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Lockport Architects

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George Reinhardt, Architect
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Claude B.
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George was very responsive and professional to my questions, all though I was searching for a structural engineer.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hayley R.
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We ended up passing on Steve for Hresent Homes, and boy was that a big mistake!!! We invited Steve back for a header and footer, and he was amazing. He handled getting an architect for proper drawings for our town, and handled the permit with the town. The header and footer went in within 2 days the entire room was left spotless. Steve took care of bagging all the garbage and took it off our property without being asked. We event got a hand written Christmas card from him!! Our family has been renovating our home for over a year and this is the first contractor that has done a great job, and we've already warned him that he's going to be the only one we will use from now on.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
About

We are a small architecture and engineering firm with a focus on residential and small commercial work.

  • 24 years in business
About

I perform architectural services for residential new homes and additions, and repairs.

Audrey Ross Sanders

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I am a licensed architect in the State of New York. I have over 20 years' experience with residential additions and renovations. I will work hourly to give ideas and project direction. I have experience with commercial interiors and interior architecture.

    Cigi Inc.

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I'm an architectural designer by day and a builder at night. There is nothing we can't do! Let's sit down to discuss the project, then come up with a design. I can make a 3D model, and you can see what you're getting before we even lift a shovel.

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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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