What people say about us…
“First of all your staff is so darn professional yet easy to work with. We seek out firms like yours once we know they exist because it makes our work easier and the outcome of a project more successful. Regarding Clarendale of St. Peters, the completeness of Vessel’s documents have made all the difference. The subcontractors bidding this work knew exactly what to bid and RFIs we’re almost non-existent. Of more importance to the Owner was the savings which resulted from the subs knowing precisely what to bid. I have told numerous people in last last 6 months that the clarity of the drawings produced by Vessel Architects has made Clarendale one of our most successful projects to date.”
“With confidence I can recommend Vessel to any developer. When Vessel is on the team, you can expect a collaborative environment with a focus on the clients’ needs and overall project success. Vessel’s experience, insightful questions, active listening, thoughtful leadership and decision making all lead to a positive experience for the stakeholders. Brian and his team will not allow for anything less. As a contractor, we appreciate Vessel’s attention to detail and that they design with the budget in mind. They care about the smallest details recognizing that costs are best controlled by eliminating grey area and/or excess redundancy. Vessel is a fantastic partner and we look forward to many more successful projects together.”
Your company has exemplified Christ's message, "Love your neighbor." We will keep you informed of the progress made during the next few months; your donation will allow us to get a great start! I was in deep despair after my property...
Vessel helped us throughout the process of our residential home design by thoughtfully and systematically walking with us as we described our dream. The team offered creative options that we had never considered and that stretched our thinking about...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping make our new Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis campus -- a “home”. When it comes to architectural firms and designers there are loads that talk a good game, but you helped...
Every Sunday when we arrive to church, I am so thankful for the beautiful facility we have. Whichever way you enter the church - it is a pleasant entry; the concourse is great! To sum it up, I just wanted to say "thank you" for such a good job. May God bless you and your family!
"The Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care project was a great example of how Architects and Code Officials can work together to create the safest, economically feasible, and most enjoyable building to live. This project, in particular, involved months of discussions with Brian about the complexities of building code and specifically the different use-groups. This type of discussion is crucial since the code, in many cases, has to catch up with trends in design..."
"Brian and his team are full of great ideas - eager to collaborate, and they bring a culture of teamwork to their projects. Brian’s approach to coordination, problem solving, and taking advantage of opportunities is to roll up his sleeves, figure it out, and press on as a General Contractor, it's a breath of fresh air to have this type of support and direction from an Architect..."
"When I started at Vessel, I was expecting the typical internship experience that everyone jokes about--make the coffee, organize the material library, and meticulously detail layouts in AutoCAD. But it was clear from the beginning that Vessel offered so much more. I was surrounded by a team of close knit, talented designers who became my mentors. They made sure that I was involved in multiple phases of the design process, and continuously challenged my ability to seek creative solutions. At Vessel, I learned how to be a part of a team, and I had the opportunity to innovate and learn within an engaging, professional environment."
"We are currently working on our 2nd project with Brian and his team. I have worked with few design firms, over the course of my career as a general contractor, that offer the level of expertise and attention to detail that Vessel Architecture has offered on both projects. In addition to the outstanding quality of their design, Vessel’s willingness to be a collaborative partner has benefitted the client, the contractors and the overall success of the projects."
“Jenn, I am honored that Tobakko's is your first Building Permit!!! You're fabulous to work with and so talented! Love the picture! Thanks so much!”
"Having worked on several projects together, we have found that Brian brings thoughtful and considerate planing to the project team, always putting the client first. We look forward to participating in many more projects with Brian and Vessel Architecture."
I found it a pleasure to work with Brian and Peter who were both very professional, easy to work with, and sensitive to the constraints of the church budget.
"Vessel has consistently met, and exceeded, our expectations. Along with the many concrete qualities that Vessel’s principals and team members bring to the table – design talent and technical expertise – they also offer an important intangible: they are enjoyable to work with."
"Vessel went above and beyond to ensure our build was on time and on budget. They paid attention to the details and provided great communication between the Owner, Contractor and Architect. They understood our needs and desires and helped make this a painless experience. I would highly recommend them for any size job!"
