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10/10

In 2014-15, I worked with Craig to create plans for a two-storey addition and renovation on my home. It was a great pleasure to work with him. He is conscientious, detail-oriented, and thoughtful in his work. His plans are meticulous. He was recommended to me by another architect as “an architect’s architect,” but in my view he is also “a client’s architect” – he listens and respects the ideas and needs of his client. Although I had done some smaller updates on my Old North home prior to 2014, I did not wish to undertake a major addition on my small lot without professional architectural advice. Craig took on this challenge and created plans that gave me everything I wanted: more space, a coherent integration with the existing house, lots of windows and natural light, built-in storage, a courtyard, and even a lovely window seat. His suggestions for materials and finishes were thoughtful and complement the design beautifully. The detailed plans allowed me to seek out firm quotes and select a builder with confidence. Choosing to use an architect, and Craig in particular, made the difference between building a commonplace addition and one that truly is remarkable. In the four years since the addition has been completed, I still routinely receive compliments from neighbours and passers-by who tell me how much they love they way the house looks and how it blends into the neighbourhood. Friends and guests who see the inside are always amazed at how seamlessly the new addition fits with the old. In addition to his professional expertise, Craig was easy to work with. He returns calls and emails promptly and shares his knowledge and experience readily. I was grateful for his attention to by-laws and codes, and he approached everything he did with absolute integrity. His passion for his work is obvious – he genuinely loves it. I always looked forward to our meetings. His enthusiasm made it great fun to take the long journey from ideas and hopes, to drawings that guided the builder at every point, to a completed project that I just love. I recommend Craig most highly.

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