Testimonials

I take great pride in the relationships that I develop with my clients. It is a large part of the trust required in such a major personal undertaking of their time and expense.

These testimonials were written by actual clients and collaborators. They speak to the Lindal product; my unrelenting effort to meet the client budget, and my ability to create designs that delight clients and resolve differences of opinion between them that arise throughout the design process.

I received some of the following client expressions as emails during the course of their projects, and they appear in this edited form with the permission of my clients.

“Michael was a pleasure to work with.  A trained architect, he sat with me on the knoll where I wanted to site the house and quickly sketched a design that with later refinements became the striking and innovative-looking structure.”

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“Michael was responsive to every inquiry, problem, and challenge presented along the way.  He drew and redrew the plans in response to my input. I did enjoy the design experience.  Now to realize our new home is a dream come true.”

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“Working with Michael to design our home was a delight. We appreciated his direct communication, attentive listening, clear answers, creative solutions, attention to beauty, and guidance.  Michael designed a beautiful house that both met our needs and was a perfect fit for the site.”

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We found in Michael and Lindal the ability to translate our inarticulate visions and make them a joint, mutual goal. He worked with us on every step from his initial concept drawings through detailed lighting layouts to guiding the finish selection process. Michael was the perfect mix of patient and firm.”

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Through all of the craziness of the permitting process, I finally had to put together a comprehensive spreadsheet to understand the costs and how it's all coming together.  It's prompted me to write this THANK YOU email to you for sticking with your budget!”

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“The framing wood and beams are, indeed, beautiful, exceeding the quality of what I've seen offered by local lumber yards and local building supply vendors substantially.  Also, the quality appears better than our previous Lindal deliveries in 1975 1984.  You have reason to crow about how beautiful the framing lumber is.”

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It has been a complicated challenge to remodel twice and come up with a result that suits our needs is beautiful to behold.  Michael deserves much of the credit in working closely with us to understand and determine our needs and apply his considerable architectural skills to get us to the point we are now.”

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“At the start we didn't think a custom home was within our means. However Michael helped us design a house that provides the space our family needs, still fit the budget thanks to the smaller footprint, and takes full advantage of the natural site conditions.”

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