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Why Hire an Architect?

Hiring an architect will help make any remodeling or building project successful.

Architects

If you’ve got grand designs for your home remodel, consider investing in the building materials and design expertise, and artistry, a licensed architect can provide.

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Assuming this is new single family residential

makes the answer more simple.

Small towns = small fees and ability to trunkate the voulme of plans required to insure a good job.  It's from this perspective I'll attempt to corral these wild horses, answers architect have given prior.

 

Always attempt to get a by-the-hour rate, never a $/sf - they know how to play the game better than you in the latter and the former honesty is guaranteed by their state license board.

 

Never accept draftsmen to be placed in charge of your project, regardless of architect, engineer, surveyor, etc. even though rates may be charged lower, the product quality is even less than these charges with plenty of errors/omissions/oversights in planning when the licensed overseeer gets busy on other projects.

 

If you like the projects produced, obtain favorable references, then the hourly rate should be $60-120/hr small town.  No, you don't associate cost vs quality.  Look at overhead, employees ... if pronounced, then your fees go to pay for all these = less money/time devoted to your project.

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Architect first - for around $1000 typically you will get site consultation, a few sketches showing what you said you wanted, and a preliminary (by the book) cost estimate - that you can use to figure if your budget or scope of work needs major adjustment. Then, if you go ahead, typically about 10-20% of total project cost for complete plans and specs (including above cost), depending on complexity and level of interior design detail, and if construction inspection services are included.

 


 
 
Generally, nothing is free with an architect - unlike a contractor where a bit of consultation and a rough estimate is a lead-in to the actual work he hopes to get (the construction/repair) and part of his bidding cost, an architect (and engineer) makes his living giving advice and consultation and developing designs and cost estimates - so giving it away for free is sort of like a dentist doing sample fillings for free. Some will come to your house to discuss your concepts for 15-20 minutes for free, basically to see if they want to take you on as a client or feel your job is the type or size they want, but you should expect little or nothing in the way of a design or cost estimate for free - the most you might get would be an opinion on whether it sounds, off the cuff, like your budget is roughly in line with your desired scope of the project.
 
 
On more complex or up-scale remodels, it is not unusual to contact several architecture firms and request proposals - where they basically come see the site, then give you a sketch or few or more common today, computer-generated altered photos of your place, showing conceptually what they can do for you, then you choose the one you like the most and go with that one for final design. Typically $500-1000 range fee (each) to get that done for small jobs, larger jobs will typically be no charge but that assumes probably $25-50,000 plus anticipated fees if they get the job.
 
 
Bear in mind in the latter scenario you cannot pick and choose betweenthe best parts of each proposal - the architect owns the design and it is copyrighted, so while you can choose bui9lding elements (dormers, bay windows, etc) from any of the proposals, specific design or color combinations are copyrighted by the proposer.
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ANC Customs

245 W 22nd St
Merced

ANIL VERMA ASSOC

2386 FAIR OAKS BLVD
Sacramento

Apex Design Services

PO Box 345
Placerville

APPLIED ARCHITECTURE

2550 x ST
Sacramento

ARAS DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION INC

2533 SIERRA BLVD
Sacramento

ARCH WIRELESS

10461 OLD PLACERVILLE RD
Sacramento

ARCHITECTURAL ARTS

921 11TH ST
Sacramento

Assurance Roofing and Construction

3550 Watt Avenue
Sacramento

Austin Chase Inspector

3319-A julliard Dr.
Sacramento

B Line Construction Inc

430 Lea Way
Sacramento

B N K CONSTRUCTION

2204 Park E Dr
Modesto

B Squared

3034 bryant

Beachum Construction

520 9th Street, Rm 203
Sacramento

BIG ARCHITECTURE

1304 37th St
Sacramento

BLACKBIRD ASSOCIATES

2320 J ST
Sacramento

BOE ARCHITECTS

913 K ST
Sacramento

BOULDER ASSOCIATES CORP

2015 J ST
Sacramento

Bowerbird Remodeling

2418 overhill
Davis

BRIAN KEENY

2714 D ST
Sacramento

Briggs BrothersConstruction, Inc.

