We worked with Clawson Architects on a full gut renovation of our period Colonial house. Marvin’s first question was “what do you want this house to do for you?” He and his team delivered on every point we discussed, were extremely supportive throughout the project and made sure that every stage was completed on time. The breadth of knowledge, creativity, attention to detail, and professionalism were the reasons we hired them again for a much larger project. We are looking forward to another great collaboration.
Our work with Marvin began soon after he walked through our front door. We began talking about some of our concerns and what we hoped to achieve. Marvin engaged immediately, and with pad and paper in hand, began to sketch precisely what we had in mind, bringing life to our vision. Those first sketches, created within the first half hour of our first meeting, served as a template for the work to come. It was clear that Marvin understood the house, its problems and potentials. Marvin’s ability to draw by hand, in the moment, was key in helping us test and visualize ideas, and was also a real timesaver.
Project transformed a covered outdoor porch into an enclosed three/four-season den and extended entertaining space to the outdoor patio. Marvin’s expertise and knowledge of historic architecture and embellishments took a project from ordinary to extraordinary. We appreciated how Marvin and Rene worked together to strength our project vision.
Marvin Clawson at one glance of our house was able to problem solve the aesthetics as well as solve other problems that we were encountering. We were sold on using him as soon as we saw his sketches and how our home would look. His details were fantastic and our contractor was able to create exactly what Marvin designed. René has a keen eye for colors and was able to advise us towards fantastic colors that make our interiors flow with the rest of the house. Both Marvin and René were very positive and pleasant to work with for us and for our contractors.
From the moment Marvin stepped into our home and guided us through his ideas of what we envisioned, we were thrilled with the way he, Rene, and their team executed the options and plans based on our needs and budget for our home. We opened up and gut renovated our kitchen, added a mudroom, changed the placement of a bathroom and installed plumbing for a future master suite. We’re looking forward to working with the Clawson’s in the future and highly recommend them.
I was overwhelmed with the complexities of the process and the work—René expertly guided us through the process to a successful conclusion. It was her competence in managing the process that caused me to hire their firm initially
This is the second time we’ve worked with Clawson Architects and we highly recommend them. First, we worked with them to transform an unused space into a master bath, closet and sitting room of our dreams. The second project was to make our galley kitchen functional for our family of five. The end result has exceeded our expectations! We highly recommend Clawson Architects.
René and Marvin were able to provide us with a design that flooded the first floor of our house with light and space, while respecting the historic bones of the structure. Their work combines a keen eye for design esthetics with exacting standards for execution. Throughout the process, they explained each step of the project, and worked closely with us to incorporate our ideas and goals.The Clawson’s have our highest recommendation without the slightest reservation.
We worked with Marvin Clawson on 3 projects; two were at our private residence and one was an institutional job. We found Marvin to be a very creative and resourceful architect and we were very pleased with the results.
We researched long and hard before selecting Clawson Architects to help us with renovating our house. From the very first meeting Marvin was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to understand what we wanted and then created a design that worked with our aesthetically, functional and budgetary needs. Our entire experience was exceptional, especially after everyone warned us about how difficult renovations can be. Our home is now exactly the way we dreamed it could be.
Their work product (designs, specifications, drawings, plan notes & meeting notes) were phenomenal and captured everything the builder needed to execute. They also worked carefully and closely with our builder \ GC and interior designer, understanding that we brought these previous relationships with us - consulting as needed with the builder on materials and structural issues. At every stage they provided the support & expert guidance that we needed to complete the job.
Clawson architects have consistently performed at the highest levels in assisting in the restoration of my historic 1749 home. The staff is well-trained, responsive and work in collaboration with the home owner. Clawson Architects listen to my needs, then improve on them, or show me a better way that had not occurred to me. The contractors I employ work very well with Clawson, which is a critical consideration for any homeowner. The results are spectacular.
We would recommend Clawson Architects whole-heartedly. We worked with Marvin, Mike and team on a top to bottom renovation and rebuild of an historic 1901 home. Their design managed to keep what was special about the original architecture, design, footprint and features of the house, while totally reshaping it into something bright, open and workable for our family. Their plans had great attention to detail, which allowed for a smooth and seamless construction process. They worked extremely collaboratively with the builder and interior designer, such that most of the time problems were resolved before we were even made aware of them! We are very pleased with the final product.