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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.

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" 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.

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Architect reviews in California

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
impressed.
Note that the service date is a guess. It's been a while and I was avoiding this review.
- Patrick B.

Architects in California, MD

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1 ENTERPRISE LLC

1402 North Capitol Street NW

7M Graphix, LLC

PO Box 9523

A-Z Design

13347 Burkitts rd

ADG Contractor

3120 Collie Lane

Advanced Building Design, Inc.

7213 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park

Ajalli Architects PLLC

7655 Leesburg Pike # 100

Alexander Design & Build Group

11502 Nevis Dr
Beltsville

All Dimensions Development Company, LLC

6289 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill

Americas Best Contractor

2972 Ps Business Center Dr

AMICUS GREEN BUILDING CENTER

4080 HOWARD AVE
Kensington

AMINCO INC

207 MARTINS LN
Rockville

Apex Contractor Service

6510 Serenade Pl

Applied Ingenious Corporation

24428 Permian Circle

Arch-i-Techton

7451 Courtland Circle

Archiquest Inc

5412 Woodway Dr

ARS Residential

2705 Bladensburg Road NE

ART DISPLAY CO

401 HAMPTON PARK BLVD
Capitol Heights

ATECT Architecture & Interior Design

5099 Bluehead Court
Waldorf

Athruz Inc

12108 Dumfries Rd

Avedon USA LLC

505 Commerce Dr
Upper Marlboro

BANANA BANNER

3148 DUKE ST

Betty List

2703 MEMORIAL STREET

Billings Construction Inc

14725 Baltimore Ave

Billy W. Rose Jr. Construction Company

9207 Crescent Lane
La Plata

BJ Global Enterprises LLC

11160-C1 S Lakes Dr

Brad4Cad LLC

5657 Utrecht Rd
Baltimore

BrianPaul Designs

400 Mass Ave

BRIGHT DESIGN GROUP

743 DELAWARE AVE SW

Bruno Clay Management

11701 bowman green drive

Burnett Antique restoration

1210 North Frederick Pike

Caddworks, Inc

332 West Patrick Street
Frederick

Carvalho & Good, PLLC

1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1000

CEM Design

520 Anderson Avenue
Rockville

Claude C. Lapp, Architects

11820 Parklawn Drive
Rockville

Colao Stone & Design

3301 Old Pickett Rd

Colonial Woodwrights

16215
Brandywine

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Complete Enhancement, LLC

6103 Baltimore Avenue
Riverdale

Contractors For Less

8238 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring

Crossbuild, LLC

PO Box 1282

Custom Kitchens by Design

6750 E Crain Highway
La Plata

D&T Construction

PO BOX 459
Owings

DNC Architects

201 E Diamond Ave FL 2
Gaithersburg

Double K Contractors Inc

PO Box 536
Damascus

ECODOMO LLC

14650 Rothgeb Dr., Ste F
Rockville

Eko Smart Solutions

3213 Duke Street

Ernest Maier, Inc.

4700 ANNAPOLIS RD
Bladensburg

Exit Realty Associates

8998-C Lorton Station Boulevard

Fanelli McClain Inc.

3928 Pender Dr.

FEATURE DESIGN INC

6361 VERDE CT

FRANK DEICHMEISTER ARCHITECTS

2000 N KENSINGTON ST

Fusionz

1776 I St NW Ste 900

GC/A ARCHITECTURE

4328 36th St S

George Sexton Associates

2121 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Goldsborough Design Build

18956 Bonanza Way
Gaithersburg

Grandior Kitchen & Bath

10243 York Road
Cockeysville

Greene Home Services, LLC

13208 Ardennes Ave
Rockville

GreenRock Construction

6521 Arlington Blvd.

Grina Architects, PLLC

1506 Wisconsin Ave., NW

H Martinez Contracting LLC

6511 Virginia Hills Ave

Hains Architects, Inc.

5804 Tanglewood Drive
Bethesda

HARTMAN DESIGN GROUP INC

111 Rockvile pik
Rockville

Hartwell Design

2414 Douglas St NE #102

HAS Construction LLC

3421 14th Street NW

Home Contractors Plus

8402 Quill Point Dr
Bowie

HousePros LLC

Stevensville

Industrial Home

154 North Market St
Frederick

Italo Ceramica

725 Rockville Pike
Rockville

J&M services

8 west Masonic view ave

J.A. Martinez Construction, LLC

25 E. Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring

JCW Construction Inc

30041 Hickory Dr
Mechanicsville

JE Spencer Design

229 N. West Street

JES Foundation Repair

1741 Corporate Landing Parkway

John F. Heltzel AIA, P.C.

9389 Forestwood Lane

JP General Contractor

1604 Indiana Ave

JP Painting Plus

2600 Gaither Street
Oxon Hill

K4 Associates LLC

649B Lofstrand Lane
Rockville

K6 Rendering

12620 Lake Normandy Lane

Karma Home Designs

1300 I street NW

Kass Remodeling

15209 Frederick Rd
Rockville

KGLDRAFTING & DESIGN

2720 SPRAGUE DRIVE
Waldorf

Kodiak Steel Homes

9748 Maumelle Blvd

KS Drafting & Design, LLC

20281 Beechwood Ter.

L+K Design Build

962 Millwood Lane

LA+A studio, llc

4423 Underwood St
University Park

Labran Construction LLC.

