The average price of an Architect
Kaplan Architects, established in 1985, is a San Francisco based architectural firm engaged in projects throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
At Kaplan Architects we believe in pursuing design excellence. We do this through thoughtful iteration of ideas, challenging our own preconceptions, and rethinking the solutions we develop. We strive for the results of our work to be functional, timeless, and beautiful.
We found Kaplan Architects on Houzz! We had major design flaws in our existing house and needed to do our remodel right, so first priority was to find the right Architect! In researching on line, I knew we really liked their work and after meeting with 3 or so candidates, choosing Ed Kaplan and David Seltzer was easy. Their designs, their knowledge, their professionalism, their personalities exceeded my expectations. As the plans became reality, the project looked even better than I expected and their incredible ability to foresee how different materials and colors would come together was really amazing to watch. There were never any surprises or misunderstandings with them in any of our dealings. The communication was excellent. However, the best decision we made in the scope of things was requesting they be a part of the whole job and really do the hands on project oversight in directing and helping the builder follow the plan. Even though the plans were very specific and precise, things on site can change or availability of materials can alter and having Dave and Ed involved kept the project true to design. Even though the contractors may offer suggestions, they don't grasp the significance of what changing even small details can do to the whole vision, and what a difference that will make. I realized very early on when given a choice by the contractor on anything, I deferred to and chose whatever Ed and Dave suggested. I knew if I could convey what I was looking for, they knew how to get there far, far better than I and my trust in them was absolute and well founded! From ideas, to plans, to bidding, to building I know having them involved from start to finish brought that vision together and we are so thrilled with our "new" home! And in spite of the stress of construction remodeling it was a wonderful opportunity getting to work with them over the course of the project-which was a couple of years. They are amazing and we feel very fortunate that we were able to find them and made the right choice involving them throughout the entire process of seeing the plans come to life. There is no doubt we never would have come close to the home we achieved without their talent and guidance and patience throughout the job in its entirety. They're knowledgeable and incredibly reasonable and did so much keeping everything in perspective. We are grateful for the opportunity to know them and work with them.
Urrutia Design has been working in the design and development business for over 20 years, focusing mainly on major renovations with homeowner's at a local, national and international level. We've been extensively involved in resort planning in the United States and abroad. Our office includes Interior and Exterior Design, Planning, Architecture, Landscape Design, Project Management and Furniture & Accessory Fabrication.
As a general contractor, it can be challenging bringing a designer’s vision into reality; the opposite is true for Urrutia Design. Working with Urrutia Design has always been a pleasure and every job we have worked on together has turned out great. They have well thought-out designs that are creative, realistic and unique and I can tell they keep the builder in mind when they are creating ideas. They are organized, thorough with planning, responsive and well versed with the products being used. I have several projects coming up with Urrutia and I am excited to get started.
Residential: Custom Single / Multifamily
Commercial Ground Up
Interior / Space Planning
Development Feasibility Studies
Sign / Way Finding / Furniture design
I never thought that the house we bought in Baldwin Hills could be redesigned and optimized As netarq team did. Thank you for listening and guiding us to accomplish our dream house.
Robert Stewart Architects
Robert Stewart Architects is a boutique architecture firm of a size that allows us to work one on one with our clients. Our firm offers comprehensive design and construction management services, not only providing inspiring design, but also the technical drawings, negotiating your construction permits, helping you get contractor bids, and monitoring construction and the construction contract.
KC Interior Design is a full-service interior design firm based in beautiful Cardiff by the sea, CA. Our philosophy is built on the dual concept of client service and design excellence. It is about how well the space, inside and out reflects the people in it, by inspiration, creativity and function. I take great pride in creating a relationship with my clients that allows this process to move smoothly and to achieve a space that reflects them effortlessly and uniquely.
There are many excellent professional interior decorators but Kitchy is an OUTSTANDING one! Her creativity, decorating style and taste, professionalism, flexibility, and accommodating style are exceptional! She made my husband and my kitchen and living room remodel a huge success! We love the resu...
Actual-Size Architecture is a small, San Francisco based office specializing in residential additions. Licensed and insured, my award-winning practice has been finding fresh solutions to complex criteria for over 17 years.
A three-fold approach to design drives my work: People feel most alive when in contact with nature, most comfortable in a human-scaled environment, and most grounded when aware of their relationship to history.
Geof Gainer (Actual-Size Architecture) did an addition of a bedroom and bathroom as well as a deck and laundry. I was a novice at undertaking a project like this and he was great to work with, helping with each step of the project. from conception to completion. He is a master at getting light into rooms which was essential for this addition downstairs. Easy- going, he returned all calls and emails promptly and helped with the construction end as well.
We are a team of passionate architectural designers. We have been working in the Bay Area for several years and are familiar with local codes and guidelines. We love working with clients on high quality design with competitive cost.
