From Vivian Nguyen, Owner Of Nails By Vivian
My name is Vivian Nguyen, am the owner of nails by Vivian. At the time I needed an architect I looked around for different estimates, and to make sure I could get a good feel for each ones character. Many architects that I contacted before Austin did not seem invested or professional. They would take long periods of time to contact me back and would add questionable charges. Then I found Austin on yelp, he had great reviews so I contacted him, he was very prompt on a response. He immediately came to my salon gave me a very straight forward and honest estimate and has been great to get the job done on an agreed deadline. He is very professional and I’m great full I found such a stand up honest person who truly invests himself with his clients. If you come across him when you need an architect look no more, he is your guy.
Village Chiropractic And Wellness Center
Austin's design and efficient use of space in converting what was once a garage into the Village Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Montclair (Oakland) is commensurate to a Salvador Dali creation, i.e., highly imaginative, emotionally rewarding, the closer you look the more you discover. Austin’s work, as guided for his love of client and project, is clearly manifested in the offices of Dr. Matt Green, DC (worthy of a look).
Robert Heger, Certified Business Broker
From Prana Del Mar Retreat And Wellness Center
Thank you for creating such a peaceful, inspiring, caring place with such exceptionally positive energy. The attention to detail in the yoga space, rooms, and gardens has made Prana del Mar a true "oasis" of a retreat in this world of options. I’ll look forward to returning.
Lynne Bairstow, Punta Mita, Mexico
From Energy Solutions Headquarters
[3 Lights Design] was great! They helped me with a 10,000 sf office TI in Oakland and the whole process went very smoothly. They took care of final programming, schematic drawings, permit submittals, and construction RFI’s & revisions. I appreciated their high-quality drafting abilities, building code knowledge, punctual turnarounds, and sincere interest in the project. They are now one of my top go-to teams…
Sean Mckinley, Project Manager, Energy Solutions
From Vaniman Remodel
I worked with Austin and his team to finally bring to light a renovation at my home in Lafayette. The whole team (Austin, Donatella and Luia) were extremely personable, talented and really took the time to understand me and what I wanted to accomplish with the remodel.
They worked fast and were almost below the low end of what they had quoted for the job!
I would recommend them in a heartbeat, they where such a pleasure to work with and everything went incredibly smoothly.
From Controneo Garage Legalization
Austin and Luis are amazing!! They helped me with drawings for work that was already done without permits. Getting permits after the fact is not fun and very stressful. They got my illegal garage conversion issues with the City of San Pablo back on track, permits issued, and at a minimal cost!! I highly recommend them and will use them again without hesitation, great communication, fast response, professional, pleasant. Thank you guys for all your knowledge and assistance!!
From Silly Little Things Kitchen Remodel
"Austin and his team are AMAZING. Austin has an incredible method of getting to the root of your wants and needs and helps in bringing out the most soulful designs based on your innermost unconscious desires. And Donatella and Luis did an amazing job translating our vision into extraordinarily functional designs. We did a kitchen remodel with them. We have a historic Spanish style storybook home, with lots of intricate details and aesthetic touches. And my wife is a chef, and we have kids, and I’m an artist/photographer, so our individual needs were causing us to argue over our differing visions. But Austin was able to tap into the deeper desires and Donatella and Luis come up with several iterations of designs that incorporated our individual fantasies to create a cohesive, functional, and beautiful design to fit the existing architecture. Even if you don’t end up working with Austin, just to meet and talk with him is an inspiration."
Thomas Kuoh, Professional Photographer