Find a residential architect near Atlanta, GA

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3. Don Je Ent LLC
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  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Atlanta, GA
"I would HIGHLY recommend this talented architect! Josh is an outstanding architect in my view! Josh is very organized, extremely intelligent and has an amazing eye for design. It only took one face to face meeting to realize that Josh’s talent far exceeded other architects I had interviewed. I was continually impressed by his attention to detail thru the process and his ability to balance client desire with incredible insight into new home design ideas. I hired Josh initially because his cost point was reasonable compared to other architects who wanted as much as $3-8K! Grant it I already had my floor plan 95% completed so I was able to get a bit of a discount for his service but even with all the changes in the floor plan I made, countless emails and phone calls all times of the day to Josh, his final costs remained fair and reasonable. His willingness to make countless changes to my floor plan was, I’m sure, exhausting for him. I just can’t thank him enough for his patience and positive attitude about it all. It didn’t matter what day it was or what time of day it was he always receive my change(s) well and turnaround time was quite acceptable! Josh never complained about the number of changes, and he was always more than willing to make any and all changes that I needed. Josh was also incredibly responsive when it came to providing updated floor plans after changes, after more change and then even more changes (sorry Josh :^)), new exterior design changes and detailed drawings. My builder was very impressed with Josh’s detailed construction drawings which included more detail than drawings from an architect charging $8K! My builder further indicated he would use Josh for future projects and even refer clients to Josh if they needed an architect. Josh was very helpful also in designing the exterior (elevations) of my new home. I wanted something modern and he offered great alternatives which were finalized in my overall plan. Because we had to work around my final floor plan, I ended up with mid-century modern instead of modern but I’m very, very happy with the design and very happy with Josh’s input and design ideas that moved the project forward. So if you’re looking for an architect that is not going to take you to the bank! That’s talented, positive, patient, creative and responsive, and delivers an excellent product then Josh is your guy! He’s fair, professional and wants his clients to be happy with his service. It was a real pleasure working with Josh! I liked Josh a lot and I think you will too! With a blend of his personal style and an understanding of mine (as an interior decorator myself) led to a beautiful and unique design plan both inside and outside my new home! Construction probably won’t be completed until the summer of 2020! I’m soooooo excited! Thanks Josh !!!! (I’ll send you a pic when I move in!)"

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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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