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Alhambra Architects

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F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Marty G.
Verified review

As a GC myself, Fady has been a great architect to work with. He has a commanding knowledge of building codes and regulations which helps keep the builder out of any trouble. He also pays close attention to details when it comes to his drawings. Any questions that do arise throughout the course of a job, his response time is immediate and always looking to help get the job done as efficiently as possible.

A.G.A Construction, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Marcy B.
    Verified review

    AGA did a room addition for us in our Hollywood Hills home. This project included a bedroom with walk-in closet and full bathroom. AGA construction was a great choice for our room addition. They took our dream and made it into reality. We just had a vision, but with the help of the AGA project managers and architect, we were able to bring that vision into fruition. AGA project managers met with us several times before we signed a contract with them. AGA was willing to meet with us and make sure my husband and I were very comfortable with the project and all the steps that were needed. They answered all the questions we had, gave us expected time frames, suggestions of finishing materials that we should buy with regards to popular styles, quality ranges, and price differences. In terms of actual construction, the project was seamless and flawless. The preparation for the project was really professional. The project did not start until all the materials, vanities, and options were chosen. This allowed the project to be executed in a smooth and clean process with absolutely no hiccups. The job was done in a fast and swift manner, yet quality was not compromised at all. Everything came out evenly and straight, and the finishes were all very sturdy and solid. With the extra square footage AGA built for us, we added a lot of value to our home. We have gotten a lot of compliments and even a few offers to purchase our home. Thank you AGA on a job well done. We are very satisfied with the outcome, and we will continue to use AGA in the future.

    • 33 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Frank G.
    Verified review

    We are still in the beginning stage selecting an architect. Our experience was great very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks

    Interior Design Services
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Manfred U.
    Verified review

    Reza is outstanding in every way!! He took over a project from another Architect for us who couldn't provide the City of Santa Monica what they needed to issue a permit for many months, so we were stuck. Reza was quick efficient and worked through the issues diligently, so that we received the permit within a few weeks after we hired him. Reza is very professional, and we will ask him to work with us on all future projects in California. We will recommend Reza to all our friends and business associates. Reza provides very good and very fair value, he is very honest and efficient. We are thrilled to have found him on Thumbtack!!

    BLAIR DESIGN GROUP
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 29 hires on Thumbtack
    Brian M.
    Verified review

    Blair has been great. We are lucky to be able to work with someone so professional and responsive. You will not find such a responsive architect on his level without spending 4-6x the price. Thank you!

    Torrence Architects
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Teresa A.
    Verified review

    Aaron and his team at Torrence Architects are extremely talented. They are able to blend superior design with sensibility for a busy family. Aaron is very knowledgeable, patient, easy to work with and has a very strong work ethic. We would highly recommend him for any size project and am looking forward to working with his team again in the near future.

    Scale(s) Lab Architects
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Cassidy M.
    Verified review

    Roland and Yukie did a phenomenal job - we were on a tight schedule and needed to take an empty roughly 2000 square foot space and transform it into a furniture showroom for our company and hired Scales Lab Architects to manage the project completely - they did a great job in analyzing our brand and presenting us with a layout that they felt would be best for the showroom, while also acting as construction managers and hiring contractors from their professional network to carry out the vision impeccably. Their professionalism, diligence and positive attitude made Scales Lab Architects a pleasure to work with from start to finish and we couldn't ask for a better final product with our showroom.

    hogtanian design studio
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    John R.
    Verified review

    We Hired Armen to help us navigate a a home remodel thru the city of beverly hills, he was diligent, competent and cared deeply about our happiness with the outcome. Needless to say we would highly recommend him! John & Mirela

    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Samsum S.
    Verified review

    Paul was extremely professional, reliable, responsive, and always made time to speak regarding anything pertaining to his job. He is a true professional who helped me get through a difficult legalization process. I would give Paul my absolute highest recommendation for anyone looking for a quality and reasonable architect.

    Stan Klemanowicz, Architect
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Rob R.
    Verified review

    Stan responded to my Thumbtack solicitation for a brewery-distillery in the Los Angeles area. Stan was communicative, prompt, professional, and provided a very reasonable rate. He also went above and beyond his call of duty, as several of our real estate deals fell through, and Stan did not charge for extra time / trips to accommodate this misfortune. He also took time to meet with me and work on the project when most others would be "off the clock." Stan is a great find. He has continuously been a source of strength and support on my project, which was completed in a swift and excellent manner. I highly recommend him!

    Lee Jubas Architects
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 24 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Max V.
    Verified review

    Awesome guys, pleasure doing business with...