We believe that architecture should radiate the warmth of tactility and spatial quality. While buildings nowadays are no longer crafted but assembled, we are devoted to bringing back humanistic care and natural tectonics to all of our projects, ranging from residential, cultural, commercial, institutional, interior and product design.
We hired Fay and her team to design our mountain hotel lobby renovation and a ground up house. We were truly impressed by her teams creative thoughts and efficient working style. We hired an architect before but Fay’s team is much more attentive to their work and faster turn around with better results. They were flexible to respond to our needs and friendly to work with. I highly recommend them to Business and home owners.
STUDIO BANAA (formerly Bunton Mousavi Architecture) is a San Francisco-based architecture practice focused on creating thoughtful and inventive urban infill and adaptive reuse projects for real estate developers, local businesses, and community organizations. The buildings we design prove that creativity, financial returns, and doing the right thing for the community and the environment are not mutually exclusive.
R&D Architects with David Reddy AIA is a full service architecture firm with an integrated approach to predevelopment, design, documentation, and the build process. They understand and fulfill the needs of private clients and real estate developers, creating projects that succeed aesthetically, constructionally, and financially. They create sustainable modern buildings that enhance and amplify today's live/work/play lifestyles.
Cutting edge in future architecture, light years ahead and constant dream work technology brought to reality......
Design Everest is a supplier of engineering and design services for residential and commercial construction. As engineering experts we are dedicated to designing safe, code-compliant and cost-effective structures. Our structural engineering knowledge is extensive and we work on a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, custom homes and remodels, apartment buildings, condominiums, townhomes, office buildings, shopping centers, parking structures, restaurants, individual retail stores and warehouses.
Design Everest was amazing to work with. I had called a few other structural engineers and they all said they were 6-8 weeks out in terms of availability. Design Everest came out the next day and completed a structural inspection in a very professional manner. They also followed up multiple times to make sure I was satisfied with their work and to see if I understood everything. This was the second time I've used them and I've now told my friends about them. Highly recommend! Jessica and Marcus were great to work with.
David Jaehning Architect
Due to our amazing clients, at this time we are only considering projects that are major renovations, new residential, mixed-use, and commercial projects!
David Jaehning Architect is an architecture practice based in San Francisco. The work of the studio is based on design research focused on material, construction, efficiency, and matters of perception as they contribute to the discipline of architecture.
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Designing for the interior environment is our specialty -- from office to retail to hospitality design, our team has your needs covered. As a licensed architect in California, we can offer your business full service solutions for your next project.
Since 1999 VERDEGO DESIGN has been a multidisciplinary studio of professional designers and creative artists. We work with retail, commercial and residential clients who look to us to challenge and rethink the built environment. Our mission is to create authenticity through craftsmanship and sensibility customizing all possible materials to build personal stories.
I've been working with Tatiana Bahar and her assistant, Brooke, for the past six months and couldn't be more pleased. They're both amazing. Love Tatiana's aesthetic and all the thought she puts into my project to create a home that reflects who I am. Brooke is very professional and super well organized. Both are fun and easy to work with.
Tardy & Associates Architects
We are a full service architectural firm located in Marin County. We primarily work in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and San Francisco.
We have used Tardy & Associates Architects for five retail new builds and remodels during the past decade and have always received quality work and timely, professional service. We will be using them again on our next project.
Shigetomi-Pratt Architects, Inc.
Shigetomi-Pratt Architects is an architecture practice providing clients with a full range of architectural and interior design services for custom residential and small commercial projects in Southern California, Hawaii, Idaho, Arizona and other locations in the western U.S. We work closely with our clients to mold their dreams into a home, and we bring over twenty-five years of custom residential design to the table.
Schism Design is a boutique Los Angeles design firm committed to a modernist, contemporary and minimalist ideology. Our work is primarily in restaurant and custom residential, including accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
We are a full service firm offering architectural and architectural interior design, as-built drawings, electrical-mechanical-plumbing (EMP) engineering, structural engineering, permitting, and construction administration services.
househak is engineered to ensure you get the most realistic pricing, plans and permit applications. The ultimate goal of this "hack" is to reduce soft costs and provide owners with an alternative to expensive architectural options.
Vdlr Developers offers an array of services in the building industry. We specialize in taking your residential project from concept, into city approval and all the way into construction. We are able to provide designs for Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Apartments, Remodels, ADU's and Additions - no project is too small or too big for us. By using our services, our clients are able to have more peace of mind throughout the process for a higher quality design and successful completion of construction on budget and on time.
Ferrier Architecture Studio (fAS) is a full service architectural practice servicing the Los Angeles and New York markets. The founding principal, G. Graham Ferrier, AIA, is a licensed California (lic.# C32942) and New York (lic. # 036672) Architect with over 20 years experience in architecture, construction, development, and planning.
fAS is a design-forward practice providing effective solutions for projects at all scales, all budgets, for a wide range of clients -- from owner occupiers to developers to institutions and investors.
