Michael Suman’s sense of vision from initial concept and throughout the design/build process was extraordinary. His passion, integrity, and ability to collaborate with owners, contractors, engineers, and community planners produced an “Awe Inspiring” mountain modern home in the Vail Valley. I am anxiously awaiting  my next project and look forward to working with Suman Architects!”
Jack Ryan – Client

“Vera and I worked closely with Mike during 2007-2008 on the construction of our new home at 791 Potato Patch, Vail, CO.  We started out by agreeing to tear down the existing house that had been there since the late 1970’s, and had purchased a few years before.  The first thing Mike saw was that the original house was improperly sited on the lot even though it had spectacular views of Vail Mountain.  To take full advantage of the view, he suggested moving the house down the slope by approximately 100 feet, which at first seemed counter intuitive, but what this did was open up views west and east, so that the new house would have 270 degree panoramic views.  I believe that most architects would not have had the imagination to relocate the foundation in this way, but this made all the difference for the final product.  We worked on several different designs, had extensive conversations regarding layout, materials, builders etc.  Mike was fully engaged and rode herd on the builder, Beck, which turned out to be a good choice, but the men on site still needed daily input from an architectural point of view.  Most important, we have now lived in the house for eight years and it works really well as living space in all of the ways that we had hoped.  Working with Mike was a real pleasure and we recommend him highly.”
John Hathaway – Client

“Working with Mike Suman proved to be the ultimate design/build partnership that we hoped for at the outset of our project. Throughout the entire process, Mike kept our wishes and ideas at the forefront of his design, with gentle nudges towards the unique, and awareness for smart use of space, materials, functionality, and budget. Mike was hands-on every step of the way, often on-site ensuring our architectural design was reflected in a quality build, and advising on interior fixed-finishes that complemented our home’s overall design. After a year-and-a-half of conceptualizing, creating and constructing, we look back fondly on a process filled with positive collaboration, ongoing laughs, and excited anticipation. We couldn’t be happier with our end-result – a stunning home that reflects who we are and how we live, and an everlasting appreciation for Mike’s role in making it all happen.”
Brielle & Tye Stockton – Client

“Mike Suman is the best of the best architects in Colorado and the Vail Valley. We had super high expectations and he exceeded them. He is creative, focused, professional, a self starter, fun to work with and excellent at delivering work product from the first day to the last day of the project. He was THE key member of our team. If you are building in the Vail Valley you gotta use Mike!”
Private – Client

“We have completed several terrific custom homes with Mike, all at the highest level. High design is a focus for Mike, but so is architecture as “craft”. His drawings are thorough and well coordinated, he understands the value and importance of good communication, and he provides his clients with top shelf service. A project with Mike Suman is guaranteed to have positive outcomes for all involved.”
Kevin O’Donnell – Beck Building Company

“We appreciate every opportunity to work with Mike Suman. We know him to be a dedicated architect, devoting himself fully to each project and its unique needs. Mike is a true collaborator and supports an inclusive design process; he is strong enough to voice his opinion and flexible enough to earnestly listen to all ideas in order to ensure the client receives the best service and product. He is creative, responsive, current, well-versed, and knowledgeable. In addition to being an exceptional architect whose designs are beautiful, sophisticated and thoughtful, Mike is both professional and personable. Highly organized and efficient, we appreciate how he sticks to the project schedule and is always available to answer questions. He clearly loves what he does and we find working with him to be easy and lots of fun.”
Associates III Interior Design

My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Michael on the complete renovation of our home in East Vail. In short, our experience was outstanding. His design ideas were excellent, he introduced concepts which enhanced significantly the aesthetics of our home, was politely persistent to make sure we made the right decisions, and he worked in close partnership with our builder, interior designer and landscaper. We found Michael to be creative, responsive and detail oriented. Most importantly, he is a wonderful person. We couldn’t be happier with our newly renovated home!
David Boles

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