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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.

  • 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.

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4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy C.
Verified review

We hired David to create CAD drawings for plans we needed to get approved from the city. David came and met our contractor and made suggestions and observations that were helpful. It is obvious he has training in architecture and is knowledgeable about minimum requirements for city code. Drawings were approved by the city and we are happy with the results. I would not hesitate to hire David again.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Z.
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ISO Ideas designed our new home architecture and interior design in the Bay Area. We loved the modern style and customized details. They were very creative, fun to work with and also helped us to meet our budget. Most importantly they were very responsive and responsible to the last detail during construction. We were very grateful for their services.

Mayberry Workshop, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Flora M.
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I hired Adam to design our home's renovation. We want to turn our one story Victorian into a two story by digging out the basement and raising the house. Adam did a great job listening to us and included all the things we wanted in the new floorplans. He respected the old architecture of our home and neighborhood while incorporating our very modern aesthetic into the design. We're excited to see his plans come to life.

Angelina L.
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Jeff is hied by our company at the last minute notice, for a 4 story, 20,000 square foot condominium new construction design project in San Francisco. He is extremely patient and talented, energetic and efficient. I am very impressed with his skill of using the modern technology with all the most updated software, computer aided design tools. That will greatly increase the accuracy and choices, especially in such a complex scale. Jeff is also familiar with all the application process of obtaining planing permit, building permit and conditional use permit. He read PPA and Ruben design committee comments very carefully, implemented line by line, yet in the mean time, watching out for the owner's interest like a lawyer. We have dealed with many big name professionals in San Francisco before we reach this point, Jeff has the skill all in one, and has the unbeatable speed since he is light and mobile, comparing to the cumbersome organization that answers your phone call with a secretary. After we gain the planning permit, we will most likely to continue to heir him for the building permit process, since he is an excellent communicator, to integrate the design with Machanical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers. We believe he is the one for us.

Dave Kesler Architect
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
MARIA S.
Verified review

Great person, great service!

Nichols Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Joseph A.
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Daniel created a wonderful and elegant design. We are very happy!

THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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A long relationship with the owner going back many years of design build and architecture

Bittiker Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anupam S.
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Danny is a skilled professional who is dedicated to top quality design and construction. He designed an innovative solution to bringing light into our home using a combination of skylights and glass-flooring in our attic. He was meticulous in his research of different solutions, vendors and contractors, and even discovered old building plans for our home. Danny's artistic flare is also evident through his side projects, such as large home/office wood furnishings. I thoroughly recommend Bittiker Architecture to anyone seeking thoughtful, skilled and dedicated professionals.

Harris & Kasten, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Daryl H.
Verified review

Filled with innovative ideas that a lay person might not think of. Easy to work with and willing to do what you want accomplished. He did a major remodel for me and I wouldn't change a thing.

Tradecraft Architecture
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Justin M.
    Verified review

    Nick is a great architect who truly cares about your project. Nick met me at my home, did a full walkthrough, took very thorough notes and measurements. Over the following weeks; he delivered fantastic renderings and plans that were extremely detailed and high quality. Nick has tremendous experience and knowledge in architecture and construction that you can't find anywhere else. Nick is a great communicator and we became fast friends while completing the project! I would highly recommend Nick for any project, and can't wait to work with him again in the future.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Bal S.
    Verified review

    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.

    Rossington Architecture
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    John S.
    Verified review

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

    • 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.

    About

    I provide architectural drafting services for architectural and interior design firms throughout SF and the Bay Area.

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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 sustainable landscape, architecture, and construction business. We are a design/build firm focusing on custom spaces for people who value design and quality craftsmanship.

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    With talented and highly experienced team of architects, engineers, builders and designers, we work on the commercial and residential projects, ranging in size and complexity. We are well equipped to act as a single point of contact for all your construction and design needs! We have offices in 3 strategic locations in San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico City and London that offer high-end solutions across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Our aim is to build long term relations with our clients, offering you the advantage of excellent service, paramount attention and unbeatable quality, at an extremely competitive price. We are waiting for your interesting projects and ready to turn your dreams into reality!

    • 5 years in business
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    50 years + experience in science and technology Learning new t hings

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    I provide graphic, art and architecture designs. I use the creative suite Photoshop Illustrator and have the knowledge of InDesign to create graphic images, logos and artwork. I also do space planning and floor plans for residential and small commercial/office spaces.

    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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