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RR Design, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathan P.
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We wanted a brief consult from an experienced architect on the design of our home and potential options for renovations or additions. Paul came over at a time that was convenient for us (a weekend, no less), did a thorough walkthrough, and gave us sound, focused advice on options and how best to proceed. Highly recommend him.

  • 18 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nelson D.
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Love the 3D! We asked for a remodel design for our house.We wanted to know what to expect for cost and time. Paul was very clear and professional. He gave us some great options, and now we have a great plan~

Woods Welders LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
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I had my heart set on a curved stairway leading up to a balcony over my roof. The architects could not figure out how to do it, but Dave drew it up, took care of the engineering, and built an amazing work of art that we LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! thank you !

Custom Your Way Homes, LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Gail R.
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Kevin understood the project well. He listened to my wants and needs in remodeling our older home to accommodate our current ADA needs. Kevin showed me how I could open up the kitchen and living spaces by taking down a wall and still have the kitchen I wanted. He has been available for questions concerning the Blueprints whenever we needed him. My contractor did request a couple minor changes. It was my first time employing an Architect and I was nervous, but Kevin was so easy to work with; he made it a pleasure.

  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sharon T.
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Larz made drafts for me to bring a closet sized bathroom up to code level clearances so it could be easily into our less able years. His expert advice made all the difference and we were able to do a highly functional remodel as a result.

Mariusz Rynkiewicz
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Denise K.
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Mariusz prepares landscape CAD drawings for landscape projects I design. Mariusz is professional, pays attention to detail, is accurate, efficient and responsive. In addition, Mariusz did an excellent job preparing all the CAD architectural drawings for our home that was designed by architect, Brian Peters, AIA. Working with Mariusz is a pleasure and I highly recommend him.

William Page Architects
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ken W.
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William designed the addition to my house. Drew flawless drwings. Submitted them to the city and because of his experience, was granted the building permit. He very professional and very experienced

Angel Architect
5.0
from 1 review
    Arsalan A.
    Verified review

    She has designed and built my home from the foundation to façade, also she has done its interior design. She is quite a genius woman who always wanted to keep a high level of responsibility and management through the entire project. More importantly, she enjoys an outstanding inherent creativity and innovation in her work as an Architect in a way that she is able to design in the best expression based on your preferences. All in one, I highly recommend her if you would like to get your project designed desirably and created perfectly.

    tak O design studio
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Lawrence B.
      Verified review

      Mr. Okada designed the stunning home for my wife and I---he is I believe a genius....

      JM Consulting & Design
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 31 years in business
      Steven T.
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      We hired JM Consulting and Design after a long interview process with other Architects and Designers. Jeff showed and certainly out shined the other design professional that we had talked to with his incredible knowledge of not only the construction process, but with his 25 plus years of design experience. Our project had an budget that was pretty tight and Jeff comforted us with his ability to not only understand our needs but to show us in detail the approach to take to accomplish our dream and how to stay in budget.

      J Architects
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 12 years in business
      Cathy F.
      Verified review

      Jim was brought to my house at the beginning of planning by the contractors I chose to do the work on my house. I particularly liked the fact that Jim would listen to me and what I wanted. He let me know what some of the things I could expect in the process. He also was up front about how much this would cost until a final decision time for me on whether I would proceed or stop the process. A misinterpretation of my first description of my desires was quickly corrected. Jim offered suggestions for me and was extremely open to change and modification of the plans. He was easy to work with and responded promptly to calls and questions from me. I would work with him in the future if I had the need of an architect.

      Coates Design Architects
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 14 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Charles T.
      Verified review

      So far so good.

      About

      We truly listen to our clients needs and produce a quality product within the predetermined timeline and budget.

      About

      We do cottage design, restaurant design, retail tenant improvement, retail building design, commercial, multi-family sustainable architecture, single family, architectural design, residential, remodels, additions, new homes, and green homes.

      About

      David Neiman Architects is a full-service custom design architecture studio based in Seattle, WA. We specialize in contemporary architecture that is specifically adapted to living well in Pacific Northwest. With all of our projects, we focus on three primary characteristics of our climate: grey skies, frequent rain, and long temperate seasons. In response, we design buildings that capture natural light, provide shelter from the weather, and connect the house interiors to the outdoor environment.

      About

      I offer full-service architectural design for custom residential and small commercial projects. I am also a certified Passive House consultant, offering design work to conform to the stringent Passive House energy standard, which is the world's most rigorous energy standard that has been implemented in Europe for the past 20 years. I love unique, challenging projects, including full design and specifications for independent "off-the-grid" living. I am personally involved in all of my projects, and I enjoy putting together a great team. I do not have a "design style", rather every project is unique to the client and site, with no preconceived solutions.

      • 22 years in business
      About

      We provide top quality Architectural services. We strive to assess and resolve our clients needs

      About

      We are a 15-year old, 6-person architectural firm that works on residential (new or remodels), commercial and restaurant projects. Each project is as unique as the client, and we welcome learning about your design needs. We offer a free 45-minute meeting in our office to learn about your project. Please contact us by e-mail, or call and ask for Craig.

      About

      Carl offers a classic residential design that is delivered with a friendly, personal service by an architect who has been helping people like you create beautiful, long-lasting living spaces for over 30 years. Known for his hands-on approach in developing living environments that feel like home, Carl Colson has the talent for creating designs that delight residents, not to mention the developers and builders whose single-family homes and multi-family residential developments benefit from his attractive designs.

      • 36 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      We are an architectural design firm specializing in custom residential design, new home, additions, kitchen and baths. We were established in 1982.

      About

      Great design does make a difference! We are licensed Redmond architects with 24 years of experience. The services we provide our clients are: site and project feasibility studies, residential remodels, new construction, multi-family and aging in place design. We also do commercial tenant improvements and light commercial design including restaurants, churches and office buildings. Our clients come to us with specific dreams about what they want, uncertain about how they can become reality. We develop a plan to help them accomplish their goals. We believe the spaces we live and work in should provide a sense of warmth, be uplifting yet functional. The following are points we encourage our clients to consider when taking on a building or renovation project: 1) Your home or business should fit to your current and future needs including accessibility and aging in place issues. 2) Good site-planning saves energy and resources. 3) A smaller efficient space may be better than a large wasteful one. 4) Creative use of space and smart material selection including green options saves resources and money. 5) Looking at different design options will result in a more satisfying project. 6) A well-designed home or building will have a higher resale value. As a possible client you may think that hiring an architect is just too expensive. However, just the opposite is true. An architect's knowledge of building methods, energy saving materials, design strategies and increased property value will more than offset their fees. A good architect will listen to your needs and design accordingly. So, what does an architect do? To us, we solve problems and design solutions- it's different every time. We believe the spaces we live and work in should provide a sense of warmth, lift our spirits, as well as being functional. The sooner you bring an architect on board, the more fully your vision can be realized - even exceeding your own expectations.

      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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