We have worked with Sean Taylor and Mockler Taylor Architects on two major house renovations and several smaller projects. We have been extremely happy with his work. Sean exemplifies what a superior architect is: a wonderful combination of communication, creativity and execution.
We have since recommended him to friends who have been equally pleased. Sean and his staff are a pleasure to work with and we whole-heartedly recommend him.
Mari & Jeb S., Homeowners - Greenwich, CT
Mockler Taylor Architects has been my go to Architectural Firm for the past 15 years. Why? First, I did my homework. I exhaustively interviewed, in person, many Architectural firms (big and small), designers, builders and single practitioner Architects from Westchester County and Lower Fairfield County and ended up picking Lisa and Sean because of their quiet confidence and professional demeanor. Their standard portfolio strengths are: Solid book of business in scope, size and quality of projects, discerning decisions in scale and taste, a surrounding mix of trusted and respected builders, and associated trades people underscoring the feeling we are lucky to be working with these people. Sean and Lisa pay special attention to detail and understand when and how to apply the right pressures to achieve any shared goal. The objectives of any project are usually: deliver on time and on (or near) budget with as little aggravation as possible - This is the team that can get it done. They make the process enjoyable in real-time, less stressful thru out and fondly memorable years later. Having an understanding of things like: Neighbors, Town Politics, P&Z issues and other underlying elements that come up during a design and build process are things in their wheelhouse – Often folks representing you in this field will need to possess the right temperament and slight of hand to properly navigate complicated and perhaps sensitive issues at any given time with a myriad of difficult people. Sean and Lisa have always delivered in spades. I have challenged them with several projects over the years and have noted them below - 4 in total awarded Mockler Taylor commissions (1 Residential & 3 Commercial). Each different, unique and all successful in their own right. I would without hesitation recommend working with this firm and consistently do so any day someone asks “Do you know any good firms or could you recommend any good Architects”? Mockler Taylor is at the VERY TOP of this list.
[ 1. 88 Orchard Street - Cos Cob, CT 2. 701 West Putnam Avenue - Greenwich, CT 3. 205 Railroad Avenue - Greenwich, CT 4. 134-Charles Street - Greenwich Village, New York City]
Phil M., Homeowner - Greenwich, CT & CEO TheBrandGallery.com
From our first meeting with Sean Taylor he seemed to understand our vision more than other architects with whom we had met. Sean came up with a plan to substantially enlarge our home that was the perfect blend of fitting into the context of the existing structure, and also adding some new design elements. Sean thoughtfully iterated the plan to fit in physical attributes that we wanted to add to our home, and made it feel like the two structures had always been one. He provided helpful suggestions and creative solutions to make the project work with our budget. Along the way Sean provided project management services to ensure proper execution and made excellent recommendations for other needed service providers. We had a great experience working with Mockler Taylor Architects and would be so fortunate to be able to do so again.
Molly & Teddy S., Homeowners - Greenwich, CT
We had the pleasure of working with Mockler Taylor on a very complicated multi-level renovation and expansion project that involved a complete rip off of our roof, new steel beams and a host of other challenging initiatives. We started with what was, quite frankly, an ugly split level home that most would never have the vision to renovate. When we first started the project we hired an architect whom we thought had a nice portfolio and also seemed affordable. Four months and probably a dozen attempts at an exterior overhaul and we didn’t like a single thing we saw. No creative ideas and our home basically looked like a dressed up version of its former self. We were deflated and felt as if we had bought the wrong home. Enter Sean Taylor. After parting ways with our other architect (and several thousand dollars) we met with Sean, talked about what we wanted and talked about his process. We immediately felt after the first meeting that we had the partner we needed to start this endeavor. He listened intently to our ideas, made some general suggestions on how he would approach it, didn’t ram his ideas down our throats and seemed to luckily have a very similar taste level. We moved forward and hired them. After one 3 hour design charrette, Sean when to work. A week later he showed up to our home and literally nailed it on the first pass. We loved every single one of his details. Throughout the construction process he was very knowledgeable, shared imagery, visited the project and ensured it matched it well thought out design. There were times things would show up and didn’t look right and we certainly doubted him, then a week later something else would fall into place and we would laugh because Sean was always right...we just had to trust the process. Now here we are, a year after the project has been completed absolutely loving our home! So with that, we would give Sean and Lisa our highest recommendation. They run a boutique shop where every line on every page has a purpose and has been well thought out. Literally every item they designed was created with such thoughtful functionality to make our lives easier. Not only that they are just simply wonderful and trustworthy people which is probably the most important thing of all!
