitate. Keith has a great mix of talent and ethics. We wish we could find more service providers like him.
Allen E Neyman Associates Architecture
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Principal Keith Palma worked with me in my Architectural firm for quite a few good years. Was excellent to work with generally and specifically showed competence, creativity and efficiency in work he did.