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  • 30 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Robert F.
Verified review

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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BR Design & Architecture
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 64 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
Doug B.
Verified review

I’m Doug Bernardini of Bernardini Builders, and I have used Roman almost exclusively for over 16 years. Roman always thinks outside of the box, is immensely talented, knows construction and construction costs very well. Our collaborations always go smoothly, and my customers are always pleased. Doug Bernardini, Pres. Bernardini Builders

Perry Consulting Architects
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I highly recommend Chris to anyone who needs a structural engineer. We were under an extremely tight timeline to have a structural engineer come out and take a second look at a home we were under contract to buy. Within 45 mins of posting the job, Chris had given me a call and agreed to come out the next morning to do his site visit. I can't express how grateful and impressed I was with him and the quality of the work. We spent close to 2 hrs looking at the >130 yr old home, he talked me through things that he saw, provided explanations I could understand, and put me at ease. We even received a thorough field report the next day which detailed everything he observed.

Arlene Warda Architect
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

My fiance & I have lived in a little old Cape Cod on Chicago's Northwest Side for 11 years. We had outgrown our house & were trying to decide whether to move or do something with the existing house. We had been out looking at many houses, but just couldn't find something that beat our current location. We also had looked over many house plans & couldn't find something to fit our narrow lot. We chose to consult with an Architect to see what the possibilites would be to add on & rework our existing space. We hired Arlene Warda based on pictures of her work that we had seen. Having a vintage Cape Cod we knew she was the right choice with her experience in transforming little old houses into spectacular living spaces. What Arlene came up with based on our preferences was a transformation of the existing house into a French Country Cottage. Arlene was very knowledgable of zoning regulations in our area & was able to come up with a design that met our needs functionally as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Her attention to detail was outstanding. My fiance had specific materials in mind for the project & she was able to answer all of our questions or put us in touch with contractors who could. Arlene is capable in all aspects of the design process from the new exterior all the way down to helping with interior selections. The design that she came up with was completely custom to fit our lifestyle & needs. Ultimately we decided to move so that we could have more land rather than go through with the construction project & we are definately keeping Arlene Warda in mind for any future housing projects. It was a great experience to see what the possibilities would have been for a renovation.

Variant Collaborative
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zack M.
Verified review

Ashley was very competitive with her pricing and her drawings were excellent. I would highly recommend meeting with Ashley if you need design services.

Remodel Partner, Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
William F.
Verified review

john managed a rather large remodel for my Naperville home. we put an addition on, remodeled the kitchen adding cherry 42" cabinets, granite and Corian counters. other work moved doorways, added 2 large family room windows, moved a slider to the kitchen, and did a lot of drywall work. it also entailed moving our electrical service and reconfiguring the deck. In my opinion, the job could not have gone better, or could we have gotten a better result! John found kitchen space where there was none and added tremendous guidance to the planning and scheduling stages. I can't say enough positive about uor experience!

Vasilion Architects, Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peter W.
Verified review

Steve Vasilion designed a major addition and remodeling of our home. The design transformed our relatively plain little 1940 ranch into a uniquely beautiful and livable house. Steve did an amazing job of creating a house design that is both attractive and functional while efficiently using space. At the same time it fits extremely well into the landscape of our property. Steve's service encompassed all aspects of the project from concept and design detailing, through the bidding process until the construction was complete. He listened carefully to what we wanted and created a design that transformed our house in ways that we could never have imagined. He then followed through the whole project to ensure that his vision was faithfully expected by the contractor. This service was not inexpensive but we definitely got what you paid for and more.

Wildesign Architects LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

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.

Cirino Custom Design LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom T.
Verified review

Patrick patched 3 areas of stucco on my kitchen ceiling. His work was good, he was through, hung plastic to keep the mess contained and cleaned up when he finished. Job went well and looks good. He also took measurements for additional work we are contemplating, but I have not heard back from him with the estimates. Work was done 3 weeks ago.

Lauren Marshall Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen A.
Verified review

Our experience with Lauren Marshall Interiors was terrific. We worked with Lauren on the renovation (gut job) of a bathroom in our 100 year old home. Because the size of the bathroom is small, it was important to choose appropriate materials and fixtures that modernized the bathroom without compromising the integrity of an older home. Lauren was able to design the space and work within our budget to achieve those two objectives. She provided great visualizations and walked us through the project. Although she had a vision, she was receptive to my input. She delivered all design specifications on time and within budget. She did not rush me to make decisions and gave me lots of options for materials. Lauren communicated well and often to ensure the project was progressing as planned. Additionally, Lauren was punctual to all meetings both at our home and showrooms. Lauren is a wonderful designer with a terrific eye for detail. I highly recommend Lauren Marshall Interiors for any and all home projects, whether a gut kitchen or bathroom job, or giving a room a fresh new look.

David Andrew Interiors Ltd.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Don L.
Verified review

Dave arrived on time for the appointment, even though our initial request was to address interior design specifically for our walls and windows, he provided expert advice on other items including design choices and suggested palette to unify all elements while keeping our Family room focused as a room our children may use. I greatly appreciated his ability to work within our budget. We do not have a lot of money for a whole house make over; David proved great design can be affordable and obtainable within a family friendly budget. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to continuing working with David in the future. Most highly recommended!

Illusione Design Studio
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bill O.
Verified review

I was planning an addition to my home. I had no clue as to how complicated it could be. Between permits, the zoning requirements and not to mention the contractor problems that could have occurred. I was referred to Illusione Design by a friend. He said they did a great job for him and know I know why. Mr. Quintero and his team lead me through the whole project with professional advise and a level of experience and professionalism I have not experienced in a long time. What I now know could have been a really trying situation, went off without a hitch. The plans were done in no time and as far as knowing your way around city hall and all the codes. These guys really blew my mind. So yes. if you're planning any type of project, I think you would be smart to give them a call. I'm sure you will be pleased with the services they provide.

CHESTER CHLEBEK
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
About

I have been in Chicago area for all of my 25 years, the majority of my work has been constructed in the Greater Chicago metro areas. My approach to work grows out of a deep love and respect for community and our unwavering focus on the improvement of the community. We have developed our own unique definition of the management' and contractors' role in the community: a leader at all levels, using design and construction excellence to improve quality of space and quality of life. Whether the projects are commercial, residential, or institutional, public or private, My company focus on the making of home and community, creating places that sanctify the rituals of life. It demonstrates the continuum of the community from an individual to a family, neighborhood, and city.

D.Clark Architects, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

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.

Dream Home Design
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zenaida A.
Verified review

Dream Home Design did such a great job. I highly recommend.

About

I am an architect. If you need architectural services (plans, drawings, and 3D renderings), I am ready to work with you. I offer the following: * Commercial and Residential Services * New Constructions and Additions * Remodeling and Renovations * Porches and Decks * Garages and Driveways * Facilitating Code Violation Correction Process * 3D Visualization I guarantee a professional and dependable service with low prices. I offer a free estimate and consultation. I offer a bilingual service (Polish and English).

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I offer a very hands on approach for my clients. I want them to be involved in their project as little or as much as they want to, after all it is their home that we are designing.

About

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

  • 12 years in business
About

Forward Design and Build, LLC is a full customer orientated company that has all of the resources and labor needed for any type of project. We are skilled craftsmen from top to bottom and a complete design and build company that will take your project from start to finish.

About

My goal is to utilize my experience and skills for future growth while engaging in a progressive environment. I have over 20 years of experience in production. My last position was as a drafter and designer. Before that, I was a CAM programmer for CNC machines and a CNC machine operator. I also have management and computer software skills.

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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