California Architects

in California, MD

195
Architects are
in California

27
Architects in California
are top rated

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Matthew T.
"We met with them several times to draw up plans for a master bedroom addition. They asked good questions to help determine what it was we wanted and helped us arrive at the final plans." Since they are experts in this area, it was helpful to be able to ask them questions and seek their advice to help keep costs down. The finished product (from them) is a very detailed set of plans that the contractor said made his job very easy to bid and do the work. We met with several designers and they were much more thorough and professional than anyone else we met with, and felt their cost was worth it for the project we wanted. One of the things I really appreciated was how they kept in communication with us throughout the project. They gave us a realistic timeframe, and they stuck to it. Overall, I would highly recommend
to anyone needing their services.
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Joan W.
"CJ incorporating many special preferences and requests in the design of my very rough attic into a master suite, with clever closets and classy tiled shower. The result was beautiful," stunning. CJ was very patient walking me through the process. He had ideas that we used that improved the look and efficiency of our space. CJ was very professional and helpful.
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John A.
"All of the above work was completed in a very tight time frame, and completed while the entire house was being repainted by a separate contractor.
took on much" of the scheduling aspects as well for the various tasks. Nearly everything was completed entirely correctly the first time, and the few things that did require "call backs" were addressed promptly.

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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)

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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.)

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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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Architect Service reviews in California

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he's an architech but he does absolutely NONE of the blue prints- he hasn't done any in years that I am aware of. Other people do the blue prints and he just signs them and uses his stamp...he does NOT even check them over. I know this because I was his assistant and friend for 6 years. He is an alcoholic, he got so drunk he blacked out and 'lost' $15000 in cash in his house. He asked me to look for it. I never found it but he had me charged with grand larceny. I NEVER EVEN SAW THE D*** MONEY! There were at least 3 other people in house that could have taken it- and one was there when he hid it.
.My point is- as an architech, he just signs the sheets and collects a large check for 5 minutes work. No real architech sees your blue prints to make sure they are correct.. DO NOT HIRE OR TRUST THIS MAN
- Barbara C.
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The artistry and detail work of this company concerning our deck is fantastic.
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paid close attention to every detail and made certain we were fully satisfied with all aspects of the project. The workers were punctual, very kind and thorough. They cleaned up after themselves each day and were certain to keep things in order. We would definitely use this company again and have already recommended them to others.
- Elizabeth M.
B

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I never followed through on this deal because I misunderstood what I was
getting myself into. Not sure what the $25 got me in the first place,
but once you're in you discover that you have to put up a good four
figures to drum up serious interest in your project and that buys you
little you can press into action. If you want Actual Plans a builder can
work from (various views/elevations, details such as plumbing and
electric) you have to pay more and more on an a la
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menu. And they
are depending on your photos and measurements--they never see the site
themselves--which strikes me as feet of clay in a building project. Seems to me it is better to work with a local who has access to your job site.
- NANCY P.
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I purchased a home in the Celebrate development which has various
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mandated rules and regulations to abide by when making any change to the exterior of your home. Adding a deck was an obvious thing to do. I got estimates from three firms and Dreambuilders was a no-brainer choice--they have built virtually every deck/patio along my street and all four in my building. Their familiarity with dealing with the
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ensured that they had the most realistic proposal and and the best handle on costs. Work was completed as promised and we were able to work a modification to the plan to account for an unexpectedly steep slope behind the house. Highly recommended.
- James E R.
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He met with us once and gave us a design. He was going to move walls that couldn’t be moved. I think he did what he thought he was supposed to do. He sent us a design that wasn't going to work unfortunately. We didn't get a total estimate and we didn't get to pick out anything.
- Blake S.
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I gave them a check for 2000 in April, in
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the asked for me for another 2000. They dropped materials off in my yard, killing my grass. They came back three weeks later to finish the work, but did not. The work is half done.
- daniel p A.
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In early 2014, I moved to
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county from Maryland and purchased an older house. I needed some major work done and was unfamiliar with any contractors in the area. I consulted the yellow pages and found
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. I called them to evaluate the project and requested an estimate. Mr. Dollman met with me at the job site and we reviewed my needs. I purchased a 36x30 steel building in February, but needed a contractor to erect the building. Not only was the building erection needed, but this job required foundation drawings, removal of several large trees, excavation of the site, building approval and permit by the county for the design of the building and accompanying lot, as well as insulation and electrical work which were not originally included in the plans. Mr. Dollman's company was able to work with my needs as changes in the plans indicated. All work was completed by
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, from the foundation for the building to completing the parking lot outside the garage. The building was quickly and professionally erected, with concrete pads and extra large garage doors.
The house we purchased had significant water damage by a door off the side of the house. Construction of a new porch area and repair of the damage was next. The company built a new porch and now this is my favorite entrance and exit into the house. The carpenters made improvements to the area so no new water damage would occur in the future.
The roof was twenty years old, and needed to be replaced. Mr. Dollman's company was fast and efficient replacing the roof. A steep A-frame house with skylights over a sunroom and edges which overlooked a steep incline with nowhere to deposit the old shingles presented a significant challenge to the roofers. The roofers were able to finish the job in ONE day, including clean up of the area. Great care was take to avoid damage from the workers to any structures or landscaping plants. The onsite supervisor of the work crews is knowledgeable and always available for questions and concerns.
The cost of this work was around ninety thousand dollars, but the work is professional and the employees are polite and conscientious. I am quite pleased with
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and have already spoken to Mr. Dollman regarding other projects I need to complete. I could not be happier with the work completed and highly recommend
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to anyone looking for a contractor.
On another note, the point of contact in the office is Crystal. She is very polite, friendly and dependable. A rare gem. Kudos to
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- Zoe T.

