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Micro Resorts
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia Y.
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Elder Jerez, designed and built an incredible landscape surrounding our home. Before beginning his drawings, he interviewed us to make sure his project would match our vision and lifestyle. Our landscape is very low maintenance and great on water conservation. In California, that is essential. The color scheme of the plants, rock, and hard scape matched perfectly with our house. Plus, the artistic design of the brick that lined the plants, and the brick patterns that were interspersed with the stamped concrete contributed to the great curb appeal. Elder and his talented crew are very professional, reliable, and are a pleasure to work with. What sets him apart from the typical landscape designer, is that he has an Architectural, Landscape, and Civil Engineering background. Therefore, from choosing the plants, understanding the soil and environmental conditions, to the technical designs, underground and street level, I consider him to be the on par with the highly upscale developers. At the same time, he is very good about working out a payment plan. I was so amazed with his beautiful work combined with his technical abilities. It was worth it.

  • 44 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jomo T.
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If you’re looking to do any rehab work on your home, Ben Tarcher & Associates should be the FIRST architects you should consider! I purchased my first home, a three unit Victorian house (built in 1908), at the end of 2012. The house was a real-fixer up! Notwithstanding its charm and obvious potential, the property was riddled with defects, including the need to (1) build a foundation (as none existed), and (2) completely gut the two downstairs units. Ben completely redesigned the two downstairs units. He provided me with a number of distinct architectural scenarios for using the space. Ben proved to be a fantastic resource. I found him to be extremely professional, creative, and a clear communicator, all qualities I appreciated as a new home owner.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Z.
Verified review

ISO Ideas designed our new home architecture and interior design in the Bay Area. We loved the modern style and customized details. They were very creative, fun to work with and also helped us to meet our budget. Most importantly they were very responsive and responsible to the last detail during construction. We were very grateful for their services.

Mayberry Workshop, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Flora M.
Verified review

I hired Adam to design our home's renovation. We want to turn our one story Victorian into a two story by digging out the basement and raising the house. Adam did a great job listening to us and included all the things we wanted in the new floorplans. He respected the old architecture of our home and neighborhood while incorporating our very modern aesthetic into the design. We're excited to see his plans come to life.

Angelina L.
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Jeff is hied by our company at the last minute notice, for a 4 story, 20,000 square foot condominium new construction design project in San Francisco. He is extremely patient and talented, energetic and efficient. I am very impressed with his skill of using the modern technology with all the most updated software, computer aided design tools. That will greatly increase the accuracy and choices, especially in such a complex scale. Jeff is also familiar with all the application process of obtaining planing permit, building permit and conditional use permit. He read PPA and Ruben design committee comments very carefully, implemented line by line, yet in the mean time, watching out for the owner's interest like a lawyer. We have dealed with many big name professionals in San Francisco before we reach this point, Jeff has the skill all in one, and has the unbeatable speed since he is light and mobile, comparing to the cumbersome organization that answers your phone call with a secretary. After we gain the planning permit, we will most likely to continue to heir him for the building permit process, since he is an excellent communicator, to integrate the design with Machanical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers. We believe he is the one for us.

Dave Kesler Architect
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
MARIA S.
Verified review

Great person, great service!

Bittiker Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anupam S.
Verified review

Danny is a skilled professional who is dedicated to top quality design and construction. He designed an innovative solution to bringing light into our home using a combination of skylights and glass-flooring in our attic. He was meticulous in his research of different solutions, vendors and contractors, and even discovered old building plans for our home. Danny's artistic flare is also evident through his side projects, such as large home/office wood furnishings. I thoroughly recommend Bittiker Architecture to anyone seeking thoughtful, skilled and dedicated professionals.

Nichols Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Joseph A.
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Daniel created a wonderful and elegant design. We are very happy!

Tradecraft Architecture
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Justin M.
    Verified review

    Nick is a great architect who truly cares about your project. Nick met me at my home, did a full walkthrough, took very thorough notes and measurements. Over the following weeks; he delivered fantastic renderings and plans that were extremely detailed and high quality. Nick has tremendous experience and knowledge in architecture and construction that you can't find anywhere else. Nick is a great communicator and we became fast friends while completing the project! I would highly recommend Nick for any project, and can't wait to work with him again in the future.

    Harris & Kasten, Inc.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    Daryl H.
    Verified review

    Filled with innovative ideas that a lay person might not think of. Easy to work with and willing to do what you want accomplished. He did a major remodel for me and I wouldn't change a thing.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Bal S.
    Verified review

    Chris is a good architect and we found him very easy to work with. He listens to what the client is looking for and try to incorporate the ideas into the architectural plan.

    • 43 years in business
    Lavonne M.
    Verified review

    They are always on time. Stands behind their work, if it is not right they come back out. I would recommend them to others.

    About

    I provide graphic, art and architecture designs. I use the creative suite Photoshop Illustrator and have the knowledge of InDesign to create graphic images, logos and artwork. I also do space planning and floor plans for residential and small commercial/office spaces.

    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    My services include: * architecture * design * building and planning code research, and analysis * master planning * programming or integration of requirements * feasibility studies * permit drawings * construction drawings * detailed design * permitting * construction administration

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    I provide architectural drafting services for architectural and interior design firms throughout SF and the Bay Area.

    • 38 years in business
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    I offer residential design services, specializing in additions and remodels. A full service is provided, from the initial visit to the design and construction.

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    I provide thoughtful, conscientious design services to home- and business owners throughout the Bay Area. I guide my clients through the design, permitting, and construction process with prompt and clear communication. In particular, I seek clients who appreciate good design and are willing to invest the time and care to create spaces--whether it's a renovated kitchen, a large addition, or a new store--that will function well and delight for years to come.

    • 5 years in business
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    50 years + experience in science and technology

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    We do all general building constructions and remodels. Skilled craftsmen in ALL building trades. I am a licensed general contractor with a local fabrication shop, specializing in architectural, building and furniture restorations. With over 14 years general construction and property maintenance experience. All work self-performed. Also available for project and property management. Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Carpentry additions, remodels and restorations.

    • 39 years in business
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    Full service architectural office. We specialize in residential, institutional and commercial construction.

    Q & A

    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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