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Valparaiso Architects

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Arlene Warda Architect
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Kurt Z.
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Arlene completed a design for a deck on our house in Wilmette. The drawings appear to be high quality. Our contractor was able to use them to bid. We correspond on and receive responses within a day with regard to our project."

Dan Miller Architects Ltd
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Stephanie W.
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Dan Miller went the extra mile to figure out all the new LIVE WORK ORDINANCE rules. He helped me navigate City Hall as well as had creative and flexible ideas for our 100 year old bakery space in Pilsen. I highly recommend him as do my friends who are actual architects!

Urban Point LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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Gary is a true professional and an outstanding architect. I gave him information for my second level addition and he took it and ran with it. He is very personable and a pleasure to work with. His rates were reasonable and a good value for the services he provided. I would highly recommend Gary for any project.

  • 50 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andy G.
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"Crumlish & Crumlish Architects has worked on many projects over the years for the Diocese of Lafayette-In-Indiana, ranging from facility condition assessments to full design work. They have always been very professional, client-oriented and dependable. In addition, they have never hesitated when asked to roll up their sleeves and dig into our difficult and/or complicated assignments. I would give Crumlish & Crumlish my highest level of endorsement."

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.

  • 26 years in business
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.

Townsen Architects
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie H.
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So impressed by Marlon Townsen's professionalism, acumen, and responsiveness. What was most impressive was his willingness to go the extra mile with me to achieve the vision I had for my house renderings, after regular work hours. He was incredibly patient, rolling along through every request and change of mind, and delivered what I hoped for, and then some. Highly recommend!

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.

Rebecca T.
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Aetheric Studio Architects are thorough, creative, patient, and reliable. They helped renovate my entire home and offered fresh ideas to match my lifestyle. I 100% recommend them!

  • 27 years in business
William N.
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Trust Constantine D. Vasilios & Associates to be the architects creating building quality, value and practical outcomes. They are not the least expensive firm to contact. If you are looking for experience and track record however, this is a firm you can trust.

About

MWorks Architects LLC is a Chicago based architecture firm providing professional design and consulting services to clients throughout the United States. We provide client dedication, talent, leadership and attention to detail in our commitment to design great places to live, learn and work. You will find that at MWorks Architects our ultimate goal is a positive client relationship. We are committed to your satisfaction.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Our firm specializes in and is passionate about residential design, small business architecture and 21st century learning environments. We utilize our extensive knowledge of facility assessments, long-range planning and construction administration to the benefit of our clients. Not forgetting our roots and our first love of residential design, JP Architects, Ltd. intends to positively influence how people live, work and learn.

  • 15 years in business
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I bring my personal attention to every project that I design, regardless of size.

  • 11 years in business
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As a full-service architectural office, Paul Preissner Architects, Ltd. provides planning services, building design, interior design, and landscape design. We work with you from the beginning to develop a project scope, including budget, timeline, project ambitions, architectural intentions, and an evolved project program. Paul Preissner Architects, Ltd. works with some of the outstanding consultants available in order to provide successful and meaningful projects.

About

We provide architectural design and construction documents for commercial, municipal, institutional, light industrial, and residential building projects in the Frankfort/Mokena area. "Attention to details", that's the Olivieri difference.

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Our duties are not just bring satisfaction to our clients, it is wery important to have in mind resale value.

  • 14 years in business
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Funke.Architects, founded in 2004, is a collaborative enterprise providing full services in architecture, master planning and interior design. The intention is to offer a gamut of capabilities (ensuring the continuity of the design process from concept to construction and) enabling the comprehensive (unilateral) control of the quality of our built product. The practice is propelled by an approach to design that is (predicated on responsiveness) responsive to the specifics of context and function and thus precludes any preconceived style. (The office operates under the notion that design draws strength from an integration of disciplines and knowledge bases which inform the process at different levels.) The result is a portfolio of work that is diverse both formally and conceptually. Funke.Architects draws on an extensive range of architectural and construction experience spanning many project types and scales. The practice is young and vehement in its pursuit of formulating and executing innovative design solutions.

About

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 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.

About

We believe that the design process begins with curiosity, and that this eagerness to learn is most productive when it is shared between architect and client. We like to ask questions, we like to solve problems, and we like to collaborate. Most of all, we want our work to express the knowledge and experience of the people that use, design and construct our surroundings.

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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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