Here are what some of our Clients have said about the way we work.
“I have worked with many architects and designers, and working with Michael Harlock has been one of the best experiences in the arena of home renovation that I've had. His knowledge, creativity, and ability to blend my design ideas with his own played a major part in creating and finishing a successful project. Plus Michael is a delight to work with. ”
Libby Jennings, Mill Valley, CA.
“Working with Michael on our remodel was a great experience. Three elements of our project stand out:
1) Prior to engaging Michael, we interviewed about 5 or 6 architects. Michael was the only architect who clearly defined the phases of work, the nature of his services, and how he structured his contract. There was no ambiguity and a clear path was established.
2) With respect to our design, Michael spent time interviewing us, defining the goals we had, and ultimately provided a series of design options that enabled us to pick a direction quickly. The quality of his work, the integration of the design with our needs, and thoughtfulness of his details are evident at every turn in our home.
3) Michael is a responsive and reflective person. He was easy to engage with over the project and provided sage advice as we moved through the bureaucratic trenches of a major review with the Town.
We are grateful not only for our new home but to have taken the journey with committed and enjoyable professionals.”
Mike Flaherty, Larkspur, CA.
“We wanted to expand our house to fit a growing family, and we needed to improve the structure seismically, and we have a constrained hillside lot, Michael showed us several options, was sensitive to maintaining familial peace, and produced a design that allowed us to add two bedrooms, a daylight filled family room, two bathrooms, and a laundry room, while at the same time improving circulation, and keeping the historic height and skin of our house. He solved our issues, turned constraints into advantages, and added a deck and some pizzazz. He also showed the way to gaining approvals within planning guidelines, while adding the space we needed and keeping our neighbors happy. Michael is a master at seeing new possibilities in older houses.”
David Kunhardt, Corte Madera
"Michael was the one architect who was able to understand and implement the changes we needed to make our home work for a family. He designed plans that the building and planning commissions were both pleased with. He was extremely responsive to our questions and was always available to be on-site during construction as we needed him. We would definitely work with him again".
Gail and Niels Larkspur
"This letter is to express our sincere recommendation for Michael Harlock, a superb Marin County architect with whom we have collaborated with on numerous projects. We have known Michael for over 10 years, and have a considerable amount of confidence in his work. We have used his services for our personal residence, and have referred him to our clients over the years. Having been a city planner for the town of Novato, he knows the codes inside and out (which translates to significant savings to the homeowner). We have had the opportunity to work with numerous architects, and Michael Harlock is one of the finest. His knowledge, creativity and passion become apparent the first time you meet him. He is extremely professional and provides excellent service and value. He is willing to work openly and honestly on cost savings opportunities and is providing a quality value service at pricing quite competitive to other architects. We would recommend Michael Harlock without hesitation to anyone considering a remodel or new construction."
Kris and Al Carlyle