“We funded a competition between three well known architecture firms to develop a concept proposal to determine which would design our new house. The results showed that Archaeo Architects most clearly understood our needs and desires as laid out in our program book. As part of their winning submission they visited the site and clearly considered the location, topography and history in their proposal.
They worked with us weekly to develop the initial design and move through to a detailed design. They worked with the selected building contractor to ‘value-engineer’ certain details for cost control. The final design was prepared in a timely manner of several months. After a natural disaster (forest fire) destroyed a significant fraction of our town, Archaeo stepped up to do a complete and timely redesign of the project to deal with our much changed circumstances.
Archaeo provided supervision of the building contractor, reviewing all work, rejecting or approving payment of contractor draws as they deemed the work acceptable.
The design combines both modern and traditional building materials in a much admired, award winning structure in a prominent location that has become a very comfortable home for us.”