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  • 30 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Robert F.
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Russ Harrison and his crew (John and Bob) did a fantastic job. I was impressed with the knowledge and doing things the right way. He know what he's doing and I would not hesitate to use his services in the any projects going forward.

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Jerry
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin C.
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Jerry helped me out with his architectural services. I was in a bit of a hurry and he delivered! He always responded to my calls and emails quickly and with courtesy. Highly recommended!!

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BR Design & Architecture
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
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i have just hired BR Design & Architecture to do the architect drawing. So far i've received exact communication and feedback and they are easily accessible via phone and they work pretty fast. As this project unfolds and comes to completion i will update my ratings. Kathy Collins

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas W.
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Needed some more detailed calculations and architectural stamps on drawings for my home in Chicago second story addition. Roman came through in the clutch, was very professional and was a pleasure to do business with. I'd recommend Roman to anyone looking for a highly experience, detail oriented architect.

Remodel Partner, Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Robert P.
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john built a 12'x20' addition to our home. From the start he was courteous, friendly and professional. He was always available for questions and oversaw the project every step of the way. His contractors worked quickly and efficiently. We are very pleased with the finished addition.

Wildesign Architects LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Dave has created some of the most impressive performance spaces we have ever worked on. As an Audio/Video/Lighting (AVL) Integrator we rely heavily on the initial architectural design as well as the collaborative approach to creating a space that is going to both look and sound incredible. We have found that because of Dave's innovation, design nuances and attention to detail on every project, we are able to provide a higher quality AVL System at a lower cost than we would with a lesser skilled architect.

CBJ Architects, P.C.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John H.
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I have worked with CBJ Architects on several projects over the past 10 years. Very thorough and attention to detail. Also very easy to work with on projects and putting the team together for projects.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles A.
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Nice guys did a great job. Would use them again they are the real deal Charles amann

D.Clark Architects, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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Still working with Doug on a project in progress. He has been outstanding, clearly talented at what he does, a good communicator and seems well-connected in both the contractor and permit-acquisition worlds, which is especially helpful for people like us who have no experience in either. His designs are wonderful and have terrifically adapted to a very difficult, jigsaw-puzzle-like split-level floor plan. This requires a degree of three-dimensional thinking that I believe is a gift. We highly recommend Doug and those working with him to anyone needing architectural design work and construction support.

Hrivnak Associates, Ltd.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald T.
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After my home inspection I had some concerns regarding the structure. I hired John to take a look at the home and give his expert opinion. He not only did a great job at that but went above and beyond and took a look at many other pain points I had from the initial report. He also spoke directly with the home owner regarding some repairs that should be made and instructed how the home owner could do so. The home owner ended up repairing the items John recommended saving me time and hassle in the future. Extremely impressed with John's work and would highly, highly recommend.

M.A.D. Architecture
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim N.
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Michael is a top notch professional in his field. He understood what was needed and performed past my expectations. Excellent attention to detail. I would recommend him and his company to anyone. I am planning on using Michael for all of my CAD/drawing needs in the future. It was great working with him.

Joan And Bob S.
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Project: Addition to our house Lilija did a great job of listening to our needs and provided us with a solid architectural design; most of the contractors were amazed with the completeness of her drawings. She also developed several innovative lighting and storage solutions for our project. Lilija understands the nuts and bolts of local codes and zoning requirements. Working with her was a very pleasant experience. She is very detail focused and was quick to respond to all of our questions/concerns.

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I design custom homes, additions, remodeling, commercial buildings, etc. I take your idea from conceptions all the way through the permit process.

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I am a residential, interior architectural design professional working in Chicago and Northshore for the last 20 years.

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Stillwater Architecture, LLC is a small boutique architecture firm specializing in custom architecture throughout the United States.

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Deture Culsign [dee'-chur kul'-zin] is an award-winning idea-driven studio that explores all forms of design while using architecture and interior design to deliver experiential designs that engage.

  • 20 years in business
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I specialize in custom house plan design and commercial architect services. I will design your plan to be the dream house you've always wished you could have. I will design exactly what you want from a sketch, picture or real estate flyer. Commercial construction design is also available!

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We offer architectural services. Our primary focus has been on educational, medical facilities, banks, municipal and commercial design. We provide timely, personal service to the client, and do creative design within budget.

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I am cabinet maker. I can build new furniture; kitchen cabinets; exterior and interior doors; repair old furniture; work with wood, metal, stone, and glass; doing interior design, and I can to do all interior remodeling. Call me and I will come see yon and I will give you free estimate. I have 22 years of experience in this business in the USA. I did the same jobs in Europe 20 years ago.

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We offer all architectural and construction type work, specifically lake house design. We have worked in over 12 states and are currently working on a lake house on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Delevan, a food manufacturing facility, a performing arts center and numerous residential house additions. With over 30 years of experience in both architecture and construction, R. R. Browne is the choice for both the crafted builder and owner who expects detailed quality from start to finish.

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We are an architecture firm specializing in residential architecture. We have over 25 years of experience in architectural design.

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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