Ellis is very detail oriented, thorough, and has an excellent eye. He is knowledgeable about all aspects of the design and construction process.
B.T. October 2018 (Houzz)
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ellis and his team on the design for my new home. The site was difficult, the regulations complex, and the review process intense. Ellis came through it all with a great design and made it look easy! Thank you, EASA Architecture, I’d be happy to work with you again.
E.D. September 2017 (Houzz)
Ellis is an excellent architect. He produced plans to enlarge and modernize a kitchen in a 100 y.o. craftsman in Palo Alto, and to add a family room and redirect traffic flow in the rear of
J.S. September 2016 (Houzz)
It has been a great pleasure to work with EASA Architecture over the past 6 months on a proposed plan for our home in Hillsborough, California. There were a LOT of challenges and quirks that required a lot of shifts and calculations. Ellis Schoichet and his team at EASA were masterful in developing solutions which enabled us to arrive at an elegant design for potential buyers.
While the whole concept of a rebuild was somewhat difficult to promote, the design EASA created was completely sensible, achievable and ambitious. Incredibly, they designed a beautiful house that nicely conformed to the confines of the allowable FAR despite a lot of code restrictions, easements
I highly recommend EASA to anyone looking to engage very astute and technical architects with solid architectural history backgrounds and
T.S. December 2015 (Houzz)
After an extensive search for an Architect in and around
B.F. October 2013 (Houzz)
As an interior designer myself, I work with a lot of architects. I highly recommend EASA architecture. Ellis was extremely professional, talented and easy to work with. He created plans for our ranch house remodel, incorporating our ideas with his expertise. He came up with great solutions, and his plans were extremely well done, and done on time.
D.S. May 2013 (Houzz)
Ellis Schoichet was the perfect match for us. We gutted our 3000+ ft home down to the studs and rebuilt according to his outstanding design. The planning process took 12 months for us. He is approachable, professional, highly ethical, and a genius when it came to incorporating all of our desires into
E.K. November 2012 (Houzz)
We hired Ellis Schoichet of EASA Architecture in 2008 to handle a substantial remodel (essentially a ‘tear-down’) of a home we bought in Hillsborough. The home was a true wreck, built in the late 1960s in what can best be described as ‘Polynesian/California Rancher’. Our instruction to Ellis was to convert it into a Mission/Spanish Revival, using most of the existing floor plan — because we liked the flow and because it would streamline the Hillsborough ADRB process. Ellis did a masterful job, with few revisions. We received ADRB approval on only the second hearing (highly unusual for a project of this size). After 18 months of construction, we moved in last year (2010). We couldn’t be happier with the home — the overall flow as well as the many large and small details that are true to the Spanish Revival style. Ellis was responsive, cost-effective, dedicated and professional throughout the process. We highly recommend him!
B.H. and B.H. August 2011 (Yelp)
Ellis has excellent ideas, keeps his clients completely up-to-date, is honest and reliable… and is at the head of our queue for any future work.
N.M. May 2010 (Linked-in)
Ellis has been the principal architect for my wife and
C.S. March 2010 (Linked-in)
In 2006, Ellis Schoichet designed a two-room, family room/bedroom/stairway
Ellis recommended several contractors, and we chose one of his recommendations. The contractor was excellent. The project lead worked with Ellis, completed our project in about seven months, and the new rooms melded beautifully into our existing home, both inside and
C.F. March 2010 (Linked-in)
I hired Ellis to design my home in Los Altos Hills. I am a residential general contractor and have had the opportunity to work with a number of architects and designers throughout the Bay Area — to this day I have yet to find a more professional, organized architectural firm. I have had nothing but a positive experience with Ellis and his staff. The most important part of our work together, aside from their professionalism and talent, is that our home is beautiful, functional and, of course, well-built. The drawings were detailed, correct. and produced as promised. If you asked me today, some 7 years later, if I’d hire these folks again, the answer is easy… Yes.
B.T. March 2010 (Linked-in)