I was looking to extend and build out my house which is an area where the regulations are incredibly complicated (and ever-changing). Graham was tireless and exceptionally thorough in working with the city to ensure that we would be able to do what I wanted. He laid out what he would deliver, when and what it would cost very clearly - and didn't deviate. Highly recommend.
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Jacopo was very responsive since the start through completion of the project. I think with great attention to detail and consideration, he was able to execute what I had in mind. I’ll continue working with Jacopo in the future.
Blue Velvet studio
Blue Velvet Studio provides residential and commercial architectural and interior design services throughout Southern California, including Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Our team can design a variety of architectural styles from traditional to modern. We pride ourselves in unique design work giving each project special attention, and are always sure to provide the highest quality of service.
Studio VARA is a San Francisco-based design practice driven by a deep commitment to architecture as a material craft and a discipline grounded in ideas. With the city as reference point and inspiration for our work, we create holistic, well-considered design solutions and human-centered experiences at many scales.
We have developed a process-oriented approach that allows design solutions to arise organically from the unique ecology of each project.
I worked with Verdon Architects on a project to take an underutilized dark back yard and a dangerous deteriorating external staircase and see it reborn as a beautiful amenity for all the families living in a 3-unit San Francisco victorian building. Jack was our guiding light through the murky processes of city approvals, contractor selection and management, and value engineering to realize not only a functional new space and stylish staircase but also a beautiful roof deck that is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the city. Throughout the process, Verdon Architects patiently helped us turn the lemons thrown at us by city regulations and the review process into lemonade while keeping the budget manageable.
I would recommend Jack Verdon to anyone looking for a firm with a creative eye and flexible approach.
HomeTech Construction & Design Inc
Santa clara county
HomeTech specializes in home design and construction. We manage and execute projects such as kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, general construction, outdoor living, green remodeling, roofing, plumbing, electrical and more.
Our family of contractors and highly skilled team of professionals do the most for every client, making sure the design matches your taste as well as your budget without sacrificing personal style and satisfaction.
At the beginning I just wanted to walk in tub and so I called multiple companies , met with few companies but non of them were able to take me to a showroom that sells the walk-in tubs and offered me ordering the tub online which I didn’t like. Those companies were more concern about my budget rather than show me what they can do and how they can meet my criteria and expectations.After meeting with Moses from Hometech they gave me the option to visit showroom where I could see the walk-in tubs as well as large selection of other fixtures. They also helped me obtaining permit for the job that has been done in my mobile house. I really like the fact that the guys working at my house were always the same people . I also appreciated lots of great ideas Moses and designer Allen had. With their ideas, help and financing option they offered me I decided to do multiple other projects From an idea of installing a walk-in tub I remodeled my both bathrooms completely as well as kitchen and changed the flooring in entire house. The communication with company and all team was great. They kept me updated with the progress and also always explained each step. I’m very pleased with the final job and would recommend Hometech Construction & Design to family and friends.
Michael Watts & Associates
Full scale architecture services
Full scale landscape architecture services
Programming, analysis, and consultation
Construction documents, ADA compliance, Building Reports
Building and construction management
Government permits and approvals
Sweet Design Studio is an interior design firm in Los Angeles specializing in high profile residential, hospitality and complex commercial interiors. Principal Designer Juana Najera has worked with some of the top designers in Los Angeles working on projects from celebrity clientele, to high profile homes for the Royal family of Saudi Arabia. Our firm’s vast specialties are , CAD Drafting, concept development providing as-built drawings, space planning, lighting plan/RCP, elevations, section details, and custom fabrications.
Hi. I saw Sweet Design Studio's ad on Facebook and thought that they were really nice and approachable. After working with Juana and her team, I would totally recommend Sweet Design Studio. Much much better than my last designer. They actually had to cleanup what the last contractor did. Sweet Design did an amazing job with the new tiles and kitchen cabinets. I'm super satisfied. =) They worked promptly and diligently I LOVE this firm because they work with your budget and also patient about wait time. I'm SUPER happy wit what they built me! Thank you guys!!
Ekose'a Homes, Inc.
We provide architectural design, construction documents, and construction administration services for single family and multi-family residential, and light commercial projects. Principal architect, William Pearson is a California licensed architect with 45 years of architectural experience. We often team with GJ's Dream Builders; Himatti Engineering; and Indri Djukardi, CID for construction, structural engineering, and interior design services.
Full service Architectural design for new homes and remodels on the peninsula. From initial concept through Planning and Building Permit Applications, consultant coordination and construction administration. We specialize in custom projects for home owners, and are also involved in occasional investment and commercial projects. Our mission is to help people get the home of their dreams.
We have worked with Steve Borlik twice!
First time was major remodel, second time was adding a partial second story onto the house.
Steve was an amazing resource who was willing to listen to what we wanted to achieve and help figure out a way to make it happen. He understands the various Palo Alto building requirements very well and we successfully finished both projects and are quite happy with the results.
I highly recommend Steve!
