Firm Profile

Traditionally inspired residential design with a timeless spirit. We offer a full scope of architectural services. Projects range in scope from country estates to small alterations. Partners Armando Di Biase and Cynthia Filkoff are the principals of the firm that today is comprised of seven members.

Our reputation has been built by helping clients create beautiful homes. We incorporate the family’s needs with the essential qualities of a house and its site. By understanding the nature of materials and light and applying the basic principles of proportion, scale and massing we develop a gracious place to live, a comfortable home.

Principals contribute significant experience in all phases of a project. A limited number of projects are undertaken at any given time to assure proper attention to individual client needs. By teaming up with landscape architects, decorators, artisans and craftsmen, all aspects of design are integrated. Each project is closely coordinated with the contractor to achieve the highest quality construction.

Cynthia Filkoff

Principal of the firm, received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in 1985. From 1987 to 1992 Ms. Filkoff held the position of Staff Architect with the firm of Shope Reno Wharton Associates of Greenwich Connecticut. In 1992 Ms. Filkoff established Di Biase Filkoff Architects. Ms. Filkoff is licensed to practice architecture in New York and Connecticut and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. 

(914) 234-7014 ext. 102                                                                                                                                                        cfilkoff@dibiasefilkoff.com

Armand Di Biase

Principal of the firm, received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in 1982.  From 1983 to 1992 Mr. Di Biase held the positions of Staff Architect, Project Architect and Associate with the firm of Matthew J. Warshaurer Architects of Hawthorne, New York. In 1992 Mr. Di Biase partnered with Ms. Filkoff to establish  Di Biase Filkoff Architects. Mr. Di Biase is licensed to practice architecture in New York, Connecticut Florida and South Carolina, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

(914) 234-7014 ext. 103                                                                                                                                                            adibiase@dibiasefilkoff.com

Shanna Benjamin

Shanna is a registered architect in the state of Connecticut and an architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), and is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  She earned her Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) from the Syracuse University School of Architecture and studied in the semester abroad program at the satellite campus in Florence, Italy.  Shanna is a member of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and volunteers as a violinist, performing concerts for the community year-round.  Shanna lives in Danbury, CT with her husband, a fellow architect and college sweetheart, and enjoys renovating their home, spending time with family and friends, and traveling the world.

(914) 234-7014 ext. 105                                                                                                                                    sb@dibiasefilkoff.com 

Project Types

Project types include new country estates, country homes, horse stables, barns, carriage houses, pool houses, boat houses, caretaker's cottages, guest houses and various other residential outbuildings. Our portfolio of work also includes additions and alterations to existing residential structures and equestrian structures.  Special focus is to provide services to clients with farm and horse properties and equestrian lifestyles.

Location of Completed Work

Di Biase Filkoff Architects PC is a northeast based regional design firm. Completed projects are located in New York and Connecticut in Westchester County, Fairfield County and Litchfield County. In the Mid Hudson Valley projects are located in Dutchess County, Columbia County and Greene County.  Di Biase Filkoff has also completed office and apartment renovations in New York City. Neighborhoods include Millbrook, NY, Greenwich CT, Lyme CT, Bedford NY, Rye NY, New Canaan CT, Roxbury CT, Washington CT and the Catskills NY.  In New York City completed projects are located in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side.