Michael & Rae Ann Morgan
It was our distinct pleasure to work with Marc Soloway in the design of our new home. Marc was introduced to us by a real estate agent who had used him previously on their own home. We met Marc at a lot we were considering and discussed our overall desires. Based on this Marc created a concept and vision for our project that told us he absolutely got us. Marc referred to the ultimate design as a Soft-Contemporary Southwestern. Marc is incredibly well-organized, soft-spoken and customer-oriented. He was always timely with his response to our questions and issues. He is naturally even-tempered and a good natured individual. His honesty and integrity is above reproach. His design work reflected our likes and wants as opposed to his. Marc assisted us in a bidding process between three builders whom we selected with Marc’s help. The plans that he and his team put together were thorough and accurate. We are currently several months into the construction project and the Soloway team continues to be involved, interested and helpful. We would hire Marc Soloway again in a heartbeat.
We could not be more delighted with the work that Marc Soloway and Soloway Designs Inc. have performed for us in the design and construction of our home in Canyon Pass. This is the second custom home we have built, and our experience building our first home was generally so positive that we were nervous that we would find that lightning would not “strike twice,” and that we would find the design and construction of this house to be a less enjoyable/more difficult experience. Our concerns were compounded by the fact that we were building this house from a significantly greater distance than when we built our first home. Not only have we been absolutely delighted with the final design of our home, and found it to be everything we wanted, but Marc and his colleagues have made certain that every step of the design, approval and construction phases of the project proceeded seamlessly. There have been no glitches for us, as owners. whatsoever; every detail of this project has been given their full attention and executed flawlessly; and I can honestly say that we have had no cause to worry about any aspect of the project. And as an extra bonus…Marc and his colleagues are simply a joy to work with. We are pleased to recommend Marc Soloway and Soloway Designs Inc., and we do so without reservation.
Mark and Patty Smallsreed
We hired Marc as our architect to design our home in Tucson. We could not be happier with his work and partnership with us. Marc is a fabulous architect with great ideas. One of the things that sets him apart is that HE LISTENS! He does not have an attitude. He works really well with our builder and designer and together they make a great team. He really wants your home to be your home and spends a lot of time getting to know your style what you would like etc. Nothing will be cookie cutter as he ensures your home will optimize your lot your views etc. He incorporated some unusual designs for our pool outdoor kitchen and overall flow of the house. One of his trademarks is the remarkable ceiling designs he incorporates in the house. They add a level of dimension that really highlights your design. His level of detail is fabulous. He has been really easy to work with has a great sense of humor and is a great person. We totally trust his judgement and would highly recommend Marc for your next project.
Suzanne & Phil
From the first time we met with Marc Soloway of Soloway Designs Inc we were impressed with his work. Marc designed a modern desert home for us in Arizona that is more like a piece of art than a home. Marc was able to interpret our style and wish list when he worked his magic to create exactly what we wanted, only better! We’re in the construction phase right now and we can’t wait to see and live in the finished product. Marc not only captured the best possible view from each and every room, he adds his signature design and elements of surprise to create a masterpiece. We loved what he did so much that we have contracted with him a second time to design a summer lake house for us in Michigan. Although we’re in the early stage of design there he is already working his magic to capture the beauty of the lake views while still providing a home that is comfortable, functional, and flows beautifully from room to room. The best part is that he has been a pleasure to work with. He returns phone calls, answers e-mails, and is humble. Marc exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend him. He’s not only an architect, he’s an artist.
Larry and Ray Gipson
After talking with a number of different architects in the Tucson area, viewing open houses where the name of the architect was listed in the house description, and getting recommendations from realtors who were familiar with the top architects in the Tucson area, we chose to let Marc Soloway design our house. Since there were a number of different lots we were considering we asked Marc to give us his impression of them, and he willingly spent a considerable amount of time walking the lots with us and identifying the ones that he felt were best, and all before receiving any money or a signed contract from us. Once a lot was selected and purchased, his methodical approach to designing a house plan worked very well, and in the end we ended up with a design that was exactly what we were looking for and within the budget we had stipulated. Further, Marc’s creativity and ability to incorporate interesting attractive architectural features into both the interior and exterior of the home are already garnering praise from neighbors, even though the house is only partially completed. Without question the entire process was much easier and enjoyable because of Marc’s personality and willingness to make modifications as issues arose. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marc Soloway to someone looking for an architect.
