I would like to recommend Shellie Curry to you as one of the best architects that I have ever worked with. I have been involved in many renovations, additions, and new construction at both Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY and at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD, and I have worked with many talented architects.
Prior to hiring Shellie Curry for the design of The Montessori School’s new Student Activity Center, we had interviewed dozens of firms and chose a large, well known firm in town. Soon we became unhappy with the relationship and decided to make a change.
As we searched for a new architect, I had the opportunity to interview Shellie Curry. After getting to know Shellie and seeing some of the amazing designs that he created, I was confident that he was the architect for us. He listened well to our needs, understood the program that we wanted in the new building and then studied the existing, early 1900s “farm” architecture of our campus. Finally, Shellie designed a building that fits in perfectly with our campus and is appreciated by the entire community as it sits prominently on the hill overlooking Greenspring Station and Meadow Wood Park.
Shellie stayed with us every step of the way by overseeing every aspect of the construction, making suggestions and recommendations, and representing our best interests. I was also impressed with Shellie’s knowledge of building materials. He and his staff guided us through the project selecting products that were aesthetically appropriate as well as energy efficient. Even down to selecting color combinations, Curry Architects did a great job for us. It was a pleasure to work with Shellie throughout the process from pre-design to the finishing touches.
I encourage you to consider Shellie Curry carefully as he is a consummate professional who will meet or exceed your needs and expectations. Please feel free to call me for more information or, more importantly, feel free to come and visit our new Student Activity Center which is now the center of our historic Emerson Farm campus.
– Albert J. Swartz, Head of School