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Consider yourself extremely fortunate if you get the chance to work with Heidi FitzHarris and FitzHarris Designs on your project.  Heidi impressed us from the start with her original ideas and vision for our house, which is why we chose her over the other architects we interviewed.  She designed a new addition that melds seamlessly with our old (circa 1912) house, keeping its character while adding more space.  Along with the aesthetic appeal of the design, her plans also made the house far more functional for our family.  She clearly had listened carefully to what we hoped for in an expanded house, and she made sure her drawings brought those intentions to life.  As the renovation unfolded, Heidi also paid close attention to details both big and small, from front porch trim to ductwork, to make sure the construction accurately reflected her design.  She also guided us through the complex process of choosing the appropriate finishes, making sure we selected cabinetry, counters, flooring, and other materials that were both beautiful and complementary.  And she's been incredibly reliable and supportive throughout, addressing any unexpected complications along the way and just helping us feel more comfortable with the entire process.  We never expected all that from our architect and we know how lucky we are - we often tell her we couldn't have made it through our project without her!  We recommend her without reservation, and as we watch our renovation coming to reality we appreciate her work even more.
-Mary Kane

Heidi is amazing!  She transformed our 2000 square foot 1950's brick rambler in Cherrydale into a welcoming, beautifully designed and spacious new home (without increasing the overall footprint).  From the early designs through to completion of the project, Heidi was there to help guide us through the entire process.  Throughout the design phase, it was clear Heidi had thought through every detail of the home in both form and function.  we would ask why a specific design choice was made and Heidi would clearly explain the reasoning and why an alternate would not work as well.  In addition to providing the overall design, Heidi oversaw the bid and permit process and was readily available throughout construction to answer any questions from us and the contractor.  We also took advantage of Heidi's expertise in choosing our finishes and fixtures. With no experience ourselves and with so many options available for tile, lighting, plumbing, etc. we were quickly overwhelmed.  Heidi provided invaluable advice and suggestions based on the style we had envisioned.  Since moving in we've received several request from friends and family for more information on a number of our selections.  When designing and building a home, you build expectations on the look, feel, and function. The concern is whether or not the completed project fulfills those expectations. From the moment we moved it, we realized our expectations had been exceeded. Thank you, Heidi!
- Adam Wexler

It was a wonderful experience working with FitzHarris Designs during our home renovation.  Heidi FitzHarris listened to what we wanted in our future home and drew up a design that really brought our ideas to life.  She was extremely easy to work with and really helped us focus on the overwhelming amount of details that go into designing a new home.  She met with us on multiple occasions to make sure that the project was going smoothly and was very professional... In February, FitzHarris Designs was awarded the 2013 DESIGNArlington Award for our home renovation and addition!
- Lindsay Egge

We can't say enough good things about Heidi.  She did a remarkable job developing several options to relocate the stair to improve the flow and light on the first and second floors.  It was amazing what she came up with and it totally transformed our house.  She was fun to work with and listened to what we wanted.  She always seemed to come up with creative and innovative ways to solve the problems we had with the existing house and floor plan.  She took a very old house that needed serious upgrading and turned it into a beautiful home that still retains it bungalow character.  We would recommend Heidi to anyone without reservation
-Kevin Kayes and Betsy Stark

Heidi was an absolute joy to work with.  She listened to what I wanted and came up with the perfect design.  She's very professional, has a great relationship with the Arlington County Historic Review Board, and is well respected by contractors and vendors.  Heidi was readily available for consultation during the entire project, including shopping for tile.  I could not be happier with the results and the smooth progression of the project.

- Mirga Harmon

My sister referred Heidi to me after their wonderful experience working together.  She designed a beautiful one-story addition with my aging parents in mind, so that they could come live with me.  Heidi and I are now working together on phase two.  I highly recommend her without reservation.
- Anita Klaric

I had an excellent experience working with Heidi.  She is professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and very good at what she does.  She listened to what our needs and concerns were and designed a home that has worked out wonderfully for my family.  During the construction process, she was available and open to discussing the myriad of issues that inevitably arose, thus allowing us to be comfortable with our decisions.
- Sandra Le

We fell in love with a dilapidated, historic Arlington house in 2006 and had a great vision for bringing it back to life. Renovating any home would be challenging, but renovating a historic home with significant structural damage was an extraordinary undertaking. Of all the architects we interviewed for the job, Heidi stood out as having true passion for historic renovation, deep understanding of potential pitfalls, and significant experience navigating the Arlington County historic review process.  
The thing that stands out to us most - besides the gorgeous home we now enjoy everyday - is that Heidi truly listened.  She designed a space that suited our lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.  Her designs met our every expectation, making the best use of our existing space while conforming to county regulations.  And her work style is just ... easy.  We became a team.  The end design product was very detailed, thorough, and was delivered on time/budget.  We simply cannot say enough about her thoughtful, professional design, her "eye", and her process.  We recommend FitzHarris Designs for any project.
- Jim and Leslie Anderson