When we bought our retirement home in Tucson, we knew we wanted to remodel the home to make it our forever dream home. Being a Houzz user, I started looking at homes on the app. As I marked my favorite homes, they all seemed to have a similar look and feel. I looked up the architect and realized most of them were designed by Marc Soloway and that he lived in Tucson! Even though we were a couple of years away from starting the remodel, we reached out to Marc right away to explore the possibility of him designing our dream home.
Marc is down to earth, soft spoken, has his clients best interests at heart and is completely honest. Given the amount of lead time we had, we spent a lot of time with Marc describing what we wanted and he delivered way more than we expected. He was so very patient in answering our every question, was always available to us and made us feel like we are his only client.
Given that we are using the existing footprint of the house, we thought the remodel will probably have some resemblance to the existing look and feel. Amazingly, the plan Marc came up with is one of a kind, and makes the views the star of the house. I can’t imagine the home being more unique and to our style even if it were a brand new construction.
Sam & Patti Weinstein
My wife and I hired Soloway Designs Inc to design and build our second home getaway. After a poor experience of doing this once before I vowed it would never happen again especially from a long distance. On a cloudy Sunday afternoon with boredom setting in we decided to go out and about and look at houses. By chance we turned into a driveway that had a hidden treasure for us designed by Marc Soloway. Cutting to the chase a short time later we had some meetings and decided to take the plunge again. It was a super positive experience and lots of fun. The process, or marriage, lasted approximately 2 yrs, and guess what? We still communicate with each other. They kept their promises, met deadlines, stayed within their forcasted budgets (even though we didn’t) and had great attitude and most importantly always got back to us in a timely manner. Would I do it again? Absolutely, if I was younger.
Cheryl and Dan Wenzinger
Marc Soloway designed our new home in Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction, CO. My husband and I thought we knew what we wanted and that we could design our dream home and it would be fabulous. We didn’t think we needed an architect. fortunately, our builder suggested we meet with Marc just to see what he had to offer. It was clear to us from the start that we should use Soloway Designs. Marc was great to work with. He took our ideas for our dream home to a whole new level. The WOW factor is amazing! We never would have come up with the ideas and the house/room positioning without his professional expertise. He captured 360 degrees of views for us. We pinch ourselves every day that this is really our house. We tell everyone that using Soloway designs was the best investment decision we made in building our new home.
Dick and Nancy Sponenberg
When we bought our lot in Tucson we had no idea of the style of home we wanted and had no prior experience with southwestern home design. Soloway Designs was recommended by our builder because they listen. This turned out to be absolutely true. Marc Soloway began with us at the beginning through multiple phone conferences as we live outside of Philadelphia. Also we had never built a custom home. He asked about our dogs, our hobbies, our love of cooking, our family and their likely visits, and a host of other factors that turned out to be important in the final design. When it came time to put a name on our design, it was such a combination of styles that met our every criteria that we called it “Southwestern Soloway.” We couldn’t be happier!
Marc is a real professional and cares more about the client than himself. He takes time to go over all aspects of building a house and give great ideas. I would recommend Marc to design your dream house. He always met his deadlines. If we were to build another house there would be no one else to interview. You will not go wrong by hiring his company.
Soloway Designs designed our home in Marana Arizona. The home is a southwest contemporary and Marc Soloway was the architect who we worked with. The design process was a pleasure and Marc was always true to his word. He has a great sense of form and function. The finished product incorporates Marc’s artistic touches with our personal desires.
Working with Marc Soloway is an exhilerating experience! Marc’s can do attitude, his talent & experience create an atmosphere of enthusiasm in developing the project. His attention to his clients needs & requests steer the project while being sensitive to their budget requirements. Very importantly, Marc is always available to answer questions or concerns for his clients. Marc’s architectural skills are genius. He is a Professional that I always look forward to working with.
