How We Work

Design Process

At BOA, our goal is to simplify the design process for our clients. Building and redesign in a thoughtful, lasting way, is a complex process, but with more than four decades of combined experience, we are full of inventive solutions.

BOA begins each project with loose, creative ideas in pencil on paper that are later refined through BIM software and 3D visualizations to support our clients’ goals and financial interests.


Collaboration is about respect for the knowledge of everyone on the team. We see design as a partnership with our clients, contractors and consultants, and when clients are inspired, even passionate about their projects, we get excited.

From timely communication to the realization of well-planned, beautiful spaces, BOA prides itself on being able to adapt to each of clients design aesthetics, values and budgets.


Specializing in historic preservation, we work to thoughtfully honor the character of historic structures while bringing functional, modern elements to each project. Through efficiency and function, we solve design problems elegantly.


From concept to completion, BOA stands by clients every step of the way. From managing the intricacies of the permitting processes to offering responsive, conscientious management of projects and budgets, our goal is always to serve our clients’ unique needs and budgets.

As you share the vision for your home, we will work with you to create a detailed plan so your dream becomes a reality. Many clients become overwhelmed by endless possibilities that creative design brings, but we will streamline the decision-making process for you by offering pre-selected choices on everything from building materials to fixtures to tile choices and paint colors. There is nothing more pleasurable than witnessing a client enjoy the spaces we’ve created for them.

To see examples of BOA’s recent projects, visit the Portfolio and Houzz. To learn more about our design ideas, check out the BOA blog.

Contractor Feedback

Not only do homeowners enjoy working with Buchanan Opalach Architects, but contractors, builders and interior designers do as well. Here is some of the recent feedback.

“I have worked with Ed Buchanan for almost thirty years. I have built over 50 houses and countless remodels that he has designed – including three houses and one remodel that I have done for my own family.  He is far and away my favorite architect. His design sense as well as his knowledge of how things get built are unparalleled. The combination of those abilities as well as his sensitivity to his clients makes him my first choice for my projects and my first recommendation to anybody contemplating a project. He is simply the best!” – Scott Cameron, S.C. Summerwood Inc.


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