Testimonials

"We hired Sylvia to prepare plans to remodel our kitchen and family room after a flood from a broken pipe made it an urgent project. Working with Sylvia was a pleasure. She was a thoughtful and creative problem-solver who took our ideas and made them better".    

- Cheryl Charnas, Homeowner

Sylvia helped our company convert a former factory space into a commercial kitchen with an entertaining space and offices. She was punctual with deadlines, easy to work with, and we were happy with the work she did. We would recommend Remake Architecture to anyone!

Erin Silva Winston, Cooked Chicago Owner

"We hired Remake Architecture to create plans for our 1,000sf, triangle-shaped commercial office space. We needed assistance with all of the rules and ordinances mandated by the municipality. Remake Architecture responded swiftly and worked efficiently to create the plans, submit to the building dept., research and advise on various safety codes, and advocate on our behalf. We were very impressed with quick-turn-round time, flexibility, and vision. Everyone who visits our office loves the use of light and the sleek design. Thanks to Remake Architecture for turning a challenging project into a wonderful experience". 
~Manchester Management (Evanston-Skokie)

"Sylvia was a key member of our award winning Housing studio and contributed hugely to the success of ground breaking residential schemes and competition entries. Specifically, she was instrumental in the successful design & construction of a You Center at Wakering Road."    

Heinz Richardson, Director, Jestio + Whiles Architects

"Sylvia was the lead sustainability consultant, who expertly advised and confidently led the team through initial designs, strategic matters and then presented options and innovative solutions. She worked collaboratively, creating a value led approach at all times."    

- Mike Horton, Project Leader of Eco Supermarket: carbon neutral, zero water, and zero waste


"Sylvia understood the right pitch needed inspire a unique vision. Her knowledge and ability to relay engineering concepts to both architects and lay people enabled the team to meet the specific needs of the client. She delivered a demanding assignment, a beautifully composed brochure, against a demanding deadline, winning the competition, realising this innovative project."    

Richard Buckingham, BDP Head of Sustainability

"Sylvia brought a wealth of industry knowledge, excellent project management skills and produced a plethora of possibilities, to the Envirowise Project. One of the most interesting deliverables was a filmed 'round table discussion', highlighting key issues of leading figures in the design world. Sylvia's knowledge and key contacts, influenced the success of this project. She was a communicative and very organized person to work with and I would happily do so again!"    

- Jo Harris, Business Resource Efficiency Programme, AEA

"Sylvia led the research project for Envirowise, a government organisation charged with communicating waste reduction measures to the design community. Sylvia creatively and ambitiously took on the challenge of amassing the opinion of designers, through several communication channels. She researched existing press, disseminated a well-designed survey, presented at an architecture conference and chaired a round-table discussion with a broad range of experts in the field, which was filmed and broadcast over the internet as a learning resource. Her thorough analysis provided the client with numerous solutions by which to approach designers."
Richard Buckingham, Head of Sustainability

"I worked with Sylvia on Hanley Grange Eco Town, a major development of a community with 6,000 homes, and was hugely impressed by her enthusiasm and flair for developing ideas for the project. She looked holistically at the issue of waste, starting from basics and developing the highest specification approach to waste management. At the same time she made us all aware of the technological and cost limitations of the ideas, making our selection for the waste concept very simple."
Richard Rees, Hanley Grange Eco Town Design Team Leader and Director of Urbanism

"This project required comprehensive and original thought, both in how we currently design things and in behavioral change of people once they have moved into the Eco-town. Sylvia was the principle sustainability champion on the design team, through solid research on localised issues such as waste and water, concepts were moved into the realms of reality with closed-loop systems becoming integrated into the design of the masterplan. She was seen not only as a font of knowledge, but also as an innovator and champion for better practice, inspiring the team to each raise their own performance for this demanding project through her passion and energy for the subject."
James Warne, Environmental Engineering Director

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