"Abeer, Jeff and their team did an amazing job expanding and renovating our mid-century modern architectural home. The design process was a true partnership--Abeer listened to our needs and incorporated our preferences, while executing an incredible architectural vision for our home. We enjoyed the process very much. Jeff did an exceptional job leading the construction process. Every detail was addressed and the end product is truly amazing. Every aspect of our new home meets our needs, both in terms of form and function. We highly recommend [them] and would hire them again without reservation." - David + Elaine
Direct from a client to SweisKloss:
“You guys cannot imagine how you improved our home with this change and all the compliments we get all the time. I recommend you to all our friends every time they ask. You guys are awesome” - Vicky
"I can not say enough about how enjoyable working with [them] was for me and my family. This was the fourth major home remodel I have done with three different architect/contractors at two different houses, so I definitely had a basis for comparison and this was easily the most positive experience of all.
Working with Abeer, Jeff and the rest of their team was a joy from beginning to end. They were creative, practical, responsive and thoroughly professional at all stages from planning to completion and follow-up.
My children and I lived in the house while it was being completely remodeled (the kitchen and all three baths were completely redone and most of the rest of the house was demolished to the studs) and everyone went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. I know we must have been underfoot but no one on the job ever made us feel like we were in the way.
I highly recommend this company and these people without reservation." - Heide
"I recently purchased a home that I knew I need to do some major remodeling to, but needed a great firm to help me build a cohesive vision. I wanted the whole house to have that perfect flow that was open, inviting, and comfortable for guests and myself. Abeer and her team could not have been more perfect for the job. I loved the whole process - especially reviewing samples and swatches. I would highly recommend them.
The [team] understood what I was trying to achieve very quickly, so we were able to hone in on final design plans pretty rapidly. I really enjoyed the working process and am absolutely in love with the results. I would definitely use Abeer again." - Margaret
"...Abeer was not only timely and expert in her execution and presentation of documents; she went the extra mile and became first the liaison and then ambassador for the project. The [team] made achieving our goals so manageable in fact, it was a no brainer to award them the turnkey management, permitting, oversight, design of key structural elements and the full scope of general contracting for the school's installation. Under Abeer's direction, we successfully completed permitting in record time. Having addressed our many challenges with her calm, experienced and friendly approach I am pleased to recommend Abeer and her team. They have set the standard for future hires by outdoing our expectations. With great respect and appreciation for a job well done." - Jonothan
"[They] have been terrific. Abeer Sweis and her staff (Georgeanna, Donna and Jacqueline) have more than helped me remodel and re-decorate my house; they have preserved my sanity throughout the process. I have found them to be talented, conscientious and thoroughly professional. They are great at listening and then following through. They pay close attention to detail and have consistently protected my interests when dealing with third parties such as carpenters and window covering installers. Throughout it all, they have respected my budget and their fees have been fair and clearly itemized." - Andy
"A firm that has great energy and good talent, client sensitive and is good with listening; with carrying vision into possibility. I've recommended them to other people." - Kevin
"Abeer and her staff have been delightful to work with. She incorporated virtually all of our requests into a lovely second story addition floor plan and included many thoughtful details that we never even thought of. I have already recommended her to several friends and intend to continue our working relationship throughout construction and plans next year for a complete kitchen remodel. I feel very fortunate to have connected with such a talented and creative architect." - Linda
"Abeer's team did a fabulous job of coordinating things. Anything that was requested, like a drawing change, or adaptations were handled quickly. The group was really, really responsive.
Several years ago we decided that the time was right for a major update on our wonderful, but aging home. [They] came in, assessed our needs, wants and ideas. They presented a design that was dramatic, effective, elegant yet simple - and we loved it ! Abeer and her crew managed the construction process which involved some new windows and replacement of nearly every door and window in our 3 story waterfront home. We had three beautiful new bathrooms and finally had a real laundry room, too. The most dramatic changes occurred in the master bath and kitchen, where a minimal footage addition allowed the most amazing and fantastic changes to those two rooms. Even now, after several years, each time we walk into either room, we're thrilled by how beautiful, efficient and striking they are. Our “new” home is elegant, comfortable and relaxing. We love it!
