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El Monte Architects

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

Interior Design Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Manfred U.
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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.
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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
  • 29 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!

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

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

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

Lee Jubas Architects
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
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Lee is a very good listener and is very creative in integrating the clients wishes as well as his own value adding ideas

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!

Scott Morris Architects
5.0
from 1 review
    Phil G.
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    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.

    • 36 years in business
    About

    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.

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    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

    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.

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    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.

    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.

    • 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.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    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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    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.

    • 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.

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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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