My wife and I hired a large, well-known Atlanta architectural firm to design a custom home for us in Ansley Park, Atlanta. After four months we weren't getting what we desired from either of the architects who had worked on it. We researched and then interviewed five Atlanta-area architects with Transitional-to-Modern credentials. After talking with all of them extensively we felt that Jeffrey Bruce Baker best demonstrated a clear understanding of what we were trying to build, and we engaged his firm to design our house.
It is rare in my life that I've been able to recommend a professional as completely and without reservations or qualifiers as I can recommend Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs. They heard us, they designed a preliminary series of perspective sketches to see if they were capturing what we wanted, they created plans to best utilize our difficult lot (long and extremely narrow, surrounded by an old granite wall). They met with us numerous times, always with plenty of time scheduled for review, idea swapping, edits. They presented a reasonable contract up front detailing all of the services that were included in our Agreement, as well as charges for additional services throughout the process. Nothing about the architecture financials came as a surprise to us during the design or construction process; it all cost what was agreed upon up front.
Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs has been prompt and timely with meetings, both on-site and off-site as needed, and has acted as our advocate with the builder throughout the process. We are very pleased with their representation of us, as this is the first house we've built from the ground up.
I was downsizing and Jeffrey helped me to decide which furniture, decor and art would work and what had served it’s purpose well but would not work in the new space. Jeffrey then did the interior design for my new place including selecting paint colors for the room, custom designing a headboard and upholstered bench, furniture placement and new custom bedding.
Jeffrey’s portfolio speaks for itself. My personal experience was working with a talented designer who understood my needs and taste and was able to translate that into the perfect design.
I gave a 5 star review and would recommend Jeffrey Bruce Baker design wholeheartedly.
My husband and I hired Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs, LLC in January 2017 to create architectural design plans for a 1972 home we bought and completely gutted to create a 99% new renovation (we kept 3 original walls and the foundation only). It was an extremely large project: over 6,000 sf plus 1,000 sf of outdoor living space, and a pool. We completed the project and moved into the property December 2013. First, I should state that we interviewed 13 architects for this job and I am so glad we hired Jeffrey Bruce Baker, LLC. Jeffrey, the principle has a passionate artistic vision while keeping the technical, engineering, structural and budget in perspective. He listened intently and took hundreds of notes. I am an interior designer so it was very important that I find someone who could create a plan with me, not for me and Jeffrey did just that. He scoured my HOUZZ account looking at all of my idea books so that he could incorporate my design desires into his architectural design. Jeffrey never once disappointed us. He is extremely detail oriented and although he is a lot younger than most of the architects we interviewed, over time and throughout the project I found that he is one of the wisest and mature professionals I have had the opportunity to work with. We highly recommend this firm and will be happy to provide a personal reference if you are considering hiring them for a project, you will not be disappointed.
Ashley and Jorge Ocampo
Very creative and professional firm. Highly recommend... the projects I have worked with them and see from their portfolio have a great balance between beautiful design and choice of materials and functionality.
Mar Esteve Cortes
Jeffrey Bruce Baker design firm is the perfect choice if you are looking to work with a team who is professional, has great design style and works tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for the client. Jeffrey the lead Designer and Architect is a creative problem solver. Jeffrey has a classic design talent and work ethic while applying all the newest technique and products. We interviewed 12 Architects before we chose to work with JBB and we are so glad we waited to partner with the right person. I Highly recommend Jeffrey Bruce Baker design for Interior Design, Architecture, Custom Furniture and Remodel.
Dr. David Suellen
Jeffrey has been a pleasure to work with! From the initial design of our new garage / outdoor patio, to walking us through the permitting process, and now managing the construction, Jeffrey has been reliable and responsive. He did a great job of asking the right questions and finding out what we really wanted out of our new space and then he drew it up just how we imagined it! He's worked great with our general contractor and always has a positive attitude whenever I see him or speak to him. I highly recommend him!
I LOVE the rooms that Jeffrey has done for us. I can definitely tell where he has been (and where he has not!) Trust me… you want Jeffrey!
Jeffrey Bruce Baker is a Design Guru! We decided to downsize Studio 305, our Buckhead Salon, and asked Jeffrey to help. We showed him the smaller space we were considering and expressed our concerns about lighting, plumbing, interior walls, seating and ambiance. Jeffrey's excitement and new design for us was fabulous and amazed us. He took a tired, old dark space and created an open, bright intimate atmosphere that our clients were totally "Wow" about. Jeffrey created the WOW! factor with fabric, color, lighting, glass and removing unnecessary walls. Our clients love coming in and keep commenting on how beautiful our Salon is. Working with Jeffrey has been an absolute pleasure! He has listened to our ideas and designed beyond our expectations. His architectural, lighting and design degrees and experience make him an expert. Jeffrey has a passion and excitement for his work that is contagious making the project a joyful experience. We give him a 10+ excellent review and recommendation.
Kris Lawler - Robin Boyar Studio 305
Jeffrey was the epitome of what you hope for in a designer… skilled, tasteful, gracious with his ideas and respectful of yours. He took tremendous time to understand my project and to refine the vision.”
Maureen Kalmanson, Peasant Restaurants
Jeffrey came to the table with great ideas, practical design and was able to design what I had dreamed of for my kitchen remodel. He provided me with the best choices and incorporated my needs and desires into his final design plans: and all within budget. I could not have done it without him.
When I was an Associate Editor at Veranda, a Hearst magazine, I had the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s finest architects. Jeffrey Baker is one of them. His technical skill, client advocacy, and creativity put him in the pantheon of greats, alongside Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei.”
Jordan Barkin, Associate Editor, VERANDA
“a forerunner” … Kate Abney, ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES
“striking” … Bret Love, JEZEBEL
“clean, and modern” … Laura Horton, CREATIVE LOAFING