Terri J. Cummings, AIA earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture degree from the highly regarded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She holds two professional licenses: the New Jersey Architecture License and the New Jersey Professional Planner License. She maintains national NCARB certification, allowing her to practice throughout the country. Terri is a proud member of the American Institute of Architects. Having opened her practice in 1990, she is celebrating 30 years in business, .
Terri’s designs have been recognized both locally and nationally for their innovation and excellence. Two of her dramatic remodels have been showcased on HGTV. Twice, her beach houses were featured on the covers of From House to Home magazine. An exciting contemporary house was highlighted in Design NJ magazine. Her design of a custom stainless steel dog feeding center was included in Fine Homebuilding’s annual Kitchen and Bath issue, in the “Great Ideas” column. Terri’s design of a home “spa” including a luxurious whirlpool, set in a pebble stone floor, with views of an interior ocean blue waterfall and fireplace, won Grand Prize in a national design competition.
Terri is an active member of the American Institute of Architects. She has served many years, including holding the positions of Director of Atlantic County, President of the South Jersey Chapter, and as a Trustee on the AIA/NJ Executive Board. She served as Chair for the 1997 AIA/South Jersey Scholarship Design Competition, where she helped raise thousands of dollars in scholarship.
“We gave you an almost empty canvas and you certainly created a masterpiece that we are proud of. The final design was beyond our expectations.”
Henry and Deb Levit
“Everything was done exactly when Terri said it would be done. She was always available to answer questions and to resolve any issues we encountered during construction. It was a pleasure having Teri as our architect and we would recommend her work to any new client.”
Hal and Marilyn Rosenstein
Building our new home was easy when we had Terri Cummings to work with as our architect. Her design was not only creative but her utilization of space was incredible. She listened well and implemented our requests. The end result is fantastic. Our home is our castle! Thanks, Terri, for all your hard work. Billie and Marc Stein
“Terri’s attention to detail, her willingness to hear out new ideas, and her offer to expand our horizons with added design features, was, in no small terms, exceptional.”
Terri had the vision for the design and renovation of our home in Margate, New Jersey. Her expertise in utilizing every square inch of interior space was amazing. The square footage of our home did not change, yet the interior living space is more functional, open and one that supports our lifestyle down the shore. Terri’s attention to detail on both the interior and exterior of our home demonstrates her creativity and expertise as an architect. She considered our ideas and suggestions in her design, working together to achieve a house we can call home. Terri was a delight to work with and we would proudly recommend her to create the home of your dreams.”John and Paula Mervin
We want to thank you for the phenomenal job you did in designing our new home….you were tireless in assisting us with the extended process of appearing multiple times in front of the zoning board and historical society. As your design became a reality we were often struck by how the details of your design, both big and small, contributed to how warm and open the house turned out to be. We are happy to recommend your services to anyone.”
George and Ellie Leupold
“From my first glimpse of Terri’s plans, I knew I had made a great choice. From the beginning she knew what I wanted and needed in a home. Thanks to Terri, the process was pleasant and the result was spectacular.” Mary Lou Stephano
“We absolutely love the home that Terri designed for us, and so do our neighbors! We are complimented constantly on the design, both inside and out. Terri is professional. knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with.” Nadine & Lew Cohen
“Terri is everything you would want an architect to be. She is creative, thinks outside the box, listens to your wants and needs, and makes designing your home a pleasure . We would highly recommend her talents to anyone.”
Peter and Barbara Galowitz.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for designing our beautiful home! We are absolutely thrilled! It was obvious from our first meeting that you listen to your clients….the fact that we loved your first design and made no significant changes proves that you took our needs and requests to heart.”
Kathy and Stan Leshner