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Top 10 Restaurant Architects near Sanford, FL

1. Johnston Group Development & Design, Inc.
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  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Sanford, FL
"We live in a community where every home is the same, yet EVERYONE that walks into our home is in awe! “WOW…wow, is this the same house?” This unexpected reaction is a result of the customized renovations we made to this "cookie cutter" home in South Florida. From the exterior, no one would know we changed a thing and due to the HOA rules we cannot, but it has become our DREAM HOME! Last year we purchased a 2002 Divosta built 3 bedroom+ Oakmont model in Palm Beach Gardens. As an estate sale, this home was a great buy; it was one story, had the square footage we desired, and it was located on an excellent lot with a desirable southeastern exposure and water views. We loved the location of the community and the amenities however, the floor plan and functional space was not ideal for our family. The house was also situated on water, yet none of the rooms captured the lake views, and the kitchen was isolated and far too small. We decided to move forward with the purchase and agreed that we would seek the help of an architectural design specialist to transform this property into what we needed. We solicited a few architectural design firms that would consult on a custom home renovation project. It was a challenging process to identify someone but in the end, Nathan Aleskovsky of the Johnston Group who came with high recommendations was the ideal partner for our project! He was highly responsive, innovative, and professional. When he gave us design ideas and options he walked us through his vision and laid out the steps that would be necessary for this project. Nathan Aleskovsky made himself available based on our schedules, and often times it was at night or on weekends. Being so resourceful, he was able to secure blueprints on our home and draft the renovation plans quickly as he knew we were anxious to get started. He also introduced us to some helpful websites, provided guidance on our material selections, and advised on some color choices (even though that wasn’t part of the scope) which pulled the design all together. We never envisioned what could be done with the guidance of a talented architectural designer, but Nathan Aleskovsky of the Johnston Group believed he could transform this home into our dream home, and he did just that! We are so pleased that we selected the Johnston Group and couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome!"

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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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