Bruce Nagel is hands down the best architect on the East End. My husband and I had very specific ideas of what we wanted our home to look and feel like. Bruce transformed our ideas into an architectural masterpiece. Bruce understood that he was designing our home for us to live in and enjoy with our family; and didn't have his own agenda, which many East End architects do. Bruce has a natural flare for color and style. With Bruce, deep thought does into the simplest of ideas. However, what we loved best about Bruce was working with him. He never pushed us to spend more than what we wanted to and if we did go over budget, it was always our choice. As a woman, I enjoyed working with Bruce and he respected my point of view. He didn't need my husband to confirm my decisions. Thank you!
Aima Khan - Client
Bruce is a very talented, creative, and hardworking architect. He does a thorough job on the front end of understanding the goals of the client and enabling their vision to be realized. He is patient in terms of changes and revisions and makes sure the client's needs are met. His materials are presented professionally using the latest technologies and he is precise and disciplined in the drawing and bidding process. Bruce looks out for his client's interests in contract negotiations and has a strong sense of how to value engineer. He is dedicated throughout the project always showing up and catering to the client's needs. What is most impressive is the passion and commitment Bruce brings to his work - he is genuinely enthusiastic for the client and shares in the exciting emotion of their important project being completed. Our beautiful house turned out far better than we could have imagined, ahead of schedule and on budget and we couldn't have done it without Bruce!
Sam Katz - Client
Bruce is the consummate professional. I speak from a great deal of experience as I have done 6 projects with Bruce, our first being our home in Bridgehampton, which won the Architectural Record award as the best new house of 1984.
Bruce is extremely talented and speaks on all levels and can take you through the project from A to Z with a minimum of stress.
Bruce can and has worked in any vernacular from contemporary to regional.
He has wonderful relationships with contractors and tradesmen, and as a result the projects do not get bogged down. In fact, his esthetic allowed us to have Bruce do 3 apartments for us in New York, where he was restricted by rules and still came up with masterpieces.
Bruce is someone we highly recommend, and I cannot give him a strong enough recommendation.
Harvey Radler - Client
Absolutely a great experience with Bruce. He was attentive to our ideas, concerns, and budget. A great advocate for us during construction. The project encompassed the entire renovation of our home in Westhampton. He was very detailed and creative. We could not ask for a better professional to assist us in building our dream home.
Robert Bellinger - Client
I am thrilled with the home Bruce Nagel designed for me and my two single sons in Bridgehampton. He took full advantage of my beautiful location on wetlands and designed some very interesting architectural details. Bruce was wonderful to work with, and I consider him a great friend. I highly recommend him as an architect and a human being.
Bonnie Gray - Client
Our family is as pleased in our home today as when Bruce "imagined" it with us, 17 years ago.
A labor of love and perfection!
Thank you, Bruce! Grazie infiniti!
Phyllis and Bernard Leventhal - Client
Bruce was able to grasp our preferences and commit them to paper very effectively. He was completely meticulous in his drawings and timely in his delivery. He deserves high marks for creativity.
Joe Carney - Client
Bruce Nagel was recommended as an outstanding architect by several people in our community who had used him to design their homes. Bruce was able to accurately translate our dream house into the form of a house plan. We had many changes along the way and Bruce was always accommodating, accepting and open to changes. The land had several environmental issues and Bruce always was sensitive to land conservation issues and always familiarized himself with any applicable building codes and zoning regulations. Bruce worked with our family for a year designing a house which resulted in a complete set of drawings. Additionally, he was able to provide insight and creative ideas as to the materials going into the structure. Bruce was quick to offer suggestion and do research of specialty stones and use of authentic materials whenever we asked. Our architectural plans were in such detail as to allow several contractors to submit competitive bids on the project, and he was very helpful in evaluating the bids received to best select a contractor.
Bruce is a dedicated architect who bring invaluable creativity, knowledge, and dedication to every aspect of his work. He has many decades of experience and knowledge which made him an invaluable professional on our project. His work ethic is at the highest level and he works tirelessly to ensure that his client's ideas and needs are the priority. He is extremely easy to work with, accommodating, and wise. I recommend him at the highest level.
Vicki Katz - Client
Bruce designed our home in Watermill N.Y. it was a wonderful experience. We started with an empty piece of land and a clean sheet of paper. Bruce looked at all our ideas and asked great questions. His design was exactly what we wanted. We did a couple sets of revisions and adjustments to fine tune the project to our budget. Bruce gave us very detailed construction drawings that kept our builders on track. The entire project went smoothly, and Bruce was always a phone call away when questions came up.
All in all a great experience.
