Wadia Associates

Since the establishment of Wadia Associates more than 30 years ago, Dinyar Wadia and his dedicated team of designers have earned a reputation for designing and building high-end homes, gardens, and interiors. Over the years, they have helped sculpt the local environment to become an important regional proponent of Classicism. Their skillful design sensibilities have provided a seamless fit of their traditionally-styled homes into the eclectic fabric of Fairfield County.

Although avowed New Classicists, Wadia Associates have a pluralistic approach to traditional design that is not rooted in a slavish imitation of the past. More appropriately, it is based upon reinterpreting the past and updating it for the present. And while all of their designs feature the classic proportions and exquisite details of houses from a bygone age, the firm is still able to incorporate all the amenities and needs of a modern American family. As Dinyar is fond of saying, “It is traditional architecture for the modern world.”

Designing a home is a process of discovery and begins with a period of gathering information, most importantly about the client, but also about the site chosen to build on. Some clients may already know what they want their house to look like. Others may have a general sense based upon places they have visited or photographs they have seen. The most important thing is for a client to imagine the way in which the style of their house will complement their lifestyle — to think of the statement that they wish to make to the world. As designers we interpret our clients’ style, along with their program, and tailor it into a finished traditional architectural theme.

This personal understanding of, and bonding with, our clients results in each home being perfectly tailored to express their individual needs and aspirations. It also helps explain why Wadia Associates has successfully achieved a wide-ranging, eclectic, and diversified portfolio of traditional built work. As each individual client differs in their personal tastes, needs,and aspirations, it therefore follows that no two homes should be alike.

Although primarily known for their residential designs, Wadia Associates has also designed a number of commercial and office spaces throughout Fairfield County.

The project shown here is Wadia’s own office in New Canaan. One of the key design considerations for this new office, given the nature of Wadia’s work, was that it had to have a warm residential interior. Yet, Wadia also recognized the need for a modern commercial workspace. The result is an imaginative marriage of function and form. The library is designed to be the heart of the office around which the reception area, conference room, design studio, and stair hall are situated. Naturally illuminated by a sky-lit atrium through an open vaulted ceiling, the library exudes a wonderful sense of warmth, which is enhanced by book-lined shelves, inviting wood paneling, and a cozy sitting area.

Another of our commercial projects is for the Greenwich headquarters of an Investment Bank, and was designed and built in collaboration with architect Harvey Webber. The client — whom Wadia has also designed a house for — was so enamored with Wadia’s offices in New Canaan, he asked that his own offices be designed using a similar palette of materials and details. We are also currently working on the interior design of a private medical clinic in Manhattan.

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Although primarily known for their residential designs, Wadia Associates has also designed a number of commercial and office spaces throughout Fairfield County.

The project shown here is Wadia’s own office in New Canaan. One of the key design considerations for this new office, given the nature of Wadia’s work, was that it had to have a warm residential interior. Yet, Wadia also recognized the need for a modern commercial workspace. The result is an imaginative marriage of function and form. The library is designed to be the heart of the office around which the reception area, conference room, design studio, and stair hall are situated. Naturally illuminated by a sky-lit atrium through an open vaulted ceiling, the library exudes a wonderful sense of warmth, which is enhanced by book-lined shelves, inviting wood paneling, and a cozy sitting area.

Another of our commercial projects is for the Greenwich headquarters of an Investment Bank, and was designed and built in collaboration with architect Harvey Webber. The client — whom Wadia has also designed a house for — was so enamored with Wadia’s offices in New Canaan, he asked that his own offices be designed using a similar palette of materials and details. We are also currently working on the interior design of a private medical clinic in Manhattan.

East Coast Home + Design, March 2014

Greenwich Magazine, May 2013

East Coast Home + Design, November/December 2013

East Coast Home + Design, September/October 2013

DOM & Interiors (Russia), May 2013

The Art of Classical Details

Serendipity, April 2013

East Coast Home + Design, June 2012

Quest, June 2012

Luxe Interiors + Design, Spring 2012

New England Home Connecticut, Spring 2012

At Home, Winter 2012

East Coast Home + Design, November/December 2011

New England Home Connecticut, Fall 2011

Bedford/Ridgefield, May/June 2011

Serendipity, April/May 2011

QUEST, April 2011

East Coast Home + Design, March/April 2011

Serendipity, March 2011

QUEST, December 2010

East Coast Home + Design, Fall/Winter 2010

Connecticut, Spring/Summer 2010

Fairfield County Home, May 2009

House Beautiful, January 2009

Suburban Classic, Winter 2008

Country Club Quarterly, Fall 2008

Period Homes, July 2008

Suburban Classic, Spring 2008

Fairfield County Home, April 2008

At Home, March/April 2008

The Modern Estate, Winter 2008

The New 100 Houses x 100 Architects, November 2007

New York Living, October 2007

Fairfield County Home, July/August 2007

Period Homes, March 2007

This latest volume in the New Classicists series offers an enticing glimpse of the exquisite work of Dinyar Wadia. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Paul Gunther, President of The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America.

