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  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Walnut Creek, CA

Jessica C.

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It was a pleasant experience working with Vahid. I needed an architect to help me design a small commercial space and that is when I found Vahid through Thumbtack. We came across a couple of hurdles through the submittal process, however, Vahid was very attentive to my needs and was also very reliable. Overall, I am pleased with the results and glad that Vahid was part my process.

Maher M.

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On time, understands the city and permits, told us how to speak to the review board, has good design ideas. Thank you for the job you did.

Arvind S.

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Vahid did the drawing for my refinishing project. He did an excellent job.

  • 14 years in business
  • Albany, CA

Audi C.

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I've worked with Fernando on several real estate rehab projects and I was able to get my drawings done for a lot less! I got my projects done right, on-time and on-budget - Fernando did a great job!

Cesar Sifuentes SE Y.

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Fernando is a clever and ingeneuos architect and a good AutoCAD operator. He is a good listener and has an easy going personality that is fun to work with.

Guillermo O.

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Fernando is a very meticulous detail oriented draftsman. I would recommend his services to draft as-built drawings of existing structures.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Millbrae, CA

JJ W.

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Wen is absolutely amazing. Her knowledge of design and architecture were very apparent both in breadth and depth. She was very responsive and communicative, and her schedule was flexible. Her ideas and solutions were backed by numbers and plans, which I very much liked along with her attention to detail. She was also very flexible with her work, able to provide both practical and highly aesthetic solutions. She also has a network of contractors and solutions providers, and is efficient at managing and leveraging these teams. I would highly recommend Wen for residential and commercial interior/exterior design, architectural design, lighting, and general design work.

Eric W.

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We used Wen to draw up and submit plans on our kitchen and bath remodel. This was the first time that my wife and I had gone through this type of project and let me tell you it is and was stressful. Wen helped ease the stress and did a great job helping us layout what we wanted. Her prices were half the prices of other architects and her help was greatly appreciated. Thank you Wen my family and I love the remodel.

William G.

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Loved Wen's design! We had several rental properties that were in very bad shape and we called on Wen to handle the remodel. She managed the construction crew to update the kitchens and bathrooms and then did the interior design of our units with lovely colors and furniture. We were able to rent our units out quickly with high rates. It even set a new record for the neighborhood!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Nada G.

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The team is young and energetic. They are so friendly to work with. We were mostly impressed by the high level design quality with reasoble construction cost which was important to us. We appreciated their effort in maximizing value of the property and they are honest with their fees and always transparent with their tasks. we felt they've also saved us so much time and money. Though we didn't agree with Some of the design decisions at the beginning. They carefully explained to us, and we were happy to see the end result they have imagined from the beginning. If you are looking for new ideas and good value, I highly recommended ISO !

Jane H.

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We hired Fay and her team to work on our mountain hotel lobby renovation and club house. We were truly impressed by the her team's creative thoughts and efficiency. We hired an architect before them but ISO ideas produces much better quality work and with fast turn around. They were very versatile to address our requests and very friendly professionals to work with. I highly recommend to other business and home owners.

Mahya

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  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 52 min

Andy N.

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My first project on Thumbtack and I was apprehensive and Mahya put all my concerns to rest. She understood my project, gave me feedback on maximizing my construction effort and most importantly was responsive and professional. I have another project planned for next year and Mahya will be my architect. Oh, before I forget, she has a strong network of equally qualified structural engineers and energy consultants. Working with her was an absolute pleasure. I HIGHLY recommend her.

Caroline C.

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Mahya is a talented designer. Her design for my small and worn out 1970s kitchen is not only lovely, it also exponentially improves functionality. Additionally, Mahya writes well, something that matters to me. It is a pleasure working with her.

Cheryl L.

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Mahya's design work went beyond my expectations! She completed the job when she said she would and produced quality work. I will definitely work with her again!

  • San Francisco, CA

Stan S.

