James McDonald Associate Architects strives to design homes that not only fulfill but exceed clients’ expectations. James and Lynne McDonald understand market and design trends and are able to guide clients through projects of all sizes and levels of complexity, from small additions and renovations to the creation of grand estate homes.
The firm’s principals start by carefully listening and assessing clients’ needs. They then develop a concept and design direction for each project. The architects keep the process fluid and interactive. “Our first design meeting is an active charrette, where we revise concept directions with the homeowners,” James McDonald explains. “This allows us as a design team to hone in on our clients’ likes and dislikes.” Through extensive discussions that encourage client feedback, he and his team ensure that their final design will be a true reflection of the client.
The firm has won a number of awards for its work, including four 2017 Great American Living Awards for custom designs.
“We enjoy the creative aspect of being architects,” observes Lynne McDonald, “There is nothing better than the feeling that comes with having designed and built a place that our clients can call home.”