Ruben S. Ojeda Architects
RSO Architects is a full-service architectural studio that takes a modern approach to design, specializing in high-end new and remodeled custom residential & commercial projects. The emphasis is on sustainable solutions for the clients while integrating their lifestyles to their new contemporary environment.
In order to produce a thorough, detailed and clear set of construction documents, ArchiCAD is used a Building Information Modeling software –(BIM).
I renovated my home in Mt. Washington in 2014-2015. Ruben was my architect who looked after the project. He meticulously designed and presented me with 3 different floor plans. After I chose the floor plan, he designed the exterior architecture. He came to the job site frequently during the construction to make sure that things came out right according to the plan. My home came out very beautifully. Everything came out the way I envisioned. I am very pleased with Ruben and recommend him to anyone without reservation.
De | Mo
Demo Design is a creative practice committed to developing and enriching buildings and space with ideas-driven design. We seek projects in the realms of building design, interiors and landscape design. Whether clients have a modest or substantial project, we are dedicated to synthesizing project demands and practical objectives from the opportunities that arise from within a collaborative process of engagement and discovery.
Weisbach architecture | design is an architecture and interior design firm founded by Lev Weisbach and headquartered in San Francisco. The firm provides design services to private, commercial, and community based clients, with a focus on projects that include private residences, retail, spas and fitness centers, meeting and conference facilities, hotel lobbies and lobby bars, and independent, museum and hotel restaurants.
Pure beauty, talent and service! I'm amazed at what they create.
Robert Frear Architects
Robert Frear Architects is a small, San Francisco-based architectural and design firm that specializes in demanding residential, commercial, and graphic design projects. Established in 1986, the firm has completed a wide range of projects, from the renovations of landmark residences to the designs of corporate headquarter facilities. Clients include start-up companies and large corporations, business executives and private homeowners.
I've been a friend of Robert (and Tim) for more years than I can remember, and on several occasions, a client as well. Most notably, Robert designed a kitchen for me in a late 40s California ranch house in Portola Valley, probably built from a Sunset Magazine design, and in all respects -function, ...
Hedvat Design Build inc.
We can meet with you one on one at your home or business in order to discuss designs and drawings that you wish to see. We can do drawings for any project you wish, whether it be an empty lot that you may wish to see built up or an existing home or business that you wish to make greater like single family dwelling, Garage conversion to accessory dwelling unit, we can help you make those visions a reality.
Architectural services for residential, commercial and industrial projects located in the U.S.A. Specializing in Coastal Development Permit and Hillside Ordinance Areas. For selected projects we also offer Project Construction Management Services. Our project received the Copyright Certificate for Design and Construction Documents from the U.S. Library of Congress.
km|A is a full service residential architecture firm.
Our focus is design and construction of single family residences.
Our success has hinged upon listening to the client, understanding their needs, respecting their financial constraints, and producing solutions that creatively and elegantly meet their specific functional requirements.
Regardless of size or budget, every project is a welcomed challenge.
We had a great experience working with Keith Messick. We owned a small house and we wanted to remodel because we needed more space and more storage. Keith listened to what we needed in order to make the house work for our family. Keith created a plan that incorporated all our needs. He also adde...
The Baylon Hospitality Group
Carolyn Baylon is known for creating sophisticated modern minimalistic environments. Carolyn understands how to run great projects, and understands every step of the construction and design process, and enjoys building long term relationships with her clients. Carolyn has worked on residential projects, hospitality projects , corporate interiors and restaurant projects. Carolyn Baylon Designer describes the process behind her 'earthy elegance ' that informs her mix of classic and modernistic giving her spaces warmth yet a sophisticated personality.
Carolyn Baylon turned our 3-bedroom "eh" into a modern oasis. Our friends are jealous, we've been asked to do editorial articles. It's been over a year and not only has everything held up beautifully, but we walk in every day still amazed at the beauty. She has a clear style which we obviously love. She is 100% dedicated to the project she is working on. (I felt like her number one client though she had a few others at the same time.) We worked very well together, so I accompanied her on most buying trips. It was fun. She's definitely a whirlwind but in a good way. We believe she genuinely wants to make her clients happy. She's not "cheap" but the years of love you'll feel for your home makes her priceless. Carolyn did know we were working on a budget (though a lofty one) and really worked hard to find special pieces from all over. The Pacific Design Center to Overstock.com! Let her know I referred you and perhaps she'll pop in for a redo of our kid's room now that there's no crib! ;)
Our services transform the whole process into an engaging, personalised and emotional experience. Moving in tune with the technology, we offer you the following innovative solutions.
3D VISUALISATION :
We bring alive every feature of your project to offer your clients a photo-realistic digital experience. Through the lighting, colour balance and expressive composition, we convey a stunning view of their new homes.
All the staff here are very nice. There is fresh coffee and treats available and overall well managed place.
GPA Architects inc is a full service architecture firm located in Orange County, California, specializing in commercial & industrial and custom residential projects of all scales including remodels, tenant improvements additions, and new construction.