Alison & Eric S., Homeowners - Old Greenwich, CT
Mocker Taylor helped us with a fairly big, multistory addition to our house. The project was a pretty complicated because our house sits on a hilly site by a wide river (wetlands). We were very happy with the creative solutions that Mocker Taylor provided and the building process was smooth thanks to their detailed drawings and oversight. I would absolutely use them again and I highly recommend them!
Mary & Jim H., Homeowners - Greenwich, CT
We hired Mockler Taylor to help us modernize our 1960s colonial. We needed more space on the bedroom level of our home, and decided to build a master bedroom suite over our existing garage. We also did a full kitchen renovation and made numerous updates throughout the house to make sure that the old part of the house looked up to date. Sean Taylor designed beautiful cabinetry that we implemented in the mudroom, all bedrooms, and living areas. The firm worked so well with our general contractor which made the construction process very smooth. Both Sean and Lisa have phenomenal taste so rest assured that your dreams will be realized. Whatever the scope of your project, Mockler Taylor will deliver.
Jessie & Simon A., Homeowners - Wilton, CT
We worked with Sean Taylor on an extensive renovation and expansion of a typical 1970’s house into a beautiful and high functioning home. He is a superior architect, was so accessible, always answered my many questions and gave several options to choose from. His creative design exceeded our expectations and 12 years later, still looks current and not dated. He managed the whole project with such professionalism, attention to detail and made the whole process less stressful. We highly recommend Sean for anyone that wants to have an excellent result.
Nina & Tom W., Homeowners - Greenwich, CT
As a professional interior designer I have had the pleasure of working with Mockler Taylor Architects on several of their residential projects. Sean is a gifted architect, extremely creative and knowledgeable, with great vision. From the conceptual design phase, to drawings & specifications, through project supervision until completion, Sean's level of professionalism is admirable. He welcomes a collaborative exchange and is successful at giving his clients what they are looking for. He is respectful of all those involved in his projects and the results are a clear indication of his ability to get the best out of the team.
Our experiences working with Mockler Taylor have been most rewarding. They are an exceptional reliable firm and I highly recommend them.
Andrea Jovine, Jovine Design
Our Company has worked on and with Sean and his firm on several projects!
We are currently involved in a large scale renovation in Fairfield County CT that has a number of variables; calling this Project challenging would be an understatement. Time constraints are chief among the variables, and Sean has helped us with critical decisions in order to meet certain Client expectations.
His architectural plans are concise, well thought out and limit questions that may come up in the bidding process.
As a General Contractor, we can't speak more highly enough about Sean and Mockler Taylor Architects.
Steve Loparco, Loparco Associates, Inc.
Mockler Taylor is a fantastic Architecture firm. We are General Contractors and have worked with Mockler Taylor on multiple projects. Both Sean Taylor and Lisa Mockler provide excellent plans to us the builders as well as inform and review with the clients through every step of the construction process.
It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with the firm. They are on time with their plans, conduct thorough site meetings, and are quick to adapt to any request the clients ask of them.
We enjoy our working relationship and highly recommend Mockler Taylor as one a premier luxury design firm in the area.
Anthony DeRosa, DeRosa Builders, LLC
I have worked with Sean on several projects and have nothing but glowing things to say about him and his firm. As a General Contractor you depend on having a complete vision for a project and Sean's drawings are always spot on. As a homeowner this is equally as important, as having detailed drawings limit change orders and project delays.
I look forward to working with Sean again in the very near future.
Jason Schellhase, Project Manager Hobbs-Care (a division of Hobbs, Inc)