“The work was well-planned, well-executed and done to my complete satisfaction... Wadia Associates provides high quality and professional services.”

“Every time I drive up to the house, I admire the exterior façade and once inside, marvel at the beautiful interior and built-in conveniences which make our house so special.”

“Every time I drive up to the house, I admire the exterior façade and once inside, marvel at the beautiful interior and built-in conveniences which make our house so special.”

“Your insights and ability to personally guide us from beginning to end through out first renovation project were invaluable. You not only prevented us from making bad decisions that we would have regretted down the road, but you helped keep our project on time and ultimately helped save money by reducing change orders and delays.”

“Your total commitment — with suggestions, imagination and relentless attention to detail and follow-up — brought our designs and ideas to reality.”

“…It is reassuring to know that Dinyar’s interest in our home did not end when we moved in. He continues to call and visit us to make sure we are comfortable in our wonderful home…”

“We appreciate the quality that surrounds us and the compliments we continue to receive on the design and detailing.”

“…We could not be happier about the final product which would not have been even remotely possible without your advice, counsel and wisdom.”

“Dinyar helped us realize the importance of the relationship of landscape to architecture and how exponentially the landscape enhances a wonderful home.”

“Thank you so much for featuring our home in New Classicists: Wadia Associates. Simply put, we love our house. We have only one complaint — we love being home so much that we’re taking less frequent vacations.”

“… we could not be happier with our house. We are really enjoying the building process.”

“Words like ‘masterpiece’ flow off the tongues of our visitors, some have even ventured to claim that it is the nicest house they have ever seen.”

“It is a rare pleasure to work with someone who is truly so cooperative and understanding of our needs … cost-conscious and easy to work with.”

“The happy ending is our continued satisfaction with our home … it has exceeded our expectations.”

“Dinyar Wadia was there every step of the way listening closely to our ideas and dreams and making them take form.”

“…Most importantly, I found dinyar to be creative and very enjoyable to work with…”

“…Your beautiful designs have added tremendous value to the overall development — Not to mention creating enduring architecture classics that will be admired for years to come…”

“…Dinyar successfully blended our requirements, producing an elegantly warm, charming, casual, and sun-filled home, which nestles comfortably on our quiet wooded property. The design of the house meets our expectations completely…”

“On behalf of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America of which Dinyar Wadia is a generous member and leading inspiration, I commend his example and thank him for it.”

“Building a home had been a longtime aspiration. Dinyar and the team at Wadia Associates were truly committed to designing a great home for our family, one which has exceeded our expectations.”

“Dinyar’s vision, encyclopedic knowledge of architecture, unyielding ethics, quest for perfection, and insistence on client satisfaction reminded us every day that we made the right decision to work with his firm.”

2013 - National Gold List, Luxe Interiors + Design

2012 - National Gold List, Luxe Interiors + Design

2011 - Best Architect in Fairfield & Westchester, Serendipity

2011 - 50 Design Names You Need to Know in Metro New York

2011 Winner - A-List Award - Pool house Design

2011 Winner - A-List Award - Landscapes

2010 - 50 Design Names You Need to Know in Metro New York

2009 - 50 Design Names You Need to Know in Metro New York

2008 Winner - Palladio Award - Exterior Spaces: Gardens & Landscapes

2008 - 50 Design Names You Need to Know in Metro New York

2007 Elected member of INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners

March 2014

We are proud to be featured in a 7 page editorial in East Coast Home + Design titled “Architect Dinyar Wadia Offers Quality in all Styles and Sizes.”

November 2013

We are happy to announce that our Facebook page now has over 300 followers. Thanks for all of the enthusiasm and support. Continue to follow us on facebook.

November 2013

A 2 page interview with Dinyar Wadia is included in the Winter issue of East Coast Home + Design.

November 2013

Dinyar Wadia was proud to participate in Serendipity’s first Architecture and Design Series Event. Held at the Greenwich Arts Council, his round table discussion was moderated by Serendipity’s executive editor Danielle Manion, and also included Kelly Wright of Wright Brothers Builders and Interior Designer Stephanie Horton.

November 2013

Wadia Associates was proud to be one of the feature designers at this year’s Rooms With A View Show House, held at Southport Congregational Church. Founded by the late Albert Hadley, this year’s event was hosted by interior designer Thom Filicia. For images of our “Room” please visit our Recently Completed Portfolio.

September 2013

Dinyar Wadia was the Special Guest Speaker at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Interior Designers Connecticut Chapter.

September 2013

Wadia Associates is proud to announce that its recently completed “Elizabethan Manor House” is featured in a 12 page editorial in East Coast Home + Design. Included in the same issue, Dinyar Wadia shares his favorite color for 2013 along with seventeen over local interior designers.

