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is courteous, professional, and responsive. I needed an architect quickly, someone who would have no problem working directly with my contractor," who was already in place.
was able to meet right away and turn around his architectural drawings in a reasonable amount of time. I recommend
-- as long as you take care to have him work with a structural engineer who is readily accessible and can visit your job site. I liked working with
, and would've given him an A+ rating if I was just evaluating him. However, since hiring an architect generally means working with whomever he/she uses as their structural engineer when you need structural calculations, I was extremely displeased with the process with his go-to structural engineer. The structural engineer turned out to be someone based in San
-- I didn't know this up front. I only found out once I started complaining about the delays, when over a month had gone by and I still didn't have what was needed for permit submission. It made no sense since my job site was in LA. Had it been someone based in LA who could visit our property to see the existing structure and fully understand the changes we wanted to make to it, it would've been very different. I had to tell
that I wanted to use someone else, and found another engineer. That other structural engineer finished his work within a few days, and I had my building permits in no time. The whole experience with
's structural engineer was very upsetting.
did what he could from his end to make things right, which I appreciated, and is why I can still recommend him -- but again, only with the caveat that you not use the structural engineer (
) he'd put on my job.

-MICHELLE S.

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" I uploaded the floor plan, including stairs, loly columns, doors, and hvac. I then launched a competition for $500. I was a bit put off by
" contacting me suggesting I have a higher award limit. I replied back that the going rate for basement design services by the local basement companies was 200-500. With a few weeks, I had several companies and individuals submit their design ideas. Some were elaborate, some were well thought out. We picked three
(1st,2nd, 3rd). We choose the best features of each, gave them to a contractor who re-did formal blueprints for us. We chose BetterBasement Co as our contractor (another Angie’s list highly ranked company).
offers many levels of competition and it comes down to how much work you are going to put in before the competition, and what level of work you need done. I didn’t need blue prints; I wanted practical idea and a vision.

-Carlos F.

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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 Ellicott City

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Rating
Let me start off with, this contractor was referred to me by a friend.
They had done work in their house so I thought I would give them a try.
From what I could tell they did a nice job however I was warned about
them being over priced. If you want to use this contractor he comes
with an architect. Regardless of what they say, they do not work
without each other. If you can make it passed the extremely pushy,
condescending, arrogant attitude of the architect you can get your
design for 1500-2000K. Once those are done, it is a hassle to get YOUR
PAID copies to bid out the job. I did my due diligence and bid the
project out to 3 other contractors that were recommended to me. After
an email exchange back and forth with the architect to get his
contractors' bid equal in services to the other bids, I received an
extremely rude voice mail from
Ellicott City Architects Provider Name Locked
telling me to throw my estimate in
the trash. I guess he didn't like the fact that all of the other
contractors were almost 15K under what he would do the work for. Not
to mention the architect is a sales person and pushes everything he sell
down your throat and didn't bring one piece of sample that I actually
asked for. Because all of his stuff is so dated it is not with the
times.

Stay far away from
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and
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. Had I looked up
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prior to this in his old company, in Bridgeport, PA - Doma Design I would have seen the reviews of how this guy works.
- Karen U.
A

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This job has progressed perfectly in tandem with the home builder
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Construction. Mr
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is prompt to answer technical and design questions. He is well known to the local building departments and as such his drawings/plans are permitted rapidly without fuss. He uncomplicates the design and drawings process. As a result the builder can build quicker and more efficiently.
- christopher B.
A

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I searched the local area on Angies list for an architect. I found
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and gave a call to
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. He came to the house and spent about an hour looking at what would need to be done to take this wall out.
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thoroughly explained what the job required as far as structural support in the basement and necessary dimensions of the beam to be installed in place of the wall. I decided to move forward with
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, within approximately 2 weeks he had the drawings finished. He provided me with multiple copies which 1 would be submitted to the town and others to contractors for estimates.
I asked
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to draw plans for the front entrance way as well. This drawing because it was the front doorway of the house required a few rough versions to be drawn to get an idea of how it would look. We discussed the drawings a few times and once we agreed which one looked best, he finished it and brought the final drafts to my house with the wall removal drawings. Both sets of drawing were professionally done on large 24'' x 36'' size paper with great detail and all of
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's business and license information present.
I would recommend
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to a friend and use him again for future work. Thank you!
- Kenny R.
A

