“Clear and accurate about costs”
"I really enjoyed working with Mary and MkM Architecture! She responded quickly to my first email, was attentive to my priorities, and was so easy to work with. It was amazing to watch her translate my ideas into fantastic plans. She is very professional, clear and accurate about costs, prompt and fun! I highly recommend her for her outstanding skills."
— Helen Bellanca, Homeowner
“A joy to work with”
"When my husband and I first met Mary we knew she was the right fit. She was personable, fun, open and very easy to work with. Mary saved me from myself repeatedly, with great humor of course, and as a result we ended up with our dream home. I would highly recommend Mary. She designed our dream home and was a joy to work with during the process." - Kara Bader
— Kara Bader, Homeowner
“Mary is known for attention to detail”
"I always welcome the opportunity to recommend Mary onto a job. She is known for paying thorough attention to detail, listening closely to what the homeowners are envisioning and has a great rapport with all those who are involved throughout a project. Whether it is an entire house renovation or small bathroom remodel, Mary is fully capable of doing it all!"
— Vida Shore, Vida Shore Design
“We could not be happier with the way our remodel worked out”
"We could not be happier with the way our remodel worked out and we owe this all to Mary. Mary's collaborative approach and ability to interpret our needs and desired functionality was amazing. She brings thoughtful practicality to the design and produces detailed plans which made for efficient construction and a brilliant result. Needless to say, we would recommend her to all of our friends."
— Greg Koleno, Homeowner
“Mary was always available by phone or email”
"Mary was thoughtful and listened to what we wanted to create in our home for this and future projects. She brought up many areas of planning that we would never have thought of. She was very prompt and responsive as well, always available by phone or email quickly and professionally. I have strongly recommended her to many friends and colleagues who plan to renovate their homes and will continue to work with her on our future projects as well. Thanks for all your help, Mary! You're the best."
— Ross Bryan & Sarah Jump, Homeowners
“Mary went beyond what we envisioned”
"We were exceptionally happy with Mary's work. Mary went well beyond what we envisioned, but not without collaborating with us and accepting our input through every step. I would absolutely recommend Mary."
— Danny Hoile, Homeowner
“We love her direct approach and recommend her to family members”
"Mary listened to our assessment of our house and what we thought would be suitable, she then executed those concepts swiftly and efficiently. We loved her direct approach, and recommended her to family members without hesitation.
— Nicole Bernhard-Lee, Homeowner
“The result, a modern working home that we just love”
"Working with Mary was a pleasure. She was able to respond to our ideas with the practical input needed and then some. Working within the style and feel of the 1912 Portlander that still had most of its original features, she created additions that looked as a if they had always been there. The result, a modern working home, that we just love and that friends and family are completely knocked over by when they visit."
— Michael Alexander, Homeowner
“Mary makes my job as the structural engineer much easier”
"Mary is always a pleasure to work with. She makes my job as the structural engineer much easier by thinking carefully through how the structure will come together. Whether it's new construction, a remodel or an addition, Mary provides me with a well thought out architectural design to engineer. We have worked together for nearly 10 years and she is one of my favorite clients."
— Darla Wall, PE, Willamette Building Solutions
“Creative in making a design work within a difficult space”
"Mary has the unique talent of translating owners dreams into buildable drawings. She is very creative in making a design work within a difficult space. I would highly recommend Mary on any residential project."
— Mike Cowan, Cowan Construction, LLC
“You are one of the tops in your industry”
"I want to thank you for your incredible talent in the redesign of our home. Bonnie and I are delighted with the insight and creativity you brought to the challenge. I have been in and around the construction industry for 40 years and can say without hesitation; you are one of the tops in your industry. I would highly recommend your company to anyone who wants their project to exceed their expectations."
— Isaac Quintero, Magellan Properties, LLC
“A home that is more than we imagined it could be”
"Mary, thank you for designing such an amazing space for our little family. I will often sit and just stare at our “new house” and think about how lucky we were to snag you! You didn’t have a lot to work with but you somehow managed to give us a home that is more than we imagined it could be. We’ve actually been able to have meals with family because we have room for a real dining room table!!! And we spend a ridiculous amount of time in the bedroom staring out the windows watching birds."
— Suzy & Sara Baldauf-Wilcox