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"Attention to detail was phenomenal. we've experienced 2 very cold winter seasons and continue to be amazed at our reduced fuel consumption compared to prior" homes. It is truly a home that feels like a work of art. We continue to receive compliments from strangers that stop in our yard to ask for details. Our friends are always impressed with this wonderful home that is a joy to entertain in. Top quality construction using only the best building materials.

-Kelly S.

" has been a huge help to us. Project is that of of remodeling bathrooms in connection with an update of the plumbing" of our old house. responded rapidly to our request for help. She provided loads of information about the plans-permit-building process, and she promptly provided us with several different possible plans for reconstituting the bathrooms. She adjusted her schedule to work with our timing, and once we had her plans, she made herself available, on our schedule, to walk us through them. She thought of things we hadn’t thought of, and knew relevant things we hadn’t known. She was able to show us a way of remodeling the bathrooms that would optimize their usefulness and their value to us and to future buyers of our house. She put things in a form that we could then show the builder, and get feedback from him on what the various possible plans would cost. She knew about the relevant codes, she had valuable common-sense input about some of the choices (tub/ shower..) She was very , very responsive, and very knowledgeable. We recommend her highly!

-Suzanne C.

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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.


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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Architect reviews in Waterford


Work was done well. was very professional and checked with us when issues arose, specifically when adjustments had to be made because of the size of the metal mailbox replacement. He explained the process as he went along. We were very pleased.
- Diane R B.

was very professional and clearly very experienced. I highly recommend asking him to provide a bid for any project you plan to do that needs an architect in Southern Arizona. We selected someone else but it was a very tough decision and we think we couldn't go wrong either way. If we have a project down the road that need ...More an architect we will ask him to bid on it.
- Dale P.

Provided multiple design choices, engineering service, and project management, mostly via email. Great communicators. Responded promply to every issue. Selected contractor and worked closely with him to produce an excellent result. These are first-rate folks in every way. Just imagine what could go wrong with a long-distance arrangement such as ...More this. Yet all went smoothly, on budget, on schedule. You can trust these people.
- Rod L.

did an amazing job!! Their design for our yard was beyond anything we could have dreamed of:) We are so thankful we involved them in our process. They have great customer communication, they respond immediately to requests and questions. Their presentation is breathe taking, and their delivery is 5 star. They truly make ...More their design a reality with amazing contractor referrals. You truly feel like you have an entire team working together, communicating, and delivery their best work. I highly recommend for all project sizes. You wont be disappointed.
- Britt G.

I am so glad that I contacted ! He is professional, a truly kind person, highly knowledgeable in his field, attentive to detail, had great suggestions, and delivered high quality work. I really couldn't ask for anything more!! is highly recommended. We plan to implement his design next spring.
- Susan S.

We are very pleased with the results. The work is very high quality and very impressive. was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and took a great deal of pride in his work. He was very patient and helpful with us as novice home remodelers, and had lots of great ideas. The entire group that work for ...More was pleasant and respectful. We would certainly use again.
- Pat D.

was excellent to work with. He was extremely responsive, and knowledgeable of the codes and regs. He was very creative in addressing some of the challenges that we presented him with. We found to be an excellent partner in this project and someone that we would use again and recommend to our friends.
- William R.

This was a promo deal for two hours of home design consulting. It was
structured so that we could buy two units for a total of four hours of
design work. The scheduling was awkward. He asked if he could bring his
child which I agreed to. He spent a total of about one hours at our home
and was constantly distracted by the kid. ...More He had to leave early and was
going to follow up and reschedule more time. He never did. As it turns
out, this was really just a sales pitch for a full remodel. We were not
Note that the service date is a guess. It's been a while and I was avoiding this review.
- Patrick B.

Architects in Waterford, CT

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Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Dual Design / David W. Jackson

5951 N. Killdeer Dr.

Erik's Design Build Associates Inc

110 River Rd
Jewett City

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd

Fisher and White Construction

12 Douglas Lane

JPW Building, LLC

257 Water Street

K and N General Contractors,LLC

53 Mains Crossing Rd
North Stonington

Kodiak Steel Homes

9748 Maumelle Blvd

McCutcheon Building & Remodeling

32 Myrock Ave

North American Building Inc

100 Putnam Rd



Rossetto Builders, Inc.

87 Old North Rd

Scribners Kitchen & Bath Design

44 Rte 32
Quaker Hill

Select Construction LLC

82 Cross Road

Simonds & Co LLC

4 Broadway Ave

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

The Cooper Group

25 White Rock Road

The Greensulators, Inc.

110a River Road
Jewett City



Tile America - New London

531 Broad Street
New London


PO Box 30

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