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EZ Plans, Inc
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMay 22, 2017
I grew up with a father who is a master contractor. In my adult life, I have been involved in countless home renovations, so I've always thought architects are a waste of time & money. They always seem to be writing checks with the customers' money, and have no basis in reality or practicality: they seem so frivolous. Hubby and I bought a mid-century modern home that had been turned into a tuscan style by the previous owners. (can you imagine?) We needed help getting approval from the local city planning board who are a NIGHTMARE to deal with (average of 8-10 plan checks, most cities do 2-3!?) We hired Glen with EZPlans to help us. Glen handled acrimonious city officials, seeming design impossibilities (and even a few vastly different design ideas between hubby and I) with tact, professionalism, and good humor. Dealing with EZ Plans was a breeze. I am so impressed with their vision, their professionalism, and the very talented, creative (and practical) architects they hire. They are exceptional communicators, and are as intuitive as they are talented. EZ Plans turned a simple contractor grade design we could have come up with ourselves, to a design that respected the mid-century bones of our home, and brought it to the practical standards we needed the home to suit. The design they came up with easily increased the value of our renovation tenfold. the only direction they had from me was "I want to respect the home's bones with materials in their natural element, nothing frivolous, but we need the house to be super specialized for our dogs." (maybe that's a bit frivolous....) They took this and ran with it. Incidentally, they are AVID dog lovers (almost as nutty as hubby and I are, ) so they came up with such cool suggestions that will make our old dogs' lives (and our lives) easier. As someone who has scoffed at the need for an architect, (come on, my dad is a contractor!) I can assure anyone: the design of a talented architect is worlds apart from what a contractor, or even designer, could come up with. They take things to another level. Glen increased the value of the renovation by making the design in line with architectural design elements, not current trends that would be outdated quickly after installation. More importantly, they made changes to the home to fit OUR lifestyle and needs, instead of us changing our needs and lifestyles to accommodate the home. This is the difference: architects build homes, contractors build houses. Hubby and I are so pleased with our experience at EZPlans. They make incredible planning, design and architecture...easy. :)
Jeannette Architects
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJune 20, 2012
My wife and I hired Jeannette Architects to assist us with a major remodel (interior/exterior) of our 3,500 sq. ft. ranch style home in Newport Beach. The task: incorporate warm contemporary design into our 1970's "woody cabin." As a real estate developer and because it's our third major house remodel there were many design elements we knew we wanted but many more that we needed help with. As capable as Jeff (Jeannette) is with his design sense, we believe that it's his ability to listen to his clients, understand client goals, how we will live in the space and how that fits into our budget is what sets Jeff apart from other architects. The Jeannette team met aggressive time constraints, produced a thorough set of construction documents, were always quick to provide clarification and answers to our questions and were great resources for product and material options and information. True professionals that we would use again and confidently refer to others. Our project is nearing completion and I can't wait to share photos.
Steve Swearengen, AIA | the Architects office
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJuly 8, 2014
Steve Swearengen is one of the best architects I know. As a business consultant I've worked with hundreds of architects over the years. Steve understands construction better than most and certainly works well with contractors and clients to get their dreams fulfilled. I highly recommend him to any contractor or homeowner who wants it a great job at a reasonable price.
Treeium Design and Build
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsFebruary 5, 2014
I was looking for a company to do my master and main bathroom renovations, but wanted to start out with a smaller project first - stairwell, ceiling refinishing, and painting - to see how well the company managed the project. I was initially interested in Treeium because I liked the idea that their company was doing their part to be a little more green. From the very first meeting with my project manager through to the end of the project, I felt I had all the information about what they could do with my project and how they would go about meeting my ideas. When we ran into an unexpected structural problem that required additional work before we could move on, my project manager was able to quickly adjust the contract and all the work was still entirely completed on schedule. Having used a number of different contractors for other big projects in my home, I appreciated most that they took care of the 'little things' to make the whole project look complete. They removed some fixtures to work through the whole space instead of taking the short cut of just working around the fixtures. They caulked the gaps left from previous work so that it would blend in perfectly with their work. And, they did some extra finishing on a couple of the walls so that the painting would look even more precise. I was very pleased with the work Treeium did and the ease of working with them, and am planning my bathroom renovations with them now.
WALKS studio
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsNovember 17, 2020
Cory is a fantastic architect and was absolutely wonderful to work with. His immersive virtual walkthrough design process really helped us understand and visualize what our new office is going to be like prior to construction. Cory has a good eye for design, he guided us through the materials selection process and help picked out natural wood, stone materials and paint colors that make our new space harmonious and welcoming. Whatever we tasked Cory, he gets it done beautifully and promptly. He is professional yet amicable and easy to work with. We couldn't be happier with what Cory came up with for our new office space and will definitely reach out to WALKS studio again with our next project.
Novum Architecture
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsDecember 9, 2014
Novum has helped me with two different home renovation projects. Alberto was great to work with. He had great ideas, and was professional every step of the way.
Periana Architecture
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJune 23, 2017
Merissa does a great job really getting to know her clients. As someone who has worked with her and a few of her clients I am amazed by the diversity of her design strengths. A lot of designers and architects will simply give their clients/homeowners a list of where to go to find interior details but Merissa has actually travelled around the city with her clients to help them specify materials. She is educated, funny and talented which makes her a champion to have on your team!
AAHA Studio
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMay 26, 2015
My husband and I own a four unit apartment building in the Beverlywood area of Los Angeles that was constructed in the '40's. It was originally one of the "Co-op Style" buildings similar to the condos of today. Due to extenuating circumstances, it has been extremely difficult to update the building. HHDesign, with confidence and poise came to our rescue. Their professionalism and architectural expertise have turned a nightmare into a sweet dream. We were so impressed with their portfolio which is largely high-end and contemporary. This could have possibly been a stumbling block, however; you can imagine how pleased we were when, at their suggestion, they maintained the integrity of the building and style of the neighborhood. Even better yet, while honoring our budgetary constraints, they managed to give the building and grounds an incredibly needed facelift and artfully pulled the exterior facade into the 21st Century. We have had numerous complements from neighbors and friends and now have pride of ownership thanks to the tireless efforts and extraordinary service afforded by HHDesign. It is with the utmost sincerity that we recommend this highly efficient and talented team to the consumers of Houzz.
Alloi Architecture + Construction
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsApril 8, 2013
I have had the pleasure of working with Marcos and his team on a project for one of my retail stores. He is the most caring, attentive and most importantly the best Architect I have ever worked with. I will work with him again with any project that requires an Architect. This is my experience short and sweet. Of course much more involved. You can call me if you would like to get a more detailed account. Just get my number from Marcos or his team, I will be happy to talk to you in more detail. Jay.
Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc.
Architects, Firms & Building Designers in Torrance
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsApril 24, 2013
Joe came out and did an entire inspection of my house at no cost. He gave my wife and I specific advice on what we could do to give ourselves more space. Joe gave us absolutely no pressure about making the improvements that he discussed. As it turned out, we didn't make any changes, but Joe was very helpful, and when we do need to add to or change our house we will definitely talk to Joe again.
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