History and Values
Olsen Design Group Architects, Inc. was founded in 1993 on
the concept of providing the highest level of service to
each and every client; this is still our number one priority
today. Our firm was established as a corporation in
Pennsylvania for the practice of architecture, interior
design and planning and is licensed to practice in ten
states. Lee C. Olsen, AIA is the principal owner of the
firm; Larry W. Smith and Scott W. Weber are associate owners
of the firm.
“Creatively design quality built
environments that are socially responsible, ecologically
sustainable and improve the human condition”
We do not impose preconceived design solutions onto our
clients. Our design team will work closely with your staff
to carefully define your project goals and pursue possible
solutions that are mindful of your philosophy.
Teamwork is an
essential part of successful execution and completion of a
project. We believe that the client must be a participant
and not a bystander in the design process. We encourage the
client to join us with a roll of sketch paper and pencil in
hand to explore all of the relevant project issues.
Collectively, we pride ourselves on our high level of
commitment to each project. We attend to every task and
detail carefully, listening and responding to the concerns
of all team members quickly. Our designs are functional,
imaginative and make the best use of available technology
without sacrificing cost effectiveness. As a testimonial, we
have a high percentage of repeat and referral work from our
We cannot overemphasize the importance of
an enthusiastic staff. Facts and figures establish a
program; enthusiasm generates the design and talent
transforms those numbers into a reality. Our design
consulting team will meet your challenges effectively,
accurately, creatively, and enthusiastically. Together we
can create a finished product of outstanding quality.
Architecture is a reflection of time and place. Our design
team strives to design buildings that are individually
exciting yet appropriately scaled, proportioned and
respectful of their surroundings. Using this philosophy,
Olsen Design Group Architects, coupled with their clients,
are able to create designs with an enduring quality.
Olsen Design Group Architects’ design philosophy is based on
the belief that successful architecture can only result from
a close interaction between the client and the architect.
Each commission brings with it new opportunities and
challenges, and therefore demands a fresh approach that
addresses the correct balance of functional, technical,
economic and aesthetic factors to best suite the client’s
needs. Using this philosophy, Olsen Design Group Architects
is able to create designs with an enduring quality that
reflect the client’s ideas and goals, for both the present
and the future.
We believe that the quality of service is not an issue that
can be taken lightly, and it requires an unconditional
commitment. Providing this level of service involves an
overall attitude toward service, from issues such as
returning telephone calls in a timely manner to actively
representing a client’s interests on the construction site.
Olsen Design Group Architects is a firm of qualified and
experienced professionals who are committed to excellence
and who understand the importance of each individual client.
Our office location allows us to comfortably serve the
geographical area of southeastern Pennsylvania and the
northeastern United States. It also gives us the ability to
be available for an impromptu meeting or site visit to
resolve a situation as quickly as possible in order to best
serve our clients.
We alone, as architects, cannot solve the challenges of our
projects. We need the valued input of our consultants and
our clients too! We always insist that clients provide team
members to participate in the process… to roll up their
sleeves, grab a marker and a roll of tracing paper and
become an integral part of the decision making process.