I would recommend Marc Soloway to anyone looking to build a new home. When I hired him several years ago he was able to transform the plan I had envisioned into the most amazing floorplan. He met with my husband and I on numerous occasions and responded to every question, met every need, and overcame every obstacle. His attention to detail is remarkable. But aside from his professionalism and his undeniable abilities, Marc is also just a great person to work with.
Marc was a delight to work with. His ideas were spot on and always was wiling to come to site visits. He was open to our ideas and adapted them to the overall planning of the project. Needless (to say) the project went great and the customers are very happy!
Jack & Lauren Duffy
Marc has a fabulous sense of form and space. He has great ideas but listens attentively to yours. His designs have his signature look and are made to fit the lot perfectly capturing views for the maximum impact. He has great attention to detail. He and his staff are a pleasure to work with.
Soloway Designs did an outstanding job in assisting my Wife & I with the creation of our family home. Their ability to share ideas & vision for the final recommendations made it easy for us to see visualize and completely understand what our home would look like at the end of the project. We would recommend Soloway Designs and would highly encourage others to sit down listen & allow them to assist in the creation of your dream home. The entire staff was friendly, allows on time, and never missed a deadline. Always professional & class acts. The made us feel valued the entire project and continue to keep in touch after the fact to make sure all is well. Good people!
We met Marc several years ago and interviewed and then hired him to design several spec homes some in Canyon Pass, in Dove Mountain of Marana Arizona and a couple in Estancia in Scottsdale Arizona. Having been in the construction business my entire life I have worked with many architects and designers. Marc is very creative, organized, meets his commitments, but most of all a very good communicator. He listens and asks questions to make sure he understands what you are telling him. Although the Luxury Home market has slowed tremendously, when we start back up again we will definitely be talking with Marc again.
Have worked with Marc and his staff on numerous houses over the last five years. He has been very helpful creative knowledgable and supportive through each of the homes he has designed. Numerous times in the building process questions arise, I can only remember Marc and his staff offering positive suggestions to facilitate answers. He is a man of integrity.
Great designs. Innovative, thoughtful, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Marc’s Fees are reasonable and customer service is great. He listens to your home requirements. He also is very knowledgeable about latest building materials, building codes, and practices. Offers ways to save costs on building the home.
W STONE RESIDENCE
Marc & his staff have been exemplary to work with. I wanted a house that was slightly different than many they’d designed & it’s turning out beautifully. Stone Canyon is a difficult area to build in due to the boulder site & building restrictions but Marc worked professionally & quickly with all concerned to meet the deadlines I really wanted. This makes a huge difference in the quality of the project & the timeline. I’d recommend Soloway Designs to anyone wanting a 1st class architect.
Marc Soloway is one of the best architects in Tucson! The home he designed for us incorporated the natural surroundings to create a home that is architecturally beautiful with stunning vistas. The final design was functional, practical, yet with all the artistic elements that make it a Soloway Designs home. Marc was great to work with. He met all timetables and budgets while bringing forth new ideas that increased the value of the project well beyond the fee he charged.
Soloway Designs was a joy to work with. Marc Soloway and his staff were professional, creative, knowledgeable, and invaluable in guiding us through the building process of our custom home. He made suggestions for design touches which added style but not cost to our project and he supervised the entire bidding process himself. He was familiar with HOA covenants and coordinated with all committees on our behalf. Marc’s personal style is one of a calm listening professional who wants only what his client wants. He’s out to make the client happy, not to promote his own reputation or architectural preferences.
My wife & I were referred to Marc Soloway by a friend when we were looking for an Architect to design our custom home. After spending about an hour with Marc, talking to him & looking at his portfolio we knew we were at the right place. Marc did an amazing job guiding us through the process & helping us put on paper our dream that we had in our heads. Once we started construction we had 1 very minor problem on our plans, which wasn’t bad for a 6,000 + square foot home & Marc quickly jumped in & corrected it. We’ve lived in our house for a few years now & we constantly have people ask us who designed it & we are happy to tell them that Marc at Soloway Designs did!