Testimonials

 

“My wife Kathy and I had a great experience working with Howard and his team at Mt. Bachelor Design. They listened to our design requirements, showed us design changes as we progressed and in the end got the house we envisioned. The house turned out as we expected with minimal surprises. The finished product is exceptional and I would recommend Mt. Bachelor Design to anyone seeking design services for a custom built home.”

—Scott Campbell, Caldera client


“We took an existing MBDS plan and revised it for our new house plan in the Bend area. Howard Spector has been our primary interface to MBDS, and in addition to praising Howard for his creative work, great communications and attention to detail, I would say everyone we worked with at MBDS has been great. Also, Howard’s experience working in the Bend area helped us to avoid some pitfalls with design review committees and with the County, and move our homebuilding project forward quickly.”

—Steve Birkel, Sunriver client


“Wow! It’s spectacular and so fun to see it come to life. You really did a marvelous job of operationalizing the concept and, honestly, we love it. Thanks, Howard. It really is lovely.”

—Rita Owens, Tumalo client


“If you’re looking for home design, these guys are the best. I’ve worked with many other designers/architects and I have to say, without criticizing the others, that Howard, Matt, and Donovan met all my expectations and then some, and the home they designed is awesome. It started out as a high end spec home but ended up pre-sold, based solely on the plans, before construction even started. And that’s the best testimony there is.”

—Mike Broadbent, Broken Top client


“I highly recommend the gang at Mount Bachelor Design Studio. Great plans and designs. Look forward to working with them again!”

—Johannesen Builders Inc.


“We decided to build our home in Sisters, Oregon. After a review of area architects, we chose Howard Spector to develop our dreams into construction plans. His open communication, professional excellence, and history of successful designs gave us confidence that we would make a good match. The working relationship that developed between Howard Spector, our builder, and our interior designer produced a combined value we could never have foreseen.”

—Bob and Harriet Rossio, Aspen Lakes clients


“Howard and his colleagues just completed the design of house number two for me. I had all the confidence in their capability from my prior experience. They are very good at conceptual design, floor plans and elevations, as well as working drawings. They are also good listeners. From my experience, I can strongly recommend Mt. Bachelor Design Studio.”

—Steve Schrank, Sunriver and Broken Top client


“Howard and his team made our ‘dream cabin’ a reality! Their attention to detail from the very smallest ‘niche’ to the largest trusses made the process seem effortless.”

—Kevin Zachary, Earth Designs Landscaping and Crescent Lake client


“We chose Mount Bachelor Design Studio for a complicated remodel and expansion at Black Butte Ranch. They did an absolutely superb job. They were creative and paid attention to all the little details that resulted in a great design. The design reflects an exemplary integration of the original design and the expansion. They listened carefully to my ideas and visions, and then vastly improved upon them at every turn. And they made the whole process fun. They are an outstanding architectural firm and I recommend them without any reservation. I would use them again in a heartbeat.”

—Frederick G. Wearn, M. D., Black Butte Ranch client


“I cannot tell you how happy I am that you are going to carry through with our house plans. You have been awesome to work with----and we love your creativity and everything you have done. Mark and I were concerned about "bogging you down" with Lakeway technical stuff----but we are so happy that you are going to take the job to completion. You are awesome!”

—Lynn Zwern, Lakeway, TX, client