What do our clients say?


We first met Lora when contemplating a complete kitchen remodel. Lora transformed our old house kitchen space into something so much more functional and attractive, and way beyond what we thought possible. Our friends’ compliments never cease. Since then, we always enlist her advice and services for any remodeling project because she comes up with unique and cost effective design ideas to improve our own.

— judyk


Arch Design has been a member of the Home Builders Association for 5 years. In those 5 years Lora Vassar has been a major impact in the Albuquerque home industry. She is currently our Associate Vice President and her leadership has helped the Home Builders Association improve the building environment in Albuquerque. Her work is always professional and her attitude is always positive. We are grateful for all her hard work and determination to improve the Albuquerque home market. Thank you Lora and Arch Design.

— HBA of Central New Mexico


Lora Vassar with Arch Design is the company I wish I had when I began remodeling. Rather than the tired, "Tell me what you want and I'll do it", Lora spent time asking questions, offering suggestions and soliciting feedback until she magically knew what I wanted but was unable to articulate. She walked me through every step of the process patiently answering questions and offering explanations and ramifications. At the outset, she drew up a plan, schedule and budget (neatly assembled in a three-ring binder with a copy for each of us) and at each regularly scheduled meeting, discussed what had been accomplished, what we had left and where we stood with the budget.

She works with a hand-picked team of dedicated craftsmen who (justifiably) take great pride in their work. Lora is the quintessential professional; always punctual, always prepared. She completes work as scheduled. Everything is assembled and examined before the job begins, thereby preventing delays. She is also an artist. I still marvel. She took my tiny crowded bathroom, gutted it to the studs, returned more to it than had ever been there before and created more space in the process. It reflects her skill in art and design. Not only is it more functional than before, it is truly a thing of beauty. I recommend Lora and Arch Design without reservation. I just wish you had a six star option!

— jackasster59


As a commercial photographer, I’ve shot remodeling “befores” and “afters” for numerous builders, but Lora’s are consistently the most fun and interesting. The care, quality, and attention to detail are just the beginning. Beyond that, it’s her creative solutions, especially in difficult older homes, plus the sheer visual delight of her designs, choice of materials, and always fresh tile art.

— daveS


Arch Design, Lora Vasser, was our designer for a whole house remodel due to a flood. Lora set up weekly meetings with us as we progressed through the remodel so that we could review options, select materials and, if necessary, set up meetings at vendor locations. She always kept careful records of expenses and set up an accounting system that synced up estimates with expenses in such a way as to help us manage the budgeting process. This system of allowances allowed us to stay within budget, or if not, to approve in advance additional expenses associated with our choices.

She was consistently patient, precise and timely. Lora is very creative and produced some great designs that were implemented by her team. Specifically the new island and cupboard arrangement in our kitchen utilized the space much more efficiently and is beautiful as well. Lora made a scale model island out of cardboard to illustrate how the space would work with the shelving so that we could make choices about drawers, etc. Lora is very professional and also very easy to work with. She bent over backward to ensure our satisfaction and made many great suggestions that we really appreciated. I highly recommend Lora and her team for their professional expertise and creativity.

— kittymac2


We have depended on the Arch Design Team for all the remodeling in our house. Lora and her associates always provide top quality workmanship, outstanding design and excellent service after the remodeling is complete. Arch has remodeled both bathrooms, installed the hardwood flooring throughout the house, added a wine room addition, ingeniously repaired house structural issues, remodeled the garage, greatly improved the "street appeal" with custom gates and designer driveway concrete, and upgraded the a/c, heating and whole house filter/ventilation systems. The award winning master bath reflects Lora's design creativity and her teams master workmanship. In all cases, Arch turned our vision into beautiful designs and just as important, on budget!
We highly recommend Arch Design for any project. I have full confidence in their integrity and workmanship.

— mwc505


Arch Design's creative genius Lora Vassar designed my kitchen from the ground up. We purchased a fixer upper home, and her vision for my new kitchen was brilliant. She recommended knocking out a wall and removing a low ceiling, both ideas expanded my kitchen space tremendously. I love having the space for a kitchen island and her suggestions allowed us space for a large pantry. All my "wants" were met with a variety of features I could never have envisioned!

— Patti Holroyd


Our house was built in 1983. We purchased it in 1996. Over the years since then we have worked with Lora Vassar of Arch Design on three remodeling projects, and on one additional job to repair flood damage from a burst washing machine hose. As is apparent from our repeated use of her services, we consider Lora Vassar to be a consummate professional.

Her designs have helped modernize and improve our house, while working to blend with the original architecture. Job estimates for both schedule and cost are written and detailed, and she brings jobs to completion on time and under budget while insisting on first-quality work and attention to detail.

As a specific example, during remodeling of our master bath she and her team needed to stain woodwork around a connecting door so that it would both complement the new design and match the older woodwork in the master bedroom. This relatively small detail required trying about six different sample stains, finally custom blending two of them to achieve a perfect match. This was not a large-budget item that enhanced Arch Designs' profit margin on the job - but it was important to Lora and her team that it was done right. That care and professionalism has extended to everything they have done on our home.

Our highest recommendation was to refer Arch Designs to friends who were remodeling their home. After that job was completed, they in turn recommended Arch Designs to other friends. Enough said.

— jandksimonson


I hired Arch Design, Inc. for a complete house remodel to accommodate my mother as she ages. Lora, the owner of Arch Design is the architect, designer and general contractor. She and her crew are phenomenal! The design of the remodel was creative and incorporated excellent use of storage space. The house is only 1300 sq feet, but feels much larger. The quality of the work and expertise of the contractors was far above expectations. The work was done in a timely manner and the respect of the crew for my home while I lived here was outstanding. They did an exceptional job on every aspect of the project! The quality of the workmanship is so good, it will be submitted for an award. I will be posting pictures of the project for your viewing when they become available.

— kaelhu