ECHT-ARCHITECTS is a design studio with a flexible process that provides a personalized client experience from design through construction. This involves getting to know how you live, what you love, and your overall lifestyle and goals for the future.
We view every project as a statement unique to each client. We are a full service firm eager to make dreams into reality. We aspire to put owners at ease with superior client-focused services and to maximize the joy of building a dream home or business. By honoring each client’s vision, we can embark on a unique journey together that leads to architecture that is enduring and inspiring.
Our attention to detail and diverse experience enables us to bring fresh perspective and innovative design to a wide range of architectural projects, and we endeavor to continuously raise the standard of design in every market, environment, and style that we approach.
"ECHT is sophisticated in their design and business practices. They are well versed in Modern and Traditional orders of architecture. Their hearts and minds are engaged in the process with a high level of integrity and I have no doubt that we will all enjoy the benefits of their designs in the years to come. The choice of an architect is like choosing art – it is an important and personal decision, which will have a lasting impact. My hope is that you will choose ECHT Architects for all of your architecture needs!"
-Steve Ferqueron, Vice President, JD Group, Inc., President, Reside, Inc.
"Cannot say enough about the ECHT team. We have been blessed enough to have had the opportunity to build several homes - and hands down Kortnee has been the finest (and most organized, thankfully) human being we have ever worked with.
ECHT is doing it right - architecture to fulfill both the needs and vision of the homeowner, while gently challenging assumptions with immense creativity ... all to deliver the best outcome.
The fact that ECHT measures that outcome by the happiness of their clients and not the masterpiece they designed says everything you need to know."
"My wife and I were faced with many challenges throughout the construction of our project.
Andrew’s diligent approach to project management and ability to communicate effectively with the team helped alleviate the emotional strain of the construction process. Andrew responded to a lot of the changing variables with steadiness. His compassionate and thoughtful demeanor resulted in an enjoyable process along with an amazing end result."
-Peter & Linda Schlesinger
"As a principal of an Interior/Lighting design firm, I hope to engage with talented & collaborative members of other related disciplines (namely Architects & Landscape Architects) as a team, we embark on the process of creating structures and spaces. It was such my experience, while working with Andrew on a challenging & significant residential project in California. His presence, attention to detail and ability to listen, added a layer of ease & confidence during our association, assuring the deliverables created were of the highest quality."
-Gari Sprott, President, G2 Design USA
"Kortnee is an incredible talent. She was the lead architect on our penthouse renovation and expansion. She brought to the table a sense of balance and an aesthetic eye. Ever mindful of budgets and personalities she was able to create something which we are very happy with. She is driven to perfection on details that matter and would be superb on any project."
"During our initial conceptual design phase, we were very pleased with the humble and genuine demeanor that Andrew possessed. His strong listening skills, diligent note taking and incredible follow up allowed us to capture main house and guest house ideas that we could have never dreamed of. We are very pleased to see the entrepreneur in Andrew pursuing the dream that he has for his young family. His creativity and commitment to excellence will make all of his clients very satisfied customers."
"We have been fortunate to have the pleasure of working with Andrew Etter on high-end high-rise condominium projects with expansive views of Los Angeles.
Andrew embraced many existing design challenges during construction and developed many elegant solutions. For us, he helped simplify the entire process with his ability to listen, interpret and design. He approaches each project with his unique combination of passion and practicality. On site, it is always impressive the way Andrew works with the entire team to ensure the client's dream is realized.
We would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically recommend Andrew to and client or professional who has the opportunity to work with him."
-Gregg Golenberg, Golenberg & Co. Construction, Inc.
"This is the 4th time I have under-taken a major renovation so I have had lots of experience with architects and contractors. Lucky for me I dealt with Kortnee Hill as my architect this past renovation. Not only was she able to translate my vision into a plan the contractors could follow but she was there to ease the way throughout the entire process. She helped me every step of the way and was able to handle any and all unexpected situations. She helped make what can be a very stressful project into something both my husband and I were excited about."
"I had the opportunity to work closely with Andrew Etter while he was at the Landry Design Group in Los Angeles over a two year period. Andrew was leading a development team, on our behalf, for a confidential client. This was a conceptual to plan submission process for a more than 50,000 square foot private residence. Andrew was instrumental in getting the team through the rigors of the Los Angeles permitting process. Additionally, his communications with us, on behalf of our client, was superb and helped to streamline the process by anticipating our needs and the needs of our client."
-Kyle Forsyth, Senior VP, Colony Capital, Inc.
"Working with Kortnee was always a pleasure. She's talented and creative, but also a great listener and very responsive - most of all, she hits the mark!"
"I've had the pleasure of working with Andrew for many years. He is a talented designer, a dedicated and hard worker, and an excellent listener. His attention to detail, his professionalism, and his collaboration with the entire team makes him extremely well rounded in the field of architecture."
-Lisa Welch, President & Founder, Welch Design Studio
"Kortnee consistently brought a combination of intelligence, competence, and passion to every element of her design. She had a professional and pleasant manner despite demanding schedules and deadlines and had an unmatched work ethic. Every aspect of the design process from the integrity of the overall site and building concepts, to material and detail research, and finally graphic details and production were given measured, thoughtful and creative attention."
-Eleanor D'Aponte, AIA
"I have worked with Andrew on many different projects during my career. Andrew always went the extra mile to make sure our books, competition entries, and marketing materials expressed our core values to each audience. His attention to detail and thorough execution made him an invaluable asset toward our ultimate goal of reaching people meaningfully and effectively."
-Stiliana Sokolowski, Public Relations Director, Landry Design Group
"I recently had the pleasure to work with Kortnee Hill during a large project in Longboat Key, Florida. Kortnee is very talented and professional. She is up to date with the latest in architectural design and ideas as well as overall site details. Kortnee is responsive and detailed which made my job with our team members so much easier. I am looking forward to our next project together, which will be very soon."
-Dan Reedy, CEO, BRG Holdings
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works." #SteveJobs #design #architecture #quoteoftheday #quotehttp://bit.ly/29Exqjo
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." #Aristotle #quoteoftheday #architecture #design #architectshttp://bit.ly/29ofPdY
"A room is not a room without natural light" #louiskahn #architecturequote #architecture #quoteoftheday #design #naturallight #architectshttp://bit.ly/29Bc326