Pleasure to Work With, Detail Oriented and Knowledgeable
From the first moment we met Michael, we felt we‘d get along great and we did. From ideation, to the design and construction phase for a project that literally touched every room in the house and the exterior, Michael and his team have been a real pleasure to work with. Michael is insightful, experienced and knowledgeable in working collaboratively with his clients. He ‚got‘ our modern and clean design aesthetic and, importantly, was able to translate it into detailed plans that made the bidding and construction process as smooth as can be. We are very happy with the end result and can recommend Michael to anyone who is looking for an architect to partner with.
Michael and Brandon have been fantastic to work with. They've listened to our ideas and come up with an exciting set of drawings for us. They are responsive, thoughtful, considerate, and fun to be around. They've also handled all the permitting and design review processes, and finding contractors. We're really enjoying working with them.
When last minute variance and COO challenges came up during the sale of our home, we were perplexed to find a starting point and how to locate the right architect for the job. Our next door neighbors gave us a five star recommendation for Michael Lewis. He was gracious and persistently helpful from the first meeting. He and his team are problem solvers personified and brought a difficult situation with time constraints to a positive conclusion. Our neighbors were actually conservative in giving Michael five stars as he was a shining star all the way through. We highly recommend Michael and his vibrant team for their commendable work.
We worked with Michael Lewis Architects for a gut renovation of 1750 sq foot apartment in midtown manhattan. Michael had listened to our views on design and incorporated many elements but also did provide quality advice on kitchen, bathroom, hallway, planning early at design stage that made significant functional sense and was especially evident once project was completed. His team is knowleadable in NYC building code to ensure that your design goals can be achieved. He is a true professional, and courteous and responsive. When we needed an amendment to plumbing schedule (due to gas line change) Michael completed and worked with our expediter to file the new drawings in less than 48 hours! We would love to work with Michael and his team again and would enthusiastically recommend him to family and friends.
Our firm, Groves General Contracting, a second generation construction company has been affiliated with Michael Lewis Architects for over 20 years. During this time we have had the privilege of bringing Mike's Visions to fruition. Passionate, easy going and his vast knowledge of the trades, makes working with Mike a pleasure on every job. His ability to incorporate the existing elements into his work, always makes for a satisfied client.
Michael Lewis and his team worked with my family on updating our house. The project included a very significant zoning issue in Westchester County, NY. Michael was extremely helpful in all steps of the process. He is a great listener but knows when to suggest alternative courses of action. The result was outstanding. He treated the project as a personal matter-very detail oriented, very focused on achieving the result we wanted. I couldn't be happier with his team's work for our home.
Michael Lewis Architects PC and more specifically Michael Lewis and Brandon have been great to work with over the past 3 years. Aside from being great architects, we've found them to be very accommodating and patient when it comes to dealing with complex projects that present various moving parts. We’ve referred Michael Lewis Architects PC to other property managers and friends and everyone has been very pleased with the experience.
Please feel free to visit us at 145 Palisade Street in Dobbs Ferry NY 10522 to see Mike's work as Michael Lewis Architects PC has been an integral part of the entire restoration and future expansion of this property.
We give Mike Lewis of Michael Lewis Architects PC the highest rating. We engaged Mike to find a way to create, within difficult time and space constraints, a new bathroom, utility area, and back entrance to our complicated, inflexible, 1906 masonry house. He was extremely responsive on all counts, and quickly understood the house, us, and what we were looking for. He followed through promptly at all stages and designed a creative, affordable solution that works well for us. He's also very easy to talk to. Mike's long experience served us very well; we strongly recommend him.
I have recently completed a project, the total rebuild of my house, with Michael. After several interviews with other architects I selected him for several reasons. He is well organized, has a genuine appreciation for the work he does, is very knowledgable on 21st century building technology and shares a similar sensibility with myself.
The house that was rebuilt was a poor example of a 1960's deck house. Michael transformed it into a wonderful modern home. Having never done this sort of thing, I was in need of someone who could take the project from beginning (offering possible visions based on many conversations) through selecting a builder, overseeing the project as we moved along (essentially acting as project manager) and helping with the design of the interior down to light selection. Michael has a wonderful aesthetic. I would highly recommend him.
Michael Lewis Architects designed a 200 sq ft addition to our house that required careful consideration of structural reinforcements and opened the opportunity to improve spaces connected to this addition.
They also designed 2 substantial roofs to cover 2 entries as well as a rear deck. We could not be happier with the effective and efficient designs. We gained a baby grand master bedroom, kitchen to living area open space, a walk in closet, an upstairs laundry unit and overall better flow to the house.
Michael was fair in billing and even understanding of some financial circumstances.
All experiences I have had working in collaboration with Michael Lewis Architects have been a true pleasure. Michael's knowledge and expertise help bring a clear and fresh vision to each of his projects. As a kitchen designer, it is always a great experience to be able to work with an architect who is also open to tweaking and listening to suggestions in order to create final plans which are as perfect as possible for the individual client. Especially when we come in at the very end of the process!
We have had a wonderful experience working with Michael Lewis, and we are very impressed with his talent and vision as an architect. Michael showed us how to transform the space in our home, doubling the size of our modest kitchen, while creating a seamless flow into the surrounding rooms. He is insightful in addressing the particular needs of clients, tactfully adjusting his approach to our personalities and preferences. Michael’s meticulous attention to detail has been evident from the earliest stage of planning to the present, as we are nearing the completion of the project. He helped us find a contractor who is well suited to our job, and we have continued to turn to him to oversee progress and to help finesse any stressful situation that arises. Without a doubt, we are delighted to recommend Michael Lewis with appreciation and enthusiasm.
Michael Lewis and his associates are very creative and knowledgeable in their field. I have worked on several projects with Michael, and he is attentive to his clients, in walking them through the process, and holding their hands in making all decisions, as well as a keen sense of appropriate materials to be used on the projects. As a designer, it is so helpful to work with an architect who considers all the parts which go into making a project special. Michael and his team are always quickly responsive in collaborating on project details. I highly recommend Michael Lewis Architects.