Homeowner (Forest Hills):

"We got to know Mark both on a professional and personal level during the renovation. He is straightforward, always approachable, and we believe he always acted in our best interest. Our final product, a fabulous sunroom/kitchen addition, is extraordinary, and the workmanship is of the highest quality. We wish him the best in his future endeavors in the construction and/or architectural professions, and would recommend him to anyone who has a design/build project." T.J. & P.J.

General Contractor

"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your commitment to excellence in all aspects of your project design and implementation. I have now worked closely with both [Mark and Lucia] on several projects and I must say that your team approach to a project is a welcome relief. I have witnessed firsthand not only your desire to understand a client's needs and desires, but also that you possess the ability to transform them into a working design. Furthermore, you fully understand the construction side of what you are designing and more importantly its impact on the budget.

"Thanks most of all for your down-to-earth approach to doing the very best at all times. I wish you well and look forward to working with you for years to come." Curt Myers, Accent General Contracting

Homeowner (Georgetown):

"We first approached Mark for help with a basement dig. We thought we knew what we wanted and simply needed someone to help us get there. Mark respectfully listened to our ideas, helped us refine them, and then he deftly helped us find a way to realize our goals. As we grew to admire his ideas and process, our dreams for our house grew: a reconfigured kitchen, new floors, new exterior, a garden retreat. Straightening out the stairs that has always annoyed us, removing interior walls we never liked, adding central air. Mark helped to manage our expectations, hone down to the attainable, and keep us always moving toward a final product that would make our lives better - and that wouldn't exceed our budget. His cost estimates proved to be amazingly accurate and his calendar predictions were always much more realistic than the contractors'.
"As the process moved through all of its many stages, Mark's ability to communicate well with contractors, subcontractors, and tradesmen, as well as with the various regulatory bodies - and with us - was inspiring to behold. His patience and dedication to seeing the job through to the end - which ultimately involved his rolling up his sleeves and working alongside us in the garden - was amazing; he truly became like a valued and trusted member of the family.
"Lucia was also an integral part of the process with her eye for detail and ability to hone in on design specifics. Her calm, reassuring manner was invaluable. She spent many long hours sorting through and distilling our abundant "inspiration" clippings and created a wonderful, peaceful retreat. Working with her was a delight.
"We couldn't recommend Aggregate more highly. They helped us keep a happy, sane home life while our house became the home of our dreams. We are grateful for them daily." A.F. & J.K.

Project Design Partner:

"Lucia is conscientious and committed to her projects. Her job requires her to oversee an enormous number of details for complex, long-term projects, and she is able to communicate and coordinate with a variety of people, including clients, vendors and subcontractors. She is always open and willing to find solutions. Lucia is a true team player and a pleasure to work with." Christine Philp, Palindrome Design

Homeowner (Dupont Circle):

"In addition to his technical expertise, Mark displayed excellent people management skills - in terms of his staff and the various subcontractors. Mark managed conflict with the groups well and drove the project to completion. He always performed his tasks with pride, complete professionalism and honesty - attributes not often found in today's workforce." R.M.

Former Employer:

"Mark's moral and professional conduct I have witnessed to be exceptional. He understands the ethical responsibilities of architecture, as well as in his relationships with people he knows personally." Michael Hall, Studio: Crowley|Hall.