"Working with Peninsula Architects was more than just receiving a stack of drawings needed to build our building, it was a special partnership to create a facility that fostered hope and healing for those struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. From the first meeting until the facility was complete, the team at Peninsula Architects labored alongside us to effectively communicate to the developer and subcontractors both the importance of our mission and the uniqueness of what we were trying to create. To say that Peninsula Architects were vital to the success of our project would be an understatement. Their commitment, integrity, and creativity was the catalyst behind the fulfillment of a dream."
“The Peninsula Architects Team was fantastic to work with as we developed our masterplan and through the entire construction process. Matt and Joe toured our facility and were able to identify and articulate our campers' needs to the board and other stakeholders. As our building dreams turned into real drawings, they were very helpful in helping us read the prints, make adjustments, and facilitate zoning meetings. Throughout construction, they were available to meet with the builders on a regular basis, facilitate and adjust as necessary. The team was always professional and easy to work with. At the end of the day our campers and staff could not be happier with Peninsula Architects' vision and execution of our master plan. Our new facilities are accessible, modern, and meet the needs of today's campers. Everyone who comes to camp compliments us on the facilities and how great it is for our kids. Thank you, Joe, Matt, and team for providing a place where we can continue to create a world where there are only abilities!”
“Summit Metro Parks worked with Peninsula Architects on several of our most important public buildings where they helped us reimagine our rustic style. Our buildings have always featured natural materials and exposed wood elements but after 100 years in existence, we were ready to update our brand. The firm’s creativity and attention to detail introduced more natural light to bring out the beauty of those elements and allowed the outdoors to interact with the space as changing wallpaper. The resulting structures are beloved by the public and set the stage for our buildings as we move into our second century.”
"The team at Peninsula has always brought a collaborative and creative approach to the design of multiple lodges within the Park District. Their use of materials and scale creates facilities that compliment natural park settings and their team has a good design eye for blending structure and the natural environment."
“The Service and Design capabilities of Peninsula Architects when designing our new home was extraordinary. I have built a number of industrial and retail buildings along with a couple of homes and have worked with a variety of architects around the world, but none provided the instant creativity and understanding of my wife and my needs that the Peninsula Team provided. After just a few short meetings they captured our vision for our new home and quickly committed the ideas to a design we loved. They were so “ON” that we did not have to make any major revisions! Now, after living in the home for two years there is nothing we would change. We LOVE IT!”
“We started the process of building our forever home by searching for the right architect. From the first time we sat down with Joe Matava and his team at Peninsula and explained what our goals were, they made us feel comfortable. They listened to us and together we began to collaborate to produce the perfect house plan. Peninsula included everything we wanted and went above and beyond to make sure we never had to compromise to fit their ideas. Their design fit what we asked for. Peninsula stayed involved through the entire process from groundbreaking to move in. We have remained in contact and will absolutely use them for any future projects.”
“We loved working with Peninsula Architects. The team understood our vision and were excellent at finding beautiful and functional solutions to difficult design challenges. They were fantastic at communicating their process and guiding us through detailed design decisions that resulted in an absolutely gorgeous remodel of our historic home. We can’t recommend them enough!”
“If you are thinking about building a custom home you will need a strong team of experienced professionals. For us, starting with Peninsula Architects was an easy choice. We had followed Joe’s work for years and knew that we wanted Peninsula to design a home for us.
We wanted something unique to the area, in shape and design and knew it was going to take something special to do that. From that very first design meeting we were so impressed with what Peninsula was showing us. Their ability to walk us through a virtual rendering so early in the process really helped us visualize how we would be living in the space. This is not something we could have done by simply using blue prints alone.
From the first step onto the proposed property, you could just feel the creativity flowing. Joe brings something so unique to the experience. His ability to visualize the potential design and placement of the house is remarkable. The Peninsula team was present with us during the entire build process. We were so impressed with how hands on they were while with our builder and other contractors every step of the way. We felt fortunate that their services now include the interior design process as well. Having this part of the process really made things easier when picking out materials, colors and furnishings.
If you are considering building a custom home, we would strongly recommend you meet with Joe and his team. You will not be disappointed.”