Working with Gustavo and his team was an incredible experience. The skills and eye for design were apparent after our first meeting. Gustavo’s team worked with us closely designing our floor plan to maximize the use of available space, and ensuring the views and privacy were perfected. They provided excellent customer service and always swung into action whenever there was a challenge. The level of architectural detail that was included in the design package provided by Gustavo and his team at A-Design made it stand above all others.
Glenn & Camille Tackaberry
I cannot recommend anyone with more confidence and appreciation than Gustavo Arredondo and his professional team at A-Design. They were not only able to capture the vision that my wife and I had for our dream home, but carry it beyond anything we could have imagined. Their care and concern for every detail of this important process was second to none, and their willingness to assist us in so many aspects of design were helpful beyond words. Your home will only be as good as the plans that they came from, and you will not find a better place to have your dreams drawn on paper than with Gustavo!
Matthew Hagee Executive Pastor
There is something special about a home designed by Gustavo Arredondo. When you drive through San Antonio's luxury neighborhoods and see a home with an elevation that stands out above all the others, chances are it's a home designed by Gustavo. Curb appeal is everything but his talent doesn't stop there. In the last 6 years we've built 2 homes designed by Gustavo. Both times he started with a blank canvas. He listened to our ideas, he walked the property and then worked his magic. Whenever friends came over they would rant and rave about how beautiful our home was. But the true test is what happens when you put it up for sale. The first home Gustavo designed for us sold in 6 weeks. Not to be outdone. The second home sold in just 3 weeks. Amazing when you consider what the market has been like these last few years. We wouldn't consider using anyone else when it comes to designing our home.
Kevin & Sherry Dodd
Working with Gustavo and our builder was a real pleasure. As opposed to most builder/architects relationships, they both worked well together to provide options and solutions to any issues that came up during planning and construction. Gustavo has an excellent ability to sketch out great solutions to any issues we had during the plan process and construction phase of our project. We love how well his plans flow and the detail to exterior views is top notch. Our only upgrade suggestion was for Gustavo to get someone to help him manage all the activity - can be hectic at times.
Scott and Lisa Kelley
We had admired Gustavo’s designs at Parade of Homes for several years. When we were ready to build our home, we knew we wanted him to design it. He was helpful with creative suggestions, but also willing to listen to what we did and did not want in our home. After an initial interview and a visit to our land with our builder, he created a wonderful plan suited to our personal desires and our location. Construction has just begun; we are excited about the project and confident that we will enjoy our new home designed in Gustavo’s signature style.
Dave & Pam Umstead
Irene and I have known Gustavo Arredondo and his associates at A-Design for more then 7 years. He created our current house and is now designing the new one for us. Gustavo's talent is unique. He listened to our disjointed thoughts and wants and created something unexpected but perfectly suited for us. Gustavo gave us not only beauty and comfort, but constant daily enjoyment, relaxation and lifted spirits so needed in the routine of our life. His design has distinct character of the master. We have seen many houses that he designed. Each of them has different melody and sound that attracts you from the first sight. Gustavo is highly professional and exceptionally easy to work with. Now he is again encouraging us to bring our ideas and helping us to convert them into architectural forms and language. When you start working with Gustavo you discover not only a visionary andgreat talent, but also a trusted friend.
Irene Kazhdan and Alex Zweibach
The first time we saw a Gustavo Arredondo design, we were very impressed. There was no doubt he was the architect we had been looking for. He has a true talent for creativity and a high level of commitment. His direction for combining our very different design concepts did not even seem to be a challenge; he captured harmoniously the type of home that would make us both happy. Our greatest appreciation goes to Gustavo and his wonderful staff at A-Design for providing us with exceptional plans and for sticking with us through the building process, willing to address any of our custom home design questions. We knew from the beginning that the house would be beautiful, but honestly, it is even more than we expected.
Gustavo & Joanna Gutierrez
Gustavo Arredondo and his A-Design team are second to none when it comes to luxury home design and architecture. I have worked with Gustavo on several projects and am always very impressed with the creativity and professionalism he injects into every detail. When he began the journey of designing my home, he started with a laid back visit, we walked around and I told him what I was looking for. His creativity and 'over-the-top' ability to capture my ideas and bring them to life have resulted in a very beautiful, luxurious country estate. I appreciate all the ideas, advise, and architectural ability he has given me over the years of our personal and professional friendship.
