David and his team are incredibly thoughtful, innovative, pragmatic yet always looking to create beautiful and functional spaces… never ordinary. He is as collaborative as they come and has the unique ability to wear the hat of the client, so he is very considerate in terms of presenting ideas. It doesn’t hurt that he is a fantastic human being.
I hired David to help update my newly purchased mid-century modern home, reconfiguring the space to better suit my lifestyle and aesthetic. He creatively redesigned the living spaces to flow together more efficiently, all without compromising the home’s original character. Over the years I’ve worked with David, I have found that he has an extraordinary focus on aesthetics and has a unique, solution-oriented, collaborative approach, able to partner with this fellow designer as well as every professional on a project.
When you find your perfect property, choosing the partners who will help craft it into your dream home becomes a massive responsibility. There are so many things that can go wrong. And when that property is a 1750s farmhouse with historic meaning in the community, the burden can be paralyzing. But of the thousands of decisions large and small that we made during the course of a year-long renovation, the one decision we have never questioned was choosing David Boronkay of Slocum Hall Design Group as our architect. We researched and interviewed, hounded friends and strangers for referrals, and pored over Internet portfolios, and still have never wished we had chosen differently. David served as guide, expert, confidante, educator, troubleshooter, and source for all manner of unique fixtures. He directed the contractors by speaking their language (and translated for us), saw around corners for potential issues and helped us avoid traps for the unwary. Most importantly, he maximized the natural beauty and comfort of the house. If we ever have to do it again (please, no!), he is the first call we will make.
My husband and I prefer the look and construction of older homes. David brought our home into the modern times while honoring the look and feel of our 1912 Tudor. He was responsive, always professional, and found the perfect balance between listening to what we needed/wanted and what he felt was the right thing to do. Our general contractor loved working with him and it was clear that communication between David and our builder was clear and positive. We tease him that we will find projects to do in the house just to have the excuse to work with him again!!!
We always welcome the opportunity to work with SHDG on our projects, and we’ve been doing business together for several years. Communication is clear, plans are complete, and team collaboration is established from start to finish. Among their many talents and strengths, they really listen, understand how to execute visions into reality, and are true professionals. We would not hesitate to recommend them!
David and I have done several high-end projects together over the years, currently in pre-construction on three. I enjoy working with him because he’s a professional from start to finish, and he is respectful of the contractor’s role and what we can bring to the design of a project. David is well-versed in architectural details with a gift for sympathetically adding to an existing structure. He’s creative, flexible when needed, personable, listens to his clients and trusts his contractors to deliver for him. That’s why our relationship has thrived; when he takes on a project, it’s seamless.