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Bell Architects

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

Fady is very educated and persistent. He definitely earned my business with his follow up and follow through.

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.

    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!!

    • 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

    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.

    hogtanian design studio
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Daniel C.
    Verified review

    Armen came to us recommended by another designer whom we know socially, to help us design a room addition. He proved to be a great choice. He has a good eye for home design, and he was very careful to satisfy all our exigencies of function and space. He was extremely responsive to phone calls and emails and met all deadlines. We now have a wonderful set of plans and digital schematics.

    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Vincent J.
    Verified review

    There are no grey areas with Paul that delivers what he says impeccably on a precise schedule.

    Lee Jubas Architects
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ryan M.
    Verified review

    Lee is a very good listener and is very creative in integrating the clients wishes as well as his own value adding ideas

    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!

    ARCHITECT WANNAB
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    Dr S.
    Verified review

    This is just to test the site

    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!

    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.

      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!

      About

      LeMaster Architects is a full service architecture firm located in Orange County, California. We specialize in residential and commercial projects of all scales including interior remodels, additions, and new construction. While we are primarily focused on modern design, we firmly believe that successful architecture is achieved through the creation of functional space regardless of applied aesthetics. We are committed to sustainability. By taking advantage of the Southern California climate through design, the overall energy consumption of a home can be dramatically reduced. Using recycled and renewable building materials can reduce the impact of construction on the environment.

      About

      Founded in 2004 by Mark Bittoni, Bittoni architects is a full-service architectural practice predicated on the simple notion that architecture is both an artistic and social endeavor and, with that, has the potential to enhance the way we experience the world around us. Our work is idea driven with a strong emphasis on research and analysis. It is our belief that with a thorough investigation of the problem, context, and culture, we can create solutions that give way to new forms of expression and interaction that are unique to each of our projects. Our goal is to unlock the latent potential within each project. We are not interested in styles, but rather an awareness that each project begins in a particular moment in time and is anchored by relevancy and physical and cultural immediacy.

      About

      Casey Hughes Architects (CHA) is a full-service architecture firm specializing in residential and commercial architecture. CHA combines compelling design with proficient and value-oriented project, budget and construction management. The work of Casey Hughes Architects has been featured in various book and periodicals such as Dwell Magazine, Domus and The New York Times.

      • 46 years in business
      About

      Ewing Architects was established in 1972 and located in a renovated brick building structure in South Pasadena. Thirteen years later we renovated two circa 1905 structures in Pasadena and established our office space of over 5,000 SF. Ewing Architects is a full service architectural design firm specializing in site and master plan design, architectural design, interior design, building renovations and restoration design. We are also involved in the design of custom furniture, lighting and various fixtures for our projects. We have extensive experience in a wide variety of project types. Since 1972 over 1,000 projects have been designed by this office. The firm is composed of a diverse group of professionals. The staff includes several project architects as well as specialists in interiors and master planning. Our two key architects have helped the firm grow since 1986. We have established a close association with structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering consultants with whom we work with on a consistent basis. In addition, we utilize a wide range of specialty consultants for input on unique project applications. Among our strengths is our familiarity with the various aspects of the construction process. We are a licensed contractor and are heavily involved in the construction process. We provide a complete design service throughout both the design and construction phases. Our project goals are to design sustainable, efficient solutions functionally and aesthetically in conformance with the client's program and budget while maintaining compatibility with the immediate environment. The firm has designed projects in California, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Japan, Mexico and Spain. Ewing Architects is interested in any project large or small where the client strives for the same excellence and level of quality we are committed to with each and every project.

      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

      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

      We provide innovative design ideas and solutions for the design-savvy client with an eye towards detail but without losing view of the "bigger picture." Our specialty is in retail commercial architecture, mixed use, and residential (single and multifamily) expertise.

      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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