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I was very hesitant about hiring an architect having never undertaken refurbishing a home & Mr. Romans has helped in a professional & courteous manner. He follows through in a timely manner & will go the extra mile to get the job done...properly. He always follows up with an email or personal telephone call. Most important he listens attentively to meet your needs &answer your questions. Mr. Romans is highly recommended.
Designed a beautiful renovation to my bathrooms and oversaw the entire project. It was a wonderful and easy experience. We didn't have a large budget, but in working with RE-Architecting we were able to design exactly the look we had imagined. The owners, Ashley and Jamie, made the process enjoyable and we would definitely work with them again.
Our house was a 1955 ranch-style house with 3 bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, and living/dining room that we moved into in 1995. We had been looking to add a second bathroom and had originally worked with an architect from NH to do a modest front and rear bump out to give us more room to fit in a second bathroom. This architect had to withdraw from the job and recommended David Kinsella of TBC. David initially made some modest changes to the plan that made sense. After some further discussion, in which my wife and I raised the possibility of a larger scale project to modernize the style of the house, David developed a plan that essentially rebuilt the house except for our previously remodeled kitchen and original foundation. This new plan converted our house into modern design with a more open floor plan, completely new roof line, loft space, re-finished basement (and the second bathroom). David was able to fit this into an only slightly expanded footprint in order to comply with town regulations. Throughout the process, David kept our budget in mind and would typically present different price options for us to choose from to allow us to come up with a reasonable comprise between price with style. In addition TBC worked with the town to make sure our design stayed within our zoning and conservation restrictions. After deciding to go ahead with the project, we interviewed several contractors and decided that TBC brought us the best value for our money and would also allow David to oversee the project as needed. We started the project in June 2011 and completed the project in May 2012. The project did take several months longer than expected, but did stay on budget. The major problem that occurred that delayed the project was that in the summer of 2011, the original subcontracted framers were being sent to other jobs by their boss even though TBC was told they would be coming to our job. Hence, instead of working full time on our job, they were working less than half time. Eventually TBC had to fire them and find a new contractor to step in. At the time we felt that TBC should have replaced them sooner, but perhaps this was difficult due to contractual obligations. (We also found this first group of framers were slobs who did not have much regard for the fact that we were still living in the house.) By the end of summer 2011, the house was not completely framed and roofed and number of rain storms (including hurricane Irene) slowed down progress further. In mid-October we were still living in the part of the house and we agreed at this point that we would move out to allow for a more efficient work flow. From this point construction generally proceeded ahead, except for a few delays do to weather and scheduling conflicts that arose for other subcontractors, no doubt due to the significant delay caused by the no-show framers. In the end the house is beautiful and works for us better than we could have imagined. While the house has not expanded much in terms of square feet, the open floor plan and high ceiling/roof line combined with increased natural lighting gives a much more expansive feeling inside. From the curb, the house has modern angular green metal roof with cedar siding and one has to look hard to find any resemblance to the original house. At the completion of of the project, TBC was very responsive to completing punch-list items and other minor issues that arose. While my wife and I certainly had stressful times during the renovation (and certainly did a lot of second guessing our decision to renovate rather than move), we always felt that David had a personal interest in getting the job done correctly and making sure that we were happy in the end. In that regard, David was very accessible by email or phone before, during, and after the work. In summary, David Kinsella provided the creativity to design a renovation plan that was truly transforming for our house and TBC was then able to see the plan through to successful completion.
David was prompt, professional and courteous from beginning to end. His work is, most importantly accurate but also delivered BEFORE schedule. I will definitely call on him again and recommend him without reservation. He measured and photographed a three story dwelling and then drew architectural floor plans for my professional use.
We had an excellent experience with Stephanie Metz as architect of our house. She was considerate and patient throughout the process, which was important because we had input from several family members who will live there. She remained conscious of our goals and budget and managed to balance the two while providing us with a design everyone loved. I recommend her and would work with her again.
We are in the preliminary stage of planning our renovation but our experience with Frank has thus far been very favorable. Frank is extremely professional and responsive and we look forward to working with him and previewing his design for our project.
Humberto was easy to work with and reasonably priced. He recognized our needs and offered pricing options for the different levels of service that he was able to provide. We picked what worked for us and are very happy with the end product. He is knowledgeable and developed a great set of drawings for our renovation.
