“We worked with Helen to design a master addition, expanded kitchen, and a screened-in porch to our Victorian farmhouse in Kirkwood. We spent a long time talking to different architects but when we finally met Helen, we knew we had found a great match. She was the first one to really take a step back and look at our whole lot and suggest some really new ideas that no one else had articulated. She is so thoughtful in how she conceptualizes use of space, flow, and light. She really listened to what we needed but provided strong input and insights whenever she sensed that we needed some guidance. And much to our relief she was cost conscious in her design and offered great suggestions about how to simplify from both a financial and design perspective. We feel really lucky that we had a chance to collaborate with Helen, and would do so again in a heartbeat.”

-Jessica Smith Butts

“Helen immediately understood and captured the design aesthetic we needed and wanted. From her scaled mock-up of our project to helping coordinate the materials, contractor, budget, and schedule, her valuable insight, professional expertise and project execution provided a new, modern, practical interior for our home.”

-Maria Mollise

“We hired Primitive Huts for and major remodel of our 1930 Cape Cod Cottage and were thrilled with the results. Helen was able to guide us through the design and construction process with ease and grace, and was able to restore all the details of our home to bring back the charm that was lost through the years. I highly recommend Primitive Huts for projects of any complexity, as Helen is one of the most talented and insightful architects in the business.”

-Bryan Russell

“My construction company did a $200K+ addition and renovation in Candler Park, Atlanta with Helen as the architect and designer. Plans were complete, well detailed, and efficient, as were the end results. Helen knows exactly what she wants, but isn’t fussy about it. Very practical, easy to work with, and timely...I can recommend Helen without reservation, and I hope we will be working on future projects together soon.”

-Pat Morgan, Contractor

“Helen Crawford is a gem. She worked with us to create a garden design that really suits us. She asked such thoughtful and insightful questions to really help us figure out what we wanted and how to achieve it. She worked with our budget and was really responsive to us. You will be so happy when you work with Helen. I cannot recommend her more highly.”

-Michele Loud

“Helen is a talented, creative architect (and artist!). She is a joy to work with.”

-Jim Nicolow, FAIA, Director of Sustainability at Lord Aeck Sargent


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