With over 40 years of experience, we know all the ins and outs of the governmental and construction process and have worked with most of the cities in the southern California area.
I worked with Welch Design Studio for both my architecture and interior design on my remodel of a two story home I purchased. They were amazing! They understood my needs and design desires. They stayed in communication with me throughout the entire remodel. It was clear that they loved the project and they were not driven by financial gain. They treated my project as if it was their own home. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Do yourself a favor and work with Welch Design!
United states / canada
Manuelian Architects is a boutique architectural company specialized in designing custom single family homes. We have extensive experience working on projects ranging from small remodels and additions to large scale high-end residences to contemporary homes in challenging hillside areas. Our team of professionals is dedicated to consistent and quality design. Our energy and creativity make us view every new project as an opportunity to further challenge the imagination.
Kalban Architects, founded in 1982, has captured over fifty awards for unique contributions of architectural design excellence, including the AIA Chapter Firm of the Year 2004, a great honor. This accomplishment is the result of the firm’s dedication to analytical scrutiny and examination, its commitment to melding the aesthetics of art and architecture, art and function, and its constantly evolving expertise and energetic interest in design.
Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates is an outstanding, highly creative, extremely talented firm!
Creating the Space of Your Dreams
Your dream interior is within your reach and means when you hire j.design.studio. Whether you are looking to utilize your space more efficiently or increase work productivity, we can turn your visions into reality. We specialize in commercial, corporate design, tenant improvements, medical, retail, restaurants, and industrial design.
From Concept to Completion
Very professional and great attention to detail.
Jesse Gutierrez, CTS-D, Audio Visual Designer
Nalu Architecture Inc.
At Nalu Architecture, we bring our expertise to all services that we offer, allowing us to deliver responsible and sustainable solutions to our clients. By engaging our team on critical projects, our clients benefit from our experience, knowledge, and advocacy, positioning them for a successful project outcome.
HMDB Design Build Co. is owned and operated by two experienced, forward thinking founders committed to interesting functional designs, well built projects, and strong client relationships. Haluk is an engineer with over 30 years of experience in construction and general contracting, and Mehmet is an architect with over 10 years of experience in design and construction. We'll bring vision and commitment to your project, and will provide turn-key solutions from design and permitting through construction and completion.
We give priority to your vision, always.
Your story is unique. When you partner with March Studio, we start by learning who you are, what you value, what you aspire to. Then we help you express it all through environments and buildings, creating your space telling your story where people can authentically experience your brand.
It’s our shared philosophy, and the focus of our unique process: the Creative Vision Strategy, the first step in building and communicating your brand.
Knowledgable helpful and clever people. Especially Lara!
La Maison Interior Design
La Maison is a boutique full-service interior design firm established in 2000. Spanning nearly two decades, La Maison has completed a variety of interior projects ranging from New York to Los Angeles. Lead Designer, Mitra Shahi, and her associate designers at La Maison are passionate about creating authentic designs and strive to go above and beyond each client’s dreams and fulfill each of their wishes.
Lovely people, beautiful products, and great service.
HLLK Architects is a full-service architecture firm based in San Diego, California. Our work covers a wide range of scales and project types from custom residential to large commercial projects.
We believe that architecture has the ability to create a sense of place, represent an individual's or organization's values, and enhance the lives of its inhabitants.
Every client and every project are unique.
Studio Gregory Hurcomb interests collide along the intersections of art, architecture, and design processes that are located within the physical and perceptual transformation of space through the mediums of sound, light, film, and structure, all amalgamated into new forms, and potential energies.
We look forward to working with you on transforming your environments into dynamic and exceptional experiences.
Mojave is a full service architecture and interior design studio with a focus on sustainable urban infill development and distinctive interior environments. Mojave’s comprehensive wraparound services are bespoke to the project and client’s needs. This approach lends to a seamless process with a cohesive design from architectural concept to completed interiors. Our in-house interior design services include our residential work as well as commercial interiors including office, retail, and hospitality;
I can't say enough great things about Rabit designs! They listened to my concerns and was able to bring creative ideas to solve my design dilemmas. We are still working on implementing their ideas for our project and loving how it is turning out! The company has a gift for design and is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!
keernsmith is an emerging architecture practice based in San Francisco, CA. Established in 2017 by partners Ryan Keerns and Kristen Smith, the practice is an outgrowth of a decade-long collaboration between its partners that spans the globe.
We believe that architecture has the power and responsibility to create meaningful experiences for everyone. As such, we design spaces of all types, scales and budgets intended to engage both site and user in an active, participatory dialogue.
Our Best Architectural Drafting Services is a one shop stop for all your home improvement construction documents. We will assist you in achieving your building permit for Southern California Counties. Our development process is consisted of doing preliminary zoning research with city’s building officials and California Building codes before commencing any project. We dedicate ourselves in designing the best efficient home on time and on budget.
