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Marion Architects

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RM architecture
5.0
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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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Excellent! Ryan is professional, knowledgeable and punctual. He made suggestions without being pushy, and was always open to new ideas. If you're looking for an architect, Ryan is the one to call.

Maru-Arch
5.0
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  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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Ben is detailed, responsive, encouraging of our vision for our home, and great to work with. We were nervous to take the next step in hiring an architect but are so glad we did.

GMG Architects LLC

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  • 7 years in business
About

GMG Architects is a small, personalized residential architecture and construction management firm offering the highest quality professional services whether you are in a historic district, suburban neighborhood or an urban loft. Our passion is working with residential clients to help them achieve their goals for improving their property through a transparent, comprehensive and collaborative design and construction process. Our process starts with listening to your needs followed by an assessment to determine the potential for your property. Our design and construction teams are tailored to individual projects and clients. Whether you are planning a future project, dreaming of a new home, renovating a historic home, remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or your entire home, or simply taking on a home improvement project (i.e. replacing windows, doors, siding, roofing, furnace, etc), call on us to maximize the benefit of your investment.

AYN Architect Studio LLC

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  • 10 years in business
About

AYN is a collective practice of sustainable architecture and engineering building with the value of you in mind. AYN Architect Studio and its principal architect have 20 years of experience with various design projects. A studio with national and international experience with various building types and can do all phases of design with efficiency, technology and economy with historic preservation and the environment as integral parts of its core value in design. AYN is a LEED certified, WBE-Woman Owned Business and MWBE-Minority Owned Business.

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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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