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Lake Forest Architects

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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
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.

Perry Consulting Architects
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Callie E.
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Chris designed our house and pole barn attachment. He has been readily available throughout the entire processes answering all our questions thoroughly. He has been patient with my husband and I as we tried to make mutual decisions. He has also been in contact with us during the building process. The house and pole barn aren't finished yet but I'm excited to see the final product.

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

Vasilion Architects, Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott S.
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Steve is a wonderfully talented and very creative architect. He listened to what we wanted and incorporated that into a space that was both efficient and reflected the style we wanted to showcase!

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.

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

CH+Architect, Ltd.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jose S.
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Excellent Work and Extremely helpful.

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.

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.

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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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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I do any kind of architectural work involving small to large projects. The nature of projects can be residential, commercial, shopping centers or industrial.

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I am an architect and a home inspector working throughout the Chicagoland area. My focus is in the residential sector including design, remodels, additions, new construction as well as inspecting for the number-one-rated inspection company in Chicago, Domicile Consulting.

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We are licensed architects offering commercial and residential architectural services. We have 25 years of experience, and hospitality design is our specialty.

  • 16 years in business
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Boomgaarden Architects LLC specializes in renovations and additions to existing homes, historic preservation, custom residential and interior design. Most of the firm's work has been in the Chicago metropolitan area and Villages along the North Shore of Chicago and can be seen in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Renovation Style, Chicago Home + Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, and Chicago Home Improvement.

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We are a small architectural firm that specializes in residential and commercial architecture. We are a one-stop shop for all of your architectural needs. We offer one price for all of our services.

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We are licensed, experienced, and reasonably priced architects, providing design service for commercial and residential clients for over 16 years. Our experience ranges from residential additions, remodeling, and new construction for houses and apartment buildings to office buildings, restaurant and entertainment facilities, industrial facilities, and healthcare facilities. We have provided design services for clients in several states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and North Carolina. Call to see how we can help with your project.

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

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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).

  • 9 years in business
About

We are an architecture, planning and interior design firm specializing in commercial, residential, hospitality, and higher education project types.

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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