You’re going to to enjoy working with Andrew. He has excellent design skills and works collaboratively with his clients to achieve their dream in both style and function. All his houses are beautiful, and unique to each client’s desires and to the land they are built upon. He is very communicative and responsive. His attitude is honest and humorous, which leads to good relationships not only with clients but with professional contacts. He will be your guide and ally from beginning to end (or if you wish, just any step along the way), from site selection and design to project/contract management.
My husband and I interviewed 3 architects before choosing to hire Andrew Willett. The deciding factor for choosing Andrew is that we knew we were a good match. Andrew is smart, talented, and a people-person; but just as importantly, he’s a good listener.
Our project was adding a room on the back of our 105 year old Arts and Crafts home, which is in a historic neighborhood. Andrew’s drawings for our room incorporated all the design elements of the existing structure, down to the multi-paned windows all around our house. Because of his adherence to our house’s original features, our plan sailed through the approval process with the Historic Resources Commission. Another unusual aspect of our project involved taking extraordinary measures to protect a 140 year old white oak that is next to the addition. Andrew went the extra step of supervising the excavation around the tree’s roots.
We were especially happy that we’d chosen Andrew as our architect when he went to bat for us with the windows and door company for our addition. This company made the windows wrong twice. When they did this the second time, they tried to say their product was satisfactory. I called Andrew in a panic, and he came right over, to meet with the owner of the company. Andrew told him to remove all the windows and door from our property, and to get it right. Since the windows and door cost $12,000, we were glad Andrew was there to advocate for us.
Now, three years after the completion of our addition, people are frequently surprised to learn that the room isn’t original to the house.
One of the best outcomes of our working with Andrew is that we are now friends.
Andrew designed many of the homes built by my construction company. A more professional, responsive and kind hearted man and network partner I have not known to date!
Andrew has an excellent understanding of the construction process and from a builder’s perspective is excellent to work with. He is a very knowledgeable, talented designer and i would highly recommend him to anyone.
We asked Andrew to design a mountain home for our one-acre parcel that would be our ‘forever’ home. He was very receptive to our thoughts and helped guide us throughout the process of designing an amazing home. He is extremely responsive, listens carefully to what his client’s needs are, and infuses a wonderful sense of balance, architectural significance, and humor to the project.
As first time homebuilders, we were somewhat nervous about the process. We needed a calm expert not only to hear our thoughts but also to teach us about basic construction concepts. Andrew provided all this in a very patient and approachable way. His positive attitude and enthusiasm regarding our project was very encouraging and helpful. His professionalism, ability to meet deadlines, and stay within budget parameters was exemplary.
Not only did he create a great architectural design, but also he was instrumental in the successful completion of the construction. Andrew was proactively involved in the oversight of the construction and made sure the project went according to the plan. He carefully reviewed each construction draw and made sure that everything was being done according to his design before authorizing contractor payments.
He is a great guy to work with and we’re glad we found him. We highly recommend him to anyone who wants to embark on designing a new home.
We are incredibly pleased with the screened porch that Andrew designed for us! Adding on to a 100-year-old house requires an eye for detail, and Andrew did an outstanding job of seamlessly blending the new with the old. We had a sense for what we wanted, but Andrew’s vision exceeded our expectations. He’s a good listener, he’s easy to work with, and he collaborated well with our builder. He also gave us thoughtful advice as we made decisions about materials and finishes. We absolutely recommend Andrew.
Andrew has made our home building project both fun and creative. He has a mind for details and helped us navigate the process in a way that balanced both our dreams and our budget. Not only does he bring building process knowledge and creative design skills to the team, he’s also got a great sense of humor and is fun to work with. Highly recommended.
Having worked with Andrew while working for an architectural mill work company I had a chance to see his work and how he developed ideas. Later when it came time to look for a design professional I knew he was the only person I needed to talk to. I came to him with some ideas for a garage apartment. I was a little worried the job might be to small for him. Not at all. He was gracious and helpful from the first day. The project had several unique criteria as we live in an older neighborhood and wanted to respect our neighbors. I kept having a problem with my design as it was such a small space. The traffic pattern in the space just wasn’t working. Andrew looked at my drawing on the ‘napkin’, moved a door and looked at me with a grin. Absolutely elegant solution provided on the spot. He had earned his money on that one idea as far as I was concerned. He took my ‘napkin ‘ drawing and in just a short time I had exactly what I needed to tic off each of the unique criteria. Some people do what they are meant to. Andrew is one that I know.
We worked with Andrew Willett on an extensive, year-long remodel of our home in 2011. Working with Andrew was a joy! Our house was built in the early 1980’s and it was time to update. We took the house down to the studs and then rebuilt with more modern construction materials. As a result we greatly improved the comfort level of our home- important because we live on the top of a mountain. We modernized both the outside and the inside of our home. Our first attempt at remodeling was disastrous, and we ended up having to terminate our relationship with the original architect. Once Andrew took over we were able to create a wonderful collaborative atmosphere. With his help and the help of our subcontractors, we were able to put together a great team. Not only did Andrew meet all deadlines, but he remained intimately involved in the project from beginning to end. I can’t thank him more.