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Michael LoBuglio
Michael LoBuglio
Michael LoBuglio Architects, located in Newtown, CT, is an energetic and dynamic architectural firm that balances modern design principles with traditional and classical designs. The firm has completed a wide range of projects from waterfront estates and major additions, to modest renovations. The projects have included kitchen and bath remodels, porches and porticos, custom interior built-ins, and a variety of outbuildings, including pool and guest houses, barns and garages. The principle of the firm, Michael LoBuglio, has been a licensed architect in Connecticut since 1990, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He graduated from the Virginia Tech. School of Architecture in 1986. His early experience spanned many facets of the residential architecture field, including working for an engineering and surveying company, a design/build firm, and a few architectural firms. With the experience gained from his early career, he founded Michael LoBuglio Architects in 1999. His ability to listen to his clients' needs, collaborate with them on the designs, and ultimately transform their ideas into reality, has resulted in more than 90% of his projects coming from former clients and their referrals. Several of Michael's designs have garnered HOBI awards from the Home Builders Assoc. of CT, and his work has appeared in Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan, and Darien Magazines, Beautiful Bath Magazine, New York Daily News "Home of the Week", Modern Estate Magazine, and Who What Where - The Magazine.

TESTIMONIALS

We've worked with Michael on two projects. He is responsive, professional, timely, and creative. He takes the time to listen to what we need and what we want and he offers suggestions on ways to improve our projects. He is client-focused. On top of that, Michael is easy to work with, friendly, and down to earth. We would not hesitate to engage him on future projects.Read More

I found Mike through a contractor doing a home remodel in Greenwich, CT. Looked at a couple of other homes he had designed and hired him to draw plans for a small cape cottage we had purchased as a weekend country home. His design ideas were flawless and we loved the house so much, we moved to our new home full time. He is an extremely talented architect who can think outside of the box and interprets your thoughts and turns them into reality…. Have recommended him to clients as well.Read More

Starting using Michael and his design skills in 1996 and now, 2022, again employing him. He is a talented architect with a warm personal touch. He seems more like a close friend or family member when he is employed to design new construction or renovation. He has numerous contacts in the industry to share with his clients. So, it is easy to give him the 5* rating. Ron and VickiRead More

I would have reviewed this architect sooner, but I really wanted to take some time to offer my honest feedback: he's an absolute delight and an expert in his field of architecture. I feel so completely lucky that I found Michael LoBuglio on Houzz. If I ever do something with my home in the future, I'm running my ideas by Mike first. All my neighbors are hoping to start some home projects and more than a few have asked for his information. They want to hire him and all my contractors based on the results of our project in Milford, CT. It feels so great to have added some curb appeal to the neighborhood. It feels even better that in the end, hiring an architect saved us money. I consider myself a very independent and creative person. I know I can make something look good. But you need someone like Mike to take your ideas (dreams, maybe) to create a GREAT home that works for your family and lifestyle. Mike comes to you excited to make renderings of what your home will look like in a very short time period from meeting him. In you first meeting at your home, Mike asks you what you like and don't like about your house. You walk around with him and you see that you are not the only one excited to get to work. He is too. He didn't just have one or two ideas for us. He came to us with many options for how the front of our home was going to look within a short time period of meeting him. After you pick the direction of your home (farmhouse, coastal, colonial, etc.) and from his sketch drawings (I'm framing my original), Mike gets to work making beautiful and considerate plans. He asks the little questions along the way to make sure the drawings are near perfect. Example: "Do you want the closet door nearest this wall? Where do you envision the walkway and flow". Just as easily, he'll stop you from making a mistake. "Ooo! Okay, I see why you would like sliders to go there, but then you have an obstructed view due to xyz..." He also knows a lot of contractors in the industry. I have shopped my own contractors with just using reviews. I took a chance, and based on the honest and hard working guy I believe Mike to be, I went with a contractor he referred to us. Another best choice ever. We are in a weird situation where we are doing a few renovations for family (one in Texas, another in NYC). This is by far, the most fun I've had renovating. And there is an honesty where we can talk about what will work, what didn't work, how we can get around hurdles, maybe one or two change orders, etc. I never once had to talk badly about anyone on our project behind closed doors. I have been very VERY happy. If you are thinking, "Gosh, I love the idea of an architect, but I'm just not sure if I need one. I could work with just a contractor and get away with a few little problems." Hear me: investing in an architect like Mike will save you time and money in the long run. Best of luck and hire Mike LoBuglio.Read More

My family and I have lived in our 1850 antique farmhouse for 23 years and I have dreamt of renovating the kitchen since day one. Our existing kitchen is very long and narrow so we need an addition to accommodate a kitchen island. Since I'm an interior designer, I designed the kitchen layout and interior space. However, I needed help with the exterior so that the addition would keep to the original character of the house. A friend recommended Mike and he quickly proposed four hand-sketched exterior options (a sign of a true designer). All were great options and the design that my family and I chose blends beautifully with our understated, humble farmhouse. Mike totally nailed it! He had great input and recommendations for the kitchen interior as well. In addition to being a talented architect, Mike is responsive, easy to work with, and truly cares about his clients and projects. Our project will start in the spring of 2023, and I know Mike will be there should we have any questions during the construction process. We are greatly appreciative and highly recommend!Read More