"Henri designed a wonderful, beautiful cottage for my daughter and I adjacent to our El Cerrito home. I moved into my new 700 square foot house in October and daily treasure its many fine features. It is amazingly spacious and has great views of the entire bay area from the large windows in each room. A large courtyard now connects the two houses and provides outdoor living space as well as visually tying the homes together. Henri worked closely with the building contractor and followed the project from beginning to end. No detail was overlooked or ignored. He helped us with decisions when needed yet always gave consideration to our wishes. Henri is personable, pleasant, easy to work with and has an artist’s fine eye accompanied by knowledge of the nitty-gritty of building techniques. We feel very fortunate to have found him and highly recommend him as a person and as a top-notch architect.” - Nancy Stout, El Cerrito, CA


"Henri Laborde brought his talent and expertise, along with a clarity of vision, beauty and pragmatic sensibility to our own ideas in the major remodel of our home. Beyond the initial design, which refined and dramatically enhanced our own concepts, his extensive knowledge of how a contractor proceeds in bringing his architectural designs to reality made him the most logical choice to act as our conduit to the builders during construction. We are convinced his work from inception to completion, resulted in a project efficiently accomplished and most importantly architecturally stunning." - Jeff and Cheryl Pierce, Oakland, CA


"Henri has the ability to create great spaces in the design sense, and also the expertise to work out the minute details to carry it off. He listens first and creates a solution based on the client needs. All and all, a great customer experience. Besides that, every day I'm enjoying living in the house that Henri designed. Bravo!" - Jon Kaplan, Kensington, CA


"Henri’s sense of excellent design coupled with his great people skills and ability to understand and integrate the realities of the construction process make him a wonderful architect. He demonstrated the perfect blend of hand-holding and giving us the space to make the right decisions. He is detail oriented in a way that made the finished product just right. We love our kitchen and would work with him again without hesitation." - Shelley and Jeff Halperin, El Cerrito, CA


"I really can’t say enough about how wonderful he was to work with. He kept everything organized and true to his drawings. After listening to our wants and wishes, he was able to provide us with a new small home that feels open and airy. My favorite thing about Henri was his attention to detail. He made sure that everything was perfect before he was satisfied. If you are looking for an architect with an artist’s eye, sense of beauty, and the ability to create a home you just can’t wait to come to, then Henri is your man.” – Kate, El Cerrito, CA


“Thank you for the lovely design work. We are enjoying the house, and many people who visit comment on the beautiful quality of the light and the clever use of the big skylight. The spacious kitchen is fantastic.” – Anjuli Deb, Palo Alto, CA