"Choosing Matthew Fowler as the architect to handle the renovation of our new home turned out to be a no-brainer. We'd seen his work before and once we met him and got to talking things just fit together. He's very professional and really listened. We kind of knew what we wanted but weren't sure the best way to make it happen. He wound up giving us three different looks. The one we went with (which had ideas we were totally not expecting) transformed our deck into an attached great room and gallery (my wife's a painter and I'm a photographer), gave us a much more imposing entryway and took amazing advantage of the natural light. The guy's good. And easy to talk to. He got us everything we wanted and a whole lot more. Going over the plans was a fun process. All in all a really good experience. Building is set to begin soon. The place is going to look great!"
Kit and Madelon Jones, Clients, Youngsville, NY
"Matthew Fowler is very personable and professional. He has great eye for detail and the patience of a saint. The project he has been working on in Florida has gone through a great many changes and Matthew has handled them like a true gentleman and a skilled professional. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Tracy Nelson, Client, Big Pine Key, FL
"We contacted Matthew to assist us with our building project and he was responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. He was very familiar with the local building codes and helped us navigate the permitting process. His drawings were delivered on time and we couldn't have asked for a better experience."
Keith and Dawn Harner, Clients, Big Pine Key, FL
"After Hurricane Irma. I was completely stressed out and didn't have a clue as to what to do about my extensively damaged Cudjoe Key, FL beach cottage. After my first consultation with Matthew, I already had a much clearer vision of a sensible path forward and felt renewed hope for my future retirement home again. His knowledge of architecture, building codes, design, and his common sense approach has saved me so much time and money, too. Additionally, I have been highly impressed with his meticulous attention to detail and expeditious response to any and all questions or requests. He has delivered plans ahead of schedule each step of the way, too. I am already planning on hiring Matthew to design a new main home for me once the cottage reconstruction is completed."
Darlene Shoemake, Client, Cudjoe Key, FL
"Matthew is extremely easy to work with and quick to follow up on issues that arise during construction. Our project was extra challenging because of a combination of new construction, remodel of an old house, and limitations due to stringent building codes minimizing how much we were allowed to tackle on this project. Matthew came up with a plan to handle all of these issues and we were very pleased with the plans. We recommend Matthew highly."
Ann Olsen, Client, Summerland Key, FL
"I have the pleasure of working with Matthew on my Sugarloaf home. Matthew listens to his clients, is incredibly creative, and solves problems quickly. Matthew returns phone calls and returns emails very fast. I was never left with questions unanswered. A great architect with great people skills. I would work with Matthew on my next project without reservation."
Mark Pollaci, Client, Sugarloaf Key, FL
"Matthew is a professional, accommodating, and easy to work with. As a contractor, I would highly recommend his services, he makes my job easier!"
Mark Pierson, MPC Construction, Marathon, FL
"We had been wrestling with matching our desires and concepts for a new build to the general aesthetic of an island site for some time. Matthew came on board at the 11th hour and was able to swiftly coalesce our ideas, existing engineering plans, and feedback from the HOA Architectural Review Board into a beautiful design that we can't wait to see completed. If you find yourself in a situation like this, we cannot think of anyone better to turn your dreams into a reality. If you want to avoid this altogether, then contact him on day one."
John Ballentyne, Client, Shark Key, FL
"We had a wonderful experience with Matthew. He designed our decks, did a great job, and was always available whenever we needed him and was an absolute "lifeline" after the devastating hurricane. We were very happy with Matthew's professionalism and the plans he did for us. He had the work done sooner than promised and the price was very fair. We would use him again in a heartbeat or recommend him highly to others. Great job Matthew!"
Nancy DiFrancesco, Client, Marathon, FL
"Excellent architect with impeccable taste and follow up. Matthew designed a major renovation for our home and we could not be happier."
Howard and Cyndy Livingston, Summerland Key, FL
"Our experience with Matthew could not have been better. Our screened porch in the Keys was destroyed in Irma, and even though it was a small porch, it was huge to us. Matthew was willing to help when others were not. He handled it as if it were a much larger project, very professional returning every email regardless of his location or workload. I would not hesitate to hire him again . . . hopefully on a much larger project!"
Michael Leimbach, Client, Little Torch Key, FL
"We were both winding down careers in New England and looking for a second home in Florida. That search led us to a vacant waterfront lot on Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys where we decided to design and build a new primary home. After recommendations and a search of credentials and portfolios of architects and engineers practicing in the Lower Keys, we selected Matthew Fowler to design our home. It turned out to be the best decision we ever made! His impressive credentials and portfolio of US and international projects aside, his advice, skills, appreciation of the environment of the Florida Keys and creativity in the aesthetic arrangement and use of space were exactly what was needed to design and build what my wife refers to as "the house of our dreams." Extraordinary design, a poet of space, and intuitive sense for the engineering and constructability. Invaluable service in construction inspection as design went under construction. We have been living and entertaining in this house for about one year now and often in the morning when we wake up we remark to each other how amazed anew we are with this extraordinary home by Matthew Fowler."
John and Sally Clemente, Clients, Big Pine Key, FL
"We were so happy our engineer referred us to Matthew. His professionalism was impeccable and his ideas were exactly what we were looking for in our new home. Matthew listened well to our likes and dislikes and designed the perfect style home for us. He is truly talented and we highly recommend his services."
Russ and Joann Swift, Clients, Cudjoe Key, FL
"We were recommended to use Matthew Fowler by a well-known general contractor in the Lower Keys. I cannot say enough how easy and reassuring it was to have Matthew design our addition. He was extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and professional. We will definitely be using him again for any future renovations on our home here in Key West."
Callie Harris, Client, Key West, FL
"I had a chance to work with Matt on a new house project on Ramrod Key, and having spent many years in an architectural office myself, I was extremely impressed with Matt and the quality of his drawings! Easy to work with, easy to reach and responsive to any and all questions. The drawing quality was excellent as well, went thru plan review without one request for clarification or extra notes, which says a lot. Looking forward to working with him on future projects."
David Hill, Client and Contractor, Ramrod Key, FL
"We enjoyed working with Matthew. He was responsive, timely, interested in the project outcome, and very familiar with the county requirements for permits. I think Matthew truly enjoyed working on our deck project with stainless steel cables and teak handrails. Matthew also helped us provide plans and rebuild a wall of our home that was destroyed by Irma. We would highly recommend Matthew and believe you would be very happy with his work."
Sue Hawkinson, Client, Summerland Key, FL
"As a Certified General Contractor, prior to as well as after Hurricane Irma, it is comforting to know that my customers are in very capable hands when dealing with Matthew Fowler. My company has finished the work he has envisioned. His drawings are accurate and thorough. His plans met or surprised the detail-oriented inspectors in the Keys that I have met on the job site. I don't hesitate to recommend Mr. Fowler to my customers."
Jerry Holcomb, JRH Construction LLC, Ramrod Key, FL
"Matthew is extremely talented - both his legal and his architectural practices - as well as his artistic perspective. He has great communication skills and is a superb listener - which we greatly value. He gives us his opinion directly which we want. He beats the deadlines he gives us. He is respectful of our budget. I've worked with several design builders and architects before. He is the absolute BEST."
Linda Hall, Client, No Name Key, FL
"Matt has been great working with my wife and me on our home addition project. He has been patient with us as we work through the plans. Matt has been great communicating with us and coming up with innovative ideas for our project. I highly recommend hiring him for any home project."
Jared Brierley, Client, Big Pine Key, FL