Judy Coutts, AIA, Architect :: Altoona, PA

Original. Inspired. Unique.


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FIRM

Judy Coutts, AIA, Architect, has over 30 years of experience on a wide variety of projects. Since 1996, Ms. Coutts has assisted clients in Central Pennsylvania with residential design, commercial architecture, institutional design, and historic preservation projects.

  • First woman-owned architectural design firm in Blair County
  • Certified Woman Business Enterprise by Pennsylvania's Department of General Services
  • Recipient of the Blair County Historical Society's Excellence in Historic Preservation Award, 2001
  • Developed and co-curated the seven-week exhibition and lecture series,
    Places of Distinction: Altoona's Historic Neighborhoods, during Altoona's Sesquicentennial celebration in 1999, resulting in the extension of Altoona's existing downtown historic district and the creation of three more

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

  • We work collaboratively with our clients, understanding that this is your project, not ours
  • You are the decision maker; our job is to support your goals and help move your project forward
  • We guide you through the design and construction process, helping you make informed decisions in a methodical fashion, examining issues from the most general to the most detailed, making the process flow smoothly
  • We ask you for input before we design and for feedback afterwards
  • You are involved throughout the design process to the extent that you want to be
  • We are comfortable working in any architectural style, selecting the one appropriate to your project.
  • We routinely incorporate "green" materials and strategies into our solutions