Kind Words From Our Residential Clients


We just wanted to let you know (again, maybe!) that we love the new house.  We’ve felt so comfortable in the spaces from the first days.  They really reflect the way we live.  The windows bathe the rooms with light and surround them with spacious views. You had said you would design a house with as much character as our post and beam house, and you were right.   It all feels comfortable, easy, and convenient.



We had a perfect patio house day on Sunday this weekend, and were commenting out loud just how lovely the house is to live in now. All the doors were open, the two little kids were moving freely between the courtyards and the inside….it was wonderful.



Have I told you lately how much I love my house? I love my house – Thank you!

C&H worked extremely well with our contractor to make sure we got incredibly well built and extremely energy efficient homes. Our home was given the highest energy star rating (5 stars plus). I was extremely impressed with their commitment to the job and ability to work with the contractor to solve problems on the spot in a way that always improved the final product.


Choosing an architect is a deeply personal as well as professional process that requires good chemistry, mutual respect, and shared values. We found that rare blend with Coldham and Hartman, and could not be more pleased with the results.





Kind Words From Our Institutional Clients

We [at Smith College] worked closely with C&H for almost three years through programming, design, construction, and LBC [Living Building Challenge] auditing. As a result of their dedication, expertise in sustainable architecture, passion, and perseverance we ended up with a building that entirely suits our needs that was also the 5th fully certified Living Building in the world. We could not be more pleased by the process and the outcome.



C&H has been providing architectural and planning services on a diverse variety of projects for Amherst College for a number of years. In my role at the College I have worked closely with the firm on many of these projects and have found them to be one of our very best consultants. They are responsive and adept at finding creative, flexible and appropriate solutions for specific challenges.



C&H were phenomenal as they rolled up their sleeves and jumped in the deep end with both feet! … They excelled in their communication skills with the building committee and exhibited amazing flexibility with the design process, as the program changed three times during the design phase. C&H rolled with the punches and still hit their deliverable dates allowing construction to commence as scheduled.



On the administration end, C&H was by far the most efficient architect which I have ever worked with in processing the mountains of paper work which develop throughout the course of a job. The diligent and extremely accurate management of submittals, requests for information, change orders and requisitions greatly facilitated both the timely delivery of a great project for the owner and a profitable job for the contractor.