Helping Central Albertans design their dream home, and seeing that design brought to life, is such a tremendous honour. Since our business was founded in 2000, we’ve worked with so many wonderful families, and we’re so proud to have been chosen to help them on their journey. On this page, you’ll find testimonials from our former clients, and we invite you to browse through them to gain a greater understanding of how we approach our work, and how we treat our valued clientele.
In the beginning, in 2004, we picked Metro Design, from the Yellow Pages and began working with Robin, on the design of a new home for our ranch. We were not really sure what we wanted or how to put our thoughts on paper for Robin, so we just asked him if he could come up with some ideas for us. In a very short time, we were contacted to come and have a look at some concepts. Surprisingly, Robin, had just about come up with the perfect design, and just through an hour or so of conversation. A few more tweaks and visits, and blueprints were on their way.
We couldn’t ask for a friendlier relationship, and Metro Design, subsequently was asked to design our next two ranch houses. Because Robin was already familiar with our preferences, plans were developed much more quickly, and all over the internet using PDF files. We were able to have a close look at all of the details and make any changes simply by sending an email. How easy is that?
We would like to emphasize the accuracy of our plans. Our contractors found the blueprints precise and easy to understand. Another positive is that Metro uses every possible bit of space for something. No wasted space!
We are in our 60s now, and should we plan to build another house, we will be using Robin, and Metro Design.
Darrel and Barb G.
We had the great privilege of working with Robin Anderson for our home renovation project. We are in the process of rehabilitating a wartime house from the 1940`s. Robin was indispensable in taking a small cluttered layout and creating a beautiful open concept. Robin added seamlessly to the ideas we brought him designing a home that turned the project from a dream into a reality. It was a pleasure working with his creative perspective and his humor definitely brought us through some of those stressful home reno moments. Thank you Robin!
Deirdre and Scott
Robin did an exceptional job designing our lake home. Robin listens to his clients and is able to gain a good understanding and grasp of what they want to accomplish. His vision and design work exceeded our expectations. Robin is a pleasure to work with and you can at all times trust his judgement. In our view, Robin is the best in his field and we take pleasure in recommending him to others.
John and Lorree R.
We found Robin highly skilled at his craft along with being very personable and easy to work with. He has a unique ability to take one's creativity and vision and turn it into reality on paper. We never felt rushed to get a meeting finished, it was always all about us and what we wanted in our new home. We also really appreciated that during construction when questions would arise from the drawings Robin made himself available to meet on site and provide the necessary clarification. Having worked closely with Robin over the last two years we not only consider him a real professional but also a trusted friend.
Glen and Valerie P.
Using Metro to design my home was the best decision I could have made. Robin is extremely gifted at transforming ideas into design reality. I was “blown away” when he took dozens of stock floor plans and magazine clippings from the first meeting and distilled them down into the exact floor plan and style I was looking for. Robin was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. I would recommend Metro to anybody looking to design a unique and beautiful home.
Designing a custom home can bring a multitude of challenges which is all part of the process and really the experience. Knowing this, it is important to select a designer that has not only custom home design experience but is also knowledgeable in the various aspects of; site planning, residential architecture options, lifestyle, floor plan layouts, exterior and interior finish materials and a solid understanding of creative detailing options.
Being a home builder ourselves and having a solid understanding of the various aspects of the process we needed a designer that would understand our “napkin” vision and then bring to reality. Robin has assisted us with two of our personal homes and they both have been nothing short of amazing. WE can attest that Robin has the breadth of knowledge it takes to assist the most discerning client.
Travis and Kim C. - Cachet Fine Homes
Robin Anderson at Metro Studio of Building Design Inc. designed our house addition and renovation project. We interviewed a number of drafts people, designers, and architects, and decided to go with Robin based on his excellent reputation and track record. We are very particular and detail oriented and would likely be considered challenging clients; however, Robin is a very conscientious and professional and would take our ideas and suggestions and always make them even better than what we had imagined. We have 100% confidence in Robin’s abilities and knowledge. Throughout our project, we have recognized the importance of having well thought out plans and I know that Robin’s attention to every detail has made our project a success.
Chris and Laura S.