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MF Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ze S.
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Mahya was the architect/designer for our house and she has been incredible. She listened to us and took what we told her and made it reality. She found spaces when there was no space. She has brought so much to the project and we're actually friends since she's such a friendly person. We've loved working with her and would highly recommend her skills, personality, professionalism to anyone.

STUDIO BANAA
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan L.
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Studio Banaa is wonderful to work with! Both Dane and Nastaran are amazing architects, creative in how they go about design, but really just good and honest people that know what they are doing. I have worked with them twice on two big projects in Oakland. They have been nothing but great to work with and I am happy to have them in my corner. Their level of knowledge when it comes to design is truly amazing. And, to top it off, they respond to emails promptly, answer their phone and treat everything professionally. It is rare to find such a great team that truly gets how to get things done with such a high level of customer service!

California Design Office
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Igor V.
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Vahid drew a plan that I later took to the San Francisco city department of building inspection and from the first try, changes to the apartment that we were planning to remodel had been approved. That tells me that Vahid is an architect who knows exactly what he is doing. He has printed 4 copies of the plan even though San Francisco department of building inspection requires only 2 copies. All 4 copies have been included into a price. I am definitely his client if I ever will need architectural plans drawn again in the future.

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Fely R.
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This is the first time I used Bay Area Design Solutions and I'm very please with their service and promptness. Yohan is very professional from the start to finish. He responds quickly when I need something. He was always on time and was able to delivered what he promised. I can highly recommend him and will definitely hire him again on my next listing.

  • 44 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jomo T.
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If you’re looking to do any rehab work on your home, Ben Tarcher & Associates should be the FIRST architects you should consider! I purchased my first home, a three unit Victorian house (built in 1908), at the end of 2012. The house was a real-fixer up! Notwithstanding its charm and obvious potential, the property was riddled with defects, including the need to (1) build a foundation (as none existed), and (2) completely gut the two downstairs units. Ben completely redesigned the two downstairs units. He provided me with a number of distinct architectural scenarios for using the space. Ben proved to be a fantastic resource. I found him to be extremely professional, creative, and a clear communicator, all qualities I appreciated as a new home owner.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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 !

Mayberry Workshop, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Curt H.
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Adam has a good nature about him. He is willing to help and is easy to work with. Most importantly he listens to your concerns. Has a great background in architecture and very good with contemporary type projects. I have used Adam for both residential & commercial TI's type projects. For both of these types of projects he has nailed the design and satisfied the user. Thanks Adam for your help.

Dave Kesler Architect
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
MARIA S.
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Great person, great service!

Bittiker Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandra C.
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Having worked with Danny for a number of years, I can attest to his high level of design and skill as an architect and a builder. His affable nature makes him a good communicator and solution-oriented. He is a fast and efficient, and I’d certainly recommend him for work of any size.

Bolinger Design Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
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I contacted Bolinger Design regarding previous owners non-permitted work on my house. Bruce went out of his way to ensure a complete set of plans were made, to include all previous changes since original build. Additionally Bruce worked with the planning and permits department to ensure the process went smoothly. Bruce went a step further and coordinated repairs and construction necessary to bring the house into compliance with the engineering firm of my choice. Bruce walked me through the process each step of the way, and answered questions completely when I was unsure of what was involved. I can't say enough how attentive Bruce was to my needs to complete this project that would have been overwhelming to me on my own. I would recommend Bolinger Design to anyone in need of an architect dealing with non-permitted work or otherwise.

Devgroup Architects
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anaite L.
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Tom was so helpful in our remodel. He was responsive and aware of meeting our expectations. He took time to understand what we wanted and made sure we were happy with the final product before it went to printing. His plans sailed through the City planning department permit process. The plans were easy for the contractor and designer to read and bring to fruition. He was very responsive when we had questions as the remodel progressed. Our final product is beautiful.

Rossington Architecture
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Excellent professional. Very good communicator. Open to alternatives. Imaginative. Super on details.

MJ modern stairways
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Farz D.
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Mehdi installed a glass stairway for my house. He was always on time and true to his estimate and timing. I found him to be very professional and a pleasure to deal with. He did an excellent installation for my house and I'm very happy with his workmanship. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tamra S.
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Great communication and results.

Kaplan Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • 33 years in business
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.

Architect SF
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
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.

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Since 1991 designing custom homes in San Francisco and beyond. First we listen to our clients, than we translate what we hear into architectural decisions.

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We specialize in constructing high-end residential and light commercial projects. We are dedicated to achieving a high level of customer satisfaction with each project we perform. We seek to achieve successful client relationships across time, so we can be your contractor for life, not just for a single project. If you are considering a custom home, room addition, kitchen or bath remodel, we are the right choice for your project. QSD Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contracting company. We have the capability to take your project from concept to completion. We tackle each project with a blend of self-performed work and subcontracted work. All of our subcontractors are licensed, bonded and insured and go through a rigorous screening process. By selecting QSD Construction, Inc., you will have all of the necessary trades for your project wrapped up in one contract and managed by the owner. Residential work includes the following: * Custom homes * Room additions * Kitchen remodels * Bathroom remodels * Decks and balconies * Hardscape * Drainage, irrigation and softscape * Custom cabinetry and built-ins * Fine finish carpentry, doors, moldings, etc. * Patio covers Commercial work includes the following: * Tenant improvements * Medical office improvements * Multi-family apartment renovations * Strip mall exterior renovations and facades * Condo common area renovations (pool, spa, community entrance, etc.)

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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. Utilizing the latest in building model information technology, HKA continually improves upon the design process and procedures where possible while employing cutting edge technology tools.

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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