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Studio Z Architecture
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Patrick and the staff at Studio Z were fantastic. From early discussions of design to working out changes, they were prompt, friendly and highly knowledgeable. They really made the process easy, and I felt they provided great value. I would highly recommend them for any project, and I certainly plan to use them in the future.

Lane Interiors
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Eric F.
Verified review

I was in way over my head when I thought that I could just do a little touch up on my house that I was preparing to be a rental. Randy was and is a professional at what he does. He is meticulous about how the end result looks. I would with out a dought recommend him to anyone who needs the interior "touched up" Thank you Randy.

RCJ Contracting LLC
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth K.
Verified review

I hired Mr. Jett of RCJ Contracting to remove and dispose of some furniture from my home. With very little notice he arrived at my home exactly when he said he would. His team removed everything very quickly and professionally. When I discovered that he is a very experienced contractor, I asked him for a quote to tear down and rebuild an old shed. He gave me a very good quote and we plan on doing more business in the future.

Goin Design
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shane H.
Verified review

Was affordable and provided detailed drawings of a front entrance of a residential house which was provided in a timely manner as promised. Charles also helped to make adjustments the permitting office requested. I would recommend him.

RDS, Inc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Mark B.
Verified review

I wasn't sure how Carol would do with my project but she came recommended to me so I gave it a try. Carol was very easy to work with and handled all my requests very well. She stay right on the work all the way through to completion. Will use her again.

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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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