Rating
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got started in a couple of days and got the work done in a couple of hours. Only problem was that the final price was $200 and I accidentally wrote the check for $220.....and he cashed it without mentioning that I wrote it for $20 too much. I'm going to assume it was an honest mistake on his part.
- Sondra E.
F

Rating
I bought at deal for a backsplash in my kitchen. The company has not been responsive to my calls and it has been nearly two weeks. I want my money refunded.
- Chelsey M.
A

Rating
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met with us several times to complete the plans. He had some really great ideas that were much more innovative than we could have thought of. We are not designers! Ideas for where to place outlets, doors and considered we have grandchildren and pets that would use the patio, too. We saved the plans and chose not to build it at this time.
- Sherrie B.
A

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We like
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's professionalism and his integrity. Sometimes that's hard to find these days, but we feel like we have found it in
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. He, himself, was unhappy with A little patchwork that he did--maybe 6 inch by 6 inch. He pointed it out and insists on redoing it to make it perfect. What more can you ask for?
- David C.
A

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Awesome experience! This was my first time doing a project like this;
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walked me through it, listened to what I wanted, gave me ideas, made great suggestions and went above and beyond to make sure the final plan stayed within my budget. I got exactly what I wanted - only so much better! An A++ for communication and professionalism!
Ellicott City Architects Provider Name Locked
is great!


- Deborah B.

All Architects in Ellicott City, MD

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Additions Etc LLC

2610 W Woodwell Rd
Dundalk

Ahmed Construction LLC

1940 Greengage Rd
Baltimore

ALC Contractors , LLC

19632 Gunpowder Rd
Manchester

ALEXANDER DESIGN STUDIO

3825 CHURCH RD
Ellicott City

ALT BREEDING SCHWARZ

209 MAIN ST
Annapolis

Andre G Fontaine Architect

PO Box 357
Glenelg

ARCHITECTURE BY DESIGN

9005 CHEVROLET DR
Ellicott City

ARCHITECTURE COLLABORATIVE INC

8320 MAIN ST
Ellicott City

ARCHPLAN INC

429 N EUTAW ST
Baltimore

ARDO Contracting Inc

9693 Gerwig Lane
Columbia

B L V ENGINEERING

320 MEADOWCROFT LN
Lutherville Timonium

Batcher Design Build, LLC

2218 Merion Pond
Woodstock

Bay Kitchens

8555 Pulaski Hwy
Rosedale

Beck Powell & Parsons, Inc

100 West Road
Towson

Berny Hintz AIA Architects LC

3226 Davidsonville Rd.
Davidsonville

Boston Builders, Inc

801 Sullivan Rd
Westminster

Brad4Cad LLC

5657 Utrecht Rd
Baltimore

Brennan & Company Architects

8333 Main Street
Ellicott City

Brennan + Company Architects

8333 Main St
Ellicott City

BUDDING BRANCH LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

14900 TRIADELPHIA RD
Glenelg

C & K Home Improvement

52 Ridge Ave.
Edgewater

C.A.R.E. Home Improvement

505 Milton Ave
Glen Burnie

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capital Design Associates LLC

8289 Main St
Ellicott City

Certified Home Remodelers Inc

300 Cabernet Dr
Westminster

CHARLES C ALMONTE AIA ASID

9913 GRAYSON AVE
Silver Spring

CJ Graphicx

Columbia

CLOCKWORK BUILDERS LTD

1188 DAY RD
Sykesville

CMR Design/Remodeling Inc.

14512 Clover Hill Terrace
Bowie

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Compass Design Builders

1430 HARDING LN
Silver Spring

Computer Design Kitchen Center

8330 Pulaski Hwy
Rosedale

Concepts Response LLC

POBox 3
Glenwood

Contractors For Less

8238 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring

Creative Spaces Remodeling LLC

1229 Linton Ln
Shady Side

D W TAYLOR ASSOC

5024 DORSEY HALL DR
Ellicott City

Dan Nichols Contractor

5777 White Rock Road
Sykesville

David Dalo

PO Box 39
Churchton

DC ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

1514 Rawlings Well Rd
Catonsville

DEAN ROBERT CAMLIN & ASSOC INC

182 E MAIN ST
Westminster

Dertzbaugh Construction

7313 Grove Rd
Frederick

DIRZUWEIT & SONS BUILDERS INC

1646 WHITEFORD RD
Darlington

DMV Kitchen & Bath Inc

429 E Diamond Ave
Gaithersburg

Dorsey Contractors Inc.

