Tasos is simply the best architect with whom we have ever had the pleasure to work. He’s an amazingly responsible and gifted professional who was truly a pleasure to work with throughout our our major gut renovation which we completed in 2014. Not only did he ensure our home was constructed well but he has a vision and an exceptional eye for design as well. He is always available/responsive and always listens to your concerns and idea. Tasos also pays very close attention to the budget and helps you to spend your money where it makes the most sense. We have called him several times since then for advice and he was always happy to provide his opinions and help us . We will definitely use Tasos again in our next project.
—Jill & Craig Abolt, Waccabuc, NY
We are building a home in South FL on raw land and are a couple of months away from completion. While we have worked with other architects on previous projects, we believe Tasos stands out in the following ways:
• The first thing that drew us to Tasos was his credentials: Not everyone graduates from Cooper Union and works with IM Pei.
• Good communication is a litmus test for us. From the 1st exchange until the present, Tasos has always responded promptly, if not immediately, to all emails and concerns. We know that Tasos has other projects, some of them much bigger than our own, but he always makes us feel like a priority.
• The design process has at times been a stumbling block for us before. Happily, we found Tasos to be a prolific designer. The process seems to come very easily for him. Our project was based on a Uruguayan farmhouse that was not like his other completed work. From an inspiration photo off of pinterest, Tasos came up with a design for a modern four bedroom house that fit our needs, while keeping to the spirit of the original. Whenever we disliked one of his drawings, Tasos never took it personally. Instead, he kept giving us options until we were satisfied. It was not his vision but ours he was trying to realize. He was also very good about moving the project along. As Tasos often likes to say, maintaining momentum is critical.
• The building process was a new challenge for us, as we have never built on raw land before. Tasos was able to guide us through all phases from permitting to construction. (He even does his own wind calculations.) In addition, he proved himself to be an excellent problem-solver on site.
On a personal note, we find Tasos to be patient, even-tempered and pleasant to work with. He gives his opinion without being forceful. And he gets along very well with others from the crew to our local inspectors, who can be particular. In his spare time, Tasos made a model of our house. We are looking forward to it becoming a reality.
—Sandy & Tony Darin, Wellington, FL
The best architect we have worked with. We have completed 3 high end projects with Tasos, each experience better than the one before. Tasos is classically trained, up to date on current products and an absolute pleasure to work with. We hope to continue to work with him for many years to come.
—Laura & John McPhee, Darien and New Milford, CT
Tasos is an amazing architect. We have completed a number of projects with him starting over 15 years ago and have been 100% satisfied. He has worked not only with my family but with my brother, parents and closest friends. His ability to listen to your needs and put ego aside is unrivaled it his field.
Tasos is not only immensely talented, he is an exceptional person. His ability to understand your dreams and translate them to realty makes him the only architect we use.
—Bonnie & John Edelman, Ridgefield and Westport, CT
Working with Tasos is a true pleasure, he is patient and takes the time to really understand the clients perspective. Truly putting himself in “your shoes” . He works quickly on site to sketch and model ideas making it easy to understand. While he does beautiful hand drawings he is also at the cutting edge of technology. He is LEED certified and offered advise on making our home energy efficient. He went far above his call of duty on our project , jumping in with interior design, general contracting issues and making introductions for trade referrals. Tasos deserves an infinite amount of stars , 5 here simply does not suffice!! Thank you Tasos !!!
—Ashley & Mani Hamedi, Brewster, NY
I can’t possibly come up with the words to sufficiently express just how fantastic it’s been to work with Tasos over the years. He designed multiple homes for my family, and is now designing my primary residence. His work speaks for itself — he designs the most beautiful, unique homes. Additionally, he is multi-noted, able to work with a huge range of styles and contexts. I put a high value on the “curb appeal” of my homes, and feel Tasos is unmatched in his ability to achieve it.
Perhaps most importantly, Tasos is the most accommodating and collaborative person with whom to work. I am VERY high-maintenance, constantly emailing and asking for small changes (only to go back to previous versions!), and he is infinitely patient and incredibly responsive to said requests and communications. He does weekly site visits and does not allow the most minor of details to go by without his astute eye and approval.
I hope to work with Tasos on many future projects!
—Alexandra & John Hagens, Rye, NY