Sidell Pakravan Architects
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Sidell Pakravan is a contemporary practice that is committed to making compelling and beautiful architecture. To do this, we leverage architecture’s primary language, form, in response to a critical exploration of context. We work at a variety of scales and formats – from writing about urbanism to designing buildings. Each project is a collaborative process that results in a clear formal idea.
Licensed Architect, LEED certification
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2 Reviews for Sidell Pakravan Architects
Kristen Sidell is nothing short of miraculous. My husband and I approached Kristen about with lots of ideas about what we wanted for our home remodel, but no specific plans for how to accomplish it. She listened to us and came back with drawings that we loved and clearly reflected what we were trying to achieve (and even more!). Being naïve to the world of remodeling, Kristen held our hand throughout the entire process. She facilitated all of our dealing with the city of Berkeley, helped streamline the permitting process, and identified and helped us hire our contractor, surveyors and other needed consultants. Like typical remodels, we encountered many problems along they way. Kristen was always available and unequivocally on our side from the project start to finish. She always had our back, and navigated contractor confusion professionally and efficiently. Kristen has an amazing aesthetic and sense of design and style. My husband and I would spend days trying to choose the "perfect" faucet or lighting or tile only to find our final choice Kristen had already selected and suggested in her initial documents. (Remodeling can be very stressful. Unbeknownst to us, Kristen must also have a degree in marriage counseling as she helped us navigate the hundreds of detailed decisions we needed to make along the way!) Nothing I write could possibly do justice to how amazing Kristen was to work with more than just seeing our home. She created a beautiful, stunning yet practical home that I only dreamed of raising my family. If I could give her one hundred stars I would.
November 28, 2016
I have worked with Kristen Sidell of Sidell Pakravan for over ten years. She is a smart, talented, and creative architect. She is passionate about architecture, and from what I've seen of her work, she has done a great job of creatively channeling her clients desire's and needs into successful projects. She is skilled at handling the technical aspects of design and construction, and works closely with consultants and contractors to economically realize her client's projects. I would strongly recommend working with her and her office.
November 18, 2016