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Browse these architects with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South San Francisco.

Micro Resorts
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amarjeet G.
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Very good landscape Architect and contractor

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MF Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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 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.

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

  • 44 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany C.
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I had a great experience with Ben! He got to know my project, a basement built-out, really well and made several improvements to our drawings that pushed us through the permit office. He picked up the project from a former architect without concern (something not all architects will do) as he understand the amount of work we'd already put in and didn't want to loose. He improved upon all of it and was the critical factor to jump start our project. He's personable, smart, fair, professional and very communicative. I am grateful to him for his work for us and I would absolutely recommend him.

Roberto B.
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I had Jeff do our plans for a new Tattoo shop in an existing building, we had to meet and navigate several ADA requirements with the City of Santa Rosa planning and building department. Jeff was very knowledgeable, competent dealing with the city for us. He is a very Personable Architect who was never too busy to to answer questions for myself, my contractor or my city of santa rosa planning technician. I would recommend Jeff and would not hesitate to use his service again, mo Bernal, Avenue Tattoo, and Anchor Rose Tattoo

Wen Guo Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex K.
Verified review

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

Anthony Medina Design
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ben W.
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Tony was an amazing architect from start to finish. He was a pleasure to work with - really listening to our needs and then being very responsive through all of our twists and turns as we figured out the best design of our home remodel. Also, his 3D modeling really helped us to visualize the home. I strongly recommend Tony for any project!

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!

see-architecture
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Djuna R.
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If I had another home project for renovation, I would totally work with Sarah again. My bathroom renovation was our first home renovation ever and being an obsessive researcher, I contacted every "highly qualified" architect in the SF area who had reasonable fees and time to take me in as a client. (It's crazy busy in Bay Area!) I picked Sarah because she: 1) Was easy to talk to, 2) was very Informative, 3) was transparent, 4) could understand my style and goals, and 5) Had reasonable pricing. She has a very strong background in Commercial design and has been slowly taking on personal residential projects. As someone who has never done any renovations before, I felt very comfortable working with her and communicating with her especially in the process of choosing designs, which I had no clue about. The construction company I picked is still in progress with my bathroom but as soon as it is ready, I will have it posted here. Thank you Sarah for a great experience thus far!

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

Bolinger Design Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
Verified review

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.

Ludwig Design
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Darrell B.
    Verified review

    David helped us turn ideas for a new lodge on our family’s cattle ranch into a reality. We started with requirements, concepts and dreams and ended up with a great building that not only accommodates our growing family but fits into a compound containing an 1870s ranch house and hay barn. At the onset, he parked his Airstream on site and spend days developing conceptual drawings, asking for feedback from us several times a day. When he left he had a really good idea of what was needed and we felt sure we had the right architect. David’s process makes him easy to work with: he listens; he takes ownership; he iterates his plans frequently so everyone is on the same page; does what he says he will do; he understands the builder’s challenges; and is practical and efficient. He uses computer-aided design tools that make it easy to communicate without face-to-face meeting. He had creative ideas to help us get past difficult code requirements. In addition to his design skills he is an artist and has excellent aesthetic judgment. I appreciated that David was willing to argue his recommendations (thoughtfully) but always stated that it was our home and his job to help us get what we wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend David and hope to work with him again. If you work with David, give him his head; he will amaze you.

    • 15 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Steve H.
    Verified review

    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.

    Kirill Ostrovsky
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Sofia E.
    Verified review

    It was a pleasure working with Well Made and their principal architect, Kirill Ostrovskiy. I'm looking forward to more projects together!

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

    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.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Elizabeth M.
    Verified review

    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.

    KRAO
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jarrett P.
      Verified review

      The entire experience was wonderful. Kyle is a wonderfully detailed and creative architect.

      • 27 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tamra S.
      Verified review

      Great communication and results.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Virginia M.
      Verified review

      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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      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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      Los Gatos, CA

      • Project type
        Draftsperson/CADD
      • Location
        Home
      • Project size
        Medium (house)
      • Details
        Need existing floor plan for 1,586 square-foot tract house. I'm considering a kitchen update or remodel.
      • $520
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