John Patrick Cunningham
Kit Tectonics House
Lenox Hill Co-Op
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A great experience! I am in the process of complete gut renovation of my co-op in Manhattan, and have been so grateful to be partnering with John on the project. This is my first time taking on a project of this scale, and I have been really impressed with John's professionalism as well as his transparency about the process, including fees and timelines. He's reliable, always on time, and happy to work around my schedule and availability for design meetings. John made the process of visioning and decision-making both fun and effective. He translated my rough ideas into beautiful, high-quality 3D designs as well as architectural drawings for the contractors. He had great ideas for maximizing the potential of the space, and I have really appreciated his artistry. John is committed to excellence in his work, and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I'm happy with the results. When I was out of the country, John conducted site visits and was able to keep me updated on the progress and make some necessary adjustments. Really positive experience and I recommend him without reservation! Thanks so much, John!Jan 27, 2019Verified
We are waiting on our bank- but John did beautiful work on our drawings. If the equity loan goes through- we will work with him on the addition. He’s brilliant, thorough and detailed.Mar 23, 2019Verified
pleasure to work withMar 26, 2019Verified
John was wonderful to work. Responsive, quick and demonstrated a remarkable work quality and product. His is creative and design-oriented. I would use John again for any home/renovation project.Sep 8, 2019
My husband and I are absolutely thrilled with the work performed by John Patrick. He went above and beyond to ensure that our vision and goals were captured in the final design. We know that when we finally move into our renovated home, we will enjoy it that much more because we worked with John. We bought a 1930s colonial - our first home - and while we knew that something needed to be done to it, we couldn't figure out exactly what. John Patrick is a highly trained and skilled designer, who helped us realize ideas about our space that we didn't see before. Not only did he come up with beautiful and practical solutions to the problems we saw in the home, he willingly worked within the existing constraints of the space, i.e., the location of plumbing, load-bearing walls, etc. We held frequent check-points during our design phase. During each one, John Patrick was thoughtful and professional. We never felt embarrassed or uncomfortable bringing our ideas to the table. He was always very tactful in explaining which ideas made sense and which could be reconsidered in order to maximize space and functionality. We wanted to work with an architect who would share his professional expertise, and not simply sketch whatever we asked him to. John is definitely that architect. And yet, when there were personal elements that my husband and I were unwilling to bend on - no matter how impractical - John found a way to make them work. After each check-point, John created great drawings that helped us visualize the space. These were invaluable for two business professionals trying to make design choices with no design experience. Once our designs were final, John even produced renderings that helped us select fixtures and furniture to fit in our space. These renderings alone have received glowing compliments from all our friends and colleagues. The renderings were also very impressive to our contractor, who is overseeing the construction of our home, as were the construction documents that John produced. The construction documents helped us during the bid phase, when we were trying to select a contractor, and have served as the “source of truth” during the construction phase. We absolutely recommend working with John Patrick Cunningham. You will be happy you did!Jun 24, 2019
License Type: Architect (NY)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I work at an hourly rate, so the overall fee is based on the number of hours worked.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First step is to talk over the phone to get a better idea of project goals an expectations. I then meet with the client in person at the project site, develop an estimate, and begin work!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a licensed architect in the State of New York, and have a Master's Degree in Architecture.