About Us

Joseph Robert Gluse Architect, LLC is a full-service architectural firm dedicated to providing creative and distinctive design solutions. Each projects elements are tailored to the client's individual architectural style preferences, specific special needs, site requirements, timetable and budget.

The firm specializes is custom residential design, small and large additions and renovations, whole house makeovers, kitchen and bath renovations, creating curb appeal and interior design. Additional areas of service include developer projects, multi-family projects, commercial and corporate projects, including restaurants, retail, offices, existing conditions surveys and tenant fit-ups.

As a full-service firm, we also provide consultation and presentations services needed for zoning compliance, filing of applications for zoning variances and representation at public hearings. Construction Administration services are also available, to follow your project through the construction phase. This service helps to ensure your project is being built to the proper specifications and design intent shown on the construction documents.

Firm Principal Joseph R. Gluse, Architect

Firm Principal Joseph R. Gluse, Architect

Joe is a Connecticut native and has a strong appreciation for the New England style of architecture. He began working in the field of engineering, but always had a special interest in architecture and working with wood that was fostered by his father and uncle, who were carpenters and home builders.

The interest became stronger and finally inspired him to make a change in careers. In 1974, after attending courses in architecture, he began as an apprentice, working for various area architects on both residential and commercial projects. His enthusiasm for the field of architecture continually grew and after gaining the required hands on experience, qualified and passed the nationally recognized architectural examination to become licensed in the State of Connecticut.

In 1992, with his architecture license, years of design experience and construction technology, he opened his own practice.

He has continually maintained his license and is currently registered in the State of Connecticut.


He has been a member of a Planning and Zoning Commission and supports the proper use of land. New England has some of the most challenging topography and he welcomes the opportunity to provide designs that take advantage of the complex topography. He knows the importance of utilizing the land to its utmost potential while minimizing the environmental impact and strives to bring his experience and knowledge to all of his clients. Because our environment is important, he also strives to utilize products and materials that conserve energy, have a small carbon footprint, are user friendly and provide "green" design.

Building materials and technology are constantly evolving. To stay abreast of this evolution, he maintains an ongoing continuing education schedule. Attending seminars on new building codes, materials and technology allows him to offer his clients the latest developments in the construction industry. He has also attended Executive Education Programs at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Yale University.

Providing architectural services to the residential client has always been the largest part of his practice. Whether the project is a complete new home design, vacation home, or an addition and renovation, all are met with a fresh perspective and intensity, providing the client a finished project that serves their particular needs, desires and lifestyle.