Client and Builder Testimonials

Gabriel O’Shea, Builder

“We have completed multiple projects with Michael across Sydney and rural NSW, including major projects for Coolmore Australia and private residential projects in both Point Piper, Mosman & Agnes Banks. Michael has a strong understanding of architectural principles and a desire to create detail quality as well as great aesthetic vision when creating architectural designs. Michael along with Michele is attentive to his client’s wishes and needs and this approach is apparent in the finished product. I have enjoyed working with Michael, and Michael’s ability to work collaboratively with his peers means that good communication and professional insights allow problems to be resolved quickly resulting in a better outcome. I would recommend Michael Bell and Michael Bell Architects to any future clients. The company’s vision, creativity and dedication make them second to none and an outstanding choice when requiring the services of a professional architectural firm”

Linda, Agnes Banks

“We couldn’t be happier with what Michael and Michele have done,” Linda adds. “In my entire life I never dreamed I would have a home like I do now. The difference that they have made to my functionality is unbelievable. When you live at work, it can be difficult to switch off. But now I can go into the house and look around and know that I have chosen every single thing in it, I feel such a sense of refuge and distance from the business. It’s still right there on the doorstep, but it feels much more removed.”

Pippa, Bondi Junction

“Michael Bell was recommended to us by a friend who had used him to do some changes to their house and kitchen. We immediately liked Michael and the ideas he had to make our 1903 built dark Victorian home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs into a more open plan teenage friendly space that would also be ideal for entertaining. We were thrilled with the outcome and still love living in our home 10 years later and hopefully for many more years to come. We could not recommend Michael and his team highly enough and feel very lucky to have not only found such a delightful architect who was always open to any changes we may have had, but someone who was also on the same page as we were.”

Tom Walsh

Master Builder

It has been my pleasure to work with Michael Bell and his office over the past 20 years. He has a unique sensitivity to clients, tradesmen and building codes which culminates in the delivery of an outstanding finished residence. While exercising his endless creativity he has a keen sense for practical solutions on and off site which results in much loved homes which are comfortable to live in, and his commercial projects get praise and recognition from all his clients.

Joel, Lindfield

“MBA were engaged for the architectural services for the renovation and additions of a 110 year old house in Lindfield. The house was to be our family home for quite some years to come. Michael’s interpretation and adaption of the existing design, from a very small roomed, 3 bedroom and 1 small living room period house into a fully functioning family home of today, was impeccable. His design managed to add quite a large addition to a very heritage sensitive building in such a way that my wife and I are continually stopped by people walking passed, commenting on what a marvellous job we have done. These comments are made without people knowing how well the layout functions. Michael listened to our requirements and suggestions and developed them to a standard above our expectations. We could not have done it without Michael and his team.”

Jan, Wagga Wagga

“From the first conversation Michael made sense of our design ideals and preferences and designed the home we are enjoying every day. We found him friendly, approachable and he has the ability to assess a builder’s dilemma providing a concise and practical solution on the spot. This was evidenced throughout the build. The renovated house fits into its setting both inside and out perfectly enhanced by Michele’s skill to interpret the feel and atmosphere we wanted to create. I truly enjoyed working with her appreciating her gift of making the best of what was already in place and integrating it into the overall design.”

Mike, Lane Cove

“Michael Bell Architects were given a broad brief & that was to extend the back of a 1930’s free standing house, so as to add an entertaining/living area. The results have been outstanding with what was suggested being nothing like what I had in mind but far exceeded my expectation. The result was so unique, yet liveable that it was featured in a leading home magazine. Michael asked the right questions and was not afraid to suggest some “out of the box” ideas, e.g, exposed metal beams on the outside under the eaves. He took into consideration the garden and made the room compliment the yard.”