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Sophia D.
"I requested a consultation on remodeling a house I was considering purchasing. The house was on a very small lot on a historic street. It was clear that all the potential buyers at" the open house were considering the same remodel as the house was very small and with an awkward layout. Simply based on photos of the house and the address/location, the provider was able to advise that the remodeling we were considering (adding a second floor) would be difficult if not impossible due to the permits required. This information along with a problematic inspection report
me to not purchase the house. Although I did not use his services in the end, he saved me a lot of money and headache. He was very responsive to email and informative.
Rated by
Olivier L.
"Terrible, sloppy work, have to pay someone else to fix.
doesn't return calls or emails once he has the money. Doesn't arrive on time. Snippy and arrogant" attitude. We had a very clear idea of what we wanted and very unsatisfied with final job. Horrible experience.
Rated by
Ryan O.
"The best thing about
is that he answers his phone or answers his email even when there are the inevitable hiccups. So many people in the construction world" seem to turn off their phones as soon as a problem occurs. When working with the City of Portland and their ever changing requirements and review practices, seems to create many hiccups. Beyond the communication though,
is also very knowledgeable in construction and design. His approach is very conscious of cost but also the overall aesthetics. I would highly recommend him to anyone need help with a design project. He can solve the problem and get it done - Much appreciated!!!!

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Additions, such as this dormer designed by Stivison & Co., are a project that can benefit from the help of an experienced architect. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Suzanne B. of Houston)

Why hire an architect?

If you're planning on remodeling, building an addition or constructing a new home, hiring an architect can help make the project a success. A highly rated Houston architect explains the benefits.

Architects can help design homes to your exact specifications or help with the layout and design of your existing home when you remodel. (Rendering courtesy of Angie's List member Erik C.)


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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Your home should fit you, not the other way around. Good design is almost always simple, neat and uncluttered. (Photo by Richard Taylor Architects)
Architects & Building Design

With a thorough knowledge of what you want in your home design, you can work with an architect to help create a house from the inside out to meet your needs.

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Angie's Answers


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 Service reviews in Sycamore


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designed a horizontal beam and attachments to replace some old vertical posts that were supporting the floor above. The finished product, a permit plan (including drawings, beam-size calculations, and attachment diagrams) was thorough and easy to understand, and was used by our contractor to install the beam.

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’s responsiveness; he was consistently a very prompt and helpful communicator, which was always appreciated but was especially critical during certain key phases of the process.

Tip: Since travel time is billable, consider timing your project so it gets combined with another in your area.
- Sharon A.

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is very responsive, patient, and detailed. While we have not yet completed our full contract,
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has provided us with our floorplan of our custom home. He has put in quite a bit of time with us, and has provided his opinions when asked. His prices are fair and he has always been very responsive. I have not had to wait 24 hours before receiving a call back or email response. I highly recommend
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- David Z.

Owner was very knowledgeable And offered many ideas. Needed true architect drawings to get made before getting an accurate quote but I got a decent quote anyway. They have great follow up as well. Nice guy. Will update more if he does the work.
- Irene B.

Very happy with the work from the first contact to the last. Very professional organization. Owner came our the first day and then periodically as project proceeded.
- Kelly N.

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was very helpful. He took our ideas seriously and incorporated them into his final plan but also was very creative in improving them, including finding a way to add a third bedroom in what we had assume would just be an unused crawl space.
- Jamie C.

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came for that first meeting and listenend, sketched and offered a few ideas of his own that allowed us to modernize our 1951 home yet keep with our desire to maintain a mid century modern style. As we worked through the master planning phase,
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helped us with offering ideas from best practice, his own experience, and ideas of his own that evolved from our conversations. We have appreciated the calm, thorough and efficient approach that
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brought to our project. We now have a clear vision and understanding of the complexities and challenges of bringing that full master plan to life. Although we have some site challenges, we still have a design that is completely possible, completely aligned with our goals and vision first shared when we met to review the project for the first time and we have a design partner that listens and inspires us to even better thinking. We are so looking forward to seeing our phase one of this vision completed in early December.
- Chris B.

Bill's ability to show you what your project will look like in 3d full color before the build is amazing. From interior remodels, to over 5000 square feet custom homes from the ground up Bill is the architect for you.
Bill has served as VP over construction for Habitat for Humanity in San
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for years, and has extensive experience in design and construction. Bill provides the best of both worlds Architect design coupled with thousands of hands on builds, he can show you the design, and give you plans to build off of.
Its nice to see the job in 3D before the build. We were able to visualize it in real scale, and color, and were very happy with the process start to finish.
- Andrew T.

All Architects in Sycamore, IL

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6957 Olde Creek Rd

Benjamin Lake

805 Heather Ln
Hoffman Estates

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls





Mid Northern Construction

412 E Dixon St

Peak Exteriors

One Court Place

Sean Adams Custom Carpentry

1350 Kysor Dr


PO BOX 5841

Tom Scheffler Construction

26070 Malta Rd

Universal Iron Doors Inc

11676 Tuxford St


423 N Main st

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