REVIEWS OF ARCHITECT
REVIEWS OF ARBIB HUGHEY DESIGN
“We immediately felt comfortable with Ben and Ed. We interviewed a few architects, but found ourselves returning to our conversations with Ben and Ed. Our house was built in 1939 and we knew we wanted an architect that would honor the character of the house, but also modernize it to meet our growing family’s needs. Ben was the lead architect on our project and went above and beyond to create our vision of our remodel/addition. Ben walked us through every step of the way and created countless renderings, 3D models, and advice for every aspect of our home. Ben never missed our weekly meeting with our builder and researched products for us to make quick decisions. We can’t recommend AHD enough and would jump at the chance to do another project with them.”
TRAVIS HEIGHTS BUNGALOW: Diana and Ryan Johnson, Homeowners
"We worked with Ed and Ben at Arbib Hughey on our new home construction. They were warm and professional throughout the entire process. They took our ideas and values and gave us multiple options that reflected those values yet went beyond them with their own creative constructions. We absolutely love the final design we moved forward with, and it is something we could have never come up with on our own. They also worked very well with our contractor. They allowed the contractor to be in on all design meetings and followed up with us about any concerns that they might have with the contractor, mostly to protect us. They have gone above and beyond what we contracted them for, displaying ample generosity toward us and our project. I could not recommend them more highly, which is why we have already recommended them to multiple friends. Two couples that we know are now using Arbib Hughey for their projects from those recommendations."
MODERN FARMHOUSE: James Wood, Homeowner
“It is my pleasure to recommend Arbib Hughey Design (AHD) and their work. I have known Ed and Ben for two years, during which time they served as architects for a renovation project of my house, which was built in 1983. We evaluated many bids, and we would rank them as the best architects and consultants we have ever had. Both Ed and Ben distinguished themselves by consistently submitting exceptionally well-researched proposal and reports. We appreciate their patience, precision, and hard work. In addition, they have excellent analytical and communication skills (and have superb personalities!).
Our project would never have been completed without their help and support. Now, my wife and I fully enjoy the renovated house with their superb contemporary design and functional options. We will definitely hire them again, if we have another project in future. We believe AHD would be an extremely positive asset to any project. I have no hesitation in recommending AHD, and wish we could recommend six stars.”
WINTER PARK REMODEL: Kaoru & Yuriko Kiguchi, Homeowners
“Arbib Hughey was extremely thoughtful in their approach to design, respectful of structure, and very passionate. It is a joy to collaborate with talented individuals who respect consultants and their recommendations for a seamless, well coordinated design. Arbib Hughey engages the consultants early on in the design process, which makes for a smooth design process. In addition, their work ethic and passion for projects is unparalleled from beginning to the very end of construction.”
LEAP! STRUCTURES: Tats Kiguchi, P.E. / Owner
“AHD more than delivered what we were looking for and we are very pleased to write this review on their behalf. Thank you Ed and Ben!”
WILD BASIN LEDGE: Kevin and Tammi Schreiner
“I worked alongside Ed and Ben on a custom build in West Austin in 2016. As a custom builder, I very much appreciated Ben and Ed's professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail throughout the construction process. They exceeded our expectations on the construction side, and the clients were thrilled with the design as well. AHD gets my highest praise for architecture services in Austin.”
WALLER BUILDING CO.: David Volk, General Contractor / Owner
“Our firm has provided structural engineering professional services in collaboration with Arbib Hughey Design for a number of architectural projects, including both new construction and substantial remodeling/additions to existing buildings. Ben and Ed approach their work with a mix of inspired creativity, client sensitivity, sage practicality, and cost awareness that make them exceptional architects, and in my experience, always a pleasure to work with. “
LEAP! STRUCTURES: Rik Haden, P.E. / Owner
“I worked with Arbib Hughey Design on a significant remodel for an amazing and discerning client. As a custom builder, I have been fortunate to work with some of Austin's top architectural firms and I have to say Ed and Ben are on that list. The unparalleled creativity they used to turn a dated 80's suburban home into a sleek zen masterpiece was truly amazing to watch. All creativity aside--having clear, legible and detailed plans was enjoyable. Fantastic communication and timeliness with any and all items was second to none. Knowing what they started with, knowing the almost unrealistic budget constraints and the end result our clients were delivered is a clear testament to top notch architectural design and service--yes, service. I would without any hesitation give the highest accolades to Arbib Hughey Design and easily recommend Ed and Ben to clients, friends and family.”
