“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Stephanie and her team. Designing a house is an intense and complex process, but we felt extremely well supported by SDH’s team throughout. With their experience, dedication and energy, they’ve taken the essence of our ‘dream home’ and transformed it into a great project. It’s been a wonderful experience and we highly recommend SDH.” Jordi and Tania Torres
Alfredo and Cathy
“We are extremely happy we chose to work with SDH Studio.
Working with Stephanie and her team has been an absolute pleasure. The whole team is committed to making the process an experience. Designing a new house is not an easy process and could be stressful. This has been the complete opposite. Dates are kept. Meetings are meaningful and the design process really flows. Consideration for our needs has always been in the forefront without compromising design and functionality. A+ to SDH”
Kenny and Raquel Landau
“We are extremely happy we chose to work with SDH Studio. Both the Lead Architect and the Project Manager were very attentive and responsive to our wants, needs and preferences; highly knowledgeable to guide us through doubts and concerns; worked promptly on initial drafts, revisions and finals; and most important of all created for us a gorgeous and perfectly functional final design that fits flawlessly with our family’s taste and lifestyle. We highly recommend SDH Studio with any doubts or reservations.”
Joel and Gabriela Birnbaum
“It’s been a true pleasure working with SDH Studio. Even though we are located in Bogotá, Colombia SDH’s use of technology and their work ethic has made it incredibly pleasant for us to go through this process. For people who are not architects, it is not as easy to explain our design ideas or even to understand the home spacially… SDH has been amazing at understanding our wishes, ideas, and dreams and turning them into reality, they have gone above and beyond to help us visualize, walking (virtually) through every space, making us feel very comfortable in every decision we make along the process. It’s been truly fascinating.”
Carlos & Anita
“We couldn’t be happier with SDH Architecture! We have now designed 2 projects with them and are so happy and impressed with both the process and outcomes. Stephanie is a passionate, warm, and friendly professional who exceeds standards in both design and interpersonal relationships. She has chosen a team that complements her visions and her ethos perfectly. The entire process from preliminary design to permitted plans is as efficient as possible and the team works seamlessly to make it all happen. Stephanie has the vision but she takes the clients views, perspective, and needs very seriously as she integrates them in a visually pleasing and functionally working manner. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with SDH and highly recommend them for anyone planning to see their dream project brought to life! ”
Jon and Sharon Markowicz
“I came across the SDH portfolio when searching for an architect to design my residential home in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I was immediately impressed with the clean and modern design of the homes in their portfolio and contacted the team to assist in designing my dream home. The process was seamless even though we resided in two different countries, their ability to listen to the client and turn the client’s vision into a reality was truly remarkable. Not only were the SDH team successful in designing to my specifications, they also ensured the home fit seamlessly into the surrounding environment. Extremely professional everything was done within schedule and in a timely manner. It was truly a pleasure working with Stephanie and her team.”
“We are extremely happy to have chosen SDH Studio to help us build our dream home. Stephanie and her team of talented architects, engineers, and interior designers helped us materialize our ideas into what we think has become an amazing and timeless contemporary home design.
SDH Studio led by Stephanie and her architectural and interior design teams did a fantastic job with the renovation of our condo, a project that involved combining units and maximizing the efficiency of the floor plan while maintaining the integrity of the structure. The team was diligent, thoughtful, creative, and practical. They also went out of their way to assist in the recommendation of quality craftsmen. We highly recommend their services.”
Benjamin and Karol Mayer
“ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Stephanie designed our dream home!!! It’s such a beautiful house!! In addition to its beautiful design, every aspect of the home makes daily living easy and practical for our family. The beauty of the outdoors is brought inside from every window in the house. Apart from their talent for architecture, Stephanie and the entire team at SDH are so fun and easy to work with! Every question is answered promptly and every request is treated as a top priority. I can go on and on… but to summarize: Stephanie Dornbusch Halfen and her team are the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!”
Laura and Max Waich
“Timeless Design! We are extremely happy to have chosen SDH Studio to help us build our dream home. Stephanie and her team of talented architects, engineers and interior designers helped us materialize our ideas into what we think has become an amazing and timeless contemporary home design.