May 2013

Dinyar Wadia’s special love for landscape and garden design is featured in a 5 page editorial in Greenwich Magazine titled “How His Garden Grows.”

May 2013

We are proud to be featured in the Russian Design magazine DOM & Interiors, which features a four-page article on our ongoing collaboration with Sherle Wagner — who have recently opened a new bathroom fixtures and fittings showroom in Moscow. Included in the article are a number of our custom designed vanities.

April 2013

A four-page article on our recently-completed “Elizabethan Manor House” is featured in the annual home and garden issue of Serendipity.

April 2013

We are proud to have our work included in The Art of Classical Details, and are especially thrilled to have one of our projects, “American Country House”, featured on the front cover.

January 2013

We are proud to announce that luxe. interiors + design magazine has again named Wadia Associates to its National Gold List.

The Kitchen and Master Bathroom from one of our recently designed homes are featured in Winter 2013 issue of New England Home Connecticut.

December 2012

An article on our custom designed furniture and bespoke fireplaces is included in the December issue of East Coast Home + Design.

Bespoke furniture designs by Wadia Associates are featured in the Quest Holiday Gift Guide.

November 2012

Wadia Associates welcomes Christine Johnston to our staff as Dinyar's executive assistant.

Two of our custom designed kitchens are featured in the new publication Kitchen Magic: Secrets to Successful Kitchens

October 2012

Wadia Associates is proud to continue our support of the Breast Cancer Alliance, by sponsoring the 2012 Luncheon & Fashion Show held at the Hyatt Regency, Greenwich.

September/October 2012

Diyar Wadia is featured on the front cover of East Coast Home + Design, along with other leading local decorators and interior designers. Inside the September/October annual Interior Design issue, is a 2-page article on one of our recent decorating projects.

September 2012

Wadia Associates has been commissioned to design a master plan for a private residential development in Dalian, China. The construction of 6 luxury villas is scheduled to start in Spring 2013.

July 2012

We are pleased to announce that Wadia Associates has been named to Luxe Interior + Design Magazine’s National Gold List.

June 2012

A six page article on two of our Greenwich homes is featured in the annual Greenwich issue of Quest. Featured are our “Queen Anne Splendor” and “Georgian Country Estate” projects.

May 2012,

Our most recently completed project “Jacobean Country House” is featured on the front cover, and in a 10 page editorial titled “English Accent” in the Spring 2012 issue of Luxe Interiors + Design.

May 2012

A recently completed project will be featured in a 6 page article, entitled “Chance of a Lifetime” in the Spring issue of New England Home, Connecticut.

February 2012

We are pleased to announce that Wadia Associates has been recognized by Serendipty as The Best Architect in Fairfield & Westchester.

December 2011

A profile of Dinyar Wadia is featured in the November/December issue of East Coast Home + Design. Dinyar is photographed in front of one of our recently completed projects.

November 2011

Saranda Berisa, our Director of Interior Design and Decoration, contributes to New England Home Connecticut’s Sketch Pad – Design Ideas in the making.

September, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Wadia Associates is the recipient of two prestigious A-List Awards. Presented by At Home magazine, the A-Lists recognize design excellence in Fairfield County. Hosted by the Westport County Playhouse, awards were handed out in thirteen categories. This year judges included renown designers Jonathan Adler, Eric Cohler, Celerie Kemble, and Bunny Williams.

May/June, 2011

A seven-page article on our “Country House & Gardens” is featured in the May/June issue of both Bedford magazine and Ridgefield magazine.

April/May, 2011

A two-page article on our “American Colonial” project is highlighted in the April/May issue of Serendipity magazine.

April, 2011

A two-page article on our “Picturesque Queen Anne Manor” is featured in the April 2011 Art & Design issue of QUEST. Our current brochure is also attached for those Manhattan subscribers to the magazine.

Spring 2011

Saranda Berisa, our Director of Interior Design & Decoration, gives her vision of a garden paradise in the Spring 2011 issue of New England Home: Connecticut.

March, 2011

Our project “Waterfront Elegance” is featured on the front cover, as well as in a 14-page editorial titled “A Family and the Sea”, of the March/April 2011 issue of East Coast Home + Design magazine.

February, 2011

One of our most recent projects “Apartment on Central Park West” is featured on the front cover of the March 2011 issue of Serendipity magazine, along with a two-page editorial on our firm inside.

Our travelogue will be coming soon.

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We look forward to hearing from you.


DINYAR WADIA
Wadia Associates
134 Main Street ~ New Canaan CT 06840
(212) 920 5616 ~ (203) 966-0048
info@wadiaassociates.com


Wadia Associates is always looking for talented architectural staff, at all levels, who share a passion for great design within a creative and dynamic environment.
Those interested should contact info@wadiaassociates.com for further details.

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