Alexandra Sheets Saikley and her talented team at Saikley Architects have been a pleasure to work with. They work collaboratively with other design consultants and general contractors to ensure that all of the client's vision, program and objectives are met. As a structural engineer, I have had the opportunity to work with Alexandra on several projects over the past four years. I continue to be impressed with Alexandra's ability to manage teams, her careful attention to details and her passion for great design and architecture that leads to successful projects.

- Justen Peek, P.E. Principal Engineer & Owner DP Advanced Engineering, Inc.

Alexandra came up with a gorgeous design for our bathroom. She’s creative and intelligent and easy to work with. She’s a good listener and good communicator, and worked with what we wanted while improving on it with ideas of her own. She was very thorough with the details of the project throughout the process, and coordinated well with our contractor. We have been very happy working with her and plan to work with her again.

- Client

I have been a design team member with Alexandra for many years. Her strong leadership skills result in cost effective, collaborative and smoothly run projects. The best interest of our clients is always at the forefront of our conversations. She is respectful to me, listens to my suggestions and promptly responds to my requests for information. It is a pleasure to be a member of Alexandra’s design team.

- Jack Rafferty, P.E. Structural Consultant Rafferty Engineering

Alexandra Saikley did an incredible job on our deck. She is willing to put in the extra time and effort to get the job done right. She is extremely flexible in her work schedule and was willing to meet with us multiple times to work out a design that included everything that we wanted and more. Her design for our deck brought the backyard into the house and basically created another room for our small craftsman. We received nothing but high praise for our finished deck and our contractor enjoyed working with Alexandra so much that he wanted to recommend her for all of his future projects. She is professional, creative and personable. Three qualities that you don't always find, but you are so happy when you do."

- Client

As a consultant in her design team, I have enjoyed working with Alexandra in various residential projects in the East Bay for the past five years. I have observed how her design philosophy, skills and creativity have produced interesting architectural solutions that met her client expectations. In every project, Alexandra’s personal and professional attributes emerged to provide quality work focused on client satisfaction.

- Francisco Mariscal, P.E. Consulting Civil Engineer

Alexandra had excellent ideas to address the space issues we faced. More than that, she was great at explaining her solutions. We really felt that she educated us as she went. When we couldn't go with all her initial suggestions, she happily worked with us to find good alternatives. We appreciated her respectful listening and conscientious execution.

- Client

Our project was an extensive basement addition, which almost doubled the square footage of our home. It was also very complex given the large excavation, hard-to-meet deadlines, and breaking the project into phases as construction could only be accomplished during the summer. Hands-down, Alexandra was able to deliver a design we were happy with given the demands of our remodel. She also had the patience to move through the process with us even when some decisions were difficult to make. Finally, she had some excellent creative ideas that are making things come out wonderfully.

- Client

We greatly appreciate your fine work for us, the ease with which you worked with our objectives and budget, and your expert handling of the critical contractor relationships -- and we truly love the outcome!

- Client

Alexandra designed our 400 square foot rear addition and kitchen remodel. It's beautiful, uses space very effectively, and fits in very well with the rest of the house. She was very easy to work with. Her aesthetic sense and attention to detail are excellent. Her most important goal was that we be happy with the project, and we are. She also makes a really good quinoa dish.

- Client

Alexandra helped us design our beautiful bathroom. She really respected our ideas, but came up with great new ideas and designs that really turned out beautifully. She was organized, on time and really great to work with! I highly recommend her.

- Client

Alexandra's high level of integrity and professionalism made it easy and enjoyable to work with her on our several projects. Her flexibility and dedication made our home improvement dreams become a reality.

- Client

I was introduced to Alexandra through her donation to a charity auction. I won the bid and met with her regarding my kitchen remodel. She was professional and personable and attentive from the outset to every detail. After our preliminary meeting, and her roughout drawing of the kitchen, I officially contracted her services. She possesses an amazing wealth of resources, but never required that I use her recommendations. The result was a combination of her and my ideas, her and my resources, and her and my work on the project. The kitchen was finished to my complete satisfaction. Alexandra was always available for questions and concerns. I recommend her services very highly.

- Client