John designed the renovation of our circa 1908 home over 10 years ago, and we are still in love with his design today. He incorporated aspects into our home that we would have never thought possible including an open truss ceiling, wrap around porch & charming courtyard. John is incredibly easy to work with, responsive and has a wonderful sense of design. We still call him today for his input on various decorative and design questions and would recommend him for any project – large or small.
I would recommend John Toates Architecture and Design to any homeowner that is looking for a fabulously creative, caring and professionally-minded architect. John has worked on three projects for us. We believe that his design sense, attention to detail, space-planning and aesthetic sensibility is second to none. Perhaps more important, John takes the time to work closely with us to develop design concepts that work for our lifestyle, while at the same time remaining true to the "spirit" and "story" of the project as a whole. He is as comfortable designing a large and detail-laden home as he is designing the lighting plan for a kitchen or the entry sequence for a property. His great work doesn't end with design. John is a consumate professional when it comes to executing the design under real-life building conditions. He is extraordinarily responsive to general contractors and sub-contractors alike and, according to them, his solutions to the to-be-expected issues in the field are well thought out and delivered with concern for their timeline. We strongly recommend John without reservation.