We chose Arielle C. Schechter to be our architect after seeing the house she designed for herself and her husband.
She has a fine artistic sensibility and a love and understanding for modern design. It was very important for us to work with someone who could collaborate with us on our goals and help us turn our ideas into a functional reality, and we feel very fortunate in our choice of Arielle. Our goals included: an ecological Net Zero building, use of “green” materials as much as possible, and solar energy installation.
In design our goals included: modern design, one floor, age in place, clean, simple lines, simplicity, lots of light, a feeling of flow, and spaces designed with the specific functions we wanted (including a “mega mud room,” and a gym, a kitchen with enough lighting for someone with reduced visual functioning, a guest room that could be turned into live-in quarters, and more).
Arielle is very hard working, totally competent, and devoted to every aspect of architectural craft. She did a beautiful job of turning the house we envisioned into a reality.
She was fully present as needed during construction. On top of all her outstanding qualities and abilities she is a delight to work with.