Lehman Associates, PC – Architects Testimonials
Licensed in MD, VA, and DC | Over 25 Years of Experience | Full-Service Architectural Studio
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I engaged John for a major renovation of my home. He is a pleasure to work with, both personally and professionally. John is extremely talented, creative and patient. He listens to understand what I want and strives for excellence with every response. I give him my highest recommendation.
John and I had a good initial conversation, and we agreed to meet in person with my wife to discuss designing a house for us. We met John a few days later at his home office, and talked with him about the whole process. At this point my wife and I were still looking for a lot to build on. John was very helpful in the beginning, even before we had signed a service agreement. As I was looking for properties, I would run them by John to get his thoughts on them. He even met with us and the realtor at two of the lots we looked at, before we signed a contract with him.
Once we selected a lot and started the closing process, John was able to design a house for us from scratch based on our needs and wants within two months, so that we could close within 90 days of submitting an offer on the lot. This involved a lot of phone calls and a few face-to-face meetings to get the design just right.
John is very receptive to feedback and changes to his design, but will encourage you to reconsider when he believes the change will have a negative or undesired outcome. Although sometimes it’s easier just to go along with the client’s wishes, but he tries to talk you out of any changes that you might later regret.
In my case, John really has done more than just design a home for us. Because I involved him early on in the process, he was able to recommend professionals for other services that I would need, like realtors, surveyors, builders, banks, etc, as well as answer my questions about the build process and design ideas. He has worked very well with the other professionals that I have chosen for this project, who have, in turn, shown the utmost respect for his work and expertise. Overall, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with John, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to build a custom home.
John designed us a house we absolutely love! He listened to our wants and needs, visited our lot site, made suggestions that we would have never thought of. Thanks to John, we have a home for life. We receive compliments all the time! John was always available, professional, and like a best friend to us. We still are friends and plan on having him design a unique deck for us this summer. John is a wealth of knowledge and is the only choice for an architect we would ever make!
We had been planning a significant make-over of our 24-year old home and had some high-level ideas of what we wanted to do that required significant structural changes to the house. We decided to enlist the services of a professional architect so we asked around and John Lehman of Lehman Associates, PC was highly recommended.
John Lehman of Lehman Associates, PC was an absolute pleasure to work with during our master bath remodel. We had substantial changes to be made with plumbing, electrical and walls to be moved. John came to our home and talked through the ideas that we had and provided us a handful of drawings for us to review. He then took our comments and combined key elements from those drawings and provided our final product. A few things came up during the build and he came to consult with our contractor to find solutions that kept the integrity of the design. We would certainly recommend him and would contact him again if needed.
John designed a small but inclusive mother-in-law bungalow for me. I am very happy with the design. John is imaginative, detail-oriented, and responsive to the customer’s needs, while also providing his own input and concerns so as to prevent the customer from going off in the wrong direction. I would highly recommend John.
Update – the house is done and I have moved in. It seems almost every day, I discover another thoughtful aspect of the house’s design. Perfect for me!!
My wife and I have been extremely pleased with John Lehman’s work. We own a historical home in Lutherville Maryland in a community where oversight of home renovations is closely monitored. All renovations/additions must be approved by an advisory committee and then a Historical Landmarks Committee for the county. John’s drawings were beautiful. The two-story addition we have planned fits the home very well and will look as though it was always part of our historic home. Importantly, the local advisory committee and the county Landmarks Committee both approved the plan without any changes.
John met with us a few times in person and was quick to make modifications we requested as things progressed until we had things just as we wanted them. It has been a very positive experience to date.
Lehman Associates were such a pleasure to work with that I hired them twice for two separate jobs. The first job was for a screened in patio / addition that had a very challenging design aspect to it. It had to flow off of a difficult roof line and the results are amazing. He blended my desire for modern design with my existing transitional house structure. Several years later I wanted to create a two-story architectural wall of windows in my family room. The job required replacing an entire support wall in a two-story family room (including a corner) and replacing it with total glass from ceiling to floor (with strategic supports thoughtfully designed). John Lehman listened to what I was looking for and came up with an amazing modern design that is now the central focus of my home. The design also includes a 6′ linear fireplace and a two-story natural stone modern wall. I am very happy with his timely communication, services and results. I would highly recommend Lehman Associates!
John designed an addition for an expanded gourmet kitchen and informal dining room and sunroom. Working with him was a real pleasure. He listened and captured our goals in the design. The overall process from initial meeting to finished plans was surprisingly easy and pleasant. I was concerned about the exterior appearance of the relatively small addition, not wanting it to look added on. I need not have worried as John hit a home run with the exterior design. The addition will truly complement our house. The final plans are complete and generously detailed for a price that was very reasonable.
This was our first experience working with an architect. We enjoyed working with John. His relaxed style and good communication skills made the process run very smoothly. He was able to successfully translate our needs and desires into a detailed plan which was completed in a timely manner. We would be very pleased to work with him again.
“John Lehman is a fantastic architect. He was referred by a builder I am friends with, and I am glad I had the opportunity to meet him. I had an idea to add a porch and convert a carport to a garage at my 1950’s home that looks like a rambler in front, but is actually a front-to-back split level setup. I sent John photos of some homes I found where I liked the design, and he was able to incorporate the elements I liked into the architectural drawings. He also gave me suggestions on supplies and some changes that would be visually appealing for the project.
I enjoyed working with John, and will happily refer him to others needing architectural design services.“