Testimonials

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Testimonial by Jan Evenson
“Urban Design Associates listened to our needs and incorporated them into the design. We were highly satisfied with the end results.”
Jan Evenson
Client
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Testimonial by Marion Auray
“For over a decade I dreamed of designing a home with Lee Hutchison, whose work I deeply admired. We purchased a home in Desert Highlands, that had spectacular views, but I hated the house, which was very dated and too small. We called Urban Design and met with Lee, to see if he could work his design magic and make our home into the "Organic Pueblo" house of my dreams. To our good fortune, we got to work with his talented daughter, Jessica Hutchison-Rough, as well, and they created a piece of art, we now get to call home! Urban Design was wonderful to work with, professional, incredibly creative, and willing to work collaboratively with us, to design a spectacular, artistic, livable home. If you have the opportunity to work with Urban Design Associates and the Hutchison team, I highly recommend you do, as they will create YOUR dream home too!”
Marion Auray
Client
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Lee Hutchison Homes for Sale at Desert Mountain
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Testimonial by Steve Thompson
“Over the years I've photographed many homes for Urban Design Associates, and I've always noticed the amazing quality in design and workmanship that goes into their homes. They have the ability to really understand what the clients want and need as to the design of their homes. It has been a privilege to work with Lee and his knowledge of his trade has made me a better photographer for it.”
Steve Thompson
Thompson Photographic
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Testimonial by Bess Jones
“For anyone looking for a talented architect that creates unique and organic spaces, UDA is my first choice. Their knowledge of developing and creating a space that suits the client is unparalled. As an interior designer working with UDA on numerous projects in the past and present, we work well as a team along with the homeowner and have had nothing but wonderful experiences.”
Bess Jones
Bess Jones Interiors
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Testimonial by Paula Den Boer
“Ashley P. Designs has been associated with Urban Design Associates since 1998. I have done the interiors of many of the fine homes that UDA has designed. In my humble opinion, UDA is one of the most preeminent architects in the Southwest, and I value my professional relationship with Lee and Jessica. Their architectural plans are some of the best I have ever used, and they work in a timely, focused manner.”
Paula Den Boer
Ashley P. Design
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Testimonial by JT Elbracht
“Thank you for a very complete and accurate project. This is an absolutely beautiful home that nestles seamlessly into the natural desert. Well done!! Extremely well done!”
JT Elbracht
Design Review Architect – Desert Mountain
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Testimonial by John Pappas
“In each room of both our house and our cabin, we are constantly in awe as to how you are able to perfectly design each space to scale, and how you are able to know that each stroke of your magic pencil reveals something amazing. The flow of each home is an inspirational journey. There is not one single thing we would change with either design, nor is there a one single thing we can think of that would improve either home. Your designs truly bring life to a home. Genius. Both homes were completed on budget, which is a testament to the quality of your drawings and the responsiveness of you and your team to the endless questions from us and typical details, elevations required by the contractors. There was NEVER a time when we were ever waiting on UDA for a drawing, a site review, a decision, or a phone call to just catch up. What was also unique during the construction of each home was how you inspired each person that became a part of the process to perform their respective jobs to a level that would only add to the beauty of the design. Genius.”
John Pappas
Client
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Testimonial by Jim Manship
“Urban Design Associates’ attention to detail is second to none. The attention to detail and the follow through makes building a UDA home a pleasure. Urban Design Associates’ business continues to flourish in these hard times, while other architectural firms are failing. This only happens because of hard work and dedication and years of doing the job right the first time.”
Jim Manship
Owner/President, Manship Builders, Inc.
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Testimonial by June Cohen and Kenneth Naiff
“Not only is the house a work of art, but also it is perfectly situated to maximize the beautiful mountain and desert views, as well as great sunrises and sunsets. Many of our friends at Desert Mountain have seen our home, and are now aware of the breadth of your architectural expertise – from your famous ‘Tuscan’ and ‘Organic Pueblo’ homes to our ‘Minimalist Contemporary.’ Their glowing comments make us feel proud."
June Cohen and Kenneth Naiff
Client
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Testimonial by Lynn and Kevin Veale
“We want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in making our dream home a reality. You did an incredible job of putting our wishes on paper, which resulted in the incredible home you presented to us.”
Lynn and Kevin Veale
Client
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Testimonial by Mike and Linda Weitzman
“We want to thank you for your calm and guiding patience, your thoughtful and insightful consideration of every detail from views to layout, from aesthetics to ease of living. You took every thought and question we had seriously and gave each one your time and energy. You made us a welcome part of the team. The whole process was fun and exciting for us as we looked forward to every meeting, every discussion and the wonderful changes taking place with each passing week. The phrase used most often is, ‘Work of art,” but more than that, our home offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere, easy to live in, yet wonderful for entertaining.”
Mike and Linda Weitzman
Client