About Melton Architects

At Melton Architects we build the right team of experienced professionals to make your project a successful reality. 

Most building projects start with a want or a need.  “We’ve outgrown our house’ or “I need more space in my office” But how does that need or want get translated into square feet and three-dimensional space?  That is what architects are trained to do, solve problems in creative ways.  With their broad knowledge of design and construction Melton Architects can show you alternatives and options you may not think of on your own.


Need more room for a growing family?  Melton Architects can show you how to enlarge your home so you don’t have to move.  Not sure how fast your business is going to grow? Melton Architects can design an office that meets your needs today and can be adapted for tomorrow.  Have a limited budget?  Melton Architects looks for ways to make your project cost effective.

Established in 1992 by Dennis C. Melton, AIA, Melton Architects is an Architecture, Land Planning, and Space Planning firm located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  Dennis is the Principal Architect responsible for architecture, land planning and space planning for all projects performed by the firm including all business functions, client relations, and design. Projects include commercial, residential and community projects, custom homes, home additions, office space planning, corporate headquarters, office/warehouses, industrial projects, churches, educational institutions renovations, and restaurants. Dennis is a member of The American Institute of Architects and is professionally registered in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

Dennis C. Melton, AIA | President, Melton Architects

Why Hire an Architect?

The architect’s services are a wise investment for the money, not an added cost to your project.  Why?


Architects plan your project with you.  As your ideas evolve, changes can be made on paper much less expensively than later on when construction is underway.  Thorough drawings also make it easier for the contractor to accurately price and build your project.


An architect can design a home or other building to maximize heating from the sun and let in natural light, thus reducing your heating, cooling and electric bills over time.


A well-designed house has a higher resale value.  A designed and well designed work environment attracts employees and increases productivity.

How Can an Architect Help?

Early involvement is the key.  By helping you define the building project, Melton Architects can provide meaningful guidance for design. We can conduct site studies, help secure planning and zoning approvals, and perform a variety of other pre-design tasks. 


Plus, when architects are involved at the earliest planning stage, they gain more opportunities to understand your intentions, develop creative solutions, and propose ways to reduce costs.

From site selection to move-in architects can act as project leaders.  They manage and co-ordinate key project elements, allowing you to focus on your family or your organizations activities.