TESTIMONIALS

 

” Suzanne Allard helped us with design development, bid package, bid reviews and contract management during construction phase for a commercial tenant improvement project. It has been wonderful to work with Suzanne. Suzanne has been great to work with as she helped us manage the project efficiently, in a timely manner, while ensuring quality of design and construction. She communicated well throughout the project phases. Suzanne is very meticulous about every design details; keeping all parties informed; and ensuring all parties are treated in a fair, reasonable and respectful manner.”
                                              Project Manager, Commercial Property Development (Edmonton, AB)

“It is a pleasure to write this letter recommending Suzanne Allard as one of the most “professional” Interior Designers I have worked with.

As a manager of Corporate Premises, I have the opportunity to work with many designers and architects across Canada over 13 years. I met Suzanne, first over long distance phone calls and Emails, as I outlined our upcoming project in Edmonton. Her ability to “listen”, plus her understanding of the “corporate client” was immediately apparent. I flew out to Edmonton to launch the project (never having met Suzanne personally) and was impressed with the quality of drawings she had produced plus the professional way in which she went through the project with our Senior Management Team.

After that meeting, Suzanne had the color schedule and final layout approved. Working drawings and tender documents were coordinated by her and the project began on time and within budget due to commitment and hard work.

Suzanne is flexible when it comes to client initiated changes as well being disciplined in following up with the appropriate paper work. In summary, Suzanne is a talented designer who is also conscientious and organized with documents. I would not hesitate in using her services in the future.”
Manager, Corporate Premises (Financial Institution, Edmonton, AB)


“In the last five years, Suzanne has worked with me on some extremely challenging projects such as the Ambulatory Support Buildings (four on four sites) for AHS. Suzanne was the functional program and fit out project lead and the primary liaison between staff and the consulting team. The success of these projects is attributable to her unwavering attention to detail and a dogged adherence to follow up on every unanswered question. The proof of this is in the fact that the project had very few change orders for design error and scope changed by the client. She not only controlled the budget but demonstrated confidence on site during construction.

She is also a well grounded and competent in her design skills, developing compelling and engaging interior design solutions despite the often limited budget she had to work with. Her research abilities and her knowledge of the supply industry is without compare in my opinion, never once hesitating or failing to find a material that was different or appropriate yet still within the budget.

She is recognized as a leader in the office and a mentor to many junior staff whom she never fails to have time for or assist. She has a genuine concern for all whom she works with – a rare gift these days. Suzanne is easy going, extremely professional especially when in front of clients or the project team. I would not hesitate to recommend her in a project management role in any office.”
Architect, Partner (Architectural Firm, Edmonton, AB)


chairs2“When I looked at the colors again, it made me remember how beautiful the branch turned out and what a fabulous job you did – you really left your mark on that one! Take care, Suzanne. Hope our paths will cross again.”
Executive Assistant, Retail Banking (Financial Institution, Calgary, AB)

 


“Suzanne managed many of our interior designer projects, providing direction to technologists and junior designers. She has excellent communication skills and always presents herself in a very professional manner. It was a pleasure to work with Suzanne. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a skilled interior designer.”
Architect, Partner (Architectural Firm, Edmonton, AB)


“Suzanne, thanks for the excellent work in turning around these preliminary plans. This is a great customer service that is appreciated!”
Project Manager (Alberta Government, Edmonton, AB)


abstract5“Suzanne was considered a key member of our firm, applying herself with diligence and enthusiasm, along with a high degree of professionalism and decorum. She is well organized and effectively meets all of her deadlines. She is a good designer with a fine sense of colour coupled with a sensitive use of materials and textures.

I would not hesitate to recommend Suzanne Allard as a senior interior designer.”
Architect, Partner (Architectural Firm, Edmonton, AB)


“Suzanne showed dedication to the projects she worked on and she brought a spirit of teamwork to the office. Clients found her professional in her presentations, quick in alternative space planning solutions and very ease to work with.”
Architect, Partner (Architectural Firm, Edmonton, AB)


“She is an excellent interior designer. Suzanne is a very creative and versatile individual. She has always been professional in her approach to clients and her design work is of the highest quality. We are very confident what Suzanne will succeed in her new business venture. She possesses all the skills required to succeed in business…. hard work, dedication and commitment.”
Vice President (Office Furnishings Dealership)


“Suzanne is conscientious, dedicated, reliable, loyal and hardworking. This creative, talented contributor would make an excellent addition to any organization.”
General Sales & Marketing Manager (Office Furnishings Manufacturer)


abstract3“During the time I worked with Suzanne, she was a consistently, conscientious and reliable advisor. She has the ability to provide full interior planning, design and technical construction document production services across all building types and has maintained a strong specialized knowledge about interior building systems, material, products and finishes.

She operates extremely well both as an individual and as part of a fully integrated multi-disciplinary professional design service consultant team.

Suzanne is very personable, client-focused and has a strong sense about all aspects of the business of interior design both from a direct interior design perspective as well as part of a supporting role on architectural and engineering projects.”
Architect, Partner (Architectural Firm, Edmonton, AB)


“Ms. Allard has consistently demonstrated a good understanding of the complexities, requirements and responsibilities of professional practice. Suzanne brings a keen interest in the profession of interior design and a very positive attitude and sense of purpose and responsibility to her work. This is demonstrated both in her involvement in office projects as well as her activities within the broader contact of the community.

Suzanne has a great depth of experience and understanding of furniture systems and office planning work. She enjoys working with people, both clients and project team members, and brings a positive and professional attitude and spirit of cooperation to her work.”
Architect, Partner (Architectural Firm, Edmonton, AB)