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Ann Arbor Architectural Designers

Browse these architectural designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ann Arbor.

Garbor Group
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Anna R.
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George and his crew put up a back fence from a horizontal design I'd found online. It was replicated perfectly for a great price and I couldn't be more pleased. Very professional crew that handled every detail perfectly!

George Morkos, Assoc. AIA
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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I had an awesome experience with George. He is the best designer in Ann Arbor. He is very responsive to any special requests and is very good in his job. I would recommend him to anyone who wants the best quality in the fastest amount of time.

from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Steve N.
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Paul was a pleasure to work with. Prompt and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a good architect. We had a deadline to meet, and he made it happen. We are definitely gonna be using Paul again.

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Bailey Built PLLC
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly M.
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George Bailey is the consummate professional. His first priority is the safety, integrity, and appropriate ratification on any structural project in his ownership. Because of this, he is not afraid to step-up or challenge outside theories that may not suit the end result best, as he knows it to be. The quality and value of his architectural services are quickly recognized from initial collaboration, and only enhance the total package he brings to each and every project. His timeliness is refreshing as well, and the standard of his drawings never depict any shortcuts or rushed production. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Mr. Bailey on various projects, and hope to utilize his veteran experience in the future. From start to finish, the 'Bailey Built' product is a total win, and a true representation of what the industry standard should adhere and aspire to.

  • 25 years in business
Sarah D.
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Scott created a plan for our an addition to our home. We went through various designs as we weren't 100% sure on what we wanted. Scott offered many creative ideas and ultimately gave us a plan we didn't think of but absolutely loved.

Ammori Design
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
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it was a pleasure working with Neil. He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips regarding permits ect. Timelines, price and end results were well worth it. i would recommend him to anyone in need of drawings needed for City permits or architectural work

Kevin's Architecture
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Designed my dream home.

Beach Design Services
from 1 review
    David K.
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    I am an architect and have known Tom for 6 years. He is very responsive and has abundant knowledge in preparing construction documents. Also, he has very good cad skills.

    • 3 years in business

    A recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a master of architecture degree, I have twelve years of applicable construction experience in both residential and large scale commercial projects. With a strong focus on residential construction and two degrees in architecture, I am able to combine both experiences in order to create home designs that are both functional and beautiful.

    • 27 years in business


    I am both an award winning interior designer, but also an outstanding general contractor. Because of my background in design and my interest in quality I turn out outstanding results.


    I provide architectural and graphic design services. I received my undergraduate architecture degree at U of M, and I am currently pursuing an M. Arch degree from U of M. I am not currently licensed, so by law, I can only design projects that are less than 3,500 sq ft in size.


    The Think Shop Architects has emerged as an intensive design practice that provides full architectural services with the capacity to deliver services through the build process. We look forward to the research required by each unique problem. The methodology used in our studio's approach toward residential and commercial architecture can be seen in our growing portfolio. It is our dedication to detail that embodies our desire for responsible design leading to unique solutions. Our fabrication shop allows for a direct design to build process, allowing for greater integration of detail. Our clients find that they become partners, as opposed to customers, when working with us.


    We design and build additions and exterior facades, both commercial and residential. We remodel practically everything.


    I am a senior-level industrial designer and design engineer, with extensive 3D CAD solid modeling (SolidWorks and AutoCAD Inventor), engineering program management and cradle to grave new product development. I have won national design awards and hold over 20 U.S. and International design and utility patents.

    • 21 years in business

    I have been a licensed building contractor since 1997. I enjoy doing the design and finish on jobs. I strive to use my creativity to do something unique and inspiring for people. I pay close attention to detail, and I make sure my work is top of the line. The longer that I have been in business, the better I have become at my craft. Not only do I produce a fine-finished product, but I can do it in a very efficient, time-saving way. My philosophy is, "Do more than is expected of me, so that there will be room for me in the future." The number one thing I have learned in my business is how to make clients happy, because at the end of the day, that's all that really matters for a small business.


    We provide architectural services for residential, commercial, retail, industrial, and medical facilities. We also offer zoning review, code review, site yield studies, tenant fit up, landlord services, field surveys, and as-builts.

    • 8 years in business

    creative eyes with detailed technique


    At J & J, we create computer-aided designs to customer specifications and requirements. From complex, progressive tooling to automated machines and floor plans.


    I am a 3D digital computer artist with a large background in traditional art as well. I'm currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, though I am willing to move. I've been dedicated to capturing the beauty of life through acrylic paintings, hand-drawn portraits, and digital logos.


    I have been a custom cabinet maker and kitchen designer and have been in the field for over 35 years. I'm also an artist and apply that into my work. There's nothing anyone can dream up that I can't make happen.

    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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