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Los Angeles Residential Architects

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F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Ian B.
Verified review

We selected FT for a residential first floor extension after having 5 contractors bid the project. Fady proved to be a superb choice, he was very professional, on time and responded to my questions almost instantaneously. His quality of work was impressive. I would highly recommend him for any project

  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly E.
Verified review

guy's team is fantastic! guy was very fair and communicative. he did a nice job handling all of the difficulties that come with contracting a residential renovation. i certainly hope to work with guy and co again. note: i will require them to budget an onsite supervisor in the future, to minimize the type of errors that happen on every project, but can be minimized and immediately remedied with consistent supervision.

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.

    • 33 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    David M.
    Verified review

    I have nothing but praise. Mr Hawkins been working with us on several projects commercial and residential beginning with concept rendition to completion. Mr Hawkins is a true professional

    Interior Design Services
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Tom N.
    Verified review

    I have worked with many building designers and Reza is unique in that he listens to his clients and tries to incorporate their ideas into a design that is practical and functional. He has an easygoing personality, accommodates changes, and has many contacts in the building trades. He obtained all of the necessary permits for me and helped legalize an unpermitted addition. I will definitely use his services again.

    BLAIR DESIGN GROUP
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 26 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!

    Scale(s) Lab Architects
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Cassidy M.
    Verified review

    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.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 30 years in business
    • 16 hires on Thumbtack
    Tim F.
    Verified review

    Had a difficult siding project, too small for the big shops to touch. Not only did John do a wonderful job, he also added a few little architectural details that really make the project pop.

    Imaginario Studio
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Seon S.
    Verified review

    I did 1500 sq.ft. project of Oriental Medicine clinic with Roi. It was my first time doing construction and he helped every step. Even though it was a small project, but he took his time to explain all the details about the process and he was willing to learn about new field of Oriental Medicine, so that he could deliver perfect design solution for my needs. If you value your architect’s personality and work attitude in addition to his professionalism, he is the perfect guy. I will definitely come back to him for future project. And I would strongly recommend Roi for any type of project.

    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!

    • 26 years in business
    Samuel G.
    Verified review

    Diane has done a whole home remodel for my family in the early 1990s and a 1000 sq. foot separate building on a different property in about 2012. She is a good listener when it comes to understanding the clients needs. Her understanding of how a space will be used is clearly reflected in her modern designs. She has a tremendous attention to modern detail, and supervised the construction to ensure compliance with her design. I was very pleased with the finished results on both projects and enjoy living in these spaces. She has excellent skills on state of the art architectural CAD software that allows her to create very detailed plans and specifications. This is critical during both the bid and construction phases. She has a depth of knowledge regarding building materials and finishes that help to create a coherent aesthetic design. She is LEED certified and sustainable development is clearly part of her philosophy, Her services include construction observation as part of the fee and it is well worth it. She is on site making sure the construction is per specification and correctly detailed. I can't emphasize how important that is. She is a true professional and a joy to work with. I recommend her without hesitation.

    • 36 years in business
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    I have been working in the residential and commercial construction industry for over twenty years. I am fully equipped with tools, truck and the knowledge to get the job done.

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    I perform general handyman services with emphasis on painting and light construction (electrical, tile, and plumbing included).

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

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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.

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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.

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    We are a general contractor specializing in residential remodeling, repair, and maintenance. We work for investors, brokers, agents, and the general public.

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    Beautify your home! Add more square footage! Remodel your kitchen, bath, or entire house! BrownCo Builders is Orange County's full-service residential contractor. We do everything from rough exterior concrete to fine finish work in your showroom kitchen. Give a call today for your free consultation and estimate. We perform remodels, additions, framing, drywall, paint, electrical, plumbing, decks, patio covers, concrete, tiles, recessed lights, general maintenance, finish carpentry, cabinets, and fences. You name it, we've done it. Have a great day!

    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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