Paul F.'s review is not correct or accurate. First, Pickard Architects is not a law firm. It is an architecture and engineering firm. We use standard contracts prepared by, and purchased from, the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Those contracts are the standard in the architecture and engineering industry, and are used by the majority of architecture and engineering firms in the United States. They are not one sided contracts. In fact, we use written contracts because 1) we are required to by California law, and 2) it's just good business practice. Second, Paul F.'s project was a very, very small cover over his front porch. He tried to build it without a building permit, and the City caught him and forced him go to a professional and get plans engineered to submit to the Santa Fe Springs building department so that a permit could be issued. He hired Pickard Architects after we quoted him a small fee of $ 1,500 to do the work based on what he told us the City wanted. However, he did not tell us the straight story because he was trying to cut costs and minimize his expense. When we found out what the City really wanted, we had to raise the fee a little to cover the increased amount of work that he did not tell us we had to do. I think we raised it about $ 500. Paul was disgruntled because he didn't want to pay a fair price for the work we had to do. There were no tricks, no dishonesty, no confusing contracts, and no lawyers involved. We haven't managed to stay in business for over 35 years at the same location, with a list of literally thousands of satisfied clients by producing substandard work, or being dishonest or unfair. If you wish to see the kind of work we do, check out our website at pickard.com.
The team at Zack/de Vito worked with me on my eponymous restaurant, Gordon's House of Fine Eats, in San Francisco, and I could not have been more pleased. We worked together from the ground up, from creation of original vision to execution of the last detail, and it was an experience that was at once relaxing, invigorating, educational and fun. The process was enjoyable, and the final result won us an AIA Award! What's not to like?!
MSA architecture + design
Based in Oakland, CA, MSA architecture + design is an award winning firm that provides innovative, effective consulting and design services for a diverse range of clients, focusing on workplace, retail, hospitality and healthcare.
Workplace is steadily shifting from a place of “me” to spaces of “we.” MSA understands and recognizes that group work is central to successful years of business and creates unique solutions to offer effective collaborative spaces.
Team 7 International is a leading architectural firm of experienced professionals, utilizing a team approach to produce distinctive design solutions within viable economic parameters for every project.
We are a SF based local architect that has a wide experience in both residential and commercial design in the bay, and international.
We do both modern and classical design. Check our Instagram!
A7 Group is focused on building excellence, whether that involves designing innovative and functional new construction; bringing aging and historical buildings back to life; serving as an advocate for building owners during the construction process; ensuring buildings can withstand Mother Nature; or using our expertise to provide forensic consulting, property assessments, and construction quality control services.
We cannot say enough good things about Mark Bittoni. He designed an extension and remodel of our 1960's house, and turned it into a spectacular view home. Mark's creativity enabled him to address existing layout problems in ways that other architects we interviewed never presented. He turned every challenge into a design statement. For example, his unexpected placement of a skylight took it from a simple light source to a featured attraction that casts gorgeous shadows on the main wall. Mark's attention to detail, inspired design, unfailing eye, and his friendly nature combined to give us our dream home.
Mark's expertise as an architect is unassailable, but his people skills are what make him a joy to work with. Whenever we came up with our own ideas, Mark listened. His confidence is such that he can entertain any push-back with patience and good humor. He would render numerous versions of our concepts, so that we could make our own decisions. When we could see our ideas on paper, we would quickly realize that Mark's original design was optimal. It finally dawned on us that we could save time and stress by just listening to Mark in the first place.
Mark Bittoni is a rare talent, and a rare individual. If you have the good fortune to work with him, your home will be spectacular and your life will be enriched.
I cannot recommend HOD enough! I originally contacted Nicole to help decorate my house after doing a remodel, but after seeing their work and how hands off i could be I had them do a full remodel on my master bath. Only thing i regret is not contacting them sooner. They exceeded all expectations I h...
We hired Ziggurat to create design concepts for an interior remodel and outside landscaping, and for me the process which would typically (with many contractors) be quite stressful and aggravating was in this a real pleasure. The attentiveness to detail, the knowledge in the various aspects of construction, the patience in discussing design options, and the flexibility in working with our schedule really made all the difference, and we ended up with a remodel that we really love. A lot of our neighbors have come by to mention how good our house looks - I really think they are envious!
I initially contacted Orohaus about two years ago (Sept 2017) regarding removing two load bearing walls to open up living room/kitchen area. In February of this year I resumed my project but decided to add a "bump out" to relocate my laundry closet. While Martin was here, he recommended that I consider moving my AC equipment to the attic and place my washer/dryer in that location. He explained the costs associated with the bump out vs moving my AC equipment (Martin informed me that the AC quotes I had received were about double what he normally sees for AC relocation). I was not aware of the amount of work ($$$) involved with building the bump out.
Martin asked what other work I was looking at getting done to my house (since it would be cheaper to get everything done now vs hiring them or someone else later). We plan on remodeling our kitchen by moving it from one side of the kitchen to the other. Martin recommended a layout for the kitchen, and we made some minor changes to better suit our vision. Our finished plans included the load bearing walls, future kitchen layout, laundry closet. It was great to see what I had envisioned on paper.
