ALB Designs' goal is to create beautiful, functional environments that make a difference in the lives of our clients. Designing and building only what our clients need is a major part of our sustainable agenda.We create homes for living. This means helping owners evaluate whether they need an addition or not and looking carefully at how they use their existing spaces. Most people purchased their home for a reason; we try to improve what they already love. We help clients select all of their finishes - whatever is needed for a complete project. We spend a lot of time explaining what we are doing and why so that our clients are fully informed. As Certified Green Building Professionals, we incorporate the latest energy efficient technologies and green building materials into our projects. Our relationship with our clients is the foundation for our design process and that begins by listening. We strive to achieve customer satisfaction by continually delivering the highest level of service. Recognizing the value of working collaboratively with each client, we work as a team to create dynamic and thoughtful spaces that address specific needs while meeting budgetary requirements. ALB Designs puts our clients first as we work with them to develop solutions that are unique and creative.
Remodeling, Sustainable Design
Corte Madera, Fairfax, Forest Knolls, Greenbrae, Lagunitas, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, Larkspur, Lucas Valley-Marinwood, Novato, Richmond, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sleepy Hollow, Woodacre
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3 Reviews for ALB Designs
We have had a truly wonderful experience with Anne at ALB designs. We chose her as our architect for a complete house renovation, and are so glad that we did. She was professional, fun to work with, extremely responsive, understood our needs and came up with fantastic ideas. We would work with Anne again in a heartbeat and could not be more delighted with the results.
Laura Hamlin Design
I have been working with Anne for over two years now. She always listens to her clients ' needs, watches the budget and provides great service and design.
I selected ALB Designs for a major remodel on a 1930's San Francisco home. The remodel included (ultimately) the kitchen and bathroom upstairs, a new connecting stairway downstairs, and new finished space downstairs (hall, laundry, utility room) to connect to a downstairs suite. ALB Designs provided architectural services, design services, and to some extent, project management services. Anne Laird-Blanton (architect) gave me multiple options based on our conversations. After much time (it took me 2 years to decide!) I finally landed on one option and the work could begin. Anne listened to me and the ultimate design reflected my desire with the added benefit of her creative and practical solutions. It can be overwhelming to pick out all the fixtures, fittings, colors, etc. and ALB Designs helped me by making suggestions or narrowing down my choices to 2 or 3. The result is a remodel that reflects my style, but is more polished and cohesive than I could have managed on my own. ALB Designs also helped me select - and manage - the contractor. It speaks volumes that we're all still speaking at the end! I hear horror stories from other people about their contractor, so I feel very lucky that she guided me to a very reliable professional who's work ethic matches hers. With projects of this size there are always surprises. When the kitchen was gutted, the contractor realized that it was a few inches larger than expected. Without even asking, Anne modified the plans to give me the pantry that I wanted, but hadn't been able to fit in before. This is just one example of her responsiveness, and the importance of having an architect who collaborates well with the contractor and client.