It was our distinct pleasure to work with Marc Soloway in the design of our new home. Marc was introduced to us by a real estate agent who had used him previously on their own home. We met Marc at a lot we were considering and discussed our overall desires. Based on this Marc created a concept and vision for our project that told us he absolutely got us. Marc referred to the ultimate design as a Soft-Contemporary Southwestern. Marc is incredibly well-organized, soft-spoken and customer-oriented. He was always timely with his response to our questions and issues. He is naturally even-tempered and a good natured individual. His honesty and integrity is above reproach. His design work reflected our likes and wants as opposed to his. Marc assisted us in a bidding process between three builders whom we selected with Marc’s help. The plans that he and his team put together were thorough and accurate. We are currently several months into the construction project and the Soloway team continues to be involved, interested and helpful. We would hire Marc Soloway again in a heartbeat.
Michael & Rae Ann Morgan
Howard & Jane Levin
We could not be more delighted with the work that Marc Soloway and Soloway Designs Inc. have performed for us in the design and construction of our home in Canyon Pass. This is the second custom home we have built, and our experience building our first home was generally so positive that we were nervous that we would find that lightning would not “strike twice,” and that we would find the design and construction of this house to be a less enjoyable/more difficult experience. Our concerns were compounded by the fact that we were building this house from a significantly greater distance than when we built our first home. Not only have we been absolutely delighted with the final design of our home, and found it to be everything we wanted, but Marc and his colleagues have made certain that every step of the design, approval and construction phases of the project proceeded seamlessly. There have been no glitches for us, as owners. whatsoever; every detail of this project has been given their full attention and executed flawlessly; and I can honestly say that we have had no cause to worry about any aspect of the project. And as an extra bonus…Marc and his colleagues are simply a joy to work with. We are pleased to recommend Marc Soloway and Soloway Designs Inc., and we do so without reservation.
Jack & Lauren Duffy
We hired Marc as our architect to design our home in Tucson. We could not be happier with his work and partnership with us. Marc is a fabulous architect with great ideas. One of the things that sets him apart is that HE LISTENS! He does not have an attitude. He works really well with our builder and designer and together they make a great team. He really wants your home to be your home and spends a lot of time getting to know your style what you would like etc. Nothing will be cookie cutter as he ensures your home will optimize your lot your views etc. He incorporated some unusual designs for our pool outdoor kitchen and overall flow of the house. One of his trademarks is the remarkable ceiling designs he incorporates in the house. They add a level of dimension that really highlights your design. His level of detail is fabulous. He has been really easy to work with has a great sense of humor and is a great person. We totally trust his judgement and would highly recommend Marc for your next project.
Mark and Patty Smallreed
From the first time we met with Marc Soloway of Soloway Designs Inc we were impressed with his work. Marc designed a modern desert home for us in Arizona that is more like a piece of art than a home. Marc was able to interpret our style and wish list when he worked his magic to create exactly what we wanted, only better! We’re in the construction phase right now and we can’t wait to see and live in the finished product. Marc not only captured the best possible view from each and every room, he adds his signature design and elements of surprise to create a masterpiece. We loved what he did so much that we have contracted with him a second time to design a summer lake house for us in Michigan. Although we’re in the early stage of design there he is already working his magic to capture the beauty of the lake views while still providing a home that is comfortable, functional, and flows beautifully from room to room. The best part is that he has been a pleasure to work with. He returns phone calls, answers e-mails, and is humble. Marc exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend him. He’s not only an architect, he’s an artist.
Suzanne & Phil
My wife and I are extremely happy with the house Marc Soloway designed for us. Marc worked extensively with us to make sure that he designed a house that met our needs and objectives. Marc was then able to add elements that make our home unique and interesting, both inside and out. Not only did the design meet our vision, our builder was able follow the design without having to make alterations to make it actually work in practice. The views of the Catalina and Tucson Mountains have been captured beautifully. It can be difficult to decide what aspects to explore and enjoy in the house – the curves angles and dimension of the rooms, the use of unique building materials such as C-beams on the outside of the house, or just sit back and take in the views of the mountains, desert, and city. It is not often that I can say the results have exceeded our expectations, but in the case of our home that is definitely the case. We highly recommend Marc Soloway if you want a home that is functional, interesting, and exciting to live in.
Brad & Linda Ross
After talking with a number of different architects in the Tucson area, viewing open houses where the name of the architect was listed in the house description, and getting recommendations from realtors who were familiar with the top architects in the Tucson area, we chose to let Marc Soloway design our house. Since there were a number of different lots we were considering we asked Marc to give us his impression of them, and he willingly spent a considerable amount of time walking the lots with us and identifying the ones that he felt were best, and all before receiving any money or a signed contract from us. Once a lot was selected and purchased, his methodical approach to designing a house plan worked very well, and in the end we ended up with a design that was exactly what we were looking for and within the budget we had stipulated. Further, Marc’s creativity and ability to incorporate interesting attractive architectural features into both the interior and exterior of the home are already garnering praise from neighbors, even though the house is only partially completed. Without question the entire process was much easier and enjoyable because of Marc’s personality and willingness to make modifications as issues arose. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marc Soloway to someone looking for an architect.
Larry & Ray Gipson
Sam and Patti Weinstein
Cheryl and Dan Wenzinger
When we bought our retirement home in Tucson, we knew we wanted to remodel the home to make it our forever dream home. Being a Houzz user, I started looking at homes on the app. As I marked my favorite homes, they all seemed to have a similar look and feel. I looked up the architect and realized most of them were designed by Marc Soloway and that he lived in Tucson! Even though we were a couple of years away from starting the remodel, we reached out to Marc right away to explore the possibility of him designing our dream home.
Marc is down to earth, soft spoken, has his clients best interests at heart and is completely honest. Given the amount of lead time we had, we spent a lot of time with Marc describing what we wanted and he delivered way more than we expected. He was so very patient in answering our every question, was always available to us and made us feel like we are his only client.
Given that we are using the existing footprint of the house, we thought the remodel will probably have some resemblance to the existing look and feel. Amazingly, the plan Marc came up with is one of a kind, and makes the views the star of the house. I can’t imagine the home being more unique and to our style even if it were a brand new construction.