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Whittier Architectural Designers

Browse these architectural designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Whittier.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa R.
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After purchasing our new construction home in the Sky Ridge Community, we had several contractors come out to submit design plans and bids. Being from the area and owning our previous home just 5 miles away, we had contractors we have used before also participate in the process. Ultimately we took a chance on the unknown and went with DG Construction. Our gamble paid off we ended up with a beautiful back yard and quickly learned to trust Owner David Gomez with his ideas. The process from start to finish was very smooth and his team was very professional and hard working. DG construction met all their timelines and delivered a transparent billing process that was easy to follow and didn't have any surprises. If you are a serious about using DG Construction reach out David and I am willing to let him show you an example of his work.

Thomas Lee Cloud
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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When Chris and his father Tom built an 800sq.ft. detatched two story structure on my property in Costa Mesa. From the get go they were timely and well versed in the art of construction. The job came in on time and at the proposed budget. The overall experience was very good and I would use them again if they'd travel to Hawaii to work for me.

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Steve Fry Construction
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle H.
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Steve was knowledgeable, thorough, professional, and courteous. I definitely plan to hire him again in the future for handyman and construction projects.

Pikul Inc / Apcotects
4.2
from 21 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
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My house was updated and remodeled by APCO. I have worked with a number of contractors. APCO is very different. APCO has Laura and Alan who are very talented designers. Their design ideas turned my house into a showcase - something I could not have imaged on my own. They were honest and dedicated to pleasing me. I highly recommend APCO.

F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Abe I.
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Fady was very helpful, positive, knowledgable and went the whole 9 yards to make sure everything went as planned and on time. He was always there when we needed him, and found every way possible to design what we wanted while saving us money. He took our project as if it was his own. Stellar job. We highly recommend the FT group and we are blessed to have found him

  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Anna H.
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Our kitchen and bathroom renovation went so smoothly!! The owner, Guy, has a great eye for design and space planning so we just followed his lead because his ideas were so much better than ours. And at the end of it all, the execution was unmatched. This is definitely a company that cares about their clients. There was always somebody there to answer the phone, we had guys cell phone number in case we had any questions, and his staff is always pleasant and helpful. I would definitely hire him again.

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NXT Design
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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I love working with NXT Design. Not only does their team always bring talented designers to the table, but NXT Design can help to solidify an overall brand experience. This was crucial to us as our shared office spaces rely on a strong brand experience in each location. We always hire NXT Design to create the look and feel of all of our offices. They've created a standard for our brand as we continue to expand. NXT Design is also flexible and very easy to work with. They understand branding and design, as well as the construction and development side of it. NXT Design created several craft furniture pieces for us that added a quality custom look we needed. They are also able to assist with quality control of build out of our spaces. We're so grateful for all of their help.

Digs and Dwellings
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Patt S.
Verified review

Oscar Morales our draftsman has been very helpful on our home remodel. He is extremely knowledgeable and created architectural plans for us to submit our project to the City as owner/builder. His fees are very fair. He is a team player who works well with others, seeks out good resources, and has helped us to move forward on our project in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Oscar for your project.

  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Monique A.
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Enjoyed working with Victoriantek Design! Ray was amazing and had great attention to detail!

Interior Design Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom N.
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I have worked with many building designers and Reza is unique in that he listens to his clients and tries to incorporate their ideas into a design that is practical and functional. He has an easygoing personality, accommodates changes, and has many contacts in the building trades. He obtained all of the necessary permits for me and helped legalize an unpermitted addition. I will definitely use his services again.

CP Design Services
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary M.
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Cristian was amazing. I needed to convert the space above my garage to an ADU... he did the drawings, worked with the plan check, worked with the inspector ... it was a seamless process with Cristian. He is incredibly reliable, honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend him.

Torrence Architects
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa A.
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Aaron and his team at Torrence Architects are extremely talented. They are able to blend superior design with sensibility for a busy family. Aaron is very knowledgeable, patient, easy to work with and has a very strong work ethic. We would highly recommend him for any size project and am looking forward to working with his team again in the near future.

  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Samsum S.
Verified review

Paul was extremely professional, reliable, responsive, and always made time to speak regarding anything pertaining to his job. He is a true professional who helped me get through a difficult legalization process. I would give Paul my absolute highest recommendation for anyone looking for a quality and reasonable architect.

HG Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen M.
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I'm an interior designer and I often need to show my clients 3D renderings of my ideas. Hany easily understands what I'm going for and always delivers. He's super nice and easy to work with, quick, reliable and reasonable. I'm always recommending him to people. I can't say enough great things about Hany.

VC Architecture & Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Scott J.
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Raj was very responsive and helpful guiding me through the design and permit process. He was always very patient, personable and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

ECCO Design Build
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Tarek S.
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I hired Ecco to design and build our room addition. They provided high-quality work. Their bid was a little higher than everyone else, but in the end, it was well worth it.

Seikun Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aurora T.
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Kuo was referred to me by a friend who had previously worked with him on multiple projects. Kuo most certainly lived up to the expectations. I asked him for a simple yet abstract design that had stumped me and several other designers that I had hired. He had a very prompt response when I reached out to him. He very timely drew up some designs that were absolutely stunning. In addition, he was meticulous and understanding of my vision. Overall, I would definitely recommend him to colleagues.

RR Architectural Designer
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Really fantastic experience with them, exceptionally professional, very competitive pricing, and great work.

Creately
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Madlen P.
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Professional service and great eye for design! John and his team are very professional, creative and most importantly they have great eye for design. They delivered the project on time. Very happy with the service and quality of work. I will highly recommend!

Archiplus Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto A.
Verified review

Joy to work with Matteo, has been able to translate our Ideas into Reality, Fast Turnaround. Excellent Architectural 3D Knowledge, City Codes and Work Ethics. Always On Time and on Budget. Highly recommended !

Pickard Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
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I loved working David Pickard. He helped me design my beautiful beach cafe. Vibes Long Beach coming soon!

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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