"Of all of the professionals we engaged on this project from financing through purchase and construction, Richard was consistently the most reliable and fastest, most detailed communicator. He provided insightful suggestions and design ideas to get the most out of our space (total approx 1,350sf over three floors).
The relationship with Richard began prior to buying the upstairs apartment with a feasibility study to see that the project was both possible given the layout of the building and the renovation work necessary was within the scope of our budget. He provided detailed enough drawings that allowed us to get pre-bids from contractors and review the project with our condo board. Once approved, he waited patiently through our pro-longed financing stage, and once complete, he worked through an overly challenging Brooklyn DOB as efficiently as possible to get building plans approved. Throughout the construction phase, he helped in managing a difficult contractor, visiting the site regularly and giving very detailed feedback at each stage of construction from demo to punch list.
He was a pleasure to work with and we recommend him highly."
Brad Einhorn & Mary Diehl
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
"Richard has worked on a variety of house remodeling projects for us for the better part of a year. We live in a converted 1838 Grist Mill, which can be a test of one's patience. Richard is always up to the challenge. He has a good eye for design and detail, is hard-working, a good listener and a quick learner. Anyone would be fortunate to work with him. We give him our highest recommendation, without reservation."
Alan & Cynthia Chapman
"Richard helped us transform our dingy 1950's bathroom into a clean and modern masterpiece! Since it is a small space, we needed precise plans to be sure our new tub, vanity, and toilet would all fit comfortably. Through a series of drawings, Richard helped us to identify and eliminate potential issues, which in turn ensured a relatively stress-free demo and construction process. His check-ins on the project as work progressed provided the necessary quality control. Richard worked with us to achieve the look we wanted while staying within our budget. His recommendations for sourcing fixtures and tiles were invaluable. From start to finish, Richard was accommodating, flexible, punctual, and easy to communicate with. We are very pleased with our new bathroom and highly recommend Manhatta Architecture!"
Jason & Louise
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
"Richard helped beautify a stretch of urban parkland that had previously been littered with debris. Despite the fact that he was in the middle of labor-intensive work, he took the time to discuss the project—which he was quite passionate about."
Graham Kates, Norwoods News