We were able to work with Covel Studio in the design development and construction documentation of our projects in different locations, Not only the designs were very clean and smart, but the documentation was clear and very professional at less than half the cost of a local architect / designer. The drawings provided were good for permitting as well as construction estimating and the contractors love them!
We are a full-service architectural firm in Holliston, Massachusetts, specializing in custom residential homes and renovations. The firm was founded by Principal, Christopher Bailow, whose work consists of thoughtful innovative design rooted in a New England vernacular tradition. Our work distills the traditional building patterns of New England with modern family lifestyle to create beautiful and enduring homes that are perfectly tailored for each individual client.
Jay did a great job helping us create a functional small addition that blends seamlessly with our 1930's colonial. The importance of feeling that space was always there was not lost on Jay, from the careful placement of windows to align with doorways in the existing home to matching the woodwork in both spaces, Jay did not disappoint! He worked closely with our contractor to ensure the plans were carried out and modified when needed. We couldn't be happier with the end result, including his recommendation for furnishings! Looking forward to having him over for a celebratory refreshment to enjoy our new space.
Boston Architects created very high-quality stair plans for me that were approved by the local inspectors right away. They are responsive, great listeners and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them for any project, from a commercial design to a smaller residential need such as mine.
Our experience with Colonial Home Design was great from start to finish. Midway through the design phase, I had to travel for business. Ed was very accommodating of my time, and arranged for online meetings around my schedule. This kept my husband & I in the loop, and the process moving along nicely. All in all, we'd recommend Ed to anyone. The color renderings were a huge help to visualize our addition before construction started.
Zephyr Architects is a full-service architecture firm based in Boston. What makes us different is our sister company, Forge Construction, which offers construction management services and allows us to simplify the entire design/construction process. With this workflow, we can more efficiently help our clients achieve the space of their dreams, saving time and money.
I am an architect specializing in architectural project management, real estate, retail design and capital project management.
We are understanding the client's needs. Our work consists of residential, commercial, and institutional projects. We work close with clients by listening to their needs and goals. The final product should reflect solutions to the needs and requirements discussed in meetings with the client.
I have an architectural firm specializing in mixed use of commercial building design, new construction, contemporary and modern light-filled spaces, metalwork, glass designs, and historic and traditional building renovations. I am a registered architect in RI, MA, and NY. I have been a member of AIA, serving Providence RI, Greater Boston, Eastern MA and Southern New England.
Services we offer: - Residential and light commercial architectural design - Master planning - Building code reviews - Environmental design reviews - Building permit documentation
As a Boston based architecture firm founded in 2008, Vanko Studio Architects is an agile, developer-focused boutique firm with clear vision. We provide high-level and professionally delivered services. We seamlessly integrate into our clients' businesses, innovate architecturally, demand design excellence, protect the environment, and improve the urban environment by respecting the people and neighborhoods we operate within. With a thoughtful and thorough design process rooted in virtual prototyping, we hand-craft dynamic designs and develop unique concepts for our clients. There are no "canned" responses, and we fundamentally know that architecture is the delicate balance between design and budget. Our passion for design extends to an exceptional understanding of materiality and composition, and a foundational knowledge of historical construction and design. Execution of our design is eased by our high-quality drawings, which imbue a heightened sense of modern construction science and practices. At its root, our business depends upon relationships. As intense advocates for our clients, we assist them in navigating the complex systems of zoning approvals, neighborhood relations, and code compliance. Working with construction professionals, we communicate in clear and concise manners that foster trust and add value to every project.
Boston Architect is comprised of experienced residential architects and can assist you in all your home design and renovations needs. Some of our services include residential renovations, new home design, residential additions, condominium conversion, and more.
Formerly Jeremiah Eck Architects Inc., Eck MacNeely Architects Inc. was created for the practice of architecture in 1976. We believe that architecture is both a service and an art and most importantly, that good clients make good architecture. The quality of the body of our work is a direct reflection of the contact we encourage between client and architect and of those principles. Integrated sustainability has been our approach since the inception of the firm.
We pride ourselves on taking on select projects so that we can provide personalized attention to our clients and ensure their success.