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There was a house in the immediate area that had recently undergone an extensive renovation that transformed a pretty ordinary brick bungalow into the most charming house in the neighborhood. When we ultimately got to see the inside, we loved, loved, loved, and realized it was exactly what we were interested in for “senior living” and asked the owners – seriously – if they would consider trading houses with us. – They laughingly said “No thanks, but we will give you the name of our architect, Jane Ann Forney.”

The rest is history…Since the moment we met Jane Ann to discuss an addition to our house she has had our complete confidence. She is extremely attentive to detail which was exactly what we wanted. Our house was built in 1941 and has beautiful elements: millwork, moldings, room-size proportions. It has intricate brickwork, windows, gables, and angles. She was quick to know exactly what needed to be done to make sure we didn’t lose any of that and proceeded to design a totally separate wing adjacent and connecting to the original house which retained and enhanced those elements. The result is an addition that everyone says “which part did you add?!”

We have recommended her to several other friends, one who has already completed a project with her, two of whom are ready to begin.

If you want to work with a consummate architect, who will treat your project with the utmost attention and respect, you will find no one better than Jane Ann Forney.

– Dodie and Jerry

We found Jane Ann and Rob through neighbors who had recently completed building a new home designed by the Forney’s. Our neighbors were raving about their experience and now we can do the same.

The Forney’s designed a new addition and renovation to the existing interior of our home. We loved their creativity and many suggestions for us to consider. We also appreciated the quality of their detailed thinking and guidance.

We were thrilled with their collaborative approach with us during the entire project. We also experienced their excellent collaboration with the general contractor both before and during the construction. After the project was completed, we continued to benefit from their follow-up responses to our questions.

-Kathy and John

Jane Ann helped us revitalize an 1850’s historical house in Kirkwood to both bring back its original character and add modern functionality. While my wife and I had a grand vision of what the house could be, Jane Ann was able to turn that vision into real workable plans that incorporated the features and historical touches to give the house new life. Jane Ann was very easy to work with, she listened to our thoughts & ideas then incorporated her expertise to quickly provide sketches that were then refined feature by feature into the finished design. Jane Ann included many thoughtful additions & details that made the final plans a truly complete design and her knowledge of what the Architectural Review Board & Landmarks Committee would be looking for made the permitting process with the city go smoothly. 

-Chris and Sherry