Building a home is not an easy task. It all starts with a dream that evolves into a conversation and eventually turns into an idea that is made into a tangible design. In our particular case, an incredible one. Stephanie, Cristina, Angie, Louis and the rest of the team will lead you by the hand at all times and will make the process an enjoyable one.
We could have not been happier with our decision to work with Stephanie and her team and will surely work with SDH Studio again in our future projects.”
Eduardo and Orli Krajeswki
“SDH Studio is the real deal if you are looking for high-quality architectural design and interior design for residential development. Stephanie, Angie, Louis, and the rest of her incredible team have done a phenomenal job designing and bringing to life our beautiful 6,500 SF dream home in Pinecrest in just a couple of months! SDH Studio set themselves apart by offering a highly personalized experience while being attentive and responsive to our needs. Stephanie went above and beyond to oversee every step of the design development process, making herself available for every meeting or phone call. We highly recommend SDH Studio for these reasons, and certainly look forward to working with them again on our next project.”
“Stephanie and her team at SDH Studio have been working with us to design our home. I found her via Houzz and reached out to set up a meeting. From my first meeting with her, she’s exuded a sense of calm and attention to detail that I was looking for. She spent an adequate amount of time to understand our interests, likes & dislikes before proposing a design that was spot on! We then worked through minor changes and fine-tuning to truly turn this into a dream home.
“We hired SDH Studio to design our new 12,200 Square Feet office space in Aventura, Florida. Stephanie and her team are an incredible group of professionals, they are truly efficient, flexible and have an amazing work ethic. They have a very unique ability to listen to their client’s needs in order to shape their design accordingly. We have worked with other architecture firms before and this truly sets SDH Studio apart form the rest. It made the process remarkably enjoyable while we reached a final design that is 100% tailored to our company’s vision. We highly recommend SDH Studio for any of your architecture and design needs.”
Elliot Dornbusch – CV Advisors
Belle Meade Residence
“It is complicated to start a project consisting of building your dream home. The architecture firm is crucial as they are the ones that make it happen in a timely fashion or not being at the inception of the project.
It has been refreshing to work with a firm that says that they do and do what they say. A firm that actually respond to emails, listen to your comments and take them into consideration. It is also refreshing to work with a firm that makes it feel effortless for you and such because they are on the top of things. All those reasons are why I recommend SDH Studio. Would also add that the whole team is dedicated, friendly and knows what they are doing.”
654 Golden Beach Drive
“It’s been a pleasure working with SDH studio! They have an amazing work ethic and attention to detail. They are very in tuned with their costumer’s needs but also adding their creative touch. It has been a very enjoyable experience!”
Claudia and Jose Edery
“After an extensive search and interviewing multiple architects, we hired Stephanie for the architecture and interior design of our custom home.
Aside from her talent which was obvious in reviewing her portfolio, we were amazed how she was able to take our vague ideas and borderline incoherent words and put them into a house that was as close to what we wanted as possible.
Her team was very professional and easy to work with. Stephanie and her team made the process of designing our house very enjoyable for us. We highly recommend using SDH Studio.”
Kim and Joe
“I am a high-end custom homebuilder presently building a new home designed by SDH Studio Architecture and Design. The SDH team has been a pleasure to work with from preconstruction through construction. The comprehensive plans, professionalism and expeditious response time pertaining to deadlines, requests for information, etc. play a pivital role in providing our client with the services and timeline set forth from day one. Stephanie Halfen (SDH Principal) is the artist behind the painting, thoroughly involved and readily available for office and site meetings, as well as all pertinent questions related to the project. Additionally, she is extremely well versed designing the home based on the proposed budget. SDH is a team player and an architect I look forward to working with again in the future!”
Contractor: Lux Development Inc.
“We hired SDH studio to design our home, right now under construction. The experience has been really pleasant, Stephanie and her entire team are talented and easy to work with, when we meet with them they always have an excellent attitude and dedicate all the time we need, we have enjoyed a lot all the process. We would highly recommend SDH studio!! ”
“Stephanie Halfen/SDH Studio designed our new Tropical Modern home, now under construction. She is extremely knowledgeable, imaginative and easy to work with. She is well versed in construction and was able to guide us on how much options we considered would cost. Her office is very well organized. All the work was done promptly. Our builder says the architectural drawings and plans are excellent and very thorough. We had no issues getting our permits approved. All of our (minor) changes have been quickly and efficiently addressed. Plus, she’s just a really nice, smart person. I highly recommend her and SDH.”
