Clients of HOME ARCHITECTS ® comment positively about the designs created for them, and publications throughout the USA and world recognize the company as a leader in custom residential architecture:

“…HOME ARCHITECTS, a …company that specializes in family compounds.”



Cardinal Camp Cottage house design for Mike & Elizabeth L., (C)Copyright 2010 Home Architect, PLLC

“Rand, we are so excited.  Thanks for your diligence and enthusiasm.  This will be a dream come true for us.
Projects like this work so well when the end user (us) is in touch emotionally with the architect and design.  The spiritual energy surrounding this design effort from both ends can only produce a positive product.”

——Mike & Elizabeth L., Atlanta, Georgia (regarding a design for Scaly Mountain, NC).




House design we created for this family and this site in WV. (C)Copyright 2008, Home Architect, PLLC.

“The house is beautiful…The new bathroom/mudroom layout on the Terrace Level is great; very functional for the bedroom and the family room and access to the outside.  I was pleasantly surprised at the small number of steps required for that exit.  Putting the stone work around the utility court really anchors that side of the house and gives balance.  The back side of the house is breathtaking.  We are extremely pleased with what you have done and will call in about a week…”

——Michael & Christine E., Glade Springs Resort custom home project, West Virginia





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Part of HOME ARCHITECTS ® Site Study for these clients, in Sunalei Preserve, Watauga County, North Carolina. 3 sites were considered and analyzed by the firm, examining 1 story, 2 story and 3 level possible house configurations, septic impact on house placement, driveways, privacy, view orientation, garage, vehicular maneuvering and other aspects. © Copyright 2012, Home Architect, PLLC, All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

“I just told John that you must work all the time (& love what you do).  You are a lot like John that way, which in our book is a good thing — it’s hard to find people passionate & precise about what they do and we appreciate it. ”





“Thanks so much! You have certainly reinforced our belief in the value of your profession (architects & architecture)!”

“… EXCELLENT report!”

——-Mary & John S.,  Sunalei Preserve, Watauga County, North Carolina & Durham NC (regarding site analysis study, site planning & custom home planning)




Timber framing under construction for this Sevier County, TN project for Michael & Ginger

Comment during Design Phase of project:
“We speak from our hearts. I just had to share with you …I am sitting here looking at the Front Elevation and it is AWESOME … Great job. It all looks great to us.” … “Rand, I can’t explain to you how happy we are with your work. You made my dreams come true, as if you knew what was in my thoughts.”

Comment after project construction completion and owner occupancy:
“We wake up each day in this fabulous home that (Home Architects) designed for us and look around appreciatively.




Everyday we look at each other and say: ‘How fortunate we are to be living in this beautiful house.’  Thank you for designing our dream home.  We highly recommend that you engage Rand Soellner Architect to design yours”

“We meant everything we said.  When the time comes to build a guest cabin, you will design that also.”

—- Ginger & Michael C., Sevierville County, TN










Completed Hearth Room in this house designed for Joe & Laura in Ravenel Ridge, Highlands, NC. (C) Copyright 2004-2012 Home Architect, PLLC.







“Rand we LOVE the plans!! We are so excited. Thanks so much.”

– – Joe and Laura M., Ravenel Ridge, Highlands, NC







Incredible Retreat house for Don & Sallie in Highlands Cove. (C) Copyright 2007-2012, Home Architect, PLLC.

“We really appreciate the lovely stained glass gift that Merry made and are so TOTALLY enthralled with our final, or almost, final plans. You are the BEST!!!!”

– – Don & Sallie O., Highlands Cove – Old Edwards Club, Highlands, NC (regarding new home design in Highlands Cove)





Another of the firm’s clients inspecting this house designed for J.B. & Susan in Scaly Mountain, NC. (C) Copyright 2004-2012, Home Architect, PLLC.

“We are getting excited about the house and we see it take shape -can’t wait to get in it and really start living. Your patience and expertise is making it all possible. For that too, many thanks.”

– – J.B. and Susan C., Scaly Mountain, NC

Eagle Mountain Aerie in Lake Toxaway, for Jack & Shirley

“It’s like you were reading our minds. The design is just what we wanted. Thanks for all your efforts.”

– – Jack and Shirley K., Lake Toxaway, NC






testimonial“Rand is a distinguished designer and a rigorously disciplined architect.  I heartily recommend his skills as a designer and a person.”

— Yann Weymouth, AIA, LEED AP
Design Director for HOK Florida, Senior Vice President
(Mr. Weymouth was the senior design architect working on the Louvre Expansion project directly under I.M. Pei.  Yann and Rand worked together for a couple of years at Arquitectonica in Miami on a $350 million project, in which Rand was a consultant and Yann was actually the client’s representative for ARQ).




testimonial“I have known Rand Soellner since 1982, the year he became a licensed architect.  Both myself and my business partner David Ross, PE had the pleasure of doing business with Mr. Soellner in our capacity of consulting Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical engineers…During all of these successful projects, we found Mr. Soellner to be highly capable in not only outstanding architectural design, but also in terms of Quality Control… I have noticed that Rand was always professional, polite, friendly and engaging, making friends with our staff members, with whom he was on a first name basis, as well as his clients.  This sort of combination of professional skill and pleasant demeanor is difficult to find in one person, but that is the case with Mr. Soellner.”

— Ronald W. Fessler, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, KLG Engineers.




Terry Allen PE“I have known Rand Soellner, Architect for about 7 years…I have personally handled the engineering on Rand’s projects.  I have found Mr. Soellner to be an extremely conscientious architect.  He typically has meticulous specifications and large-scale CAD details that he draws himself, depicting how to accurately and properly build his architectural designs…”

— Terry E. Allen, P.E., Consulting Engineer (Structural/Civil)


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