Jeffrey L. Zucker, Architect
- AIA Grand Canyon – Firm of the Year Award 2017
- Building of the Year SW Region McGraw Hill/ENR Magazine – Los Alamos County Nature Center 2015
- Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA) – Citation – Whetstine House 1994
- Ohio Stone House Published in “The Cabin Book” – By Linda Leigh Paul
- The Leaf House published in “Architecture +” Magazine
- American Institute of Architects, Arizona Chapter
Jeff was instrumental in the development of our off grid property, starting with a detailed site study and finishing with complete, county approved plans for an energy efficient, off-grid, passive solar, 2500 sq, 4 bedroom ICF ranch home design. Jeff is always willing to listen and incorporate the best of his and our ideas into the design. I highly recommend his design services and would choose him for any future projects.
We came to Jeff with a house plan that was only a basic floor plan. Jeff then made changes that made it into exactly what we had in mind. Moving a staircase, making a square design slightly out-of-square to fit set-back issues, and detailing to maximize space are some of what he accomplished. He is easy to work with and creative in problem-solving. If there is an alternative to a set design, Jeff is capable of seeking the best option while maintaining the client’s vision.
Jeff Zucker is an experienced and talented architect who did a terrific job working with us to design a 2200sf custom home in Prescott, AZ. He was very good at translating our design ideas and space needs into an esthetically pleasing home that suited our specific location. Our particular design, a modified Frank Lloyd Wright, was one that matched up well with his experience and interests.
Jeff provided a detailed set of construction drawings and led the process of obtaining City approval. He was also helpful in helping us evaluate general contractors and was willing to work with the general (pre-construction) on ideas that would reduce costs. There were a few issues that came up during construction on which Jeff was quick to work with the builder.
#1 – Jeff LISTENS #2 – Jeff is INTUITIVE #3 – Creatively addresses challenges Jeff is professional, extremely knowledgeable. Jeff’s knowledge and diplomacy with the municipality where our project was located was one of the main reasons this project was completed on time, on budget. This project was a multi tenant Not For Profit office building as well as community use meeting rooms and coffee shop. Jeff’s design was a huge success for our community.
We had an excellent experience with Jeff.
At first we weren’t certain what kind of a building we’d want. So Jeff set up meetings with the public and kicked around ideas. Two came up—traditional wood building along the lines of our famous Fuller Lodge, or something that spoke to our scientific bent in Los Alamos. Jeff returned with two rough designs: one for each. We rejected the traditional one because it wouldn’t house our planetarium. The other he designed along the lines of mathematical spirals. While striking from the outside, it proved impractical on the inside. Jeff decided to try something that matched a bit of each. When we saw what he came up with, we were delighted and went forward with that. It has some curved walls like the math part, but lots of wood outside to soften its appearance.
A procedural problem arose because our County had a rule that the ‘Phase One” architect couldn’t be the final one??? Instead a local Architect firm added Jeff as advisor. He was thus more on the sidelines, but his design remained much the same and he was indeed an advisor.
Throughout the process he was always open to suggestions and kept trying to have us be pleased with his solutions.
The result is a stunning building that has won two architectural awards and which visitors love.
His floor plan makes excellent use of our rather small area (6,000 sq ft). We are very comfortable in it. In short, it works.
Designs Simply Reflected
Jeff is a great architect to work with and we love being a part of his projects. Every client we’ve worked with always as great feedback and he’s always easy to communicate with.
Nanke Signature Group
Jeff Zucker has a great eye for design and an extensive knowledge and experience in architecture. He’s great to work with and very good with communication. We would be happy to work with Jeff on any project and highly recommend him to anyone.