"This morning while L was at school, I tacked some picture hangers up under the rocket and draped a string of holiday lights about 6 feet up inside. Early out today, so after his lunch I brought him in to the corner (bubble light off, wall panel off) and laid down on the floor next to him, clapping my hands and making noises. He took a few seconds to see the lights up inside, then his dimples showed, growing into one of his classic toothy grins of happiness. L put his stockinged feet up on the mirror and settled in for a noise fest. For awhile he did his tongue clicking routine, and here I am at the other end of the house and can hear him clapping as I type. If there is ever a time when you want to show a client what can be done for children, feel free to bring them to L's room. Words can't express my gratitude." (Indeed, we were grateful to have the opportunity to help your beautiful family)
"Working with Vessel has been a wonderful experience for our church. Their ideas are fresh and creative but within the constraints of our budget. In fact, their solutions to our problems saved us a lot of money. They have met repeatedly with our committee and have been clear, organized, and patient. They have shown sensitivity to the culture of our church and the personalities of our people, and their diplomacy has avoided some potential problems on the committee. I highly recommend Vessel!
“Based on my experience I would highly recommend Vessel. Their ability to work with us through a major remodel of an existing historic structure and produce a set of drawings that reflected our desires for using the space was second to none. Their input was helpful in every phase of the project - their knowledge and expertise extended beyond simply generating drawings. This was especially helpful in our case because the complexity of our project required 'build to suit' drawings. Vessel was regularly on site during the demolition and construction phases of our project and was instrumental in seeing the project through. For any future projects I would feel no need to look further than Vessel.
"When my business partner and I talked with Brian and Vessel Architecture about our project, we had a couple of very different needs. First was to design wine storage pods that absolutely maximized every last inch of warehouse space in our building. The other was to make the remaining office/wine-tasting space feel is open, comfortable and 'non-warehouse like' as possible. The result was a newly renovated interior space that met both needs very well, while working very well together. Plus a great exterior renovation on a building that had been an eyesore on the block. I would not hesitate to call Brian again for our next location."
“I want you to know how happy I am with everything you have done and the work you put into this. I had my reservations, I will admit, about spending the kind of money I did for an architect when I did it myself last time; but you have far exceeded my expectations for both service and value for my money. Not that I thought you guys were asking too much, or were not worth it; it was just new to me (I imagine like a guy buying an engagement ring). I only hope I give my clients the service- and just as importantly, the talent- that you all gave to me."
“Despite the fact that the founders of Vessel Architecture & Design attended the University of Kansas, they have overcome all odds and fared reasonably well. It could be the Wildcat power that they’ve injected into their organization. We manage to get along with them despite our differences, and have not had any fist fights as of yet, at the same time we have not been in the same room during a KSU KU game yet either.”
“I worked with Brian when he was the architect for a client and my company was the general contractor. I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and his firm. The working relationship went very smoothly. The product that we were able build for the Owner could not have happened without the care and diligence that he put into his documents and the communication coordination between all parties involved. The Owner received the best product for the money spent due to his abilities.”
“Pete was great to work with. Our case wasn't cut and dry and he was very patient and accommodating. He gave us a lot of good options and remodeling strategies and was very helpful in not just getting the right initial plan, but in making sure the plan worked (codes, contractors, etc). He was very friendly and demonstrated a good balance of interpersonal skill and technical knowledge.”
“We were impressed from the beginning. The design aspect was of course the basis upon which the project was grown. Your architectural expertise transformed our rough conceptualization of expanding and enhancing our home. The plans laid out were simple, yet elegant. You were open to our wishes and diplomatic with the real constraints as they presented. Everyone has a notion of how they want their project to be, but most would not know where to begin. Your skills provided that first important step. Thanks for everything.”
...From the very beginning, Pete and Brian showed genuine interest in our church, investing hours with our staff and leadership to better understand our culture and distinctive needs. They offered us multiple options—solutions that were flashy in the right places, yet functional in every way. And they were available and responsive to...