Palo Alto Architect Testimonials


Palo Alto architect testimonialsSissela Malmstrom was the architect on the complete remodel of my Palo Alto "Eichler" home. She was a joy to work with and did a wonderful job on the redesign of my 1951 house, staying true to its modern style while updating it competely. We took it back to the studs, added a dining area, reconfigured the entrance, greatly increased its energy efficiency, added a laundry area, walk in closet, master bath, and completely renovated bathrooms and kitchen. She helped keep the project on time and budget. The contractor commented on how much he liked working with her because her drawings were great. She easily got the project through the city planning department as well. All in all a wonderful partnership. She has great taste, too. Everyone, from trades people, to neighbors, to friends, to realtors when I sold it, all commented on how really nice it was.

— Hester Gelber. Client Palo Alto, CA


Palo Alto architect testimonialsI've known Sissela for ten years and have worked with her on many projects. I've always had a great experience. She is thorough, highly skilled, and extremely professional. I would recommend her for any project without hesitation

— Paul Eyvazov, Efrem Construction Inc.


Palo Alto architect testimonialsMy wife and I have worked with Sissela on several exciting projects over the years. Back in 2004/2005 we did an amazing kitchen remodel that included a built-in pizza oven back to back with an outdoor fireplace, an AGA cooker, a walk-in pantry and many additional difficult-to-implement concepts. In 2015/2016 we did a very unique master suite remodel, again implementing exciting design elements into relatively small spaces.
Throughout these projects Sissela has always led from the front in terms of bringing unique, inspiring and utilitarian ideas forward, she has managed the design and approval processes masterfully, and she's just a genuinely inspiring and kind person to partner with. We could not possibly be happier with the process and outcomes related to the work we've done together.

— Rune Olslund. Client Palo Alto, CA