"I have worked with Jennifer Lee for over a year now on the design and construction of a new house in Palo Alto. I interviewed multiple architects and decided to work with Jennifer because she does all the architectural work herself and pays full attention to this project instead of juggling several projects at once. Jennifer is an excellent choice in many ways. She is pleasant to work with. She really listens - I wrote a detailed requirement spec for the house in the early stage of the project and she incorporated that faithfully and creatively in her design. She is very responsive to my comments and is very patient working with me through multiple iterations of the design. She consistently meets project deadlines. She is an excellent project manager, staying on top of things throughout the project. Her responsiveness and her project management skills are crucial for this project because I live out of state most of the time. I should also add that I found the contractor and interior designer through her. I look forward to working with her and the rest of the team and finishing up the project next summer." - Ning Mosberger-Tang

"I highly recommend Jennifer Lee with Bay Area Designs. I interviewed a number of architects and designers. After hiring one from San Jose, I realized it was important to find someone local who understands the City requirements and urgency of getting plans submitted, responding to the City's questions and hand holding resubmissions to avoid delays. Jennifer has coached and guided us throughout our project end-to-end with her expertise and experience. She has given us trustworthy guidance and advice in planning, in permiting, as well as during construction. She listens to your requirements and respects your needs. In my case, I needed to make sure our home was well designed for three daughters and baby as well as husband working from home. Jennifer has been great and often goes the extra mile to provide additional advice because she knows your home is a large investment." - Lanelle and Paul Neumann, 1082 Stanley Way, Palo Alto

"Jennifer was absolutely wonderful to work with and we highly recommend her architect services. We selected Jennifer to work with us on our Palo Alto house addition and remodel after we had seen the results of her work at a couple of Open House visits on the Peninsula. Jennifer's great design ideas for our project, as well as her experience with Palo Alto permitting/building requirements, were additional assests. She expertly helped navigate us through the design and permitting process. Jennifer was up front and clear about her fee structure, and there were no surprises along the way. She recommended and worked extremely well with our contractor, Bill Fry. Unlike larger architect firms, Jennifer was the only person we worked with during the plan, design, and build phases of our project, which translated to cost savings. Jennifer did an excellent job listening to and incorporating our ideas while staying true to the overall design of the house. Changes to the drawings were consistently delivered to us on time, and she regularly updated us on the status of our project. We are very satisfied with the results of our remodel and extremely happy to have worked with Jennifer. We would definately hire her services again." Theodore and Bouwien Sans, 646 Georgia Ave., Palo Alto

"Jennifer, I rave about you and the experience we shared of re-designing my large home in north Palo Alto. We love our home. There is nothing we would change about it. You made many brilliant suggestions up front that we implemented. You were very helpful in giving us many interior design ideas and suggested I do a binder filled with inspirations. You presented many of the first pictures and I added to the binder. I visitied lots of open houses and took many pictures. Then we honed in on the look. We ended up with a more simple modern space than I would have normally picked and I love it! Found a new style thanks to Jennifer. She's got great taste." - Esther Lem, Palo Alto client

"Working with Jennifer was a fantastic experience. She was very attentive to our needs and desires. She made a lot of great design suggestions we never would have thought of. She didn't lose patience when we wanted to go through several iterations and made sure we ended up with the perfect solution. She also gave us a list of professionals including surveyor, engineer, contractor, and interior designer to work with. We would certainly want to work with Jennifer again on future projects. - Sabine and Thorsten Brants, Palo Alto clients

"Jennifer has a great design sense. She renders accurate and buildable designs. On a Palo Alto home remodel, she included many "Green Building" components: radiant floor heating, solar panels, bamboo flooring, and non-VOC paint. The project exceeded the Palo Alto Green requirements. It is always a pleasure working with Jennifer and her clients. - Bill Fry, Wm. H. Fry Construction Company, www.billfryconstruction.com

"Jennifer was great to work with....She really listened to our wants and needs. Her design for our renovation was creative and overcame a lot of the challenges of the original floor plan. Also, she was very good at considering our budget constraints for the redesign. We couldn't recommend her highly enough!"

-Kevin and Patty Medberry, Los Altos clients

"We hired Jennifer to design an addition to our historic home in downtown Palo Alto. Our home is located in a Flood Zone so the addition had some complexities which Jennifer worked with the City to resolve. She produced several options for renovating our home, adding onto it, as well as a detached structure. Jennifer navigated the Planning process and met with officials on our behalf to achieve approval. We have been very happy with her services and friendly personality." - Vita Gorbunova, Palo Alto client

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