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Architect C Ted Woods
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald K.
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We contracted C.Ted Woods as our architect for Solaterre, our rammed earth home. We are all solar powered, off the grid and self-sufficient. Ted not only inspired us with beautifully laid out plans, but helped us maneuver the difficulties of having the County approve this unique home. He guided us through all the stages of the project, and his knowledge was thorough, because of his skills and experiences in the design and construction of sustainable and solar buildings. We would recommend Mr. Woods’ architectural skills highly. His knowledge and skills in sustainable construction united both function and form.

Barnett Architects
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Susan B.
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To find an architect who has developed a skill set in both exterior and interior design is a blessing. Randy designed a total remodel for our home from top to bottom , inside and out as well as a complete upstairs addition. We absolutely love the design and detail. We get notes on our front door from passers by who want to know who designed certain elements of our home. To be completely honest, there were a few communication hiccups, but they were brought to Randy's attention and he handled it professionally and without being defensive. Our overall experience was just great. I can highly recommend Randy without reservation and you will get every penny's worth of your investment.

Allenbach Architecture
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julia S.
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The best part of our home remodel was working with Dan. All we had to do was provide a basic description of what we wanted to do. Our remodel included tearing off the back half of our home, expanding existing rooms and adding 1,420 square feet. Dan's designs were beautiful and tied in seamlessly with the existing home. You would never know it was an "add on." Dan was prompt, courteous, professional and was able to take our ideas and turn them into our dream home. We have recommended Dan to friends and neighbors without hesitation and will continue to do so. He is the BEST!!

JV Design & Construction
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth M.
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Sandro gives his clients excellent customer service. Although he was working on a big job he was able to do the work for my project right away. He made himself available to visit my job site the same day I called him and within a week he had my plans done. He is knowledgeable of Riverside County code enforcement, permits and procedures and gave me great insight and advice. I highly recommend his services and will be using him again on my next job.

Terraza Design LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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Oscar is a very professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, and top of the line architect.. He has been very patient with me, considering the million changes I had to make on my plans..He guided me from the beginning to the very end of the process, always providing me with his expert knowledge and suggestions.. I strongly recommend Oscar for all your architectural requirements.. definitely a 5- star!!!

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    We offer commercial, residential and multifamily design with 3D modeling of all projects and complete construction documents for bid and construction purposes.

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    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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