Steve Delamore, Owner, Abbey Carpet/Blossom Valley Interiors

We have a commercial building in San Jose and are looking to expand it. Our experience with Alex Ross has been just great. Top notch professional company that  brought a lot of clarity to the project not only in design but in the site work and code evaluation. Important stuff ! I would not hesitate to recommend Pillars Architecture and Design.

Jane A. Reid, USGS Pacific Science Center

As you know, in December 2003 the United States Geological Survey (USGS), after many years and months of planning, moved into newly designed and built-out space in an abandoned gum factory in Santa Cruz, California.  In what was a gum-wrapping floor and adjacent mechanical shops are now private and semi-private offices, executive offices, a reception area, seminar and conference rooms, as well as several labs and storage areas.  Since we have moved in, occupants and visitors alike have exclaimed over the style of the space; the ease and comfort of the work areas; and the overall usability and friendliness. This transformation encompassed the efforts of many people.  Alex, you worked longer and harder than anyone else in making this new space a reality, and we are so pleased with the results.  From the soaring ceilings, the corridor that beckons you to walk down it, the office layout including the more intricate cubicle layout that adds interest and spice to the day, to the invigorating yet calming colors, this space is amazing.  This space, despite the necessary right angles does not feel structured; it feels natural and organic. You integrated our needs and our desires into the reality of this building, suggesting ideas we would have never thought of.  Your sense of style, your understanding of how to emphasize the plusses while minimizing the negative aspects of the 4 building makes this space special.  Your company has more to do with the success of this space than any other. Folks here are working more and harder now; our compadres at other sites are jealous, and local visitors are thrilled to see that what was a bit of a white elephant become a wonderful, stimulating space. Thank you, Alex and Shelley.  We’re so happy, and we all look forward to whatever we may do together in the future.

Michael J. Blach, Blach Construction Company

Alex, I’m pleased to inform you that the leadership team here at Blach Construction has unanimously voted to award your firm a special “bonus” payment in recognition of the extraordinary work you performed for us on our headquarters tenant improvement project. Alex, as you might imagine, we are not in the habit of awarding voluntary bonuses to our consultants and vendors.  In your case, however, we felt that your service was so distinguished and critical to our ultimate success, we were compelled to compensate you beyond our normal contractual agreement. Alex, every aspect of your services was outstanding.  We approached you with a fast-paced, 14,500 sq.ft. tenant improvement project, converting a former electronics assembly area into an attractive headquarters location for us. We asked that you design a contemporary space where we could showcase our craftsmanship while maintaining a relatively economical budget.  You respected our wishes and delivered a design that to this day, more than two months after our move-in, impresses our visitors and delights everyone working here. We gave you only 60 days to complete the entire design and construction documents phase and secure building permits.  During this phase, we also asked you to coordinate your designs with our furniture vendor and select all of the furniture fabrics,  etc. You and your associates met the challenges! Then, we launched into an aggressive construction phase in which we completed the entire project and occupied the office in approximately 70 calendar days.  Your support of our team in the field was instrumental as we solved unusual field conditions and ADA Issues relating to the business park and finalized all of the interior finishes.  Again, your prompt, attentive and courteous service made what could have been a difficult project seem almost effortless. In the end, we have received tremendous value from your services.  Our offices are simply stunning, with many unusual and pleasantly surprising finishes and details,  We could not be more pleased. Alex, thank you again for your significant contribution to our project’s success.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and your team.  Please use my name as a reference when discussing excellence with a potential client.

Yussef N. San Jose, CA

Alex is awesome! His knowledge about buildings/homes is impressive. He knows the industry very well and is also versatile. I like that he knows about all the new products/material. He is well informed on low foot print-high efficiency design. I highly recommend Pillars. I would not hesitate to recommend Pillars Architecture and Design.

from HomeAdvisor, San Jose, CA

He is a very good listener. He does what you want rather then what he wants!

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