Karen was amazing at getting us more space for our growing family without losing any of the comfortable feel our old home had. She took a great deal of time with us to understand how we used our spaces and what we wanted from our new space. Even after she had satisfied our seemingly impossible requests she continued to work on the problem until she found a solution that maximized our living space, met our budget, and was true to the style of the house and the neighborhood. Now that the project is completed, we are still amazed at how much more we got out of our house than we imagined was in it.
What a great sense of space and design. Karen did an amazing job of working within our existing space to create a kitchen, family room and deck that are efficient and beautiful. I can't emphasize enough her incredible sense of space and design. In fact, we loved what she did so much in our downstairs that we are working with her again to reconfigure our upstairs space. In addition, she is timely, responsive and a pure delight to work with.
Karen is an excellent architect. She has a great eye for creating usable space where it may not have been evident before. She is also very sensitive to the unique character of a house and her work does a fine job of complimenting the style and features of older homes. Finally, Karen is just plain enjoyable to work with.
-Justin A. Critz
We are just starting the construction of an addition Karen designed. I could not be more pleased with her design-which combines practicality and beauty. She was very thorough and her plans are well thought out. She has done a great job of coordinating with our builder.
We are thrilled with the outcome of our home remodel by Karen Soorikian. Karen started the design process by getting to know us and taking note of how we live with our family of two active young boys. She was also intuitive in her preservation of our 75+ year old home. Bringing these 2 elements together in a way that felt indigenous was exactly what we were looking for. Karen often knew what we wanted before we did! The whole process from design to construction was seamless. We absolutely love living in our new home. Thank you Karen, you are a real professional.
Soorikian Architecture turned my so-so home into my dream home, it's as simple as that. Originally hired to design a simple upstairs addition and give the back of the house a face-lift, Soorikian instead offered design ideas to make my house both more attractive and more livable. With very little disruption to our lives we added a gorgeous mud room with French doors, a much more user friendly and attractive laundry area, and an upstairs study that looks out over the garden. The facelift we wanted features a metal roof, simple, elegant columns, a "found" stone wall buttressing the yard, and beautiful blue-gray shingles. Now I feel like I'm driving up to a luxury vacation rental every time I come home. Soorikian Architecture is as well-organized, honest and reasonable as it is creative. It's a firm I'm recommending to all my neighbors.