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San Jose Residential Architects

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MaHya Designs
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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.

California Design Office
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 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.

  • 44 years in business
  • 6 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.

DesignIntent
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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Ruhina is the consummate professional.in terms of both design and follow through.the two most important aspects of the design delivery process. we have worked on a number of homes on the peninsula, and the results have been stellar. her technical skills are also excellent. i would enlist ruhina for landscape architectural services without reservation.

Dave Kesler Architect
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Great person, great service!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
D. G.
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​OpenBay Design designed a large addition with 1 new story in my multi-family rental building. I was very satisfied with the process and was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly it all went. The team was knowledgeable in code and permit requirements, thoughtful in the design, personable and easy to work with. I have recommended this firm to others looking to renovate or build new residential (houses or multi-units) and commercial spaces and buildings. - Satisfied building owner, Oakland

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

Onda Rosa Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

Beausoleil Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Benson Y.
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Bob and Christine have been doing an excellent job to architect the whole basement remodeling of my San Francisco property. They provided professional input and suggestions in the designs and updated all drawing requirement in order to get the City's building permit. Great Thanks!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

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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.

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We specialize in residential and commercial painting services. From small jobs to big jobs, we do them all. We offer textured work, drywall, smooth wall, acoustic ceiling removal, power washing, dry rot repair, water damage repair, and fence and deck repair. Please call now for a free estimate. We will match any price that you have.

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

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We have been a full-service residential remodeling company, serving Santa Clara County since 1977. We are certified "green", certified by the EPA for lead-free renovations, and have been associated with NARI since 1981.

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Since 1991 designing custom homes in San Francisco and beyond.

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

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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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