"I’m always happy to send people your way – you do great work, are very knowledgeable, and are exceptionally considerate of construction efficiency & budget."
Clint Nelson, Dibble Engineers
“Neil was an absolute pleasure to work with. He found the perfect balance between desired design and budget expectations. His vision blended a 1920’s bungalow and modern updated home so that when you walk into the house you have a “Wow, I didn’t expect this moment!” He always met his timeline commitments and stayed within design budget. His professionalism and honesty were greatly appreciated and he accommodated a unique remote relationship with us perfectly. We would definitely work with him again should the opportunity arise."
Lindsey Cohen, Kirkland
"I have worked with Neil and seen the quality of his architectural design work, and benefited by the depth of his architectural and construction knowledge. Neil's attention to detail is revealed in the final results of his building plans and designs. Beyond his professional qualifications Neil has shown himself to be a person of integrity and positive values. I admire his honesty and trustworthiness, qualities you don't find in many people these days."
"We were very fortunate to be able to enlist the expertise of Neil in the remodel of our 110 year old craftsman in the East of Market neighborhood of Kirkland. From our very first meeting, we knew we had found the perfect architect to transform our downstairs. We were short on space and big on ideas, and really wanted to stay within the current footprint of our house. Just when we thought it would not be possible to have a larger kitchen with an island, Neil came up with the amazing idea of flipping the dining room and kitchen. The resulting changes have been a game changer. We now have a much more functional kitchen, and a new powder room in a way more functional location. Neil was great to work with in every way-dependable, open to our input, with amazing ideas. We cannot say enough, and can't wait to use him in the future for another project!"
Paul and Rose Bohner
"We're are huge fans of Neil, he literally saved our project. When we set out in our planning phase we knew we wanted to extend out our house for a garage, and add a second level for bedrooms. We had a rough idea of the style we wanted, but that was about it."
"We had been struggling with another architect and the designs just weren't coming out how we were hoping. We kept paying for designs and changes that just didn't feel right."
"After just one meeting with Neil, he came back with an amazing set of drawings, and after a couple small revisions absolutely nailed it."
"He then worked through all the engineering calculations (with a partner building engineer) and handled everything up to permitting. Much to our surprise the city of Kenmore approved the plans right away, and all the inspectors have commented on how well the house was designed and engineered. Depending on which city/county you're working with for permits, I can't promise the same thing, but it was a huge bonus for us to hear such high praise from the city for Neil's work.
I remember at the beginning of the project having some concerns about Neil's hourly rate. He was higher than the first architect that we were working with. However, he was way more experienced and ended up getting the project done in a fraction of the time and overall cost. We're so blessed and thankful to have met Neil when we did and trust him with our project. In our minds he nailed it! "
Matt & Angela Greff
"I just wanted to give you my thanks again in getting us to this point. Hopefully, your part is done but we'll certainly reach out if there's anything else. It's been a pleasure working with you, and I love the look of the planned addition. The fact that we breezed so easily through the review process is just a testament to how much you know about what you're doing, and I couldn't be happier." Jeremy Hance
"I would like to thank you for taking our project and for all the great work you provided to us. It is such a relieve to have the permit and be able to fix our house. We will send you pictures when it is done." Beckett's
"Good afternoon Neil, I’m sending you this email so you will know I am through with my review. Nice job by the way, I always like seeing J3 work and that of CK Engineering because I know it will be thorough, easy to read and appropriate in design." City of Kirkland Plan reviewer