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I have hired Gregg De Meza and his firm on two important architectural projects: one for my home and one for my offices. In both cases, the results were spectacular. Gregg’s design sense and scope of resources are so far beyond any other architect we interviewed that I can’t imagine working with anyone else. He sees big and then makes it work, to the smallest nuance and the most stringent budget concern. To me, this is a critical distinction: His unique vision of what can be done to bring an environment alive comes first and the operational and fiscal discipline is then applied to make it feasible. There are plenty of firms that think bottom up: I want top down. Under Gregg’s personal involvement and direction, DMA recently completed my company’s offices. It was a challenging assignment: an older three-story loft in downtown San Francisco that had to be gutted and rebuilt to meet our operational requirements. But those were only part of the requirements: it also had to retain the light coming in through forty feet of windows; had to blend new and old; and it had to represent the attitude of my company, which is a combination of luxury, drama, provocation and humor – none of which could distract from the hardcore professionalism of who we are and what we do. When the project was completed I wanted our clients to say two things: “I want to work here myself,” and “this is exactly how I imagined your offices would look.” I wanted my employees to say one thing: “I love where I work.” For myself, I didn’t want to be proud of our offices; I wanted to be thrilled silly every day I walked through the front door. Mission completely accomplished by DMA. I have repeatedly watched our clients’ jaws drop upon entering. I have witnessed the steady stream of our people’s friends and family members who are given the tour. And I have gotten the “when are you coming home?” call many times, not realizing that I have lost 30 minutes here, an hour there, just walking around and examining the finished space from various sightlines. Gregg De Meza personally radiates competency and care in what he does and so does his team. If God is in the details, they are fighting a holy war on their client’s behalf. As a business owner who flatters myself that I have a strong sense of fiscal responsibility and a sophisticated sense of design and quality, I wouldn’t work with anyone else. If you are considering an architect for your own business or home, I recommend DMA and am happy to answer any further questions. Stan Slap slap stan@slapcompany.com

Nolan L.

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When I first met Gregg through a mutual friend, I was a new and first time homeowner about to embark on a 54 square foot bathroom remodel (The house I bought was built in 1932 and still had the bathroom from that era.) that I foolishly thought I could accomplish myself. My engagement with Gregg started out as a series of floor plan ideas and evolved into the entire bathroom renovation. Gregg designed custom cabinetry for me, and he (and one of his associates) selected most of the fixtures and finishes as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process with him, and there was opportunity to make some decisions based on a selection he had curated for me. Because the scope of the work that Gregg performed for me evolved, the engagement lasted about six months in total. I couldn't be happier with the finished product. The bathroom has been "in use" for about 18 months now, and it's still my favorite room in the house. Once I have enough in the bank, the next remodel I'd like to do is the kitchen. You can bet that Gregg will be at the top of the list!

Theodore C.

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This guy is very creative, but welcomed and worked with our ideas. He designed a bathroom for us. We had fun, yet knew that result would be solid and beautiful.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Carlos, CA

James H.

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Margaret helped us with a home in San Mateo in the last two years. Given our limited space contstraints she did a wonderful job organizing our home. She has a great command of the tooling required to architect and she's able to make changes quickly on the fly and take feedback. She was extremely responsive at all times including at night. Finally, she also was able to deal with the myriad of city complaints and issues and got the permits for construction relatively quickly. Highly reccommend her!

Jim C.

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Margaret took over a project in turmoil and turned it around immediately. Her architectural and CAD skills enabled us to meet strict city timelines and guidelines with ease. We would recommend using Oak View Designs.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Steve H.

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David was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to speak with. He gave us an extremely thorough explanation of the basics of soundproofing, went over all the details particular to our location, and showed us lots of materials and methods. He gave an honest assessment of what would and would not be possible and at what cost, and offered to help with any further assistance we'd need depending on what route we decide to go. I was impressed and delighted.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • South San Francisco, CA

Tony S.

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I needed someone to help draft the plans to for an entire remodel - front / back yard, deck, 3x bathrooms, 1 master bedroom, kitchen and staircase. I found Nils on Thumbtack and was glad that I did. Nils is very knowledgeable, patient and above all, easy to work with. I would choose Nils in the future if I needed drafting work again.

Alex K.

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Nils is a great architect/contractor. He worked on a project for me a few years ago and the finished results was perfect.

David A.

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Nils designed a master bathroom addition for us. We were very pleased with his work and ideas.

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Albany, CA

Tamra S.

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Great communication and results.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Elizabeth M.

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The architect came to our first appointment well prepared. He had done research on the property and was well informed about city regulations that affected our suggested designed. His communication style is clear and precise. His first appointment was complementary.

