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San Bernardino Residential Architects

Browse these residential architects with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Bernardino.

  • 34 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Casey S.
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I am not from the San Diego area and I needed an architect/designer/draftsman so I could do a complete remodel of an existing 1970's high rise condo unit. Pete was a pleasure to deal with and the project (at least planning and permitting) is done. I am now under construction and Pete is happy and prompt to answer my calls when I have or the general contractor has a question or need. I am from a construction materials background and I am currently a consultant in the stucco industry. Pete has a very good understanding of buildings and construction. During the process of design, we were able to locate the original plans. There aren't many people that can unroll a large set of plans and what they are looking at nor where to find details. I am a Certified Construction Document Technologist in the Construction Specification Institute and I am one of those people too. Needless to say it got us off to a great start. Pete was able to get the plans through the City of San Diego Building Department in ONE DAY over the counter. Pete is accurate, prompt and a gem. You would be crazy not to hire him. PS: He has a pretty good eye for fashionable design details Casey S.

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
Ian B.
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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

Saunders Custom Builders
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Trish B.
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I would totally recommend Saunders Custom Builders for your repair/remodeling needs. Not only is the work outstanding, we came in under budget with the work that was done on my bedroom closet. I will definitely be using Saunders Custom Builders for my next project.

Reyes Design Build
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Donald B.
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Vicente was able to step in on late notice and produce a very usable set of as-built drawings. He paid great attention to the particulars of this residential project. I look forward to working with him through DD and CD's.

Architect C Ted Woods
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda J.
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In June of 2015 I retained Ted Woods to assist in the design and drawing of a 500 sq ft room addition to my residential home in Forest Falls, CA. Ted met with me at my home and provided excellent knowledge of current building requirements, drew detailed drawings of my house as none previously existed, and helped me work through the various issues associated with requirements for building a beautiful room addition. I am now ready to submit for a building permit and do not expect any surprises from the county in regards to this. Highly recommend.

NS Designs
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sumi D.
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I had the best experience working with him. My old architect left the project in the middle due to family issues and Nathan saved my project and gave me peace of mind. I contacted him on Friday and he showed up at our store right away and spent I half hr explaining about the project. He quoted a very reasonable price much much less than my precious architect and also when I requested him to complete the project by Monday morning he delivered it as promised as opposed to my old architect who took hours and hours of meetings , multiple trips to city and health department, always finding reasons to find problems rather than find answers. Nathan made the whole process so simple, professional and pleasurable.Our plan is approved. I am extremely happy working with Nathan and would hire him again for my projects and recommend him to others.

BLAIR DESIGN GROUP
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 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!

hogtanian design studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander K.
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Armen was incredible. Super communicative and asking all the hard questions that need to be asked to get a restaurant/cafe project started. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an architect who is both thorough and dedicated to reaching your project's highest potential. Thank you Armen!

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

Elite CAD Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Everett S.
Verified review

I have used and Continue to use Elite Cad Services on various residential and commercial projects. Their detail and skills are great, and have helped me provide great complete projects. I would highly suggest Elite Cad Services

Civil Engineer
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ramalingam S.
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Simple and Straight yet powerful and committed till the end. He is a god in disguise to me and made things happen smoothly and successful. Very dedicated and Very Perfect - he is an optimistic architect, in a very short period he finished my plan n delivered it one night before as a surprise which was totally rewarding the city approved me at the first shot without any corrections and passed me a smile which made me feel am in the moon because this permit is very important for my family to stay with me in California. Thanks Mohsin am very glad i got your contact. He is highly experienced with vast knowledge of codes in architectural and structural engineering for residential projects. Provided high quality work, explained thoroughly all our concerns regarding bed and bath room re modelling project and then provided best solution in terms of use and cost. Building official approved plans without any questions or red line ( not a single line). Will strongly recommend to anyone. In fact;we offered him our next " courtyard conversion to room" project, as soon as this remodeling work is done.

Barnett Architects
5.0
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.

Trujillo Design Group
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Peter R.
Verified review

I have worked with Trujillo Design Group on about 15 jobs (commercial and residential) and they have all gone great. Presentation of work is superb, work is always completed on time and my clients are always happy to give me more work. I will continue to keep using Trujillo Design Group in the future and recommend them to everyone.

Allenbach Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ross A.
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Dan listened to our ideas and desires. He took the time to incorporate all of our needs as well as offering more suggestions. The house turned out incredible and Dan worked with us every step of the way. We would highly recommend Dan as an Architect.

Terraza Design LLC
5.0
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!!!

JVArchitecture
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 37 years in business
Mong T.
Verified review

Great project management skills, highly organized and delivers. I highly recommend John Valle at Jvarchtecture!

Pickard Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
Verified review

I loved working David Pickard. He helped me design my beautiful beach cafe. Vibes Long Beach coming soon!

Tardif Drafting & Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe L.
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Andy was amazing. He made the whole process & dealing with the city easy. He worked out an amazing plan. Will use him again in a heartbeat when we open up a second shop down the road.

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!

G&L Design Consultants
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hema P.
Verified review

Gaspar is an awesome architect! After meeting with several architects, we chose Gaspar because of his price, his calm easy-going demeanor, and his knowledge. He designed a 3500 sq ft custom home for me. He was always responsive and easy to work with. He listens to suggestions and guides you with available options. His prices are competitive and he does his best not to incur additional costs. I would definitely work with Gaspar again.

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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