SPRING BUILDING CO.: Alex Pettitte, General Contractor / Company Owner
“One of the best Architects in Austin. My family hired Ed for a project recently and he nailed the design program. He worked within our budget and designed a house that was more than we had dreamed. The design process was very pleasant and during the building process he came by on short notice to solve construction questions with perfect solutions. The entire experience was delightful and I would highly recommend working with his firm.
I work with Architects on residential and commercial projects daily and can definitely say the quality of service received by Ed and his firm is by far the best I have ever received. You are in good hands with this Architect.”
SAN GABRIEL RESIDENCE: Josh Rash, Homeowner
“Would we recommend Ed and Ben to our closest friends and people who are important to us? The answer is overwhelmingly YES! In fact we have already referred a number of our closest friends who are doing various size projects with Arbib Hughey Design.”
SPRING RESIDENCE: Stewart Terry, Homeowner
“Great project with Ed Hughey. The design was lovely. Ed is easy to work with and great with communications. He gave us detailed information and wonderful drawings. We would love to work with Ed again soon! “
DAVID WILKES BUILDERS: David Wilkes, General Contractor / Owner
"We are incredibly pleased with Arbib Hughey Design. After interviewing multiple architects for a new construction home in East Austin, we found this exceptional team to be the perfect fit. Ben and Ed have it all -- they are gifted designers, thoughtful problem-solvers, hard workers, organized businessmen and excellent client collaborators. As the homeowners/builders we were very opinionated about design and what we wanted going into the process. We found in Arbib Hughey a design team that would work hard to help materialize our vision, while also pushing us beyond our own capabilities and understanding of home design and functionality. We cannot recommend Ben and Ed enough. Work with them while you can folks, because Arbib Hughey Design will undoubtedly be highly sought after for years to come."
CLIFFORD AVE. RESIDENCE: Amanda Davidson, Homeowner
“We talked with a few architects before we started our project, but Ed and Ben stood out to us. Mainly because, when first visiting with them, they took notes and asked a lot of questions. They really tried to understand what we wanted and that was important to us. We considered not using architects, afraid the cost might be too much. In hindsight, we are so glad we hired AHD, because what we originally had in mind didn't come close to the final product. And we would have spent a lot of money on something that wasn't nearly as awesome as what these architects brought to the table. It was totally worth it. Ed and Ben made suggestions and pushed the design through the process with new ideas and solutions for our space, that we would have never thought of. It's because of this pursuit to a solution with functionality and design that we ended up where were at, and we couldn't be happier. They listened to us all along the way and had the expertise to execute every detail that was required. We highly recommend AHD.
CREATIVE STUDIO: Jose Canales, Homeowner
.“Ben Arbib and Ed Hughey are wonderful to work with and bring experience, talent and fantastic design to any project. We recently remodeled a 1950s home that needed a complete overhaul. Ben and Ed brought their design skills as well as creativity to the project. They followed our project through and helped us make sure that what we had designed together was actually being done. They are good listners and are able to incorporate the client's interests/ideas into the project.”
BRENTWOOD REMODEL: Michelle Zweede, Homeowner
“I worked with Ed on a project, and he had some amazing ideas. He is extremely creative, and is very easy to work with. He listened to everything I wanted, and incorporated it in a way that worked better than I could have imagined. We took the house to the studs, which is a big project, but Ed easily took us through step by step. I highly recommend him for your next renovation!! “
MARIA ANNA REMODEL: Julie Parker, Homeowner
ARBIB HUGHEY DESIGN
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