  • 33 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA

Nancy M.

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I worked with Ed Kaplan on our bathroom remodel and he was wonderful. Ed listened well to what I wanted and also offered some great ideas. He helped me through every step of the project including coordinating and following up with the contractor to make sure things were being done as planned. Ed is personable, knowledgeable and skilled at his job. He was such a pleasure to work with and our new bathroom is beautiful! I would highly recommend him.

  • San Francisco, CA

Chris P.

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I retained Mr. McDonald to re design an apartment building in the San Francisco Marina District which was built in 1928. The mandate was to preserve the building's period charm; yet increased the living area. The suggestions were relatively simple and he was able to enlarge both the kitchen and bathroom without changing the envelope of the building............and all the work was done with permits which is very complicated in San Francisco! His services were the cheapest money I ever spent and enhanced the rental value of the units.

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

John S.

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Excellent professional. Very good communicator. Open to alternatives. Imaginative. Super on details.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA

Bal S.

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Chris is a good architect and we found him very easy to work with. He listens to what the client is looking for and try to incorporate the ideas into the architectural plan.

  • 17 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA

Matt M.

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I hired Francisco for a unit expansion project in San Francisco. Building anything in San Francisco can be very challenging and frustrating and you need someone who can navigate the various city agencies and your neighborhood with both calmness and street smarts. Francisco is the guy you want on your side when you run into challenges as he is able to craft solutions and generate consensus. He is very well regarded and has great relationships at the planning department which is critical in getting your plans approved with as few headaches as possible. I would not hesitate to hire him again.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Burlingame, CA

Virginia M.

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Gary Diebel was very professional and responsive. I was not able to use him as the scope of my project change. When I contacted him to move forward he was too busy.

  • 38 years in business
  • San Jose, CA

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I offer residential design services, specializing in additions and remodels. A full service is provided, from the initial visit to the design and construction.

  • 39 years in business
  • Walnut Creek, CA

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Harriman Kinyon Architects, Inc. is a professional services architecture firm established in 1979. Our almost forty year history gives us a depth of experience in virtually all construction types. The firm’s experienced project management teams are organized in a manner that allows them to meet the needs of each Client. Each project is assigned a Project Manager or Project Architect who monitors the project from beginning to end. Quality assurance reviews, led by principals Don Kinyon and David Kim, round out the project management team. The principals maintain involvement with each project and aid in communication, especially during the initial phases as well as during construction. Coordination efforts between the various engineering disciplines are accomplished seamlessly due to long-established consultant relationships that are well defined and maintained. Our uncompromising commitment to personal attention combined with efficient construction management ensures that our Client’s projects meet the criteria they specify. Our firm’s solid reputation stems from the success of approximately 1,000 projects in Northern California, Central California, Southern California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah.

  • 17 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA

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We offer custom home design. Martinkovic Milford Architects is a multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm. We specialize in high-end residential architecture, corporate and medical office, retail, and restaurant design. Martinkovic Milford strives to understand our client's unique interests and aspirations, and infuse each project with insightful, strategic, and creative solutions. Our respect for project budgets and schedules, together with our passion for quality architecture, allow us to deliver the maximum benefit to the people who matter most of our clients. By leveraging the power of thoughtful architectural design, Martinkovic Milford's mission is to invigorate the home and enrich lives.

  • San Francisco, CA

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Since 1991 designing custom homes in San Francisco and beyond.

  • Berkeley, CA

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Bryant Architects can assist you with any or all phases of the design, permit and building process. We work closely with our clients to come up with creative solutions to match their vision, lifestyle and budget. Typical architectural services include: * pre-design services * preliminary design * design development * construction documents: bidding/evaluation services * construction administration About half of our projects are residential in nature and range from minor remodels/additions to new custom homes to multi-unit developments. Our other works include restaurants, neighborhood markets, food processing facilities, tenant improvements, and site planning. We also offer project feasibility evaluation, capital improvement planning and expert ADA design and assessment services. Our network of engineers and professional consultants enables us to take on a wide range of projects. Our combined efforts throughout the design and building process help ensure against unnecessary surprises or conflicts within the work. Contractors appreciate the completeness and clarity of our drawings and contract documents. Our attention to detail makes it easier to correctly bid and construct your project. This can help avoid unnecessary project delays and costly construction change orders. We foster a close working relationship between the owner, contractor and architect, as the best means to achieve success. Providing outstanding design that is responsive to the clients' program, budget, vision and goals is our top priority. We strive to address all of our clients' practical needs, while exceeding their design expectations. Whether your project is large or small, ready to begin, or just a wishful dream, we can help you make your project a success.

