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Apple Valley Architects

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Architect C Ted Woods
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
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I contacted Ted through Thumbtack on a California room addition/ balcony project. He was very quick to respond and was very willing to give any advice for the numerous questions I had. I eventually ended up going with the architect that works with our contractor regularly, even though Teds price was better, only for the convenience. I would recommend Ted to anyone who needs an architect.

VC Architecture & Design
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
William F.
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After the first meeting and explaining to the architect what I wanted with a simple, yet functional patio cover, he took the concept and presented the plans, ready to have the city's approval. It is very nice to work with people that show skin the game.

Civil Engineer
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ramalingam S.
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Simple and Straight yet powerful and committed till the end. He is a god in disguise to me and made things happen smoothly and successful. Very dedicated and Very Perfect - he is an optimistic architect, in a very short period he finished my plan n delivered it one night before as a surprise which was totally rewarding the city approved me at the first shot without any corrections and passed me a smile which made me feel am in the moon because this permit is very important for my family to stay with me in California. Thanks Mohsin am very glad i got your contact. He is highly experienced with vast knowledge of codes in architectural and structural engineering for residential projects. Provided high quality work, explained thoroughly all our concerns regarding bed and bath room re modelling project and then provided best solution in terms of use and cost. Building official approved plans without any questions or red line ( not a single line). Will strongly recommend to anyone. In fact;we offered him our next " courtyard conversion to room" project, as soon as this remodeling work is done.

atelier nobody
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Jason D.
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Dan is a very detailed and knowledgeable guy who is committed to getting the job done. My working relationship with Dan goes back several years.

G&L Design Consultants
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hema P.
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Gaspar is an awesome architect! After meeting with several architects, we chose Gaspar because of his price, his calm easy-going demeanor, and his knowledge. He designed a 3500 sq ft custom home for me. He was always responsive and easy to work with. He listens to suggestions and guides you with available options. His prices are competitive and he does his best not to incur additional costs. I would definitely work with Gaspar again.


I am a licensed architect who specializes in design, construction documents, and models for commercial and residential projects such as offices, retail, restaurants, warehouses, theaters, medical and dental establishments, custom residential and vacation homes. I am experienced in the Inland Empire and all of southern California (including San Diego) for over 20 years.


I offer commercial and industrial design and engineering. I am a state of California licensed architect (C-24432). I provide land planning, engineering, and design.


My work stands out because I listen to my clients. My ultimate goal is for them to realize their own dream; that the end result is a collaboration of their ideas and creativity that I will bring to the architecture.

  • 21 years in business

My business stands out by the care I give to a client's needs and listening to their goals. Attention to detail is important to our success.


Studio 3 Architects is a small but aggressive firm where the Principal Architect is involved in every part of your project

  • 19 years in business

Residential, Tenant Improvements, Retail

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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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