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Hickory Architects

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Karu Architecture
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Maggie S.
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    Peter Mullins is a brilliant architect! He designed both my home and office building and uses space creatively and beautifully. Kind and easy to talk with, Peter incorporated my ideas into a design far beyond what I could have imagined. I highly recommend him.

    proformUX
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Scott P.
    Verified review

    Jason did a great job in designing a website with multiple pages for my company. He was able to address my specific needs and tailor my companies website to attack my marketing needs. He has great knowledge and understanding that will help you solve your goals.

    Cornerstone Home Designs
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Nicolas K.
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      I have worked with Cornerstone Home Design multiple times and will never use another architect. Joel has designed custom homes and renovations for many of our customers. He is conscientious of all design and structural aspects of every project. I highly recommend Joel to all my clients and anyone else interested in design work.

      • 5 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Cyndi S.
      Verified review

      Zack came by our newly acquired property, which was close to be condemned by the city, listened to our ideas, learned what was important to us and designed the perfect house and garage for us. We couldn't be happier with the design, the look, and what an excellent job Zack did at capturing what was important to us and turning that into a home.

      • 8 years in 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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