Margaret Metz, Donor Representative, Metz Hall: "What first impressed me when I saw the plans for the building was your inspired design...As construction got underway, I found myself even more impressed with the creative and thoughtful attention you had given to how the building would actually be used, not just how it would look. But ultimately, the most impressive thing of all was the high degree of pride and ownership that everyone at ANF and CM Plus took in their work on this building. And it still came in on time and on budget!"
Bill Taylor, Head of School, St. George's Schools: "I can't think of another firm that would have been better at creating an architectural vision that is so in keeping with our educational vision. There is an incredible cohesion between the two."
Jim Wadlington, SVP, Cleo Inc: "This project was handled first class from the start all the way to the end. Working under very tight time constraints, your team was able to accomplish the impossible and this showroom project has already paid many dividends for Cleo. During the 2003 selling season, we have had over fifty customers visit our showrooms here in Memphis and without exception, all of our customers have raved about them. Not only the appearance of the showrooms, but also the functionality and the work flow."
Steve Stapleton, Former COO, St. George's School: "The knowledge, guidance, flexibility and patience of these three professionals has allowed the School to grown as a fast, yet necessary, pace to deliver on-time our new multi-campus vision. The professional manner in which your entire staff carried out the planning, administration, monitoring, execution and delivery continues to be very well done."
Colin Haynes, Project Manager, MCI: "Our relationship with ANF is the standard by which we rate all architectural firms."
Harold Hogue, Project Manager, FedEx: "ANF has certainly done an excellent job on this project. This project was probably the largest single project that Federal Express has ever done. Not only was it large, but it was extremely complex, and it was done on a fast track system in twenty-two months when it would normally have taken thirty. Even though the project was very large, we had an extremely tight budget, and we appreciate all ANF's help and money saving ideas that helped us bring the project in within budget. Your design and construction management people on this project were outstanding and did a great job. Everyone has been competent, very responsive, and pleasant to work with. Thank you and your people for all your effort, good work, and super attitude."
William Heidrich, Former Director, Brooks Museum: “I can’t thank you enough for all the time and energy you and your associates have put into the construction and renovation project here at Brooks. The length of time and the number of individuals involved nearly conspired to weaken the aesthetic vision of the project yet through the steadfast diligence of key individuals, we were able to create something which all citizens of Memphis can be proud of. Frankly, I don’t believe this project would have been so well completed were it not for the involvement and high degree of professionalism of you and your staff.”
Jim Gregory, Mgr, Viking Culinary Arts Centers: “When Viking Range Corporation decided to expand into the culinary and retail sectors and develop the Viking Culinary Arts Centers, the team at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects tirelessly met with us to discuss our concept for these stores, in order that they might understand our goals and ideas. They worked diligently towards developing a concept that embodied our vision in a totally inventive way. Every day we receive compliments on the design of the various VCACs across the country, which all follow a similar prototype but include details that make each one unique."
Ribble Bankhead, International Paper: “As I go through the process of closing out the project for International Paper, I want to write to acknowledge and thank you and the members of the ANFA/ IP design construction team, for a job well done and often under trying circumstances. Throughout the design process there was a high level of expertise and items were dealt with in a professional manner, and in the end, the one true test met - we have an excellent facility.”
Richard Hackett, Former Mayor, City of Memphis: “Upon completion of the addition to Brooks Museum, I would like to extend to you and your staff my appreciation for a job well done, from start to finish, your performance was marked by enthusiasm and interest on the one hand and expertise and professionalism on the other. The resulting design is splendid of itself. The many long hours invested in coordinating the construction and integrating it with the existing buildings is just further testimony to the concern with which you approach your projects. We have had nothing but compliments on the facility since it opened.”
Rev. Michael Stewart, Pastor, St. Brigid Church: “Your ‘attention to detail’ prior to construction kept any change orders to a minimum and your personal research and sound judgment saved us many thousands of dollars. Most important has been your continued service to our parish. Although construction has been completed and final payment for architectural services was made months ago, you have continued to actively assist the Church in handling any remaining punch-list items and communication with the contractor.”
Patrick Reilly, CB Richard Ellis: "You guys are the talk of the office. I’ve seen all the hard work that you have provided, it looks great. You guys have certainly raised the bar. Thanks for all your hard work, I think it’s really going to pay off for all of us.”
Sam Marshall, Owner's Rep, Our Lady of the Lake: "The design and outcome of new church truly went beyond the expectations of the parishioners and myself."