Anna Thelemarck was recommended to me by the local contractor/project manager of our planned kitchen renovation. Our small four square in Burlington, Vermont had an outdated and woefully inefficient kitchen: dark, closed in, and a design challenge due to the numerous doors leading elsewhere out of that small space. Anna listened carefully when we, both of us avid cooks, said we needed more light and more functional workspace (both cabinetry and counters), and also to carve out a new half-bath, all without enlarging the footprint on our small lot. Anna encouraged an iterative design process as she submitted plans and sketches, which we critiqued and for which we gave feedback, and she then submitted more sketches and ideas and offered very helpful advice to help us understand the complicated process. And we ended up with a design that wholly satisfied our needs and hopes and aesthetic. Her genius solution to solving the issues of light, space, fitting in a half-bath, repositioning a doorway and stairwell to the basement, and opening up that dark kitchen was to knock down the wall between kitchen and dining room, and create the smallest bump-out (3 x 9 feet) which contained a big piece of the kitchen business (double sink, dishwasher, large windows overlooking the back garden, and inset lights which thoroughly illuminated that workspace). I would, without hesitation, hire Anna for any design project I had in mind. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Private Residential Client, Burlington, VT
I have worked with Anna as both a client for my home renovations and as a Realtor who has referred her to clients. She is knowledgeable, creative and so fun to work with- I can never wait for Anna to come over and inspire my home! With my real estate clients, she helps them envision what is possible and see the space differently, which is critical to my business. I highly recommend her for projects of all scales- from hour consulting to full design. Anna is creative, joyful and her love of design and space is so evident.
SP, Burlington, VT
I've been using Struktur's services for the house I just bought. Built in 1921, it's in great shape, but I wanted to make some upgrades and changes. Anna of Struktur has been so helpful assisting me with sketches, floorpans, finishes, design ideas, suggestions on what I can and can't do and also staying within my budget. I never thought I'd be a person using an architect - I think of them as being too expensive for my budget. The cool thing about Anna is that she does higher-end commercial/residential work but also likes to work with normal folks like me who don't need brand new construction and just need "a la carte" services at affordable prices. The whole house buying/remodeling process can be very overwhelming, but Anna's helped me feel less stressed and more informed. Otherwise, I'm sure I'd make a lot of decisions I might end up regretting down the road. Highly recommend!
HC, Winooski, VT
Working with Anna 9 years ago and again currently on renovation projects is a pleasure. I trust her with my home! She is easy to be with, asks great questions and really gets to the heart of what changes we are looking for before she starts her designs. Once she has designs ready, there are always options including price line and she can rework things to pick and choose between parts of each design.
Anna is thorough, knowledgable, responsive and great fun to work with.
RS. Burlington, VT
Working with Anna was a delight! She is listened to all of my ideas and we worked together to create the final project. She laid out ideas in 3D on the computer which really heped me visualize the plan. The final drawings were contractor ready so that the project went as fast as possible. I love her aesthetic, I am recommending her to everyone who is thinking about renovating!
SB. Cambridge, MA
We hired Struktur to help us when we needed to add a bathroom to our ground floor. In addition the project required redesigning our kitchen. The architects listened to all our ideas and built on them. In addition the plans respected what our vision was for our home while helping us to see some areas that could be improved upon. The changes in our home have improved flow between the rest of the house and our backyard and made our house a home that is welcoming to us and friends, bringing us more joy.
R&L, Burlington, VT
Anna Thelemarck designed and oversaw a 1 million dollar renovation of our office space in Colchester, VT. It was the first large-scale renovation since 47 years and required totally gutting our 1830's building and rebuilding it in a way that was welcoming to our long-standing clients and families. We serve people with developmental and intellectual disabilities so the space had to be welcoming, somewhat familiar and totally accessible. The renovation went smoothly and the results are astounding. Anna is a hands-on professional... she is a first-rate collaborator who brings fresh ideas, intuitive professionalism and an outstanding talent and drive to her design process. The entire project was a success from start to finish - which was substantially the result of Anna's vision, oversight and approachable, sensible demeanor. There is no doubt that we will continue to engage Anna Thelemarck for our future architectural design needs.
Client - Contact Information available upon request
I've provided construction management and cost consulting services services for several of Anna Thelemarck's architectural design projects. I've found that she has a broad range of experience and knowledge. She takes a collaborative approach in working with her clients and consultants and meets project deadlines and budgetary goals
Estimating Consultant - Contact Information available upon request
I am pleased to highly recommend Anna for architectural services. Specifically, I have found her to be an excellent communicator both verbally and through her drawings...She always respectfully listened to concerns and ideas ... and was able to translate them into drawings and concepts...in her position she also had to analyze and balance budget realities with project improvements and ...innovation....she is an outstanding person, totally dedicated to her work, and with superior talent. She was always prompt in her work despite serious time constraints...I consider her a very creative person who is able to think broadly about the issues involved...
Commissioner - City of Burlington - Contact Information available upon request