Over the past 29 months, and as Owners Representative for two renovation projects located at 133 Jervis St., and 3998 Angus Dr., I have had the pleasure of working closely with our Architect, Neil Robertson of Stuart Howard Architects Inc., and I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for the excellent service that Neil provided.
Each of these two projects has their challenges. One was to take a 60+-year-old, 23 unit, 3-story, wood frame walk up. He converted it into s 38 unit, 4-story plus penthouse, and positioning it for higher-end rentals, and all the while adhering to the stringent Vancouver Building By-Law codes. The second was the custom renovation and addition to an early 1900’s First Shaughnessy house, taking it from 4,800sf to 8,000sf, and updating the interior to express a minimalistic but modern appearance while maintaining it’s unique First Shaughnessy character on the exterior. Throughout both projects, Neil handled the multitude of complexities, especially buildings of their era, with professionalism, vigor and an unwavering persistence to come up with solutions to seemingly impossible situations. Myself, the construction team, and the owners, always felt confident that the projects were receiving the attention they deserved – and more – with a very successful end result.
Whoever is considering Neil / Stuart Howard Architects Inc., to be a part of their construction team, I hold no reservations in recommending Neil Robertson as their prime consultant. I do look forward to working with Neil again.
I have worked with Stuart Howard Architects Inc. since 1983 on two custom homes, in Vancouver and Anguilla BWI and another project in St. Petersburg, Russia. I found the firm to be creative, responsive and thorough. Their designs have been timeless and unique.
I would not hesitate to recommend Stuart Howard Architects.
Quyen and Quan Bui
Stuart Howard Architects Inc. has our full endorsement as an outstanding firm.
We have had the pleasure to work with Stuart and his wonderful staff on 3 projects for the last 10 years. In all instances, Stuart’s staff have been very responsive when it comes to provide details drawing and information to support the project. They build quality structure homes. They help us with budgeting and provide the best and most beautiful design.
In 2 projects, we were very lucky to have worked with Neil Robertson who is very intelligent and has an amazing eyes for modern design. He is kind, friendly and very professional. His knowledge is incredible and he is so talented in so many ways. He’s always there for us and we love him.
Stuart Howard Architects Inc. has our highest recommendation.
Ian and Sandy Penn
We have worked with Stuart Howard Architects Inc. since 1998, when they designed and managed the building of our home. We interviewed with a number of firms, Stuart Howard Architects Inc. stood out as having responsive innovative design with excellent execution, not cookie cutter repetitions, but rather a very broad bandwidth of styles from ultra moderns to solid conservative, reflective of their owners tastes.
What else stood out was that unlike many other firms, the owners were happy. That may not sound like much but we met with a number of folks with homes from other firms, numbed by the experience. Stuart Howard Architects Inc. clients were universally happy and well ensconced in their homes.
This firm did not stop once the house was built but rather continued to provide support and advice as the house aged, and our tastes may have changed. Always responsive, always innovative
We are happy to recommend and endorse them, as well as speak privately to any prospective clients.
Arran and Ratana Stevens
Stuart Howard of Stuart Howard Architects Inc. designed our quality home in Point Grey. Not only was the design beautiful and stunning, but we found Stuart and his associates incredibly helpful and attentive as we went through the long process of design/build and finally, permitting. He and his associates were very accommodating and professional at all levels.
We highly recommend Stuart Howard Architects Inc. for anyone wishing to have the home or building of their dreams.