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Dana Point Architects

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Pikul Inc / Apcotects
4.2
from 21 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Walt V.
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Great Response. Alan is a very likeable individual, well informed and understands the overall goal. We plan on teaming with Alan to be our "Architect of Choice" for other projects on our radar. Walt Vickers - General Contractor

F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Fred C.
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Fady is a pleasure to work with. He does what he says he's going to do and keeps a positive attitude along the way. He delivers timely and professionally. I would definitely work with him again and I would also recommend him to my family and friends.

  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Frank G.
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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
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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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!

Florence Architects
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rich W.
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Jason is a great guy to work with, he knows his stuff, and he can deliver a great product. I can recommend him to anyone seeking architectural design services.

VC Architecture & Design
5.0
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.

Soltan Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Kathy A.
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Soltan construction was very helpful on both my projects. The first one was my residence. Gelareh was the person that we worked with. She is very detailed and very organized. It was so easy to get a hold of her. She was very creative in coming up with unique, modern ideas and mixing them with classic design elements to make our house really feel like a true reflection of us. She was able to work within our budget but still make everything look very high-end. My husband and I were so delighted with this company that we decided to use them for a commercial project as well. The commercial project called for a great deal of specifics with the city, the architect, the design and construction company. Once again Soltan came through. Their attention to the specifics and their efficiency makes them a huge asset. I would highly recommend them especially Gelareh!!

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

Andrew S.
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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!

Joseph Alvarez Architect
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Bob E.
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I am a general contractor and have worked closely with Joseph for the last 10 years. I find him very helpful in the beginning stages of design and execution of final drawings. Bob Escobar owner of Escobar construction

Enzweiler Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sari D.
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It's been a pleasure working with him

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

Pickard Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
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I loved working David Pickard. He helped me design my beautiful beach cafe. Vibes Long Beach coming soon!

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.

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I have great vision for design and have the technical ability to get the job done. I would love to assist with a graphic or architectural project that might come my way.

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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.

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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.

  • 9 years in business
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We provide professional residential and commercial architecture design services. In addition, we also provide construction management services for an overall design-built approach.

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I create residential and commercial design services from schematic design to bidding and construction administration.

  • 20 years in business
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I offer residential design services for new homes, remodels, and additions. I'm a one-person design firm licensed since 1980 and I've been doing residential-design projects for the past 18 years.

  • 36 years in business
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We offer a full scope of award-winning and resilient health care architectural, campus and community planning services. We are digital capable and look to 3-D print prefab to revolutionize the building industry.

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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