"Will and his team are incredibly talented, smart, and the nicest people that you could hope to work with on a long-term project. Older homes are usually full of surprises, and mine did not disappoint, but Will and team created viable solutions for issues that seemed nearly impossible to overcome. I was in awe of their collective problem-solving capability! I also relied heavily on the firm's terrific interior design "chops". They sourced stunning selections of beautifully designed products accompanied by detailed specs, pricing, and floor plans. Will also kept a vigilant eye on the budget throughout the project, a gesture that I truly appreciated. The end result: a superb renovation that completely exceeded my expectations, and is a joy to live in!"
—Tudor Modern in Newton (MA)
"While searching for an architectural firm to work with on the redesign and addition to our ocean front home, my husband and I came across Ruhl Studio's site - and we are very glad that we did! Will and his team were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Being very opinionated and vocal clients, Will and team took our ideas and our "wants" in stride and incorporated them with their architectural expertise to create our dream home. They did an incredible job providing us with the open floor plan and multiple entertaining spaces that we wanted, while making sure to capture the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every room with large, oversized windows and doors. A complete joy to work with them and we look forward to another design adventure in the future!!"
—Black Rock Beach House in Cohasset (MA)
"We hired Will and his team as we felt an immediate click with Will Ruhl and Sandra Jahnes (and later on with Stacy Krieg when she joined the team). We needed an architect to help us to completely overhaul and renovate our historic house (from 1857) in Cambridge. While respecting the requests of the Historical Commission for the exterior of the house, we wanted our architects to help us to get the inside up to the 21st century and to create a contemporary home. It was a massive project (it took over a year) but the end result is absolutely fantastic. Will and Sandra helped us step by step, including discussing and 'defending' our project in front of the Historical commission during 2 of their monthly meetings. The project was complicated as the whole foundation of the house needed to be renewed (while being attached to another house). This was the most challenging part of the project and it took about 5 months but Sandra and Will worked very patiently with the contractor and engineers to get this to a good end. After the foundation was renewed all systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical - the whole lot) had to be renewed. All floors had to be renewed and most walls and ceilings as well. We also moved the kitchen from the back of the house to the front (and they helped us with EVERY detail !!) and they also designed a new powder room and the most fantastic deck. Will, Sandra, and Stacy are extremely knowledgeable (and very kind !), they helped us tremendously to keep an excellent overview of the project and at the same time, they focused on the very detail. They always were there for us if needed, they stayed calm (when we were panicking), they were very responsive, and they were on our side to discuss each step with the contractor. As we had to manage the project from a far distance for the first 9 months we still felt very comfortable with Will and Sandra on our side as they were our eyes and ears. They have a very transparent system of invoicing and were constantly making an effort to keep the cost as low as possible. We can highly, highly recommend them. Give them a call !!."
—Contemporary Victorian in Cambridge (MA)
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