    DNS Architects
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 14 years in business
    Tom C.
    Verified review

    His rates were more than fair. We had a residential job and he got us through plan checking and approvals with no issues. He always responded to requests and changes in a timely manner. I recommend him very highly!

    Andrew S.
    Verified review

    Ashur has worked with my company on 2 projects now and both have gone very well. He is not only professional, he is respectful of our timelines and has shown that he can consistantly deliver on his promises. I am extremely impressed with my dealings with Ashur and Alpha Omega Architects, I will continue to reccomend him whenever possible!

    Studio Shift Architects
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Anne-Claire P.
      Verified review

      We really appreciate working with Mario. He has been very helpful on all our projects.

      Scott Morris Architects
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Phil G.
        Verified review

        Lucia is an extremely talented individual with a vision that will you leave you speechless. Her attention to detail is off the charts and has all the attributes of what defines success. There is no-one better -If you want an architect who is smart, hard working, efficient, a true visionary then Lucia and her firm is a no-brainer...she has not only transformed my home but my neighborhood as well -the bar of excellence just was set.

        Pickard Architects
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 36 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Cindy H.
        Verified review

        I loved working David Pickard. He helped me design my beautiful beach cafe. Vibes Long Beach coming soon!

        About

        Ruben S. Ojeda Architects provides full professional design services, specializing in new and remodeled residential and small commercial buildings, along with retail and showroom interior design. This company has been in business for 20 years. Some of our projects have been recognized for design excellence and featured in local and international publications. Helping each client realize his dream while working within his budget is a primary goal.

        About

        I am an architect, specializing in restaurant projects with KTGY Group Inc. My business is great because we have a great team in a small, young and growing studio within KTGY. I have experience with McDonald's, BJ's and numerous restaurant and retail project types.

        About

        We take architecture as a psychological issue - the piece of land, an edifice or a structure as being utilized the same way it should create certain emotions to the viewer, mentally connecting it with the state of sculptural expression. Our design work is based on extensive brainstorming, where depending on the type of client, category building, materials chosen, landscaping, and urban attitude a particular process methodology is implemented. Each project is approached with its own specificity, uniqueness, and the process of designing is the one which brings to it its own architectural handwriting. In the Studio 3D, different computer software allow exploring in very depth each detail and not a little corner is left without being carefully studied. We thoroughly believe also in the sustainable design philosophy that this is the future where architecture goes, and we stay firmly behind it. The sustainable architectural design has to go hand by hand with renewable energy, and give a better future for the next generation. The project budgeting and value analysis are looked under scrutiny to be able to lower the cost as much as possible, without compromising the quality of the design in both highly-competitive private and cost conscious government sectors. Working tightly with cost estimators and surveyors, the office takes it with main responsibility that the project is executed precisely, within the budget, and in the time frame.

        • 15 years in business
        About

        The Synthesis Design Group approach to project leadership maintains close client contact to address their aesthetic needs and to preserve the goals of both the client and the architect through the course of the project never loosing site of the original architectural concept. Synthesis Design Group has carved a niche for new forward thinking architecture that understands our client’s bottom line goals: to maximize space and resources to maintain a design aesthetic and professional service satisfaction beyond client expectation. The partners expertise has given Synthesis Design Group, Inc. the tools necessary to obtain current clients, such as residential developers MGC Homes and Sherwood Development and retailer True Religion Brand Jeans, producing more than a dozen retail stores in different states. In addition, we recently completed restaurants' Tomato Pie Pizzeria and custom restaurant and jazz club, and House of Music and Entertainment H.O.M.E. A recent addition to our client list is a partnership with SoCal Better Homes, designing residences throughout Southern California. Our clients, commercial and private, have allowed the perspective of Synthesis Design Group to flourish, evolve and create exciting exhibition spaces, custom homes, and mixed-use buildings. With over 150 residential, retail and commercial mixed-use projects in the company's first ten years, Synthesis Design Group has carved a niche for new forward thinking architecture that understands and maximizes space and resources, while maintaining a design aesthetic and professional service satisfaction beyond client expectation. Our specialties are residential and commercial retail architecture. In 2015, SDG is merging with Part Four Architects, Inc., bringing an additional 35 years of experience from the four partners. Our specialties will include sustainability, healthcare, Institutional, cutting edge Retail, Restaurant, and Residential project types. We look forward to servicing your architectural needs in the future.

        About

        I am a licensed landscape architect, providing complete design including concept plans, from detailed construction drawings to design layout at the site during construction. Swimming pool design, outdoor kitchen, hardscape, planting and lighting are included. I'm specializing in custom residential but will do commercial projects including apartment complexes. I got my license in 1993.

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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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