3451 I St
North Highlands

Cal Pro Contracting

2820 Deelane Ct
Shingle Springs

CARISSIMI ROHRER MC MULLEN

5921 FOLSOM BLVD
Sacramento

CARRIER JOHNSON

1025 9TH ST
Sacramento

CASCI DESIGNWORKS

3120 RYER ISLAND ST
West Sacramento

CDS

3147 TRUSSEL WAY
Sacramento

CECILIA G FAUST

2636 HERITAGE PARK LN
Sacramento

Charles E. Schoff & Co.

9336 Caltrop Court
Fair Oaks

CHEN MC GINNIS ASSOC

915 L ST
Sacramento

CHONG PARTNERS ARCHITECTURE

1201 J ST
Sacramento

CHRISTOPHER DELGADO

1796 TRIBUTE RD
Sacramento

CMC Co

9756 Paso Fino Way
Elk Grove

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

CONNERLY & ASSOC

2215 21ST ST
Sacramento

CORNERSTONE DESIGN

645 QUEENS AVE
Yuba City

Creative Eye Design + Build

224 Vernon Street
Roseville

CSBlangeres Architecture

3600 Elverta Rd
Antelope

CSHQA INC

1300 ETHAN WAY
Sacramento

CTE Design

4590 Vista Dr.
Loomis

CUCINA ITALIA SCAVOLINI

1445 WOODRIDGE OAK WAY
Sacramento

CYNTHIA EASTON ARCHITECTS

4532 FREEPORT BLVD
Sacramento

D & J KITCHENS & BATHS

1345 SILICA AVE.
Sacramento

DANIEL C SMITH & ASSOC

2337 PRO AM CT
Sacramento

DARRYL CHINN ARCHITECTS

760 Shoreside Dr
Sacramento

DAVE ADAMS

PO BOX 875
Winters

David W. Hoppe Construction Inc.

4560 Bailey Way
Sacramento

DC Custom Framing

PO Box 323
Newcastle

DE KLEER & ASSOC

4757 J ST
Sacramento

DEEMS LEWIS MC KINLEY ARCHTR

3838 WATT AVE
Sacramento

Deming Designs

8644 Oak Ave
Orangevale

DESIGN SOLUTIONS

9477 Berkley Glen Way
Elk Grove

DESIGN WEST ARCHITECTS

2100 19TH ST
Sacramento

Designs With You In Mind

4291 Borderlands Drive
Rancho Cordova

DH Construction

4324 Orange Grove Ave
Sacramento

DJM DESIGN & CONSULTING GROUP

844 W COVE WAY
Sacramento

DLR GROUP

1050 20TH ST
Sacramento

Domus Construction and Design Inc.

8864 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento

DONALD JOSEPH INC

2620 21ST ST
Sacramento

DS Improvements

6800 Sugar Maple Way
Citrus Heights

E M KADO ASSOC

1661 GARDEN HWY
Sacramento

EJ Rinchak & Associate

7419 Myrtle Vista Ave
Sacramento

ELLIS ENTERPRISES

9647 FOLSOM BLVD
Sacramento

EXPLICIT-ELITE DESIGN

7412 ELSIE AVE
Sacramento

Exterior Images-Landscape Architect

72877 Dinah Shore Drive Suite 103191
Rancho Mirage

FIELDS DEVERAUS MIYAMTO

1450 HALYARD DR
West Sacramento

FORRAR WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS

7801 Folsom Blvd Ste 110
Sacramento

Fountain-Statues

7145 Watt ave #5
North Highlands

Frazier Construction

7520 Oak Grove Ave
Citrus Heights

GARCIA BUZZ ASSOC

2575 Valley Rd
Sacramento

GARY ROBERTS ARCHITECTS

2016 P ST
Sacramento

GERALD H BECK

3093 FAIR OAKS BLVD
Sacramento

Glorioso Design

417 Crow Canyon Dr
Folsom

GREENBAUM & ASSOC

700 ALHAMBRA BLVD
Sacramento

Greg Todd Construction & Home Repairs

9530 Beacon Ave.
Orangevale

GREGORY TAYLOR ARCHITECTURE

1017 S ST
Sacramento

H D ARCHITECTURE

115 Fortado Cir
Sacramento

HAAG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

4755 J ST
Sacramento

HANEYSTATION, INC.

