Custom Residential | Corporate Interiors | Apartments | Restaurant/ Food Service | Tenant Improvement | Facade Remodel | Outside the Box | ADA Compliance
Testimonials  

“Edwin Bruce Associates and the San Jose Redevelopment Agency have been working partners for over 21 years.  As the second largest Redevelopment Agency in the State of California we had a very large commercial storefront revitalization grant program called the Façade Improvement Program.  The façade program offered grants to property owners and businesses in the Agency’s 7 Neighborhood Business Districts and Downtown.  Edwin Bruce Associates was selected by the Agency to do architectural design for dozens of facades over the two plus decades.  The firm’s dedication to excellence in commercial design was evident in all their projects and the reason for their long relationship with the Agency.  Not only did Edwin Bruce understand the architectural context necessary to improve a storefront but also they understood the individual businesses needs and client base.  You could not ask for a more knowledgeable, creative and cooperative architectural firm to fulfill your design needs.”       

- Richard Keit, Executive Director
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose

 

"Mr. Bruce,
On this Thanksgiving eve, I would like to express my thanks to you for
designing such a beautiful house. My husband and I bought the property on Morse in January after a move from Indiana. We quickly came to appreciate the care you took in the design and selection of materials. It was extremely kind of you, under the circumstances, to leave all of the plans, manuals and brochures behind. We have consulted them on numerous occasions.

Thank you again for such a beautiful home. I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving."

Best wishes,
Thea Jacobs

 

"I have had the pleasure of working with Edwin Bruce on various projects, including a 4500sf custom home in the Los Gatos Hills and Edwin’s own 3200sf custom home in the Rose Garden area of San Jose.

I am always amazed at the accuracy and attention to detail incorporated into Edwin’s plans and designs. Edwin’s diverse talent and knowledge is unmatched by any architect I have worked with in the past thirty three years. Edwin’s complete and well thought out plans provide for projects that flow seamlessly from the start to their successful completion.

His unique ability to combine design without sacrificing function makes him stand out as the most skillful and professional architect I have worked with."  

-Steve Kent
General Contractor, Neto Builders Inc.

 

"When my husband and I finally decided to add onto our 1100-sf 1937 Willow Glen bungalow, we knew exactly whom to contact. We'd seen Edwin's designs, and loved his practical good taste and classic, clean lines. Edwin's experience has garnered our trust in many ways, from his acuity to bring light and outside space into the design, to his interest in understanding our priorities. He took our concepts and ran with them, iterating with us to mature them into a tasteful and inviting design that meets our functional needs with an elegant, aesthetic appeal. He is also careful to advise us while keeping interactions with him and his staff free of personal opinions so that the final outcome is exactly what we want. Edwin's dedication and enthusiasm are obvious; he isn't happy until we're delighted. He and his team are friendly and responsive, and treat us like old friends. Edwin's experience has made our foray into remodeling painless and manageable with his knowledge and administration of the whole process, from permitting, to budgeting, to contractor selection. He wants to build a project we can all be proud of, and make us successful and happy remodelers."

-Mulcaster Residence

 

"Edwin,
Thank you so much and your Team for getting this completed in record time!  I agree with your point with (the owner).  Once again I truly appreciate all of your and your Teams efforts!

Thanks again!"                              

- Rod Strohm
North American Property Manager Workplace Solutions
LSI Corporation

 

“Over the past 20 years, Edwin Bruce Associates has always been very attentive to our needs and has consistently reached intelligent solutions to issues that come up.  I trust them to continue to do an excellent job on our projects in the future.  You would be in very good hands in choosing Edwin Bruce to facilitate your project.”       

- Richard Sayer
Harman Management

 

"Edwin Bruce Associates has become an extremely valuable key component of Spieker Companies construction and development.  They are our outsourced design department, always on call.  Their responses are immediate, always ready for our quick turnaround projects.  They’re amazingly easy to work with, simply because they understand our business model and keep our interests at the forefront.  They are also proactive in guarding us against potential liability.  They are true to their word, and have our trust. 

They are excellent at dealing with the myriad entitling agencies in the most cost effective way possible.  For several thorny red tagged and problem projects they have been 'heaven sent,' charging in to take control of the process, smooth ruffled egos, and get the approvals we needed.  Total team players, their attitude and actions speak volumes, and state clearly that they are 'all in' to achieve our project goals."

-Nathan Adair
Construction Manager, The Spieker Companies

 

"When Zoom Eyeworks Inc. selected Edwin Bruce Associates as the architectural firm for our new offices and distribution center, we required high quality design, a relationship that accepted input and a partner in managing costs and the contractor. Edwin Bruce delivered on all three in a big way. He and his team are now on our list of 'go to' professionals."                              

- Jeff Linden
President, Zoom Eyeworks