Hendricks Churchill is an architecture and interior design firm that represents the powerful alliance of Heide Hendricks and Rafe Churchill. This is fundamentally a collaborative enterprise: between architecture and interior design, between the principals and their skilled teams, between the firm and its clients. Every project undertaken is a journey of transformation defined by a shared desire to create spaces imbued with beauty, comfort and individual character.
The approach is never formulaic yet remains consistent in its respect for both historic accuracy and modern relevance. A strong, classic foundation rooted in authenticity is complemented by warmth, patina and a quiet sense of play. Unpretentious and deeply human, Hendricks Churchill's richly layered designs are grounded in a rigorous vision and executed with meticulous craftsmanship. The result feels like home, only better.
Designing a structure from the ground up or reimagining an existing space, Hendricks Churchill has the experience and insight to design and manage at every scale. Because their areas of expertise dovetail seamlessly, Heide and Rafe are able to take on projects that range from interior renovations to a complete house, always maintaining the highest level of professionalism and a close connection to their client.
Heide’s interiors are infused with wit, grace, beauty and depth. They represent a labor of love— the perfect blend of unexpected, heirloom and modern filtered through her unique use of color, layers and a healthy obsession for comfort. Heide’s creative talent is complemented by an innate ability to guide clients in articulating their dreams, so that she can bring them to life. Whether working in tandem with Rafe on ground-up projects or collaborating with other architectural firms, Heide forges enduring relationships with all her clients built on trust, warmth and shared joy.
Heide’s projects have been widely featured in both online and print publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, Redbook, Remodelista and The Wall Street Journal.
Rafe’s mission, as co-founder, has always been to create unique and beautiful buildings that fit perfectly with their environment and historical roots. This vision is matched by his straight-talking and realistic manner, along with an encyclopedic knowledge of the building process. With a meticulous eye for detail and a compulsion for honesty in all aspects of the design process, Rafe is renowned for his ability to guide a project to fruition with a calmness, confidence, and clarity rarely enjoyed by clients.
A recipient of three Bulfinch Awards and a Stanford White Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Rafe was also awarded Fine Homebuilding’s 2016 Best House of the Year.
- Rafe Churchill
- Liz Burroughs
- Sarah Haberern
- Peter Hanby, AIA
- James Harris
- Ann Hedbavny
- Heide Hendricks
- Ken Marti
- William Munn
- George Rein
- Adrienne Sieverding