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Client Testimonials

"Sean delivered the maximum potential for our home that we never thought was possible"  - Kris Lincoln

Andrew Christian

We hired Sean as the Design Architect for an Accessory Dwelling Unit for the back of our property in San Jose. I’m a licensed architect myself, but I didn’t have the time or knowledge of residential projects to do the design properly. Selecting Aardvark to help was a great decision! Sean was very thorough in his research of what’s permissible on our lot. He was thoughtful in the questions he asked us to understand clearly what we were looking for in the design. He brought a lot of ideas and experience to the table, which was just what we needed. His concepts were beautifully illustrated in the documents he presented to us. We couldn’t be happier with the design, and we can’t wait to see it built!

Stephanie Silkwood

We're incredibly happy with our decision to choose Aardvark Architecture to design our forever home! Send one email to Sean and you’ll see that he is in a league of his own above all other architects. He’ll ask critical questions, share cat stories, and offer creative solutions to tricky floor plans; no other architect we interviewed came close to his level of brilliance, professionalism, and dedication to our project. We contacted 8 top architect firms after combing through Houzz reviews, interviewed 4 architects, and finally chased after Sean to take on our project. Any architect can draw up a plan, but Sean delivered the maximum potential for our home that we never thought was possible. We were blown away by his level of professionalism even though we already knew he had over a decade of experience designing large scale, multimillion-dollar projects (yup, we checked him out on LinkedIn prior to hiring him). It’s incredible to see how Sean’s keen attention to detail tied all our wishlist items into a comprehensive floor plan that was effortlessly beautiful and functional. His ability to instantly articulate our ideas into plans gave us confidence that he could incorporate ANY wishlist items we came up with. There are many good architects, but if you hire Sean, you'll have someone who is ruthlessly dedicated and effectively creative to make your project a guaranteed success. We will always recommend Aardvark Architecture to our friends and family!

Kris Lincoln

We've known Sean for more than two years and are now working together on our second residential project. Sean's attention to detail stands out in everything - not just in his designs but also in his communication. He has a knack for keeping the high-level needs/wants from the owner in mind while outlining all the details needed. That ability is a valuable asset when working on residential projects which tend to be very dynamic. Our second project will be breaking ground in next few months. We've been working together with Sean for last several months - had several in-person, remote meetings, shared online ideabooks/notes, etc. It's been an organized, productive experience. Besides adeptly honing in on our vision with the architectural design, Sean has introduced us to several tradesmen in his network (builders, consultants, vendors, showrooms, etc.). That rolodex makes it easier for us to keep the momentum on all fronts. I look forward to the positive outcome of our project. Sean's contributions and leadership will be key, undoubtedly.

Pallav Sharda

Sean provided schematic and space planning services for a new single family home constructed on our existing property. Sean met with us to understand our needs, discussed trade-offs with various styles of development, and developed multiple site layouts for the property. Both myself and my wife work in the A/E/C industry, and we work with designers frequently. I was impressed with Sean's thoroughness, architecture knowledge, and his enthusiasm. Highly recommended.

Blake Silkwood

My family and I hired Sean a few years ago for a renovation and addition project on our home. I was initially hesitant to undertake such a large project, but Sean's helpful nature put me at ease. One concern for us was coming up with a design that matched both our personal style while honoring the history and layout of the home - Sean was able to come up with multiple designs that achieved this. Even after plans were complete, Sean remained a consistent part of the project. He visited the project site regularly and was present for all inspections. He also worked with the construction team to ensure they followed his detailed plans closely. Sean's artistic eye and attention to detail ensures a beautiful finished product where no detail is overlooked. Sean turned out home into our dream home and we look forward to working with him on more projects in the future!

Beth Stafford

I worked with Sean on some upscaled custom homes in the most prestigious residential communities. As an architect, Sean paid a lot attention to design details. He catches the construction issues pretty thoroughly on site. His design carries unique characteristics as well as practical efficiency. His swift responses to the field questions smooth out the construction process.

Silicon Valley Builder

It was great working with Sean! We had an extensive remodeling project and Sean was a great partner in the project. He was great at collaborating and sharing ideas. There were quite a few back and forths we had with Sean on ideas and he would always spend time understanding our ideas. What was super helpful was his 3D renditions and he would tweak them as we went back and forth on changes. Made decision making easy for us when we could see the changes in 3D. He also helped coordinate with our contractor on some of the unique design ideas that Sean had developed. Sean is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Definitely a five star recommendation!

Anagha Dutt

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