There are no words to describe the talent and dedication of Gustavo Arredondo. I built a house in San Antonio that was designed by Gustavo in 2007, which I absolutely loved. A year later I had to move to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for work, and I was heartbroken because I didn’t want to leave my house. I just told myself that I can always build it again. Well, it turns out there is nothing like that style of architecture in Pittsburgh so I knew if I wanted to build my dream house, I would have to have Gustavo design it. I flew home to meet with him and described what I was envisioning. Within seconds he drew my dream house on a piece of paper. It was like he read my mind – only better than what I was imagining. Once the first draft of the plans was complete, I met with the builder on the property and to my shock and horror, the house did not fit on the lot due to an error in the survey that the builder provided me. Gustavo flew all the way to Pittsburgh to see the lot and had to redesign the house to make it fit since the survey he was given to draw the plans was incorrect. He is so dedicated he took days out of his busy schedule to fly hundreds of miles away to see the property in person. Of course, being the artist that he is, his redesign was even better than before. The final plans came last week and they are works of art. The time and effort it must have taken to think of every detail - from the ceilings to the columns and archways – it is truly amazing and unmatched by anyone else. I told him that I think he is the most talented architect in the world and I mean it. I cannot even express how much I recommend Gustavo. He is not just an architect – he is a true artist.
I strongly recommend choosing Gustavo Arredondo and his team for your next project. I know there are a variety of architects and designers that you could choose from to help you conceive your ideas and apply them to a set of plans. However, there are very few of them that produce that “wow” factor in the finished product. Gustavo definitely produces that factor. His unique work will distinguish your home from others and will elicit the envy of the neighborhood. The proof of this is the fact that Gustavo has won awards for 12 consecutive years at the Parade of Homes in San Antonio and Austin. Your choice of architect/designer is the most important decision you will ever make for your home since it will determine such factors as value and resale time, living functionality, adequate space distribution and exclusivity of quality. Selecting Gustavo will most definitely add value to your project. Gustavo Arredondo is assuredly the best designer that I have worked with in my career as a developer/builder. Alberto F. Milmo CEO Milmo Group.
Gustavo and his A-Design team came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed! He made every aspect of the home design process efficient and a pleasure. From the initial site visit to the design meetings, the entire process was seamless and beyond our expectations. His ideas, vision, and attention to detail were outstanding. He was willing to take our initial home design requirements and expectations, incorporate the site and view issues, and craft the home into a beautiful finished product. Many thanks,
Rusty & Karen Olsen
Gustavo was so easy to work with and so open to suggestions while bringing forth wonderful ideas for our new home. When there was any concern he addressed it immediately and made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Gustavo, not only is he warm and personable, but has great vision and creativity.
Sharon & Doug Contie
My wife and I had a vision of building a home that looked like a mission---with lots of ideas, but not a good grasp of how to pull them together. Gustavo was not only able to understand what our goal was, but after three meetings, incredibly drew our dream home/mission the very first time. We loved the fact Gustavo was so very candid and honest with his comments---and it resulted in a home like no other.
Mike & Marlos Gilliam
Gustavo is extremely talented in architectural design, he was patient with us during the design phase, he focused a great deal of his attention on all the fine details that made our home beautiful and perfect on all levels. Most architects I have met are knowledgeable but lack the artistic talent that Gustavo possesses. We highly recommend Gustavo and his firm, this is a first class company providing unmatched products and services.
Matthew & Catherine Resnick
My wife and I attended the 2005 Parade of Homes at Anaqua Springs Ranch. We were so captivated by the three homes Gustavo Arredondo designed, that we kept his business card until we were ready to start the project of our new home, two years later. Gustavo did an outstanding design; the entire process was absolutely splendid. Our original intention was to live in that home for a couple of years which we did. When we were ready to sell, after 3 months on the market, the home was sold – this is a 10,000SF home – not to mention, this happened during tough times in the market economy. We were so pleased with Gustavo and his team, that we asked him to design our beach home in Los Cabos, Mexico. We can’t stress enough how satisfied we are with Gustavo’s work ethic, professionalism, and charisma. My family and I have built a very warm friendship with him and his wife over the years, and we look forward to working with him again on future projects.
Don & Leslie Cangelosi