"Working with Chris Chu was a rewarding experience in every way. The results are simply fantastic. She designed a space that we enjoy more than we ever thought possible. Working with Chris was positive and pleasant at every step. She is a very careful listener and managed to understand what we wanted more than we did at points, and her dedication to the project was truly impressive. With Chris, both the process and the product were wonderful. I can’t recommend her highly enough."
"We would not hesitate to highly recommend Chris. Chris listened to us and took the time to understand the design vision leading to our ideas. She guided us with her own ideas, experience, and judgment. She was open-minded, flexible, and patient through many design revisions. Chris produced a design that captured our wishes yet was informed with professional knowledge and insight. We are ecstatic with the final results. All of the major design challenges were solved in a creative and effective manner. The design captures the light and views of the house’s setting in ways that continue to delight us. It was a pleasure and a highly rewarding experience to have had the opportunity to work so closely with Chris."
"We enthusiastically recommend [Chris]. Chris impressed us with: (1) her creative vision; (2) her attention to detail; (3) her close supervision of our project, and (4) her smooth collaborative relationship with our builder as well as with us. Chris clearly has the skills, experience, and temperament to provide first class architectural services."
"Chris proved that good architectural design can greatly improve the quality of your life. Our old, broken up colonial was transformed into a light filled, dramatic home, with many good views to our large back yard and lots of happy new spaces. No matter what the season, or household situation, we can find places to truly enjoy. Chris made sure that we had the right ‘concept’ by envisioning multiple possibilities. Chris’ hard work and patience really paid off with an impressive design. The project execution phase turned out to be as good as the project design phase!"
"[Chris] had wonderful ideas about how to make the best use of the existing conditions and structures. She steered me towards gorgeous materials and beautifully designed appliances/fixtures that were completely unfamiliar to me and that I loved. She respected my budget. It was above all a very fertile collaboration. Chris and I functioned together to create spaces in my home that I just adore. I recommend her with all my heart."
"Thank you again for the outstanding job you did. (We) were so impressed by your unique ability to balance creative design with budget considerations and schedules. Your ability to listen to all our wants, needs and ideas and incorporate them into a beautiful design is remarkable. Yet equally impressive is your problem solving ability. It was a pleasure to work with you Chris. And I would look forward to it again; however my house is now so lovely that I am never leaving!"
“Your design gave us exactly what we needed. We enjoy every day not only the additional space, but the increased light and the view of our garden.”
“[Chris] added rich detail, and architectural interest while keeping the design more functional than I had dreamed of. Her open, airy yet detailed and finished style made our new spaces really enjoyable. Chris’ experience and knowledge helped us make informed decisions during the whole renovation process, and as a result, we are very pleased with our whole renovation experience.”
“You have brought a remarkable combination of creativity, sensitivity, and the ability to get projects completed. We would recommend your services to anyone without qualification.”
“As an imaginative architect (Chris) used her extensive design skills to help us envision and create a space that exceeded our expectations. The product reflects her keen attentiveness to our needs and understanding of our lifestyle. This is a space that we are very proud to own and truly enjoy.”
“Every morning when I walk into my kitchen I feel elated. It is now so bright and open and truly reflects both my taste and my husband's. The design of my new kitchen is so efficient it makes cooking a joy!”
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