At CJ Architects, we listen to our clients and respect their vision so that we understand their unique situation and desires. Only then can we imagine the best and brightest ideas to suit their needs.

Our team creates memorable spaces and oversees their evolution from construction through interior design.

Listen. Imagine. Create.

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What Our Clients Say

“Having personally and professionally worked with dozens of architects , we can honestly say that none addressed our needs and desires more professionally, creatively, and efficiently than Carla Goodknight and her terrific team at CJ Architects.   They transformed our cramped, dated downtown condo into a magnificent place to live that is both beautiful and practical.  CJ Architects are masters at creating a large custom home “feel” in a compact space. We couldn’t be happier.”

Residential Condo Renovation , — Anne Young

“We are extremely pleased with the incredible design work of CJ Architects. Carla Goodknight and her team did an exceptional job of combining their extensive design expertise with community input to restore and create a living and working space that is both beautiful and functional.”

175 Market Street Developer, — Chris Erikson, Aland Realty

“It is simply the most remarkable design, located in an area of the city that is growing and has that beautiful, edgy feel to it. It combines the ultimate in luxury and amenities within a geothermal high-performance building.”

233 Vaughan Street Development Team, — Eric Chinburg


Established in 2002, CJ Architects is a creative and highly productive firm dedicated to client service and timeless design. Our projects are as diverse as our architecture; home design, historic renovation, large scale multi-use, and office fit-up. One key indicator of our success: developers and property owners come back to work with us on multiple projects.

CJ Architects is located in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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