When it was time to submit the plans, Orohaus handled everything and got the plans approved in two working days (with both the city and the county). No revisions or corrections, just done on the first shot. I have heard horror stories associated with plans being kicked back because of corrections that are required by the city/county.
We are very happy with the work completed by Orohaus, as well as the guidance with the building process.
My wife and I hired Christie to help remodel our living room, dining room and kitchen. It was a sizeable project from the standpoint that we wanted to tear out a wall, gut the kitchen, reconfigure a fireplace wall, replace the flooring, and get help with selecting new furniture. Unphased, Christie ...
Peter is extremely knowledgeable about permits, and knowing what is required from the city. He was helpful in obtaining building plans from the city to give us an idea of how our home was built.I highly recommend Peter in dealing with the city and anything to do with permits!
Brad Gunkel and team are thorough professionals. They make sure the customer is heard and all his inputs are taken care of. I found Brad to be exceptionally capable and also very helpful in helping me understand the process of designing my project. They are responsive, efficient, and friendly to deal with. One of the best in East Bay
Jason is an astute and detail oriented architect who is always willing to go above and beyond our expectations. While our project was a commercial layout, Jason was always professional and extremely patient with the revisions that were required by the city for our construction. He always answers the phone and made himself available as needed. I would highly recommend him for any project you were considering.
I worked with Hubbell & Hubbell Architects on the construction of four straw bale residences for the sisters at Deer Park Monastery. I have worked with numerous architects during my career and Drew Hubbell is clearly one of the best that I have ever worked with. His passion for green building and sustainable design is matched with his understanding and experience with utilizing alternative green materials. Hubbell & Hubbell takes a holistic approach to design which encompasses the specific requirements of the client, the unique characteristics of the site, the artistic possibilities of design and the practical limitations of budgets and schedules. The staff of Hubbell & Hubbell were very hands-on throughout the entire construction project responding to the request of the contractor and the needs of the clients. If you have a deep respect for our planet and want to create a home or a building that is in harmony with both your values and the environment, you owe it to yourself (and our planet) to work with Hubbell & Hubbell Architects.
The people at Gordon + Greineder were a tremendous asset for our new home design in St. Helena. We started from scratch on a 15 acre parcel with panoramic views, and worked for about 4 years together. Eileen Gordon and Eva Davis were our lead architects. They were creative, professional, timely, efficient, responsive and on budget. I can't say enough about their extraordinary creativity and responsiveness to make the design suitable to the site and yet make it our home. And they were very effective in coordinating the team of professionals necessary for the work, including civil and structural engineers and suppliers of all kinds. Their interior design elements also captured the beauty of the place. We would highly recommend this firm to anyone with a architectural design project, small or large.
I have been doing business with Soli for years- each time I go back I am so impressed with the showroom. There are always new stone and mosaics to spec. Always my go to with my big projects in need of custom sizing for interior and exterior flooring, walls, water features. LOVE a one stop shop for remodels, new construction being a residential and commercial designer. Thanks Soli and staff for being so awesome to work with!
I am in the process of building my 2nd Feldman house. Since I spent most of my time abroad, it is critical that I can rely on the architect to make important decisions for me, not just on design elements, but also in managing/coordinating other service providers (builders, landscape architect, lighting designer, etc.). I was truly amazed at how smooth and seamless the design and built processes went for my first house. The final product was amazing. Unfortunately I had to sell the house sooner than I wanted to, but the Feldman brand helped me considerably during the sale. For the 2nd time around, I didn't think twice about using Feldman again. The team is excellent at achieving designs that optimally blend aesthetics, practicality and comfort. They adapt to the latest trends and the needs of the user, while making sure not to compromise future home value by being too esoteric. Their designs are crisp, beautiful and present a unique "Feldman" feel. The team works meticulously with the builder to ensure workmanship of the highest quality. Working with the Feldman team is fun and they made made me discover a newfound love for architecture.
Simply.....AMAZING!! Is a great page, wonderful designs, is excellent.
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Sun Architecture have been serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond for over twenty years serving our residential, commercial and retail clients. Sun Architecture has developed a reputation of unsurpassed quality and unequaled integrity among builders and clients. It is our objective to do whatever is necessary wherever possible to maintain and enhance that reputation. Towards that end, it is the goal of Sun Architecture to leave every client completely satisfied with both the product we design and the service that we provide.
This review really needs more than five stars. I just purchased a new home and needed to add to it and called to get info. They helped me from beginning to end. I had many questions and the nice lady at the office was so patient with me. The job was done and they exceeded my expectations. Glad I called and gonna start to build with safety in mind. I will definitely call again if I need to. Great job Util-Locate.
We gave Sander Architects a most challenging brief: Design a home for us that is both green and beautiful, for the lowest cost possible. They delivered on that brief with an innovative, creative and functional design that continues to house us and wow us - and our friends and neighbors.