All Architects in California, MD

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7M Graphix, LLC

3160-B Spring Street

ADG Contractor

3120 Collie Lane

Advanced Building Design, Inc.

7213 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park

AHMANN LLC Architectural Services

4408 BEECHWOOD RD
Hyattsville

AMICUS GREEN BUILDING CENTER

4080 HOWARD AVE
Kensington

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303

Apex Contractor Service

6510 Serenade Pl

Arch-i-Techton

7451 Courtland Circle

archi-TEXTUAL, PLLC

2121 Wisconsin Ave NW

Archiquest Inc

5412 Woodway Dr

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

Upper Marlboro

BANANA BANNER

3148 DUKE ST

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

Caddworks, Inc

332 West Patrick Street
Frederick

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carvalho & Good, PLLC

1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1000

CEM Design

520 Anderson Avenue
Rockville

Cheryl Corson Design, LLC

14608 Saint Thomas Church Road
Upper Marlboro

Claude C. Lapp, Architects

11820 Parklawn Drive
Rockville

Complete Enhancement, LLC

6103 Baltimore Avenue
Riverdale

Contractors For Less

8238 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring

D&T Construction

PO BOX 459
Owings

Darlene Molnar LLC

2801 M Street NW

Delcid Contracting LLC

2162 Astoria Cir Apt 105

DNC Architects

201 E Diamond Ave FL 2
Gaithersburg

Double K Contractors, Inc.

P.O. Box 536
Damascus

Dynamic Spaces

5515 Cherokee Ave

Ernest Maier, Inc.

4700 ANNAPOLIS RD
Bladensburg

EURO DESIGN REMODEL

5483 Harris Farm Ln
Clarksville

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

Glenn Construction LLC

1378 Defense Hwy
Gambrills

Goldsborough Design Build

18956 Bonanza Way
Gaithersburg

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

HAS Construction LLC

3421 14th Street NW

HEFFNER ARCHITECTS PC

604 MONTGOMERY ST

Home Contractors Plus

8402 Quill Point Dr
Bowie

J.A. Martinez Construction, LLC

25 E. Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring

JE Spencer Design

229 N. West Street

JES Foundation Repair

569 Central Dr

John F. Heltzel AIA, P.C.

9389 Forestwood Lane

JP Painting Plus

2600 Gaither Street
Oxon Hill

K4 Associates LLC

649B Lofstrand Lane
Rockville

KGLDRAFTING & DESIGN

2720 SPRAGUE DRIVE
Waldorf

Kramer Architects

7960 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda

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

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

Mark Beck Associates- Architects, LLC

26239 Royal Oak Rd
Easton

MARLON CONSTRUCTION LLC

9112 ELAINE CT
Laurel

Matplex

5204 Sherier Pl, NW

MCCO Michaels Construction Company

12406 Great Park Circle
Germantown

Michael F. Lemay AIA

11143 Saffold Way

Mid S Builders LLC

15521 Kruhm Rd
Burtonsville

Middleburg Design Co

103A W Federal St

MOA Associates Inc

4817 Atlas Cedar Way
Aberdeen

MW Construction Services, LLC

500 N. Washington Street

My Dream House LLC

13015 Flint Rock Dr
Beltsville

Mythos Precast & Design

1331 W Church St

M² BUILDING AND DESIGN

7407 ALBERMARLE DR

Natelli Homes

506 Main Street
Gaithersburg

Naty iron Works

6763 mid cities ave
Beltsville

Nesmith Design Group

1776 I Street, NW

New Edition Remodeling, LLC.

2137 Espey Court
Crofton

Olde To Better Yet

9404 Brandywine Rd
Clinton

OSSOLINSKI ARCHITECTS

5232 44TH ST NW

Paragon Custom Interiors, LLC

6411 Mercantile Drive East
Frederick

PASTEUR DESIGNS

9303 IRVING ST

PERHE DESIGN BUILD & CONSTRUCTION

8909 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring

Petar Boric Architect

7609 Leonard Dr

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

RAE ENTERTAINMENT

9704 Woodyard Cir
Upper Marlboro

RANDALL MARS ARCHITECTS

6708 OLD MCLEAN VILLAGE DR

REVE Design Studio, Inc.

5319 N Carlin Springs Rd

ROLYN Companies

5706 FREDERICK AVE
Rockville

SAGO Building Management, LLC

14314 Notley Rd
Silver Spring

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

STACY STUDIO

15 WOODMOOR DR
Silver Spring

STROBA

4506 EMERSON ST
Hyattsville

STUDIO SANTALLA INC

3144 Dumbarton St NW # 100

Studio3877

156 11th Street NE

Sustainable Design Group

22923 Wildcat Rd
Gaithersburg

SWSG

555 Herndon Parkway

T&B Renovation Company, LLC

3615-H Chain Bridge Road

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

Tyler's Landscaping & Junk Removel

5028 Croydon Ter
Frederick

Universal Iron Doors Inc

11676 Tuxford St

Unlimited Design Builders Inc

9003 Greenbelt rd
Lanham

VINTAGE HOUSE PARTS & radiators

4550 Rhode Island ave.
Brentwood

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

WILLIAM FEENEY ARCHITECT

4519 Chesapeake St, NW

WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

1470 Church Street NW

ZEN Associates, Inc.

2321 Distribution Circle

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