14616 Peach Orchard Rd
Silver Spring

Larissa A. Ferrer, Architect, LAFAINC

14507 Marlborough Circle
Upper Marlboro

Lawrence Abell & Associates LTD

314 E Charles St
La Plata

LG Handyman Service Company

2200 Chapman Road
Hyattsville

Lighthouse Property Management, Ltd.

9419 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring

Limitless Design & Build, LLC.

12587 Fair Lakes Cir #263

Liza Jane Interiors

21802 LEATHERLEAF CIR

Lizares Design Group, LLC

13153 Marcey Creek Rd.

Main Street Architecture, PC

24 N. Buckmarsh Street

MAJESTIC BUILDING PRODUCTS INC

12841 POTOMAC OVERLOOK LANE

MANA DESIGN STUDIO,llc

165 ADAMS STREET NW

MARLON CONSTRUCTION LLC

9112 ELAINE CT
Laurel

Matplex

5204 Sherier Pl, NW

Maxalto

3320 M St NW DC

MCCO Michaels Construction Company

12406 Great Park Circle
Germantown

Meadow Valley Carpentry

41410 Burnt Mill Drive
Hollywood

Michael F. Lemay AIA

11143 Saffold Way

Mid S Builders LLC

15521 Kruhm Rd
Burtonsville

Middleburg Design Co

103A W Federal St

MV Contractors Inc

4940 Eisenhower Ave

My Dream House LLC

13015 Flint Rock Dr
Beltsville

My Kitchen & Bath

285 Sunset Park Dr

Mythos Precast & Design

1331 W Church St

M² BUILDING AND DESIGN

7407 ALBERMARLE DR

Nesmith Design Group

2701 12th Street, NE

New Edition Remodeling, LLC.

2137 Espey Court
Crofton

Olde To Better Yet

9404 Brandywine Rd
Clinton

PASTEUR DESIGNS

9303 IRVING ST

Perfect Home Improvement LLC

9619 Oxbridge Way
Bowie

PERHE DESIGN BUILD & CONSTRUCTION

8909 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring

Petar Boric Architect

7609 Leonard Dr

Pinkney Services

143 Kennedy St. SW

pja architecture

9505 Old Creek Dr

Ponte Mellor Architects, Ltd.

7220 WISCONSIN AVE
Bethesda

Potomac Window Cleaning Co

4533 Stanford St
Chevy Chase

Prestige Contractors LLC

3217 Tucker Rd
Fort Washington

ProCraft Construction

2201 Spencerville Rd
Spencerville

Quiet Stream Architecture LLC

8808 Quiet Stream Ct
Potomac

R V Careys Plumbing And Heating

14650 Rothgeb Dr
Rockville

RAE ENTERTAINMENT

9704 Woodyard Cir
Upper Marlboro

RANDALL MARS ARCHITECTS

6708 OLD MCLEAN VILLAGE DR

Regional Property Group

PO Box 270
Lusby

REVE Design Studio, Inc.

5319 N Carlin Springs Rd

SAGO Building Management, LLC

14314 Notley Rd
Silver Spring

Service All Inc

5731 Tuxedo Rd
Hyattsville

SHARON WASHBURN ARCHITECT PC

5410 HUNTINGTON PKWY
Bethesda

Sight Line Solutions

113 Barnston Court

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design

850 E Gude Dr #D
Rockville

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

SMOLEY ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS

19 N Court St
Frederick

SNG ENGINEERING INC

344 MAIN ST
Gaithersburg

Stacy Nicole Interior Design & Furnishings, Inc.

22 N Mulberry Street, Suite 110
Hagerstown

Stormwater Professionals

PO Box 1668
Bowie

STROBA

4506 EMERSON ST
Hyattsville

STUDIO SANTALLA INC

3144 Dumbarton St NW # 100

Studio3877

156 11th Street NE

Studiosmith Llc

1308 T St NW

Sustainable Design Group

22923 Wildcat Rd
Gaithersburg

SWSG

555 Herndon Parkway

T&B Renovation Company, LLC

3615-H Chain Bridge Road

TAD Constructions

731 Tonquin PL

TALAAT ARCHITECTS

15715 KRUHM RD
Burtonsville

Tech 24 Construction

5256 Eisenhower Ave

The Mankin Group Inc

8238 Winstead Pl

The Pro Doodler

8718 Irvington Ave
Bethesda

Three Notch Construction, LLC

22589 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park

TIKI ELECTRIC,INC.

2913 stillwood circle

TIMM Engineering

13320 Ivakota Farm Road

VINTAGE HOUSE PARTS & radiators

4550 Rhode Island ave.
Brentwood

VKB Kitchen & Bath

6955 Oakland Mills Rd
Columbia

WERNER RENOVATIONS

4585 MACARTHURBLVD NW APT 301

Wet Paint Productions

7312 Mayhill Dr
Gaithersburg

Wicked Design

21 Main Street

WIEDEMANN ARCHITECTS LLC

5272 RIVER RD
Bethesda

WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

1470 Church Street NW

ZARKO Renovations & Construction

12154 Darnestown rd
Gaithersburg

Zavos Architecture + Design

323 West Patrick Street
Frederick

ZEN Associates, Inc.

2321 Distribution Circle

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