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Laguna Hills 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
No G.
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Fady has thus far been terrific to work with on the plans for my home addition. There has been quite a bit of back and forth with plan change request on my part. Fady has been very accommodating with the changes. His pricing is fair, and I believe the end result will be worth the investment.

  • 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!

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
  • 8 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.

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.

  • 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.

VC Architecture & Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
William F.
Verified review

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.

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

Stan was referred to me by Thumbtack. This was my first time even hearing of Thumbtack, let alone using them! Boy, what I've been missing! I chose Stan from the substantial list of referrals because his price was reasonable, and he seemed personable and easy to work with. I felt that he would be dedicated to the project as he went the extra mile by speaking w/ the city about the project before I even hired him. I made the right decision in hiring Stan! He was all of the above and more. He has continuously been a source of strength and support to me on my project, even well beyond the time his job has been completed, which was done in a swift and excellent manner. I highly recommend him!

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!!

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!

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!

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!

  • 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.

  • 46 years in business
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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