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA

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We prepare the plans for the customer to obtain the building permit when it is needed and in cases, such as a new addition with or without structural calculation. Kitchen remodels, mayor interior remodels, and additions do require plans and permits. We help coordinate all the sub-trades in order to complete the set of plans, i.e. civil engineer, structural engineer, T-24 for most residential cases. We create the sketches, 3D renderings, and walkthroughs, so that the customer can visualize the project before it is done. This way we help both customer and G.C. to understand the project and to minimize change orders. Our first consultation is free with no obligation.

  • San Francisco, CA

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Creating architecture in this city should be rewarding and enjoyable! My San Francisco architectural firm has been helping home owners and builders navigate the bureaucratic and complicated world of residential design and construction for over 10 years. I have been licensed in California since 1995. I can provide you with the following services: * Creative insight to solve your design problem with respect towards your needs and budget * Thorough understanding of cost implications of design proposals because I coordinate with the appropriate builders and engineers (Every good project is the result of its team members!) * In-depth understanding of San Francisco Planning and Building Department requirements * Well practiced at finding the appropriate builder through experience and competitive bids * Many client references available for projects ranging from small interior work to large structural or construction projects Mike Larkin Architecture is a small firm with low overhead costs and I can pass the savings on to you with competitive rates. Please feel free to call with your inquiries.

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Poloz Architects is seeking to elevate the human life experience through beauty of design, where light, air, forms and created landscape play marvelous role. Founded as an architecture and design firm in 1999, today we serve clients through integrated delivery of planning, architecture, interiors, landscaping design, renovation, and adaptive reuse.

  • Santa Clara, CA

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We are a professional interior design firm. We provide services from conceptual development to construction.

  • San Francisco, CA

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We are a full-service architecture firm, specializing in residential and commercial projects of any size and scope. Our goal is to provide a high-quality design that meets the client's programmatic needs, is within budget and is on schedule. By working closely with the client, we develop an overall project vision, wherein light, rhythm, textures, patterns and materials are utilized to create beauty, balance and visual interest to meet this project vision. We excel at developing creative, unique and affordable design solutions, regardless of project size, scope or budget and believe that quality design is possible in all architectural styles. At JTA, we feel sustainability, energy conservation and resource efficiency are important aspects of all projects and keep these issues in the forefront of our designs. We see each and every project as a way to create something unique and wonderful. Feel free to contact us to discuss any project you might be considering.

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My services include: * architecture * design * building and planning code research, and analysis * master planning * programming or integration of requirements * feasibility studies * permit drawings * construction drawings * detailed design * permitting * construction administration

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We are a San Francisco full-service architectural design and planning firm that is specializing in education facilities, single-family/multifamily housing, and commercial projects. We have extensive experience with renovations, ADA, and seismic retrofit projects. We will work closely with you and provide exceptional designs within your budget. We will develop concepts and alternatives, produce comprehensive construction documents, work with the building and planning departments to get your projects approved, and will manage the construction phase effectively to completion.

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Below is a summary of my educational background: * Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1971 * Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967 * Intern and Guide, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, 1964 * Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, Illinois, 1963 I offer full design services which include site planning, schematic design, design development, construction drawings and services related to construction. My projects range in size from kitchens and baths to whole-house remodels including additions and new houses. Most are within the Bay Area, and most of these are within San Francisco itself, where I live. I usually do not accept work outside these areas. I have had over thirty years of experience working on design solutions that, first and most importantly, please my clients but which are, secondly, well received by the close-by neighbors, which is a key to thirdly, easier and faster acceptance by San Francisco's planning department (including the zoning administrator, in case a variance is involved). Although I have had a very high percentage of variance applications for clients that are approved, I also try to design to avoid having a variance be necessary, avoiding variances when possible. I am happy to explain more, show previous projects, etc. at an initial meeting at no charge. My clients appreciate how my designs can be either traditional (more contextual) or modern, depending on the context. My designs tend to mature into built projects that have manners and which are gracious good neighbors which co-exist easily with other older nearby houses. They have also been characterized as having curb appeal and are usually well received by neighbors for that very reason. A historic prototype is often helpful in grounding a design and instilling it with historic precedent as well as enhancing its wider appeal. On the interiors, I strive for light-filled and volume spaces, the use of materials including wood, synthetic stones and veneer plaster, and reasonably sized kitchens and baths. Lately, I have been designing green solutions using photovoltaic panels on the roofs and, if south facing, rear elevations in steel and glass, not being as restricted there nearly so much at the front, usually the public or street side, of the design.

