"Jim designed our new house. He listened to our ideas and added elements that were beyond what we could have imagined. The process was fun and collaborative. He addressed all of our concerns and wish list items, and the end result was a thoughtful set of plans.
Now that we have been in our home for over a year, we appreciate the planning process even more. The house is both functional and beautiful. It is a comfortable family home with special details in every room. We could not be happier with the final product."
- Client, 2014
“We engaged James McNeal Architecture and Design for our recent townhouse remodel. It was a challenging project for any architect and design firm. There were many original design constraints on the space which was very 1970's. It was our desire to move the 3 floor space into a very contemporary design world. We provided some inspirational images, the team listened and provided us with a very creative and comprehensive design that far exceeded our expectations. They challenged the trades to deliver a unique, high value yet very custom product. The McNeal team stayed involved up until the last paint brush stroke to ensure we received the highest quality possible at what we considered to be a more than fair price. Highly recommended.”
- Client, 2018
"In my capacity as a material supplier, I have known and worked with Jim McNeal for more than 10 years. But even a brief encounter with him makes one thing obvious: He has a real passion for his work. For Jim it seems like architecture is not a just a profession, but a calling. And his commitment to his work has driven him to a broad familiarity with every historic and modern a approach and a real desire to continue to learn from the best of past and current architectural practices. Like all good architects, Jim wants to create structures that not only serve the requirements and best hopes of his clients, but also make them, and him, proud.
I think that Jim's body of work speaks to his mastery of his profession and his creativity, but his enthusiasm for what he does, an eagerness I have witnessed over the years, speaks eloquently about the commitment and pride he brings to every project and client . If I were looking for an architect I would choose one like Jim, whose pride in what he does, and joy in tackling design challenges, is so apparent. I can't think of a better recommendation than that."
- Colleague, 2017
"l have known Jim for approximately 25 years and have utilized his design services for house studies and final contract document preparation. I have taken my ideas and sketches to him from which he quickly reviewed and developed the documents I requested. His design talent is remarkable; both interior and exterior. He is very knowledgeable of construction details and the construction process. I hope to work with him again."
- Client, 2017
"I own a cabinet manufacturing company and have built casework designed by James McNeal Architecture and Design for over a decade. Their ability to quickly formulate a concept and clearly articulate it through hand renderings is unmatched. They are a true pleasure to work with and always provide ample assistance to bring the drawings to life. Not only the details, but the actual feeling you get from the design transfers to the final product."
- Colleague, 2017
"Jim created a unique home very specific to our lot - taking wonderful advantage of the challenging size, contours and elevation of the property. While very dedicated to his architectural principles, he listened well and adjusted nicely to our reasoned and sometimes contrary thinking - always willing to take the time to get every detail right. He was very personable and a just great person to work with. We love love our home and give Jim full credit for it."
- Client, 2013
"We had the privilege of having Jim design our home. We are thrilled with the way our home lives. The floor plan is perfect for us for how we live our lives; couple that with the creative detailing and amenities Jim thought up and we truly have our dream home . I have walked through many homes that Jim has designed and each has it's own personality and beauty. He is a master class architect, with the highest proficiency in many styles. He is a purist but has an excellent ability to balance that with practical design. If you are looking for true architecture and a stunningly beautiful and unique home or commercial space, we can't recommend Jim highly enough."
- Client, 2016
"My wife and I researched many architects and builders for our home before deciding to use Jim. I highly recommend Jim McNeal, his creative ability is remarkable. Jim was able to take our ideas and style, improve upon them, and communicate the results into the home’s design in a way I couldn’t have imagined. Jim is a gifted artist, he can free-hand draw ideas that you verbally tell him then transform them into practical design
Jim took a personal stake in our home, as if he was building the home for himself. He was an advocate of the design throughout the build process. . I highly recommend Jim to anyone designing a home."
- Client, 2016