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De Marco Builders Inc.
from 16 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rita W.
Verified review

Demarco builders renovated our downstairs, replacing our carpeting with beautiful travertine tile, remodeling our kitchen, painting our walls and replacing our doors and windows. Everything looks great and exceeded my expectations! Joe Demarco was innovative, well – organized, diligent, easily reachable and completed all of the projects in a timely manner, as promised. We were very pleased and grateful for his fine work! Rita and Bernie Weinstock

  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lori H.
Verified review

We hired Nathaniel Rotta with West Coast Design and Graphics to draw up remodel plans for our home. He came out right away to get the information to do the bid. His prices were extremely reasonable and very competitive! Nathaniel's work and communication was exceptional. He had our plans drawn quickly and professionally. We would recommend him to anyone who needs an architect and will definitely hire him again!

Brittell Architecture, Inc.
from 6 reviews
    Michael F.
    Verified review

    As an estimator/project manager for a larger contractor in this region. I have worked with David and Brittell Achitecture over the last several years. Together we have completed several complete buildings as well as numerous tennant improvement projects. David has never failed to be responsive to our needs as well as,the needs of our clients. As new work arises Brittell architecture will be our architect of choice.

    Andrew Feldon Design
    from 4 reviews
      Joan P.
      Verified review

      Andrew designed our home in Hilton Head Island, SC. Everything was thoroughly thought out with care and quality. Our builder said he had never worked with an architect that had every single detail so carefully planned and communicated. Our home is now over four years old and people still take the time to stop and appreciate its' beauty. And I am constantly thrilled to live in this house! I strongly recommend Andrew Feldon Design!

      Built in Oregon
      from 4 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Emily C.
      Verified review

      We have wanted a covered entrance to our house for years. We called the builders we trust most: Built in Oregon. They found an architect who specializes in houses built around 1940 and she designed an addition that looks original to the house. The original plans called for a wooden, painted hand-rail down the front steps. We wanted a cedar railing. Andrew and his team built it custom on site; it is period-true. It is absolutely gorgeous. People walk by our house now and stop to comment on its beauty. What I love about Built in Oregon is how well they communicate and how fair they are. They respect my budget and do hand-crafted, superior work. They are respectful of my property and clean the work site every day. I have nothing but the highest praise for them and will look to them any time to do work on our house.

      • 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
      Betsy B.
      Verified review

      Bruce Sternberg designed and served as general contractor for two major projects for us: a complete renovation of the second floor of our house and the design and construction of an art studio building on our property. The second floor of our 1912 bungalow was dark and had much unusable space and no closets. Bruce's design opened up the space to include two good size bedrooms, huge closets, and larger completely renovated bathroom. He also added windows and skylights. The space is now bright, functional, and truly beautiful. The studio is a freestanding building designed to capture the light and provide all that is necessary for the large paintings and mixed media pieces my husband does. The studio has electricity, heating and plumbing, and Bruce designed it so that it could be converted to other uses (such as a guest house) in the future. When we originally met with Bruce, we had only vague ideas about what we wanted -- more space, more light, and more of "us" in the house. Similarly, my husband just knew he wanted a space to paint and display/store completed artwork. Bruce spent a lot of time with us to understand our sense of esthetic and how we would use the spaces. He also looked a lot at the exterior of our house and was committed to making the interior beautiful and functional while also respecting and enhancing the integrity of the exterior. We had met with other architects but none "got us" like Bruce did or offered such a beautiful, comprehensive plan. We also really appreciated the fact that Bruce would also serve as general contractor and would be on site throughout the construction. Like all projects, this took a bit longer than we would have liked and there were a few hitches along the way as would be expected in an older home like ours. However, that was all forgotten when the work was completed and exceeded our expectations. We truly couldn't be happier with how both projects turned out. A good friend of mine regular reports that she has "bathroom envy" when she visits and looks at the two skylights and beautiful wood and tile work in the bathroom Bruce designed. I get similar oohs and aahs about the two huge closets in the master bedroom. Bruce added two new windows to the second bedroom and designed lighting that makes the space perfect for a relaxing reading room, display space for more art, and a wonderful guest bedroom when family and friends visit. We are equally thrilled with the studio building. Fellow artists and clients who come to see my husband's art, always note what a wonderful space he works in. The way Bruce sited the building created different outdoor spaces for us - with a dog run on one side of the studio and the entrance to our garden on the other side.

      Departure I Architecture
      from 3 reviews
      • 17 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Lilly W.
      Verified review

      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.

      Richard Neal Lishner, AIA
      from 2 reviews
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Ed L.
      Verified review

      We had Richard come out for a consultation. He is very personable and knowledgeable. If or when we use an architect we will definitely use him.

      Hans Ettlin Architecture
      from 1 review
      • 31 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      John P.
      Verified review

      Hans gave us a quick reply to our request, and was prompt to provide us with a quote for architectural services that he stuck to. We met onsite to go over the project. He measured the work area, and created excellent drawings for an ADU building permit we needed to apply for; that was indeed approved. He has a professional appearance and demeanor on the job site. The conversation about what to expect and when was straight forward. It is great when experience shines through! I enjoyed dealing with this architect A-Z, and will definitely be calling him again. Tanya P. OR General Contractor 192746.

      • 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.

      • 21 years in business

      My approach is client focused. Every client is different, so every project is different.


      We are a small architectural firm with over 30 years of experience, specializing in new custom homes and residential remodels of every style and size.


      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.


      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.


      We provide architectural design and construction drawings for residential, commercial and industrial projects. We have over 25 years of experience turning client visions into reality.


      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.


      Steve Sand is a licensed architect and historic preservation consultant specializing in residential design. Most of our projects are local, although we have completed several projects outside of the Portland Metro area. From our website, you can learn a bit more about our history and our passion for time-honored design and construction.

      • 38 years in business

      Erik Bjork Architecture is a full-service architecture firm, working out of Vancouver, Washington. We are licensed in both Washington and Oregon and, for over 30 years, have been providing high quality architectural services to all our clients. As a small firm that has varied in sizes, from one to four employees, reflecting the philosophy of purposefully staying small, we have been able to enjoy doing a wide variety of designs for a multitude of customers!

      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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      Beaverton, OR

      • Professional expertise needed
        Architect, Draftsperson/CADD, Structural engineer
      • Location
      • Project size
        Small (shed)
      • Details
        addition over garage
      • $150.5
        Average price
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