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G. Gold Designs
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret H.
Verified review

Starting out with the basics they showed up on time, did what I asked them and cleaned up afterwards. These are important aspects of a job that makes it much more pleasant. In addition, I needed them to build a cat ramp and they did a great job at designing and building a sturdy ramp that should last for years. I was happy with their work and I would recommend them.

Caporale Designs LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Renee M.
Verified review

Carole did a wonderful job in bringing my desire for a beautiful bathroom to fruition. Given this was my first remodel project, her expertise in interior design,architecture, and ability to work seamlessly with the general contractor was invaluable. She took great care in making sure I was happy with her design and material choices, and incorporated my feedback when I wanted to explore other options. My new bathroom and kitchen floor are both beautiful.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eric S.
Verified review

I have partnered with Tripp Royce on numerous different projects over the past 23 years including remodels, a restaurant, a classroom facility, multiple kitchen labs, and a full-blown 11,000 square-foot culinary school. Tripp is the rare architect who combines creativity with practicality and actually listens to his clients. For projects large or small, if you want to be on time, on budget, and happy with the result, Tripp is the man. Eric Stromquist President Oregon Culinary Institute

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindy W.
Verified review

Bruce was very friendly & responsive. He was happy to advise us on the engineering and architectural process we were thinking of. Our project is temporarily on hold but Bruce was very helpful.

Departure I Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lilly W.
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We were looking for an architect to design our new 250 sf energy efficient backyard ADU. Our backyard is small and we wanted to locate the new adu so that it faced a small dogwood tree in the corner of the backyard. This also provided us with the needed privacy between the new adu and our home. Daniel Lajoie with Departure Architecture was great to work with. The design that we came up together located a small sleeping loft above the living spaces. Most of the windows face the dogwood and along with the overall volume created in the space, our little adu feels so much larger than it actually is. Daniel also showed us how we could design and build an extremely energy efficient adu with our given budget and helped us to hire the right contractor. For others considering projects, we would highly recommend working with Departure Architecture.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
Verified review

Randy new exactly what we needed, and completed things very quickly so that we could get our permits and move forward with our rehab. We will definitely use him again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan O.
Verified review

Stacey was great to work with throughout the whole project. She was timely, responsive, courteous, and thoughtful. I had her design a custom fireplace screen which she installed into my brick fireplace. We had multiple conversations/emails so that I could get the design just the way I imagined it. She came back a few times for test fits and then would go back to the shop and make adjustments. I love it! Thank you Stacey!

Premier Design Group, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amadou L.
Verified review

I known Prem for 8 years now I been using his designing services. I have to tell you that he is very knowledgeable he price is fair and he will get the job done! I have recommended him to many of my friends already.

  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tenzing C.
Verified review

Outstanding experience. Easy to communicate, instant call back or email back. I found many company who can design a plan, but Projective Building Design is the only company who will take it to the end. They will design the plan and get permit from the city. They worked with us throughout the design process and made changes we requested with no issues. Explained any issues in the design process with detailed notes. The best part is, they were able to get the permit from Portland City in a day. Yes, in one day. Anyone who has been to the city for permit will understand what an accomplishment that is. Yes, please hire them and you will not regret. Feel free to contact me for any inputs about the company.

WTY Architecture LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Norm F.
Verified review

WTY worked with us on multiple tenant improvements and on an upgrade to a food production facility. Our experience was positive, Wayne is easy to work with, practical and has the proven experience. We look forward to working together again.

  • 16 years in business
Robert B.
Verified review

Brett Schulz came up with excellent architectural design solutions with our home remodel. The project included a new kitchen, and an addition to increase the size of the master bedroom (including a porch/deck) and master bathroom. Every detail, including correct size and location of windows, light switches and fixtures, sloped deck to facilitate drainage, and an unobstructed view with the roof covering the new porch/deck was well planned. I highly recommend his services.

Introspecs LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Robe A.
Verified review

Introspecs designed our kitchen and a multi-use room (laundry, office) and we are currently finishing the last details of the remodel. We are very pleased with the functional design, aesthetics and Allisen’s recommendations for materials. Through the process, Allisen was flexible and made needed adjustments or changes learning our needs and how our family functions. We would hire her again, and recommend her wholeheartedly. Allisen brought a unique perspective to our job: not just reflecting our own design ideas, but making design recommendations that we had not even considered, and that still conformed to our priorities. We contracted Allisen to make materials recommendations, and were very pleased with that aspect of her services as well. She is particularly adept at soliciting feedback and getting agreement to move forward when there is more than one stakeholder in the decision. And on top of that, she is a pleasure to work with.

About

I have specialized in working closely with my client to help them achieve what they are looking for in a design, whether it be commercial or residential.

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Stunning designs as demonstrated by our portfolio of completed homes on our website.

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Our services include the following: * interior architectural design * full-scope project management * net pricing to clients We charge hourly.

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I am a historic preservation architect based in Portland, Oregon. I have a degree in architecture with a masters on historic preservation, and my career has focused on architectural plans for existing buildings (i.e., building permits) and building history research. I write and research about the history of buildings and the families that have occupied them. I have written several National Register nominations as well as helped local homeowners find out about the history of their houses.

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I create a sleek, modern design at affordable prices. Let me help you plan your new, custom kitchen and bath remodeling. I also offer IKEA kitchen design services.

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We are an award-winning design firm providing excellent service for your architectural and interior needs in the United States and internationally. I am waiting to help you.

  • 4 years in business
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My name is Matt Engstrand, and I am the owner of ENGSTRAND ARCHITECTURE LLC. I am a registered architect in the State of Oregon, with a diverse background in various project types ranging from residential/multifamily to commercial/light industrial. Through my breadth of experience I can provide clients the ability to approach all sorts of design problems with creativity, agility and perspective. I can provide services in all project phases from planning programming and schematic design to permitting, bidding and construction administration.

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I have over 20 years of design and planning experience for diverse projects including residential, light commercial, restaurants, retail, offices, and ecclesiastic and historic preservation areas.

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I am an experience architect at the same time creative entrepreneur who knows his work well as a professional

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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