Marc and Karen Bosem
“Thank you, Stephanie and Cristina! It was wonderful working with you. A really positive experience. Always amazed at the professionalism, organization, and quality of customer service of the entire SDH staff. We are super happy with the house, it exceeded all expectations, and now it’s time to enjoy it!!!”
Ighal and Sabrina Goldfarb
“We have been working with SDH from North Carolina. Stephanie and Cristina are talented, easy to work with and very reasonable in price. Although we like a contemporary look, we wanted something a little more farm/modern with contemporary elements. Stephanie seemed excited and ready for the challenge! She came straight away to NC to walk the lot and take pictures (this was all during Christmas vacation)! I am extremely picky so I definitely wasn’t her easiest client and not living in Fl made it somewhat challenging. None the less, they worked very hard at understanding our vision and drawing up a beautiful home for us! We look forward to seeing the final product! We thank you both very much”
“Dear SDH team: We are super happy with the house! I really congratulate you for the great work of design, construction and space planning. … Truly amazing!”
Bay Heights Drive
“We hired SDH to design our first home. Our experience has been truly flawless. It has exceeded all our expectations. Stephanie understood our vision immediately and has been AMAZING throughout this whole process. Her entire team has also been extremely helpful and kind as well. We would be happy to work with SDH again in the future and highly recommend them!.”
Mara & Juan Lorenzo Mendoza
Bay Heights Drive
“Currently we are building a residence designed by SDH Architectural and Interior Design. Their attention to details and functionality is excellent. the team is very good and fast in help us resolve any RFI, conflict and owner’s desires or change along the process. The firm is very professional. It has been a pleasure working with them.”
Contractor: CDC Builders
Shalev Office Building Lobby
“Excellent experience working with SDH. Results were great at a reasonable price !”
“Stephanie Halfen is an incredibly talented Architect and Interior Designer. The minute we saw the cover of Florida Design’s MIAMI Home and Decor (Spring/Summer 2015) we knew we would be working with her firm. From our first meeting Stephanie understood what we were looking for and was able to translate it into a design that exceeded all our expectations. The professionals at SDH were wonderful. They worked closely with us making sure every detail was taken care of. We look forward to moving into our new home in 2018. Thank you SDH for making this process such and enjoyable experience. ”
“We definitely made the right choice when choosing Stephanie and her team to build our house by the lake! Stephanie has such great and innovative ideas and most of all she listens to our needs and preferences and fit them into the total plan. Her office will handle our entire project from design to completion. Communication with her and her team is wonderful as they provide clear answers to all of our questions. They are all very responsible and friendly.”
Dina & Paul Lapco
“We were happily satisfied by the level of talent and professionalism offered by Stephanie and her team. They listened and came back with an exceedingly better representation of our vision. SDH Studio has a keen eye for space planning and evergreen design.”
345 Golden Beach Drive
“SDH Studio, is represented by its owner Stephanie Halfen. She is creative, extremely organized and very easy to work with. She has the best attitude and an openness to please her clients . Deadlines are always met and she makes sure to work with the clients budget. I recommend her with great confidence.”
North Miami Beach
“We hired the firm SDH Studio to design our new home in Miami FL. Stephanie Halfen far surpassed our expectations. It was easy and flexible to work with and she was intricately involved during every step including planning, permits, design and constructions supervision. She created our dream home!”
“I have been working with SDH Studio for the past year. The level of professionalism is uncanny. Stephanie, the principal designer is not only amazingly talented, but extremely understanding to every clients different needs. All of the employes are highly skilled, and extremely nice. It is a pleasure to work with every single one. It is a real treat to be able to work with a group of people who are highly qualified and take tremendous joy in their craft.”
