I hired Martin House Designs to design a second story deck and screen room off the back of my house. I had a rough idea for a design concept but needed help with formal drawings. Larry met with me to capture my design concept and asked several questions about how I intended to use the space, what material I liked, maintenance requirements, cost goals, etc. He suggested using higher quality material and a more elaborate roofline to tie into the existing roof.
At first, I was reluctant to make these changes due to the higher cost but he convinced me to let him make a draft design. A few days later, he showed me the design and I really liked it so we went with his design improvements. As I was negotiating with contractors to implement the design, I frequently consulted Larry as questions arose. He helped guide me through the process and select a contractor and evolved the design as needed. During the construction process, Larry visited the site often and fielded questions quickly, and helped solve some tricky issues that no one could have foreseen. The results are outstanding! It turned out much better than I was expecting and is both a beautiful structure and a solid, functional addition to my home. If I ever need an architect again, I will definitely hire Martin House Designs.