Located in Sparta, New Jersey, HQW Architects is an award-winning full-service architectural firm providing professional design, planning, and construction administration services.
We are dedicated to the art of architecture and the science of building. This commitment carries the responsibility of seeking possibilities and potential for all our clients. We acknowledge that each project is an opportunity to enhance the built environment and that every client presents a unique situation that demands a unique response. It is our goal to exceed client expectations and to continually improve as members of the architectural profession.
The firm is currently led by principals Chris Wolverton and Glenn Gorlich. Together, the principals hold architectural licenses in NJ, NY, PA, DE, FL, TX, are members of the AIA and are NCARB and LEED accredited.
HQW Architects was founded in 1971 by three friends from Syracuse University. William I. Houghton, N. Stewart Quarty, and Frank M. Warr, decided to create an architecture firm based on the principles of innovative design, quality construction, uncompromising attention to detail, and most importantly, the development of unique solutions to satisfy each of their client’s individual requirements. From these ideals, Houghton Quarty Warr Architects was established. As the firm has expanded throughout the Tri-state region, the firm has incorporated and shortened the name to HQW Architects. Five decades and countless projects have led us to design our beautiful new office in Sparta, NJ. Many thanks to our clients, none of this would be possible without you. We look forward to the next 50 years in this exceptional community!