Mark has been such a pleasure to work with for the custom rebuild of our house thus far. He is very responsive no mater what time or day of the week it is which we extremely appreciate! What stands out the most other than his creative and innovative style, is his ability to really listen and get a sense of what you want, and is able to incorporate what you ask for in a brilliant schematic design. He has been professional and extremely easy to work with from day one. We feel so lucky to have Mark as our architect and can't wait for the completion of our new home!
Working with DKY Architects on various projects for the last 5 years, David and his team exceeded my expectations with their skills and professionalism. They were an absolute pleasure to collaborate with at every phase of the design process. I would definitely recommend DKY Architects to any future clients.
Pawel and Frank did great work putting Philip Jeffries grasscloth wallpaper up in my living room. Really nice guys and great attention to detail. When they finished hanging the wallpaper, and were about to put the TV back on the mount, they noticed that only 2 of the 5 screws were actually holding the mount in place (shoddy job by my contractor)! Pawel told me not to worry. He ran to the nearest hardware store, bought a few new screws and anchors, and reinstalled the TV mount so it would be secure. That is "ABOVE AND BEYOND" service right there. Definitely use Pawel and Frank for your wallpaper needs!
Da Vinci Kitchen and Bath do a great job for remodels. As a designer, I have used them on 2 of my clients and they are really happy with their work. Keep up the awesome work Da Vinci! I can't wait to do my own house!! :)
Jennifer Bolyn is an AMAZING architect! We are using her for an addition project and have been so pleased with her ideas and work thus far. She is very easy to work with and is very quick to turn around plans. She has presented us with a few different options for our project that we would have never thought of. I would highly recommend her for any project, big or small.
When we hired Tim to renovate a traditional ranch house, I simply told him, "I would like some more light." He came back with a drawing of a beautiful, modern room with clerestory windows, and thoughtful rearrangements of the floor plan. We immediately approved his design. Tim was equally helpful in our dealings with the general contractor. Indeed, throughout the entire process, Tim was available to answer any questions and provide us with sound advice. We highly recommend him.
Luciana is professional and a pleasure to work with. Through her resourcefulness, she was able to find savings in our construction budget by suggesting areas for value-engineering. Through her creativity, she was able to work with the strict confines of city building codes to maximize our living space and the design of our home to ensure the ideal flow. Luciana went above and beyond to help bring our project to life, staying within budget, minimizing city planning feedback to ensure our project remained to timeline and by being a partner to us. We are extremely happy with the process and the results.
Margo has been sensational in making four rooms of our home extremely interesting, inviting, & very classy. I will never use anyone else for interior design.
We will have her back to finish the rest of house shortly. We are so happy with the outcome, & that she operated within our budget.
Carol C Encinitas, CA
Epic Construction is one of the few general contractors that Paul Davis Architects works with most. We are very pleased with their top-quality craftsmanship and complete dedication to customer service. Owners Mike and Dean are accessible and deeply focussed on delivering successful projects that delight their customers. We recommend them very highly.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about Epic Construction.
It was a great pleasure to work with Michael to design our new house. It was a tear-down and rebuild project. And that was our first time designing a house from scratch. We were lost in all the design ideas and styles. Micheal was able to pull out the real preference and ideas from us and help us design a house that is exactly what we want. Micheal is a very inspiring and knowledgeable architect. He pays attention to every single details in the design. He can be flexible whenever we would like to make any changes, and also be opinionated when we really need help to make a decision. Michael worked closely with us not only on design phase, but also on getting the permit as well as being the consultant throughout the whole building period. The house turned out to be beautiful and exactly what we expected. I strongly recommend Micheal without any reservation!
I am so happy to have used Mark for a kitchen and bathroom remodel! I really love his style and design choices as well as his work ethic. Turnaround was fast and his suggested contractors were great as well.I recommended him to my neighbors - and they were very pleased.I loved working with Mark 5*
Amazing Architecture firm!
Jeff has in depth knowledge on city requirements and procedures and this helps expedite the permit process. Soler Architecture's out of the box thinking makes for Great Architecture, with a difference. The company staff is communicative and helpful through the Design/Build process.
Jeremy was great to work with. During the consultation, he had a lot of suggestions and drew up easy to follow plans for my front and backyard. He also took time to answer any additional questions I had later regarding plant selection and irrigation.
Torres Architects delivered extraordinarily high-quality work. They were disciplined, thoughtful, and insightful. They offered creative solutions and ensured accountability to deadlines and milestones. As they demonstrated their excellence, they were also professional and diligent.
Jeannette Architects has done the plans for two separate projects for us... after listening to our thoughts and needs, they came up with two wonderful, functional plans with details we never would have thought of... we were involved with them during the planning process, they remained involved with the builder, plus they have excellent rapport with the city. We hope to use them again, and do not hesitate to give Jeannette Architects our very best recommendation !
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