7420 HIGH POINT LN
Sacramento

HARRELL ARCHITECTURAL PRTNRSHP

2320 BROADWAY
Sacramento

Hartigan Construction Inc

PO Box 105
West Sacramento

HENRY & ASSOC

2469 41ST ST
Sacramento

HERBERT T KRUMPE INC

3110 WATT AVE
Sacramento

HMC ARCHITECTS

2495 Natomas Park Dr Ste 655
Sacramento

Honey Design & Drafting

372 Florin Road
Sacramento

Hybrid Homes

3636 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento

INTEX FORMS INC

9293 Beatty Dr
Sacramento

Irons Architecture & Engineering

5160 Turkey Track Road
Placerville

JEFF SCHNEIDEREIT ARCHITECTS

580 DOLLIVER ST
Pismo Beach

JES HOME DESIGN

771 Hawkcrest Cir
Sacramento

johnrivelli design and planning

9537 durango way
Elk Grove

JPLUS ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS

3807 PASADENA AVE
Sacramento

JUDITH HALL

2961 FULTON AVE
Sacramento

K-12 ARCHITECTS INC

3633 SEAPORT BLVD
West Sacramento

KAUFMANN ARCHITECTS

1707 18th St
Sacramento

Kearney Homes Corp

9195 Saddle Ridge Way
Fair Oaks

KELLY CUNNINGHAM DESIGN

2821 I ST
Sacramento

KENT BURROW

1818 29TH ST
Sacramento

Kingkong Construction

2225 62nd Ave
Sacramento

KingKong construction

2225 62nd Ave
Sacramento

KUCHMAN ARCHITECTS PC

2203 13TH ST
Sacramento

Kujala Construction

1238 Alice Street
Woodland

L & D CONSULTING

9050 CLENDENEN WAY
Sacramento

L N PRODUCTIONS NICK A PUCCIO

2531 33RD ST
Sacramento

Lacher's Custom Cabinets

6070 Enterprise Dr. Suite E
Diamond Springs

Lan Linville Drafting

901 Sunrise Blvd Suite B10
Roseville

LAWSON DESIGN BUILDS

6090 S Watt Ave
Sacramento

LEMUR DESIGNS

PO BOX 60789
Sacramento

LEVENFELD ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

1213 11TH AVE
Sacramento

LEX COFFROTH

1722 J St Ste 20
Sacramento

Liberty Construction

3848 Sherbrook Dr.
Santa Rosa

LICHAU & ASSOC ARCHITECTS INC

100 EL DORADO ST
Auburn

Liebes Architects

660 Mission St
San Francisco

LIONAKIS BEAUMONT DESIGN GROUP

1919 19TH ST
Sacramento

Louis Kaufman Architecture Inc

719 36th St
Sacramento

LPA SACRAMENTO INC

2484 NATOMAS PARK DR
Sacramento

M & M Sheet Metal and Rain Gutters

17760 Sierra Hwy
Canyon Country

M 3 ARCHITECTURAL & PROD SVC

8184 ALPINE AVE
Sacramento

MACAULAY ARCHITECTS

818 19TH ST
Sacramento

MackConstruction

4801 Marconi Ave
Carmichael

Madson Construction & Plastering

5932 Beech Ave
Orangevale

MANUEL S TSIHLAS

801 ALHAMBRA BLVD
Sacramento

Mario Panelli Studio

11285 Sunrise Gold Cir
Rancho Cordova

MARK RUSCONI ARCH & PLANNERS

424 SAN MIGUEL WAY
Sacramento

Martindale Construction And Electric

1024 N. Butte St.
Willows

Maximus Development Inc

3355 Myrtle Ave
North Highlands

MC KAY & MORAN ARCHITECTS

3269 FOLSOM BLVD
Sacramento

McCandless & Associates Architects Inc.

