Recommendations

“Avery is a talented designer with wonderful design instincts. He quickly wins the trust and confidence of his clients in no time. In short order Avery's opinion was often sought on key project decisions and became a guiding force in the direction of the project. Avery is passionate about his work and strives for excellence at all times. He's a highly dependable individual with excellent work ethics withe high personal integrity.”

- Vito Bacarella, Managing Director, UBS

“Avery was a very hard working leader of the team which designed space for my company's new office of nearly 300,000 square feet. He was detailed oriented and met deadlines for the project without fail. I would strongly recommend him as a Professional in his industry. In addition to his expertise, his personality lends himself to servicing the client.”

- Barry Appelman, Vice President Global Real Estate & Corporate Services, Reed Elsevier RELX Group

“Avery worked with my firm, we are project managers for real estate, as part of a team from Mancini Duffy, he did excellent job with design and execution. A real talent!”

- Kenneth Levien, FAIA, Founder and President, Levien & Company, Inc.

“Working with Avery was an absolute pleasure! He is a strong leader with incredible expertise and a high level of creativity. Avery understood our culture and our project needs and was deeply passionate about providing elegant, practical, and meaningful solutions. He masterfully navigated project complexities and dynamics, while consistently delivering at every phase. Avery is a great partner and a trusted advisor. I highly recommend him!”

- Barbara Haaksma, Vice President- Corporate Marketing and Communications, Milliken & Company

“I had the privilege to work with Avery during a corporate facilities branding project at Milliken & Company. The project required a sensitive balance of respect for a strong corporate culture with aggressive concepts to bring the corporate facilities into the new millennium. Avery guided the team with a firm, yet respective attitude. He brought new materials and ideas to the table but listened to his client when tweaks or slight changes were needed. Avery made a very difficult project flow easily.”

- Stacy Walker, Global Director of Customer Experience, Milliken & Company

“It was my pleasure to work with Avery while at Mancini Duffy. He is an extremely talented designer whose creativity and attention to detail never failed to astonish. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.”

- Marjorie Sobylak, Senior Project Manager, Interiors New York Presbyterian Hospital

“Avery Handy designs architectural interiors of great clarity and quality, with exceptional control over materials and form. His work is strong, beautiful and consistent. He's one of the very best in the business.”

- Dale Peterson, Project Executive, New York City Department of Design and Construction

Avery is a thorough and talented design profssional. We worked together on on a Sara Award winning and LEED Gold project where he judiciously lead the design team to a successful solution. He is strategic in thought and design approach - pushes for the finest solution on behalf of the client.

- Jennifer Graham, Associate Principal, Perkins & Will

“Avery is passionate for his work and pays attention to the details that differentiate good from great. We worked together on numerous projects and his creative spirit created successful solutions for his clients.”

- Rachel Casanova, Director of Workplace, Associate, Principal Perkins + Will

Avery is perhaps the most creative designer I know. I would entrust him with that all-important project. The results will be unique, memorable and beautifully detailed.

- Carolyn Brooks, Principal, ARRAY A+D

“Avery is a creative designer, who isn’t afraid to think outside the box, his design ideas are challenging and unique. Having worked with Avery on many large projects his designs have resulted in award winning projects. Avery is a pleasure to work with and a real team player.”

- Scott Harrell, LEED AP, Principal, Mancini Duffy

“Avery is a highly detailed and creative designer who provided several design options for a historic lobby renovation. His professionalism and skill resulted in a very successful project for which building consensus among the board was critical. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Avery for any type of project.”

- Diane Cramer, Business Development Manager, Gilbane Building Company

“Avery is a very talented and creative designer with a personality that makes working together a pleasure. He explores the existing assets of a site and develops ideas and wonderful concept sketches that make a presentation come alive. I definitely look forward to working with him on a future project.”

- Dick Stroup, Corporate Architect, Milliken & Company

“Avery Handy is one of the most talented designers, if not the most talented designer, that I have ever worked with in my thirty years as a project manager in the design industry. Avery is uniquely creative and his ingenuity is inspirational. His work is truly awe-inspiring and he adds great value to any project team. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him.”

- Bette Samuel, Senior Associate, Account Executive, TPG Architecture

“I've known Avery for many years. We worked together most recently on a 200,000 square foot corporate headquarters project where he was in charge of all project management. Over the two year project, Avery's management skills were always very professional, talented, highly personable, and level-headed.”

- Funda Durukan, Owner, Durukan Design Inc.

“I worked with Avery in a large unique project and found him to be extremely professional, personable and talented. He listened to what the client wanted and needed, and gave us much more. He is creative, a team player and his work was always presented in a timely manner. The client was extremely satisfied and the final product won a first place award. I highly recommend Avery.”

- Valentina Gillies, Office Manager, Time Warner Interactive Video Group

“Avery was one of the lead designers chosen for a very visible project to update the look of our corporate headquarters. This look would establish and reinforce our "brand" so it was important to get it right, as well as on time and within budget. From the start Avery performed with a calm, confident, professional demeanor. It was clear to all of us that we could expect leadership in quality and performance, in addition to some very nice and practical design. I would not hesitate to hire Avery again as either a designer or a project manager.”

- Dan Bargar, Project Director, Milliken & Company