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Amsterdam Architects

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  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James A.
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Olga was wonderful and very easy to work with but best of all she did the most amazing mural for me within the time she estimated! When she was done the wall was so much more beautiful. All my customers also love her work. I would have her paint again in a NY minute. Jim Apicella from Danceland in Latham

BHJR Designs
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sally S.
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Bob has been an amazing asset to my Lake George project . My husband (an architect ) passed away suddenly in July & had hired Bob to provide drafting & buliding plans . Bob stepped right in & has been guiding me through the design and building process . Bob is very knowledgeable , thorough , dependable and committed to my project . He is easy to work with and has alleviated my stress .

Konet Architecture
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne B.
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We hired architect, Reggie Konet, to design and plan our new home. Reggie is an outstanding architect, knowledgeable, thoughtful, an intuitive listener, and a thorough planner. She is current with codes and regulations that led to a smooth permitting process. We highly recommend Reggie Konet if you are considering an architect for your upcoming job. We feel fortunate that Reggie guided, directed, and created our home plans.

Studio Seven Architects

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  • 16 years in business

We are a full-service architectural firm providing design, engineering, site, interiors, and construction consulting. We turn "dreams into reality" and within budget.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My name is Dave Barbier, RA, NCARB, AIA. I am a license architect with over 18 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. I can provide quality design and construction documents for any type of building at a low cost to the client with a high level of professional service. My experience also extends to project administration and project management. I hold a New York State architectural license and can provide service outside the 100-mile radius, extending my service anywhere in the state of New York.

  • 38 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

We are a landscape architecture design office providing professional design services for private residences, including hardscape (walks, patios, retaining walls, etc.), plant specification (trees, shrubs, perennials, etc.), and green infrastructure (rain gardens, etc).

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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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