“The exteriors are beautiful. The interiors reflect a lot of attitudes about design that I think might be summed up as integrity.  I never feel anything that is not solid, comfortable and authentic in your designs. Never is there any pretense or forced flashiness. I am very proud as a builder to be part of a team that can deliver your designs to our customers. These sentiments are shared by everyone in our organization. Thank you for your tremendous contribution to our success.

Aside from the beauty and functionality of your designs, we are further indebted to you for your technical excellence. You have solved many difficult technical problems related to the site and to various code and regulatory issues. Your drawings are a pleasure to work with. They are unusually complete and accurate.

It is very rare indeed to find an architect who excels in all facets of the job, a truly well-rounded professional.”

Jim Burbank, Chairman

Saussy Burbank, Inc.

Gray Houghland drew up the detailed plans for the extension of our home including the expansion of the main living area and the addition of a substantial back porch with fire place. Working with Gray was excellent. He was prompt for appointments and understanding of our inexperience and uncertainly about what was best to do. Initially, he met with us at our home and helped us think through many different ideas as to what we could do. Then when we had chosen the way forward he worked up all the detailed plans. In particular we appreciated his guidance and help with the choice of many of the detailed items of fixtures and fittings. The builders were very happy with the plans and we were very pleased with the service he gave us in this process. We would recommend Houghland Architecture, Inc to you.

Al and Niki Hardy

In 1997 Houghland Architecture Inc. contracted with us for the siting, design and construction management of our house in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The site location, a ravine 200′ off the street with wetland considerations, was a challenge. The siting was creatively solved. During the building process Mr. Houghland proved to be very attentive in directing the contractor and subcontractors to stay within the boundaries of the building specifications. There were no overruns or design changing glitches. The result was a charming contemporary house in a charming setting.

Two in a Zoo

We highly recommend Houghland Architecture. We used Gray for a two-story addition to our house. Gray’s attention to detail is most impressive. He is creative, talented, practical and very easy to work with. Our new rooms blend seamlessly with the old. We would definitely use him again.

Bruce and Elizabeth Cohen

In designing our 2-story addition (including a master suite, den, home office, laundry room and exterior deck) Gray Houghland of Houghland Architecture, Inc. was able to bring our concept to life in ways that exceeded our vision for the project. His attention to detail and creative problem solving have led to a project that smoothly blends the old and the new in our 50+ year old home. Additionally, Gray made himself available throughout the project – sometimes on very short notice – to answer questions and provide guidance. We would recommend him to anyone based on the quality of his work and his character. Gray is a pleasure to work with!

Alan and Nancy Atwell