Our Firm

The architect for the thoughtful homeowner.

Francis C. Klein & Associates, Architects

Clients choose Francis Klein for his award-winning work on classic Montclair area homes. Klein is known for projects that blend timeless style and fine craftsmanship into his clients’ architectural vision, enhancing the character and charm of the house. Francis Klein has over thirty years of experience, with projects ranging from house additions to brownstone renovations, city parks to pool houses, primarily in New York and New Jersey. His architectural services include feasibility studies, site selection, cost analysis, planning and building design, project management, and client advocacy. Klein is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a licensed architect and planner in the State of New Jersey. He is also LEED® certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Our Story

Prior to forming his own firm, Klein worked as an architect for the New York office of I.M. Pei and Partners. At Pei, he helped to design the Augusta Civic Center and the Indiana University Museum of Fine Arts. He also worked for James S. Polshek and Partners, where his design for the Rochester Convention Center won a First Award from Progressive Architecture. Klein has taught architecture at Yale University. He is also a poet. His most recent book of poems, Dais, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017.

The work of Francis C. Klein and Associates has been featured in The New York Times, House Beautiful, Family Circle’s Decorating and Remodeling, Parents Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, the Newark Star Ledger, Old House Journal, Period Homes Showhouses, and At Home With Books.

Recent press coverage can be found here.

Registered Architect

New York
New Jersey
South Carolina


Yale University
School of Architecture
M. Arch.

Harvard University
B. A. magna cum laude


Design Excellence in the
Built Environment,
New Jersey Society of Architects

Contemporary Design in the Victorian Spirit,
Victorian Society of America