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.