Norris Architects
Norris Architects

Norris Architects

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Introduction: We streamline aesthetic residential & commercial projects About our Firm: We are an established Architecture & Design Firm with over 40 years of combined experience in multiple states and countries. Our team is licensed and equipped to to manage the building permit submission process and design scopes of varying capacities. How our process works: Describe us your vision and our design experts will guide you through a structured process to assess initial feasibility, identify potential project risks and propose methods of optimizing the initial layout of the design. In-house CAD Drafters and 3D Visual Artists then begin collaborating to detail your project both in 2D plan files and 3D models. Live one-on-one 3D animated design sessions streamline the decision-making process and reduce design unknowns. Feasibility assessments are offered throughout the process, ensuring that projects are organized and completed efficiently. Types of Projects we typically undertake: (Residential) Custom Residences, Renovations & Additions, Accessory Structures, ADU / JADU (California,) and Condominium renovations. (Commercial) Apartment Complexes, Mixed-Use Developments, Retail Spaces, Warehouses, Hotels & Restaurants. Additional Expertise: The Norris Architects & Brands team is cross-functional, with extensive expertise in construction project management, development consulting, sustainability consulting, and cost estimating via variety of educational and international backgrounds.

Hired 5 times

Serves Marina del Rey, CA

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20 employees

24 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.


3 reviews


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Bruno M.
Dec 9, 2021

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Good service.

Details: Design drawings • Construction documents (blueprints) • Project consultation • Addition to existing structure • Residential • 1,000 - 1,500 sq ft

Norris Architects's reply
Hi Bruno, Thank you for the review. We hope that you are doing well. Tom
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Bill K.
Oct 29, 2021
So far couldn't ask more, its like having personal teacher next to you.
Norris Architects's reply
Hi Bill, Many thanks for your review. We hope that you are doing well. Tom
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Thumbtack Customer
May 18, 2021

From Google

From Google

Great value and very responsive for a relatively simple renovation project.
Norris Architects's reply
Hi David, Thank you for your review - we appreciate the kind feedback and hope that you are doing well. Warm regards, Tom

License Type: Architect (CA)

License verified on 10/27/2021

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Fee Structure: Our firm believes in fair, standardized pricing. Howver, because projects can vary significantly in scope, we recommend scheduling an initial consultation with our team to ensure that all details are organized and noted. After the initial consultation, our team will provide you with an initial estimate for the services necessary to bring your project to fruition.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Step 1: Initial Consultation - Describe us your project scope, visions, goals and target budget - Our team will create a price estimate based on our firm's Standardized Pricing, and a time schedule to outline the project's anticipated milestones, deliverables and payment phases. - If you choose to proceed, our team will send a complete agreement documenting detailed scopes of each deliverable and associated payments and phases. - Once the agreement is signed, the project begins and you will be assigned a Project Team Leader who is your main point of contact throughout the project. Step 2: Project Begins - The first step in creating a building is in understanding the land on which it will be developed. Depending on the project, our team will either directly schedule a site visit or an initial measurement of the existing space. Surveyors, Geotechnical Engineers or other specialists may also begin their portions depending on what the project requires. Step 3: Design Begins - Once our team has developed a clear understanding of the existing space to be developed, our in-house 2D CAD drafters and 3D Visual Artists collaborate to create an initial iteration of the proposed design. - The initial design will be sent to you in both formats to review and understand the proposed space in detail. - Typically a preliminary Design Review Meeting is scheduled with your Project Team Leader to sculpt additional details of the proposed structure. Step 4: Mid-Design Study - On the more complex projects, the design will follow a series of iterations and additional Design Meetings until the proposed design's Basic Structure (Walls, Windows, Doors and Roof Layout) is finalized. Step 5: Design Completion - Once the Basic Structure is finalized, some projects may undertake extensive interior or exterior design detailing. This may include, material selections, applicances, furnishings, textiles among an array of additional items. - Projects with permitted scope will then be pushed to additional specialists to complete the Construction Documents. This is the set of plans that a Contractor will use to construct the building. Before the Contractor can begin building, the applicable municipalities will need to first issue permits. Step 6: Submission for Permits - Once the Construction Documents are completed, the municipalities will typically review them for safety and code compliance. Our team coordinates this process from start to finish. (Note: only municipalities can issue permits, so we cannot guarantee that permits will be received.) Step 7: You are ready to build! - Once the municipality issues the permits, our process is complete and the Contractor can typically begin their process.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Firm Certifications: Our Architecture Firm is fully licensed to operate in multiple states and our Principal Architect is a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects.) Staff & Team Certifications: - AIA Membership - NCARB Experience Program - MBA (Master of Business Administration) - International Managerial Accounting - Various Real Estate Development Applications

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