Architect Reading Testimonials & Reviews

Thank you for my beautiful studio. I appreciate the thoughtful design. You created a space so inviting and conducive to creativity, that doesn’t look like an inappropriate add-on to the main house. You captured the spirit of my 1929 home; visitors have commented that it looks like the perfect complement. The interior details, the open and modern room with the high ceiling and great light is a dream.
You did an amazing job, and everyone who sees it loves it. When I sell my house, it will be largely because of your design.

Carol Siegel

Just though the curved wall you designed is still wowing everyone. People’s reaction when they first enter the loft is still one of utter surprise. The design of the space makes us feel good, but more importantly, the layout has just worked well. It just flows and functions well.
I should also add that it has been a pleasure working with you over the years on various projects. Your insight and experience have been invaluable to me.

William G. McShane

We have a Normandy style home completed in 1929. Built as an architect’s home it features 20 inch brick walls, five bedrooms, many dormers and a steep complex roof. We wanted to expand the kitchen and add a master bedroom. Our concern was to match the additional to the original house seamlessly. Of course, Lou Masciotti was our choice.
I am a plastering contractor and have many friends in construction. I usually have to point out the addition. The unified exterior look, and the “flow” from the kitchen/dining room (with its wall of windows) to the deck, and the pool have given us a beautiful view, as well as privacy. The house now looks and feels more complete than the original.
Lou’s addition is where we spend most of our time. We recommend Lou Masciotti without reservation.

Mike & Linda Bell

I want you to know how pleased I am with our new corporate
headquarters and distribution center.

While the building's beauty continues to be acknowledged by everyone, its true virtue lies in its ability to satisfy our needs to function efficiently. In no small part, this is due to the extensive planning and design performed by your organization.

All of us who work in the bui Iding fee 1 great pride in it, and know that each of you also share in this feeling of pride in "your building".

Thank you.

Victor Hammel
J.C. Ehrlich Co., Inc

Louis Masciotti Architect has been an architectural consultant to Sweet Street Desserts since 1992. He has aided this company's significant growth in numerous ways. Some examples are as follows.

He has:

- Worked with a team of engineers and consultants on a comprehensive series of feasibility studies to help us arrive at the best direction for future growth of our manufacturing process.

- Performed programming and feasibility studies to assist us in decisions related to relocation of plant offices and other functions while providing guidance on compliance with the International Building and ADA Codes.

- Furnished space planning and design for the relocation and expansion of administrative offices. This included interviews and participation in employee group discussions in order to incorporate their knowledge of departmental relationships into the plans.

- Provided design and construction documents along with coordination of engineering consultants and construction contractors for the construction of various building additions.

In summary, Mr. Masciotti has been and will continue to be a valued part of our facilities management team.

Douglas Messinger
Sweet Street Desserts

Louis Masciotti has been an active Board Member of the Reading area Firefighters Museum since its inception serving as head of the Building committee and historic preservation consultant.

The museum is located in the historic Liberty Fire company No.5 building in Reading, PA which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building was originally constructed in 1876 and a third story added in 1895.

During his tenure he has surveyed and documented the existing conditions of the structure and provided documents essential for obtaining preservation grants. He has assisted in the drafting of the grant applications and overseen the project construction, confirming that the documents are followed and approved the contractor payment applications.

His contributions of time and professional services have been invaluable and have aided the museum in it's' mission of becoming a cultural institution for the City of Reading.

Frank Bryson
Reading Area Firefighters Museum, Inc

On behalf of the past and present members of the Reading Redevelopment Authority, as well as the entire community, I would like to express our extreme gratitude for the years of loyal service and tireless dedication you have given to the City of Reading as a member of the Authority Board. Appointed to that body in 1983, by Mayor Karen A. Miller, you have served the City and its citizens for more than seventeen years, through the administrations of four different Mayors.

The high level of architectural and site design expertise that you provided to the Authority helped make projects more compatible with the overall intent and character of specific urban renewal areas. Your professional experience and valuable insights provided continuity and consistency to the development review process. And those of us who worked closely with you truly valued your warmth, wit and wisdom.

Thank you for your many contributions to the renewal and development efforts in Reading, as well as your genuine concern for the quality of life in the City. Although we haven't reached all the goals we have strived for, the list of accomplishments is impressive and you have had an active role in most of the notable achievements. You have demonstrated that it is imperative to work together in a positive way for the overall public good.

We wish you all the very best in the future.

Walter Hawley
Reading Redevelopment Authority

I want to thank you for beinga part of our Family Life Center Open House and Building dedication service. It was a great day for our church family and community. I want to thank you for your part in seeing our dream fulfilled.

We believe that this building will be used to be a blessing to our church family, community, and school children. We appreciate your part in making it happen, If you ever desire to visit with us, or worship with us, we would be delighted to have you come to any of our services, Sunday morning (10:30AM) or Sunday evening (6:30PM).

May God's richest blessings be upon you. If I can ever be of spiritual help to you in the future, please do not hesitate to call upon me,

Pastor Scott Wendal
Valley Forge Baptist Temple

It is my distinct pleasure to recommend to you, Architect, Mr. Louis Masciotti.

As a result of my personal experience working with Mr. Masciotti, I can assure you that you will receive a creative, functional design for your facility. Our church facility has received a tremendous amount of affirmation not only from our congregation using it day to day but also from our community who share it with us at various events.

Mr. Masciotti did an excellent job for our church, listened to our requests, made suggestions and the result is outstanding. He really knows his field. He is great to work with and again, I highly recommend Mr. Masciotti as your choice for an architect.

Pastor Ray
Grace Fellowship Church

The Reading School District recently embarked on a construction project to ease it's overcrowding problem. The design of this project was compressed into an eight (8) month time table. It was during this time that I worked with Mr. Masciotti. I found Mr. Masciotti to be a competent professional. He diligently worked on the design to have it complete for bidding in a timely fashion so that the districts schedule could be met.

Mr. Masciotti worked extremely well with the Curriculum Department in designing a facility that serves the educational needs of the district.

I would recommend Mr. Masciotti as a dedicated and competent design professional.

Charles Fairchild
Reading School District