428 1/2 First Street
Woodland

MFDB ARCHITECTS

111 SCRIPPS DR
Sacramento

MICHAEL BRANDMAN ASSOC

2000 O St Ste 200
Sacramento

MOGAVERO NOTESTINE ASSOC

2012 K ST
Sacramento

Molly Erin Designs

Placerville

MONIGHAN & ASSOC

710 12TH ST
Sacramento

MONIZ ARCHITECTURE

2401 C ST
Sacramento

Monster Contractor

4763 Ravenstone Wy
Sacramento

MOODY CONSTRUCTION

8031 FREEPORT BLVD
Sacramento

Morse Remodeling & Custom Homes

2860 W Covell Blvd
Davis

MURPHY ILLUSTRATION

3460 HILARY AVE
West Sacramento

NADEL ARCHITECTS

2495 NATOMAS PARK DR
Sacramento

NEIL H WILSON

203 ELMHURST CIR
Sacramento

Oak Creek Construction

PO Box 1633
Shingle Springs

Odem Home Improvement

3600 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento

OHANA HOME CONCEPTS

5312 HIBISCUS DR
Fair Oaks

OLENKA BUILDERS

1400 Bell Ave
Sacramento

OSHIMA & YEE ARCHITECTS INC

1990 3rd St Ste 500
Sacramento

PACIFIC DESIGN GROUP

950 Fulton Ave Ste 125
Sacramento

PACKOWSKI HEINRITZ ASSOC

1400 S St Ste 200
Sacramento

PAGE & TRUNBULL INC

2401 C ST
Sacramento

Parsons Plans

1175 Greenwood Ct
Lincoln

Patio Perfections

2024 Opportunity Dr.
Roseville

PINER WORKS ARCHITECTURE

1812 J ST
Sacramento

POP OUT

7652 CLEMENT CIR
Sacramento

Premier Pools and Spas

11250 Pyrites way
Rancho Cordova

RAINFORTH-GRAU ARCHITECTS

2407 J ST
Sacramento

RANDALL MARKS COSTUME DESIGN

9100 POSADA WAY
Sacramento

Reid Construction & Maintenance

1735 Enterprise Dr
Fairfield

REYNOLDS GUALCO ARCHITECTURE

1215 21st St
Sacramento

RHETTA ASSOCIATES

250 DOS RIOS ST
Sacramento

RJM DESIGN GROUP

9921 Horn Rd Ste B
Sacramento

RMW ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS

1718 3RD ST
Sacramento

ROBERTS ARCHITECTURAL ILLSTRTN

3148 D ST
Sacramento

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

SAGE ARCHITECTURE INC

947 Enterprise Dr
Sacramento

Seemar Engineering

8333 Turnbury Drive
Sacramento

SHAWN B SMITH

5001 DEL RIO RD
Sacramento

SHEYBANI & ASSOC

1329 H ST
Sacramento

Sierra Enterprises

PO Box 1904
Oakdale

Sierra Property Services

1015 Riley St, #311
Folsom

SILVA COST CONSULTING

1521 Corporate Way Ste 210
Sacramento

Studioloo Architecture+Interiors

1711 BAINES AVE
Sacramento

TED A WALKER

2416 1/2 17TH ST
Sacramento

TELURIK ENTERPRISES INC

1033 FRONT ST
Sacramento

The Home Improvement Guy

2452 Ione St
Sacramento

TKF & ASSOC-KEN FONG

1450 HALYARD DR
West Sacramento

Touchstone Consultants

7432 Hardy Street
Orangevale

Universal Iron Doors and Hardware Inc

11676 Tuxford St
Sun Valley

Urban Defense

PO Box 60202

Valley West Construction

3503 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento

VENCO CONSTRUCTION

8250 Calvine Rd
Sacramento

Viking Builders

PO Box 163336
Sacramento

VITAE ARCHITECTURE

1451 RIVER PARK DR
Sacramento

VRILAKAS ARCHITECT BUILDERS

1221 18TH ST
Sacramento

WARE & MALCOMB ARCHITECTS

1450 HALYARD DR
West Sacramento

White Wolf Design Remodel

901 Sunrise Ave
Roseville

WHITELAM & WHITELAM

2120 20TH ST
Sacramento

WILLIAM A REID ARCHITECTS

1755 5th Ave
Sacramento

Woodniche

8158 Lichen Dr
Citrus Heights

Zaharis Landscaping Inc.

8422 Blossom Hill Citrus Heights Ct
Citrus Heights

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