We would love to build another house with Bruce.
David Clarke - Client
Bruce was our architect for a complete gut renovation and major expansion of an investment beach house in East Hampton, NY. Bruce helped us modernize a 1990's home, re-configuring the original house by relocating and increasing the kitchen by 2x, adding multiple windows, raising the roof, adding a second floor, adding 3 baths, adding two large decks, re-siding entire house with new materials, adding larger gunite pool, adding cutting edge technology and security systems and excavating the basement. Under his guidance we added over 2600 square feet to a 3500 square foot house. His creative vision was perfect and completely transformed the house. He helped us bid our project to three different contractors and achieve high quality construction for a value price. He helped us select finishes which added significant value in key places. I highly recommend Bruce Nagel.
David Tobin - Client
Bulgin & Associates Construction, Inc. has had the pleasure of working with Bruce D. Nagel Architect on multiple projects over the course of 30 years. Not only is Bruce an excellent listener who pays close attention to detail but is also very professional and respectful of the projects schedule and budget while still being exceptionally creative. Bruce has always showcased his talents on both modern and traditional homes and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
Ed Bulgin - Builder
Bruce and I worked together on the latest project. He is the architect and I am the builder. It is a pleasure working with Bruce. He has plans that are very detailed and he is always available to discuss the project.
Fred Seifert - Builder
In our 30+ years in the residential building and remodeling industry Bruce Nagel’s firm has consistently produced the most thorough and complete plans we have ever worked from. This is a time and money saving factor when it comes to accurate estimating and building. A pleasure to work with such a likeminded professional. 5 stars!
Datum Construction Corp. - Builder
I am the estimator for a high-end East End, Long Island, builder. As such, I see plans and specifications throughout the year from numerous prestigious architectural firms. I have bid several of Mr. Nagel's projects. His work is among the best that I have seen.
David Knauss – Lettieri Construction
Bruce is an excellent architect with whom we have worked on numerous projects over the past 20 years. His work is beautiful, and he is a pleasure to work with.
Edmund Hollander – Landscape Architect
Working with Bruce is a pleasure. He is passionate about his work, extremely detail oriented and very well organized. After he amazes you with his design, he provides all the proper information so that the people working on his architecture/build have exactly what they need create what he envisions. This is done to the highest of standards that he demands. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Michael Brody – AV Consultant
Bruce Nagel is a professional with vast experience and an excellent eye for the wishes of his clients. He works quickly and within budget. He is one of the most pleasant, decent, and creative architects we have ever worked with. Highly recommend!!!
Marcel Wikler - Service provided: Assistance interior furnishings & outdoor furniture
As a lighting designer, I consider it a great complement to work with Bruce, especially as he is so knowledgeable about lighting and treats it as a very critical component of the project. He doesn't look for the simple solution, but rather for the one that will offer the most outstanding results. He is always involved, engaged and eager to explore new products and approaches. This enthusiasm carries through every aspect of a project and the outcome is fantastic! We have worked with Bruce on multiple projects, and thoroughly enjoyed them all. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
Caitlin Faron - Lighting Designer
I worked with Bruce on specifying plumbing fixtures for numerous High end residential projects. Bruce has impeccable vision and superior taste, he truly guides his clients on making the best decisions for their homes. He is however conscious and respectful of their wants and needs as well as their budgetary requirements.
Bruce is enthusiastic and excited about what he does, It was an absolute pleasure to work with him from Inception to Completion.
Ashley Patterson - AFNY Plumbing Supply
Marmiro Stones had the pleasure of working with Bruce and his team on a project in South Hamptons. Our team has been working on this project for over a year and worked very close with Bruce on all the details of the interior and exterior stone work. It has been a great experience to work with an architect who not only takes pride in his work but also respects everyone who is associated with the project. Marmiro looks forward to continuing with Bruce and his team on many other unique projects.
Marmiro Stones, Inc
We have worked with Bruce on various projects over the past years. He is an expert in his field and is always a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him.
I have had the opportunity to work with Bruce over the last 20 years. He is a true Master of his Craft and a visionary.
John Tibett – Stone Sub-Contractor
Great architect. Love working on projects that Bruce is involved with. Very big on the details also there to answer questions.
AJ Garage Door & Services
I have worked with Bruce on a number of projects through the past 15 years. He is extremely talented. His designs are amazing, and his level of detail is by fare some of the best I've seen in the industry. If you are looking for an architect, I highly recommend Bruce Nagel!
Leonardis Kitchens, Inc.
Bruce has both a wonderful eye for design as well as being very professional, I would go to no one else for interior design work. He is fantastic!