My husband and I were looking to expand our home so my mother would be able to come live with us. Upon asking around for recommendations for an architect, a friend of mine recommended Angelo Cannizzo of GC Architecture. Fortunately, I asked the right person for a referral. From my initial phone conversation to our first meeting in our home, we knew Angelo was the right person for our job.
We had a vision of what we needed to do to expand our home, but required the help of a professional to put all the pieces together on paper. Angelo listened to our requests and needs and offered incredible advice every step of the way. He gave us a very realistic timeline for his plans and was able to stick to it.
Communication was always easy with Angelo. He would incorporate our changes as we worked through the best layout for my mother. Our project required a creative and innovative mind like Angelo’s. We needed to add a level to the top of our existing structure, create a new laundry room, rearrange our mechanical room and incorporate an in-law suite for my mother to fit within the guidelines of our town’s specifications. Angelo worked diligently to make sure we maximized our square footage allowed while ensuring we did not need a variance. This is where we really understood the scope of our project and the immense capability of our architect. Angelo is extremely familiar with building codes and also ensured we stayed within our budget for our expansion.
The final design drawings came out wonderful! The incredible attention to every detail added on the plans made it extremely easy for contractors to bid. I am even able to read them and understand the descriptions. As we are now well under way in our project, we have run into several questions regarding the way our contractor or his subcontractors are doing something. Each and every time, I have reached out to Angelo. He immediately addressed my concerns and answered my questions thoroughly. His expertise and follow up has allowed us to correct or avoid further issues that the contractor has created.
What I respect most about Angelo is that although his “job” is technically finished as far as his part with us is concerned, he is clearly seeing this project through to the end and beyond with us. I have and will continue to recommend Angelo and GC Architecture to anyone I know.
Thank you, Angelo for making what is an exciting, yet stressful process as enjoyable as possible. We are so glad you took care of our major renovation. It is because of you and your forward-thinking, patient and approachable manner that my mother has a safe and beautiful new place to call home!