WHO WE ARE
We are a family-owned organization of dedicated professionals with experience in the residential house plan industry since 1983. As your trusted partner, we work closely with homeowners and builders to provide support in design decisions and facilitate the construction process. Our goal is to provide our clients with thoughtfully designed homes that reflect their architectural taste and lifestyle.
WHAT WE DO
Everything we do is about you. From the designers who create inspiring new floor plans to our dedicated customer service team—we prioritize what you need in a new home. Each of the plans is designed using the highest quality standards and are offered in an abundance of square footage ranges and architectural styles.
Award-winning designer David Marc Loftus earned a reputation for excellence among a growing group of discerning clientele who admired David's ability to capture the essence of classical architecture using modern building materials and methods. Luxury home builders and clients seeking the ideal combination of classicism and convenience used Archival Designs to create some of America's most impressive estate homes.
David Loftus insisted that good taste was not exclusive to only large and opulent homes. He would often remind builders and clients, "Classical styling makes some of our 2,000 to 3,000 square foot homes more elegant and livable than many larger houses. The key to true classical style is in achieving proportional harmony."
"If you've ever seen Leonardo da Vinci's famous study of human proportions you understand the essence of classicism", David would go on to say. If a room is rectangular, its length should be one and one half its width. The height should be equal to the width. This proportion reflects the symmetry da Vinci illustrated and when it's carried over correctly it provides a sense of well-being and serenity." David Loftus quickly garnered a reputation in the home design industry as the designer with the best innate sense for classical architecture's proportional harmonies, with their resultant feeling of elegance, well-being, and serenity evident immediately upon crossing the threshold of an Archival Designs' home.
Although David passed away years ago, he left behind not only a wealth of home plans but also the trained designers he gathered around him. In the tradition of talented young people being apprenticed to a recognized Master, David Loftus identified and nurtured many exceptional designers to carry on his work. This group of specially trained designers can help make your dream home a reality. David Loftus' legacy is also carried on by his wife, JoAnne Loftus, who co-founded the business with David in 1983 and is now the President of Archival Designs. JoAnne brought her own building experience to the Archival Design team, as well as contributing the all-important female perspective on home design. The Loftus and Archival Designs' names have become synonymous with pure, classic homes of warmth, charm, and grace.
Proud member of the following organizations:
- The American Institute of Building Design(AIBD)
- The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association(GAHBA)
- The Home Builders Association of Georgia(HBAG)
- The National Association of Home Builders
- The National Council of Building Designer Certification(NCBDC)
- Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
- NAHB Women's Council
Our homeowner and builder reviews show our commitment and enthusiasm for house plan designs. Over the years Archival Designs has received industry awards and recognitions, including:
- National Acceptance – Archival Designs homes built in 50 states
- Builder of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
- Best plan over 3,000 square feet by Home Planners, Inc.
- Silver Award for homes from 3,500 to 4,000 square feet bestowed by the Atlanta Homebuilders Association.
- National Award for Best New Designer by Garlinghouse