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Collaborative Design Architects Inc. (CDA Inc.) provides comprehensive professional services in the areas of planning, programming, architectural design and construction management. Our clients cover both public and private sectors throughout the western United States. As a team leader, we provide integrated mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering services through ongoing collaborations with local engineering firms. Established in 1979, Collaborative Design Architects has offices located in San Francisco and Oakland. The scope of services provided by Collaborative Design Architects Inc. include the following: * Site planning/long-range master planning * Facilities needs and analysis investigations * Facilities feasibility studies * Due diligence reports * Functional programming * Budget and life cycle cost estimates * Process regulatory agency approvals * Grant and funding source identification and application assistance * Architecture * Structural engineering * Civil engineering * Mechanical, piping and sprinkler (MPS) * Electrical, lighting, controls and security system design * Interiors * Custom cabinetry and furniture design * Construction inspection * Landscape architectural design * Development consulting * Construction management These are provided through integrated teamwork with firms with which we have long-term relationships. CDA Inc. has been providing planning, architectural design and construction management for over 20 years. Our work in analyzing, rehabilitating and creating the built environment for both our public and private clients can be seen throughout the western United States. From due diligence reports and funding application through renovation and new construction design services, CDA Inc. brings significant experience and creativity to the process. The following are a sample of CDA Inc.'s major clients: * Pacific Union Company, San Francisco, California * American Stores Properties, Inc., National Headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah * First Interstate Bank, San Francisco, California * KLUR Eight Television, Billings, Montana * Placer Title Company, Sacramento, California * CU Planning and Building, Huntington Beach, California * Girls Incorporated of Alameda County * Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Oakland, California * The Homestead Business Park, Billings, * City of San Leandro, California * City of South San Francisco * City of Danville, California * City of San Carlos, California * City of Ontario, California * City of Alameda, California * City of Bay Point, California * City of Emeryville, California * City of Hayward, California * City of Billings, Montana * City of San Leandro Redevelopment Agency * Contra Costa County, California * Alameda County, California * Alameda County Redevelopment Agency * San Leandro Unified School District, San Leandro, California

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We are a full-service design and document architecture firm. We provide full range of services, including pre-design through construction administration for commercial and residential projects throughout California. Seasoned with 20+ years of experience, we offer ideas and solutions for traditional tastes and will offer new ways of thinking about your building, the choice of components, and how you define your lifestyle. There are many variables that define the realm of a project and we will cater our service package to complete the vision. Call to discuss your project today! We offer a vision for success, here at Eric Shephard Architects.

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We provide architecture, planning and design services. With experience in residential and commercial design, from kitchens to entire neighborhoods, we approach projects with an emphasis on logical problem solving and a clean aesthetic.

  • El Cerrito, CA

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Provide Architectural design services for renovation and remodeling of existing homes, and design of new homes.

  • 5 years in business
  • Marina, CA

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CS Architects is a growing small firm. We provided design and drafting services for lots of small- to medium-sized residential projects. We help you to remodel and have the permits with minimum cost. Stop worrying about the cost, and let us achieve your dream home.

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I am a California-licensed architect with thirty years of experience. I am proficient in new construction, remodel, tenant improvement and modernization projects, along with surveying existing properties and performing construction administration tasks. I am motivated and deadline-driven, and I posses strong creative design abilities. I am customer-focused and is taking extreme pride in working with clients, realizing their projects from inception through completion. I am skilled in Auto CADD, desktop and Microsoft Office.

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