The first thing that impressed us about eMZed Architecture was their listening skills. They not only heard what we were saying, they knew what we meant. We benefited from Keyan and Alexia’s collaboration during the design process, and again through the various other phases of our project. They are professional, creative, thorough, ethical, organized, and very skilled and informed about their business. We have not hesitated to recommend them to friends, nor would we hesitate to use them again.
Tom & Maggie

Keyan was a delight to work with. Not only did he come up with a brilliant design for our remodel, he was also on time and on budget. He was creative and flexible and open to solutions from everyone at the table. Every day we live in our house we are grateful for his thoughtful and intelligent design.
Perrin & Brian Stewart

We chose eMZed to design a 2-story addition to our home, along with a few other needed upgrades. We shared our ideas and budget, along with hopes that we could have it all. Keyan and Alexia were so adept at listening. They heard our concerns and project goals, and presented us with a menu of fantastic alternatives we never dreamed of. We thank ourselves every day for hiring such a qualified and thoughtful firm. Their designs transformed our home in such a positive light. Thanks eMZed!
Blake and Taylour

My project was unique: building a new 2 story house attached to my 1940’s one story bungalow. My neighbors were worried: would it fit into the neighborhood? Thanks to Keyan it does. It flows so seamlessly that it is hard to tell that there are two separate houses. Keyan’s attention to the smallest detail really paid off. It’s been 3 years and I am still getting compliments on the design. Or, rather, Keyan is still getting compliments.
Kathleen

During the past 10+ years, PCRI has worked with Keyan Mizani and eMZed Architecture on several rewarding affordable housing projects. Keyan is a collaborative and engaged team member and has an uncommon ability to listen and respond to our needs as a client as well as the project’s needs. In addition to being enjoyable to work with, Keyan does an exceptional job of maintaining focus on often competing tasks of managing costs, creating sustainable and healthy buildings, and ensuring the spaces within those buildings are functional, attractive and easily livable. It is a pleasure working with Keyan and eMZed Architecture; we envision many more successful projects together and heartily recommend him.
Travis Phillips, LEED GA, Project Manager
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.

Keyan was quick to identify potential challenges in the design process for our remodel project, and creatively addressed workable solutions. His collaborative style helped us clearly identify our needs for the project, and his talent in project oversight helped ensure that his vision carried through the construction process. Alexia and Keyan also helped us select the fixtures and finishes for the project, and the new elements blend very well with the original 1922 craftsman details. We absolutely love the final results of our remodel project and enthusiastically recommend eMZed Architecture.
Jennifer Penfield and Ward Ramsdell

Keyan and Alexia exceeded our expectations in solving our design challenge with thoughtfulness and attention to detail, while keeping in mind our budget constraints and desire for both beauty and function. And they are lovely people — we really enjoyed our collaboration with them!
Gabriela Goldfarb and Paul Simón

I met Keyan after interviewing a few other architects to discuss an addition to my small house. Within minutes, I knew he understood how much my living space reflects the things that are important in my life¬—the details tell a story and are there for a reason. Keyan and Alexia put that same level of care and attention to detail into their design for my addition, and it shows. My house finally feels like my home! With their addition design, Keyan and Alexia made my small cottage into the home it was always meant to be. The footprint isn’t much bigger, but every inch serves a function and looking out every window makes me happy.
Lori

It was such a pleasure to work with Keyan and Alexia on our house’s master plan, and the subsequent kitchen/mudroom/deck project. Throughout our extensive remodel, Keyan was there when we needed him, working with the contractor and engineer as issues arose and making sure the design met our needs. The things we appreciated most about eMZed’s work were the attention to detail in the design, especially their ability to seamlessly integrate modern conveniences and touches into an historic home; the collaboration to accommodate our ideas and approaches into the design; and the flexibility and sensitivity to our schedule and budget. We appreciated working with true partners who could help us focus and ultimately realize the vision we had for our home. Thank you Keyan and Alexia!
Elizabeth & Matt