“Stephanie and her refined crew at SDH Studio are excellent architects and designers. Stephanie perfectly balances an impeccable, modern yet warm design style while staying conscious of a projects bottom line. She has a remarkable ability for efficient space planning, always maximizing the buildings footprint. I’ve worked with SDH Studio on multiple occasions and every time they manage to impress from concept to closing.”
“We have hired SDH studio to design a luxury 6500sf spec home. Stephanie, architect and owner, is a pleasure to work with. Extremely professional, understood exactly what we wanted, very communicative and doesn’t let anything in her way to deliver what we needed. Very pleasant, direct and honest.
Choosing the right architect for your project can be challenging. You want them to be available to answer your questions (and there are lots of them along the way). Stephanie always gets back within a timely manner. Having the right person on board makes the mission easier. Stephanie was the first of three architects we interviewed and we are extremely happy with her performance.”
Eti and Nir Mitelman
“It was truly a blessing having SDH Studio by our side designing our home. Their vision is far beyond what we could have hoped for. We absolutely loved working with Stephanie Halfen. She is extremely talented, sweet and patient. She took all the time to carefully explain the entire process and to design all of our needs while creating the house of our dreams. We are really happy to have worked with her and the entire amazing SDH Studio team!.”
65 Bal Harbour
“I hired SDH for three high-end residential projects. Stephanie showed us several of her previous jobs and I was very impressed with the interior and exterior design, and space distribution. As of today, two of the three projects are under construction and on schedule. All drawings have been accepted with minimal changes from our GC. I would highly recommend SDH for professional architecture and design services.”
“We hired SDH Studio for architectural design and interior design of a single family home. Within a couple of meetings, Stephanie understood the challenge of designing a modern home with a warm feeling and came back with the design of our dream home. The firm is professional and casual, a perfect mix for us.”
“Building our home has been an exciting and smooth process thanks to Stephanie. She has given us a sense of security that made it very easy to trust her decisions from the very beginning. Stephanie has guided us through every step of the way; from helping us channel our ideas to create a concept to selecting from an immense world of materials and finishes. We believe her confidence and good organizational skills, has allowed Stephanie to pay attention to every detail while keeping the project running on time. It is quite comforting to know that she is always working with our best interest in mind.”
475 Center Island Drive
“When you are building your home, it is really hard to find the right words to describe your needs, desires, and expectations because sometimes you don’t even know exactly. Stephanie has the talent and the sensitivity to bring all those words and ideas to life. We believe this stems from her characteristics as an individual and a professional that differentiate her from most architects. The humbleness in her personality, her high ethics and standards, her creativity, her empathetic style in understanding her client’s needs, and her genuine concern for what the client truly wants, have made it so easy for us to work with her. Stephanie will deliver the work effectively, professionally, and with something that we personally value the most: genuine and honest commitment and dedication..”
“Stephanie is an exceptional designer. Her attention to detail made the process fast and efficient. She was able to accommodate us while highlighting her modern and beautiful design. I feel really fortunate to live in one of her amazing homes. Every step of the construction was flawless and has resulted in a very happy client living in a very beautiful home. We really loved working with her and the whole SDH team and would highly recommend them to others.”
480 North Parkway
“Stephanie combines a great modern minimalist aesthetic with construction pragmatism and local knowledge. We asked her to collaborate with another design firm from abroad, and she did a great job intertwining the ideas and sharing the workload. We are extremely happy with our choice and could not recommend her more highly.”
Patricia and Nick Wexler
“Stephanie has lead us through nearly 2 years of wonderful and assertive decisions in regard to our dream project. From the very start she had interpreted with her magnificent ideas, images of spaces that created the perfect environment for our needs. We cannot speak highly enough of her professional level, her complete dedication to the smallest details, and always with an outstanding attitude. Working with Stephanie made it easy and pain free regarding certain difficulties with different contractors. Feeling that you have someone so devoted to your project, made us always feel at ease, she would go that extra step to make sure we were satisfied.”
Annie and Oscar Cohen
Galipan El Avila
“Stephanie was able to bring to life our vision of a paradise within a paradise. She understood the challenges of working with our needs, and the importance of utilizing materials provided by nature around us. She is decisive and adaptable, always maintaining a cohesive vision. We feel lucky to have had her as the artist of our master plan.”
Becky and Meyer Malka