Client: Judith Maidenbaum
Project Date: July 2013
MJ Chojnicki did several projects for me and all of them turned out remarkably well. Michael is a wonderfully creative and carefully precise architect and designer. He managed to design buildings that considered my needs, goals and taste and at the same time created spaces that were both beautiful and functional. He architected my home and my restaurant. Afterwards he designed a Pavilion that became the centerpiece of the town. The firm is wonderful to work with, supportive, dependable and competent. I highly recommend them.
Client: Dario Sacramone
Project Date: June 1999
Michael designed and oversaw the construction of a 1000 sq.ft. Addition to a 900 sq. ft.1860 farm house. The addition included a gourmet kitchen, dining room, master suite with full bath, artist's studio. He also designed a sunroom, with an adjacent mudroom, along with more renovations and an additional bathroom to the original farm house structure. He incorporated old materials with new elements, respecting the original, while enhancing it. Michael was totally attentive to our needs and worked with us to create mutually a beautiful and very functional addition. It is 16yrs. old and has had no construction problems whatsoever having survived the challenging weather conditions in the mountains of northeast PA. Friends who knew and loved the original appeal of the home have frequently commented on how Michael understood its site, and creatively found ways to build upon its ambience. Easy to work with, we found our dream house become a realization through his inspiration and sense of design. We recommend him highly and without reservation.
Client: I. Corshen
Project Date: October 2013
When we decided to build an extension on our 1850's farmhouse, we were fortunate to connect with Michael Chojnicki. Designing and executing the project was a truly wonderful experience. Michael is a really good listener and was able to propose great ideas, always sensitive to our personal vision of our home. During the construction he was readily available and open to tweaking and modifying along the way. Our builder deemed him the "most helpful architect" he'd ever worked with. All of our concerns were successfully addressed. The transition from the old to the new is a graceful one, the "largeness" of the new room is softened by a coffered ceiling and well placed windows provide wonderful light and views. Moreover the whole process was great fun.
Project Date: June 2008
Michael was our architect in design/construction of our barn/guesthouse. He was a delight to work with and the project required much imagination to work to make an old structure into a modern guesthouse yet retain the look and feel of a historic barn.
Client: JG Sullivan
Project Date: September 2014
We hired Michael to design an addition to our lake house. He is very easy to work with and brought many creative ideas to the project that not only delivered our desired goal, but also enhanced the beauty and efficiency of our home. Michael communicates and listens very well. His "laid back" attitude promotes dialog that brings consensus in decision making. Michael also has long experience in integrating "Green" elements that increase efficiency without demanding austerity. We are very pleased with both his design savvy and his low key easy approach in designing exactly what we wanted (even when we weren't exactly sure of what we wanted).
Lastly, Michael is well known and liked in the construction world. He recommended a handful of contractors to us and helped us sort through the numbers to make sense of the quality and value in each. We selected one of his recommended builders and have had a very good experience. We recommend Michael without reservation, he is a professional, friendly and excellent architect.
Client: Ruth Wooden
Project Date: May 2013
Michael designed and really helped oversee construction of a small pool house for me. Michael is both talented and business like, a rare combination. He delivers everything on time, he considers options to keep costs in line, and he works exceptionally well with the construction teams. Because this was a project done at a distance for me, I really counted on Michael to check on things and I could always count on him. His suggestions were always better than anything I could think up -- and the house is a little jewel in the Catskills, and tight as a drum during the coldest weather! Very well built and really charming...
I would work with Michael again in a minute.
Client: KC Sweeney
Project Date: March 2009
Michael Chojnicki took my one bedroom river cottage and turned it into a beautiful 4 bedroom Bed and Breakfast. The upstairs bathroom is unbelievably beautiful. You sit in a claw bathtub and look out over the river. He has done great projects in NYC as well as upstate NY.
Client: Erika Macbride and RIchard Hamner
Project Date: September 2014
We have worked with Michael on a couple of projects on our country home. He was easy to work with, listening to our needs, wants and concerns. He would clarify our options along with their advantages and disadvantages. Michael is knowledgeable and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Client: Dan Brinkerhoff
Project Date: June 2013
I Hired Michael Chojnicki as my architect in 2013.He did all the drawings on my 20 by 40 foot commercial building. We discussed everything in advance and made a couple of changes in the plans when I changed my mind several times. We now have a completed building, things went smoothly as planned. Michael is a very competent and imaginative man and I enjoyed the experience.
Client: Amy F.
Project Date: September 2011
Michael designed a 1000 sq.ft. addition to our house for an indoor lap pool which required the modification of our living room to creatively interface with the addition. The construction site was challenging because of a steep hill therefore Michael created a design which, among other things, stepped down the roofline to best match the existing house and minimized the exposed foundation. He was especially helpful as a liaison between us and the various contractors.
From his initial consultation to project completion he gave us his time and expertise as needed so that we got exactly what we wanted.
Michael is well known in this community for his commitment to environmentally friendly design and construction.
We would recommend his services without reservation.
Client: Jeffrey McMahon, design and build
Project Date: June 2014
I cannot speak highly enough about Michael...Knowledgeable, creative, efficient, thorough...An ideal architect and draftsperson. We have worked on more than 5 different projects together over the last eight years.