The Baldwin Architectural Group

Marietta, GA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

The Baldwin Architectural Group brings years of experience in the Design Arena to help you achieve "your" goals not ours. We handle many custom design projects and have the creative talents to get you what you want but we don't stand in the way by trying to force designs on you that don't meet your needs or are not within your budgets. Of course if you want the next Architectural Wonder of the World we are ready to help with that as well.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I've worked in this field since I was in High School. I designed my first home during that time. This was while I was working for my Father's Firm. We enjoyed many Architectural Competitions during that time too. That gave me a lot of experience before even going to college to know what I wanted to do with my life. I have never looked back and continue to be excited for that next exciting project.

Location

Marietta, GA 30066

Background check

Complete

Years in business

31

Number of employees

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

14

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Dennis M. Oct 21, 2016
    Architectural Services
    Verified Review
    Many Thanks
    Christopher has been great to work with and very responsive in every email, text and delivery of the drawings.
  • Aishea D. Feb 14, 2015
    Architectural Services
    Verified Review
    M. Christopher B. Feb 14, 2015

    We designed a home for Aishea based on an Existing Foundation that was on the Site she purchased. Also this was all done via the internet since she was living overseas during this design period. That made it very difficult to always have the amount of communication necessary to meet all her needs. We made numerous updates and changes during that process but it was still very difficult to accommodate her visions and especially dealing with the existing footprint too. So we're sorry it didn't reach her goals but it isn't always possible when having only so much you can do within certain constraints. It is also very important to understand during most Home Design Projects that it is very rare for Homeowners to take on these projects. They're usually for the first time & last time. So there are a lot of unexpected experiences to say the least.

  • Patrick M. May 2, 2014
    Architectural Services
    Verified Review
    Christopher Has been great with listening with to our request/ needs. He is now in the process of drawing up a set of plans for us. We are looking forward to seeing the plans very soon. Overall I would highly recommend The Baldwin Architectural Group for your project
  • John H. Feb 22, 2014
    Architectural Services
    Verified Review
    While considering an addition to our home before deciding to move, my wife and I hired Chris to go over our options. We had a plan in place and Chris was able to give us some great ideas on what would work with our house. He also helped coordinate 3 contractors to come out to give us estimates on the work we were considering. All three were different in their approaches and gave us a lot to think about when considering our options. It was great to work with someone with the connections and knowledge Chris has. Even after Chris' job was done, he has stayed in touch and has been available. If we need an architect in the future, we'll be sure to contact Chris again.
  • Julie W. Jan 3, 2014
    Christopher has been a pleasure to work with. He is talented beyond any desctription I could articulate. He becomes involved and offers tremendous imput. He is creative and often times has better solutions than I could ever think of as well understands the process beyond his contractural offering. I will always use him for any architectural needs and refer him to anyone looking for a class act architect.
  • Chris W. Jan 2, 2014
    Architectural Services
    Verified Review
    I called Chris and he responded within 30 minutes, he then jumped onto my project the next day!!! He was very timely, professional and gave me plans in 3 days... Price point was awesome.. I would highly recommend Chris Baldwin to anyone looking for a Architect.. Chris Wilson All Phase Construction 678-608-9602

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
It used to be in the Architectural world we set up percent of construction numbers to handle the fees. These used to be in the 10-14% range for the smaller projects. And of course the larger projects would be a lower percentage like around 4 - 7%. But it is an analysis of how much time & effort will a project take. That's what it comes down to. How much time do we "think" it will take. And that is always up to speculation too.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We are required to do 12 Continuing Ed hours each year. I think we actually get more than that as a result of seeing the latest & greatest ideas that help us & you the client when dealing with the many different subjects that we are confronted with each day.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was born while my dad was in School studying to be an Architect. I was raised in and around this all my life and I have a Passion for creativity.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We do Residential New & Remodel Homes. We handle light to large Commercial Construction Projects. We've designed & built from ground up many building types. These would include Automotive Dealerships, Bank Buildings, Churches, Retail Centers, Multi-Family Condos & Apartments, Health Care Facilities including Assistant Living & Nursing Homes, Hotels, Restaurants, Mixed Use Facilities & many other building types.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
One of the first Restaurants that J. Christopher's Breakfast & Brunch started in 1996 we did a total renovation of it and it looks great. We're also working on a brand new Culture Change Nursing Home that we are hoping will get built within the next year. It totally recreates the atmosphere of the old run down buildings that are housing our elderly. We are looking at a design that gets rid of the long, long hallways and give the residents back their freedom to actually feel like they are still at home. As well as give their family members something that they don't mind going to. Check out some of our photos on all these projects.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Primarily that Time is Money. If you come to the Design Table with all your ideas thought out and have some fairly precise ideas of what you want to achieve that helps the time frame a great deal. Of course we put our creative experience to work on each project we undertake to give you the best results for your money. But if you put together an Ideabook, as we call it, you will speed up the process a great deal.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Architecture is a creative profession but we also have some limits on that creativity. It can be things like the most common one, your budget... We can only do so much for what we are given to work with. There are Limits on what we're working with too. What condition is the property in? If you are in the process of buying property you need to hire the professionals that know what to look for. We do that all the time. We call that "Due Diligence". Limits can also be encountered with the Permitting Officials. There are limits on the project you might desire due to what zoning & Building Codes will allow. That is our job too. We do the research to tell you if we think it is possible to handle the Building you want in the location you want to build it. These are just a few items, as there are many more.