Keyan’s attention to detail, thoroughness in planning and follow through during the project ensured everything went well and left no surprises for us. My contractor told me during construction that Keyan’s thoroughness makes his job so much easier.
Marty Meade

We worked with eMZed to design a kitchen addition for our craftsman-style home. Throughout the process, Keyan and Alexia provided us with peace of mind knowing that no detail was being overlooked. As naïve homeowners embarking upon a large project, eMZed’s knowledge, extensive experience, and personable approach made the task enjoyable at every step of the way. It has been three years since the remodel and we still would not change a thing. We recommend eMZed Architecture to all of our friends and look forward to working with them again.
Dana & Chris

Working with Keyan was extremely satisfying, from the first meeting to the tour of the finished project! He is extremely thoughtful, considerate and intuitive, respectful of our wishes and needs while enlightening us with his dynamic approach. We’ve hired him for large projects for our house twice in five years, and wouldn’t consider anyone else. His careful aesthetic as well as his extreme attention to detail, excellent communication and respect for our deadlines were beyond our expectations.
Isabel Wyss

In the iterative process of laying out new parcels for our land partition, Keyan and Alexia have done a great job of matching optimal house placements with the County’s extensive catalog of requirements. We’re very happy with the results. In a long, drawn-out application process involving numerous delays beyond their control, Keyan and Alexia have been especially adept at quickly coming up to full speed when needed and then putting our project on hold while waiting for the wheels to grind along slowly at the County. I feel that they’ve been sensitive to our need to contain costs while maintaining maximum useful pressure to move things along.
Harlan

The communication was excellent. Keyan listened to what aspects of the remodel were most important to us. He then created a plan that transformed it from a 1950’s dark galley kitchen into a bright, cheery room efficiently designed to make cooking and eating in it an absolute pleasure. It’s been a few years, but the compliments keep coming from guests.
Ann Kendellen and Jon Harker

Keyan is a pleasure to work with for so many reasons, among them his attention to detail and his willingness to try different options until everyone is satisfied. We bought a house that had already been remodeled by him, and his kitchen design is one of the primary reasons we were drawn to the home. It’s a beautiful and intuitive design and our favorite room to entertain in. We brought him back to remodel our basement, challenging him to create a space that looked as if it were original to our 1909 home, and he exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with the design process or the finished result. Our family would happily recommend Keyan to anyone needing a careful, detailed, innovative and good-natured architect.
April, Kyle, Marcus & Greta Clare

You and Alexia helped us first with the major rehabilitation (just short of tearing down) of our 50-year old house, and then, three years later, with the design of a new garage. It was a pleasure to work with you, and it is a joy living in our home!
Skip & Linda

My husband and I chose to work with Keyan twice for two complex remodels to our 1905 Craftsman home. We trusted his knowledge and regard for the spirit of the architecture as well as our desires. Each day we revel in our revised kitchen and bathroom, enjoying the improvements, functionality and beauty of their transformation.
Warmly,
Deborah Horrell & Kit Gillem

We’ve used eMZed Architecture on several projects, including two kitchen remodels. We are very happy with the results and are glad we had their guidance. They have a great eye for design and are a delight to work with. We highly recommend them.
Steve & Susan Klarquist

We contacted Keyan for some preliminary plans for a possible remodel of a home we recently purchased in Portland. We contacted him after reading an article that he had written for “Fine Homebuilding”. We were looking for someone that was interested in designing a comfortable, interesting and energy efficient home, not necessarily a large one. We are delighted with the preliminary plans and look forward to working with him in the future if we decide to go ahead with the remodel.
Shirley and Richard Plotzker

People often stop to tell us how much they enjoy seeing what we have done to the house and that they arrange their walks so as to be sure to come by eMZed’s collaborative and creative approach has saved us a tremendous amount of time and has kept us from making many costly mistakes.

We are especially grateful for the way you are willing to help us work within a budget, giving us realistic options as well as imaginative suggestions. You have a gift for identifying the many needed tiny details that make all the difference in the final project.  I love the upgrades and changes you have helped us with so far and am really looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Janet