We are so happy with all that [they] did for us. From design, planning, organizing the construction process and finishing details, they were always responsive and on top of everything. They are terrific!" - Carol
"We feel so fortunate that we found them. They have made some changes... They have been really positive and have made a huge difference. Some changes were small, but the overall effect was huge."- Donna
"At the end of the project, I had a perfect and beautiful custom designed home suited ideally to my specific needs, lifestyle and requirements." - Lola
"We wanted a company that understood and would enhance our goals and ideas. After interviewing a number of architects, [they were] the obvious choice. At our first meeting, Abeer came fully prepared with City documents and pictures of our building as well as her portfolio of previous projects. We commissioned them to design our contemporary 2 level 14000 square foot residential loft. We were amazed by the enthusiasm shown to our project. Our dream, became their dream project. After a few meetings the architects were able to fully understand our vision and run with it as well as giving us a Virtual Walk through. [They are] truly a one stop shop including helping us navigate through City Building and Planning departments often going to appointments and furnishing us with a complete recap of the requirements, dialogue and their feelings of how the project was being perceived. We are extremely happy with all aspects of this company and highly recommend for any job." - Brian
"[They are] currently redoing 2 of my bathrooms, including a master bath, and an addition of a laundry room/pantry at my house. The entire [team] is an absolute pleasure to work with. From concept to design to construction bidding, their communication and understanding of my needs and desires has been consummately professional and timely. They have terrific ideas within my budget, and are really a pleasure to work with! In fact, their work has given me the confidence to ask them to do further, longer-term planning on my house. I would recommend [them] to anyone looking for a team that can get things done, keep you in the loop, and come up with amazing, creative ideas to improve your space." - Terri
"[They were] a pleasure to work with! They understand and anticipate the questions. This was a complete home restoration, and renovation taken down to the studs. The front was completely changed from entry and elevator while the back kitchen-great room were moved out to the west and south. We now have a modern, up to date, home with an indoor and outdoor feel." - Jim
“Handled design and cosmetic redo for condo we purchased. Very pleased with results. Pleasant, responsive, creative. Still use for whatever arises.” - Diane
"I can't say enough wonderful things about [them]. They are extremely skilled at what they do. They provide a wide range of services to the home I manage and always provide excellent service and their sub-trades are always top notch and respectful when they are in the home. Abeer and Jeff are two of the smartest and nicest people to work with and always do things in timely manner. We've been using them for a few years now and I would highly recommend [them] to anyone who has a new-build or a renovation. “ - Jen
“[They] did a fantastic job of transforming our generic track home to a customized elegant home that we wanted to live in. They were able to find synergy between our track home and what we wanted in our ideal vision. They came up with beautiful designs that both my wife and I liked, then they implemented, everything from an engineered wall, balcony, hardscape, pocket doors, lighting, stone floors, paint, furniture,... 4 years later we are still happy with their work and would use them again in a flash.” - Mike
“I worked with [them] on the design and construction of my home and I could not be more pleased with how the project came out. They are very professional, honest and their attention to detail can be clearly seen in every aspect of their work. Every person that has walked through my home has always commented on their work and many have asked me for their contact information. I would highly recommend them for your next project.” - Issam
“We have worked with Abeer on the design of two of our homes, one in Santa Barbara and one in Los Angeles. In both cases we were impressed with her ability to listen to our wishes and respond with creative and beautiful options that met and exceeded all of our requirements.
In Santa Barbara, we worked on a steep hillside design. The site conditions resulted in significant technical issues but Abeer solved each problem to our great satisfaction. What was even more impressive was with the way she dealt with a demanding and at times conflicting set of planning requirements of the local Boards and Commissions. We were ready to strangle a number of the board members and planning officials for talking what appeared to be capricious positions. We were astonished with her easy demeanor and ability to develop compromises they accepted but always maintaining our design and budget requirements.
In Los Angeles we worked with her on the renovation of a 3200 square foot 1930’s Spanish Revival. The house and garage were in poor shape. Unfortunately, we found they were in even poorer shape after we bought the property and began the renovation.
We couldn’t afford to restore the house but wanted to maintain the feel of the period and original design. We also wanted to incorporate modern functional improvements in the bathrooms, kitchen, and pantry/laundry rooms.
After only a few conversations we were wowed by Abeer’s vision for the project. She captured our wishes and improved on them. Her design details made all the difference in both the aesthetics and functionality of each area of the house and exterior spaces.
The neighborhood is covered by a historical preservation zone ordinance which required Abeer to work her magic on the local Board to accomplish the exterior design, hardscape, terrace, and landscaping changes we wanted.
We were living in Toronto and traveling in Europe during this period. We communicated via the Internet, Skype and telephone. Abeer responded quickly with creative and cost effective solutions to the each structural problem as it was discovered. Her close attention to detail and her respect for our tight budget helped immensely to minimize our angst working on this project at such a distance.
She and her team worked overtime researching and finding wonderful lighting & plumbing fixtures, tiles, cabinets and paint color options that fit the period and style. They provided us with numerous web sites to review products, took us on site visits when we were in LA, sent samples to us in Toronto and supported us as we wrestled with all the decisions.
The most important value added they provided was ensuring that the myriad of choices we were making integrated into coherent whole. To our great satisfaction, we were also able to restore about 50% of the floors, 90% of the windows, the two wooden ceilings and some of the lighting because Abeer found skilled artisans that were cost effective.
We are delighted with the result. Hardly a day goes by without a neighbor or visitor complimenting us on our beautiful new (old) home. A few photos are attached but they don’t do justice to the overall result she achieved.” - Tom + Steffi
“We worked with [them] for 2 years on an extensive home remodel and they did an amazing job. Abeer was thoughtful, creative, and attentive. She did an excellent job of marrying her extensive experience and sensibility with our requests and input to find the best of both worlds. Also, the whole team, from beginning to end, was so professional and conscientious. I highly recommend using [them] for your project.” - Paola
“[They were] engaged to design a remodel of my 3,800 square foot office that allowed for reducing amount of net square footage leased each month. Abeer and her team were creative, professional, cost conscious and timely in their work. We can't wait to get construction drawings out to bid and see our work environment transformed.” - Todd
“We have worked with [them] for many years regarding our large project to remodel a mainly derelict warehouse in Los Angeles to a live/work loft space. Abeer Sweis (their primary architect) came up with a great design and was very responsive to our input. They have also worked well with the laborious city permitting process which was complicated by the uncommon nature of our building. I highly recommend [them].” – Russell
“Professional, friendly. Extremely customer service oriented. Yes, you are buying a service - and how refreshing to have a company who listens and has the talent and skill to make your vision a reality. We took our home down to the frame of a single family home and rebuilt a second story home that is perfect for our family of four. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed working with [them]. If I had the money, I'd add on more!” – Nikki
“I purchased a home in Los Angeles without knowing who or how to renovate my rather complicated project. I interviewed several design build firms and I found [them] to be the most competent and assured in their presentation versus the competition. They have continued to impress me with their ability to listen to my desires, while also preventing me from making some silly choices for myself in the design. I feel that I could not have made a better choice.” – Robert