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Apple Valley Architects

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  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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We are happy with our plans from ERDD. They did their best to help us to design our forever home and we are happy with the end results. They were willing to make many changes to the original design which shows they are willing to go the extra mile to make their customers happy. They came to our home initially to see where the house would be built and we had our finished plans within 2 1/2 weeks. They could have finished much quicker but my wife and I made a lot of changes so we went thru about 11 drafts to get to the finished project. The fact that they were willing to work with us to this extent means we would use them again if we ever need an architect again.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joanna L.
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Art & Architecture

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    I offer residential architecture services for new custom homes, additions and renovations. I have more than 30 years of experience.

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    John Russell Landscape Architect is a small residential landscape design-build service located in Birmingham, Alabama. Our landscape design services in Birmingham include arbors and pergolas, drawings, edging, fences and gates, fire zones, lawns, yard ornamentation, patios, walks and pavers, planting, stone features, outside seating, steps, recycled materials and water features.

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    We offer complete architectural and planning design services. Our work includes commercial, governmental and residential (single and multi-family) projects for clients in the southeast. We are registered in several southeastern states including Alabama. We have many repeat clients whom we have worked for and add new clients each year.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do architects work?

    Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

    When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

    How do architects charge for their services?

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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