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Falcon Heights, Minnesota

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Archos Architecture

Falcon Heights, Minnesota

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Gene DuBois

2 September 2018

Sorry this review is so late, didnt think we could afford an architect,But Mike did an absolutely amazing job ,thought we had a decent design, but when Mike made several changes, he transformed our home into a beautiful, highly functional space that is very enjoyable and ez to live in, highly recommend Mike,and by the way, weve been in our redesigned space 2 years and are just as pleased as day 1, Thank You Mike...your the best

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Rochel G

29 February 2016

Archos designed our new construction home. There were a lot of road bumps we had not anticipated, such as watery soil, and Archos has been extremely flexible and worked efficiently on our project. Our architect, Mike Ekert, is friendly, patient and detail oriented. More...

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Dario Jevtić

14 February 2016

Great Firm to work with for new construction projects. Mike's ideas helped unlock the potential of my lot. He was pleasant to work with and his years of experience really show in his work. I have had a very positive experience from the beginning, the work was prompt and efficient. I hope to use this... More...

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klballard09

20 December 2014

We worked with Mike for our new custom home build and I cannot say enough good things about him. He was our second hired architect, after a negative experience with our first. His design was perfect. All spaces had function and purpose. We wanted a home that our family could grow in, as well as... More...

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c_homeowner

29 August 2014

We hired Mike Eckardt of Archos to design our house which, when we began this journey, was just a vague idea in our heads. As first time custom home builders, we new what we liked when we saw it, but needed an expert/artist to bring it out and turn it into reality. We wanted a prairie style-looking house vs. a house that has just elements of that style. It was a challenge from the start as few architects or designers have deep experience or expertise in designing what we were looking for and we did not have an unlimited budget. We interviewed a number of both architects as well as design/build firms, and found most to be good, but ultimately missing the mark in terms of what we wanted. Given we couldn't find the perfect candidate up front, we came to realize what we would need is a good architect who would accept a professional challenge of designing perhaps a less familiar style and who could partner well. We were introduced to Mike and his approach and style resonated with us.

Designing and building our custom home (which included a tear down to the foundation of our existing home) was a time consuming process, full of decisions and emotions. Our design timeline was perhaps longer than most because we did not want to be rushed too hard. It had to be that way because we wanted to get it right and we did not want to settle too far towards a giant compromise of ideas/budgets/practicality. The temptation to just settle was hard to resist given the pressure to move as quickly as possible. The push/pull nature of the design process we experienced, worked well. We would try to explain our vision and ideas and show photos. Mike would listen, advise and research. This process translated to renderings and designs which iterated towards a finished product. We couldn't be happier with the beautiful prairie-style home that resulted. Mike's patience, professionalism and advice were key. His realistic approach in partnering with us to execute on a project that was sound, aesthetically pleasing, true to the prairie ideals, functionally and financially realistic, led to a great outcome. He also worked well with our builder which is also critical. We would definitely recommend Mike to anyone.
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Beth S

5 March 2014

Mike is helping us with the remodel / addition of our 1930's Spanish Tudor. While designing, Mike has always made our desires for our home a top priority, while at the same time providing much needed experience, creativity and advice. He has also been a good shepherd through the often daunting pro... More...

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armbrust19

20 February 2014

We've had the pleasure of working with Mike from Archos over the last year for our near full house remodel. We have a charming but very old home located in an equally old, charming neighborhood. Maintaining the old charm while both doubling our sq. foot in size has not been an easy task. However ... More...

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pbwalsh

19 February 2014

We did a major remodel of a 9,200 Sq foot home. Mike worked great with our builder and my wife. We looked at a wide range of ideas and over 3-4 months came up with the ideal plan. It was very complicated and required raising the roof line, adding an upstairs bedroom with a bath, adding a mud room... More...

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johnturrittin

12 February 2014

As a Landscape Architect I have worked with Michael Eckardt/Archos Architecture and Design on numerous residential building and remodel projects. Michael has always been professional, thorough and has always exceeded the customers expectations. He has a complete understanding of all available mate... More...

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