13090 Old Frederick Rd
Sykesville

Double K Contractors Inc

PO Box 536
Damascus

E & G Consulting LLC

10440 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia

East Coast Custom Construction LLC

3383 yellow SPGS. S
Laurel

Electronic Home Environments

19346 Diamond Lake Drive

Ernest Maier, Inc.

4700 ANNAPOLIS RD
Bladensburg

EURO DESIGN REMODEL

5483 Harris Farm Ln
Clarksville

EXCELL CONTRACTING LLC

PO BOX 831
Mount Airy

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fishback Architecture

921 Jackson St.
Annapolis

Gem Construction Co Inc

2013 Longview Ave
Rosedale

Gemini Design/Build, Inc.

7220 Guilford Rd
Clarksville

Green Earth Companies, LLC.

1421 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore

GREENBUILDERS INC

4033 OSBORN RD
Reisterstown

Greene Home Services, LLC

13208 Ardennes Ave
Rockville

GREGORY DORING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS

499 MAPLE RD
Severna Park

Gross & Brown Enterprises, LLC

8775 Cloudleap Court, Suite 200
Columbia

Harbor & Waterford Corp.

6012 Harford Road
Baltimore

Harbor Kitchen Design

6012 Harford Rd
Baltimore

HBF Plus Design

1122 Kenilworth Dr
Towson

HELFENBEIN CO

4070 FRAGILE SAIL WAY
Ellicott City

HENRY HARVEY & SONS INC

3050 Oak Forest Dr
Parkville

Highpoint Remodeling LLC

1418 Corbett Rd
Monkton

Home Contractors Plus

8402 Quill Point Dr
Bowie

Homestead Design & Build

23345 WHitetail Rd
Smithsburg

Horizon Unlimited Home Improvements Inc

7387 Washington Blvd
Elkridge

I & O Construction

P,O, Box 387
Manchester

I AM Painting, Remodeling & Roofing

2512 Pleasantville Rd
Fallston

J. R. LEFAIVRE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.

448 E BALTIMORE ST
Taneytown

JAMES R IRVINE CONSTRUCTION

506 TIPPIN CT
Thurmont

Jenkins Restorations

6679 Santa Barbara Road,
Elkridge

JES Foundation Repair

1741 Corporate Landing Parkway

Joeph Hauser Carpentry

3637 fels lane
Ellicott City

JOHN LEHMAN ASSOCIATES PC

6888 MINK HOLLOW RD
Highland

Johnson Home Preservation and Development

15 Straw Hat Road
Owings Mills

Jonathan Rivera Architect

1242 Morgan Station Rd
Woodbine

JSR ASSOC

8191 MAIN ST
Ellicott City

K4 Associates LLC

649B Lofstrand Lane
Rockville

Kat Construction Services, LLC

2108 Emmorton Park Rd
Edgewood

KEVIN MC KENNA

6576 SWEET FERN
Columbia

Kris Konstruction Design & Build Group

13523 Long Green Pike
Baldwin

Kurt Shepard, Architect

199 9th Street
Pasadena

LA+A studio, llc

4423 Underwood St
University Park

Leon Builders LLC

2750 North Rosedale Street
Baltimore

LML Remodeling inc.

2505 Coon club rd
Westminster

LV Plumbing Inc

500 N Rainbow Blvd

M. A. Boyer Architect

862 Doris Dr
Arnold

MANIFOLD DESIGN

735 N EUTAW ST
Baltimore

mapes Construction co.inc.

412 Barbersville rd

Mark Beck Associates- Architects, LLC

26239 Royal Oak Rd
Easton

MARREN ARCHITECTS

1016 Morton Street
Baltimore

Mercer Carpet One Floor & Home

26 W Main St
Westminster

Mercer Carpet One Floor & Home

10155 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City

MH Construction, Inc

PO Box 124
Linthicum Heights

Mitch's Pool Service

14034 Brighton Dam Road
Clarksville

MOA Associates Inc

3 Shepherd Way
Elkton

Mythos Precast & Design

1331 W Church St

Oella Design Studio

728 Marianne Lane
Catonsville

OldeTowne Historic Landscape

2 N. East Street
Frederick

PINECREST PERMITS LLC

PO BOX 4327
Annapolis

Plan & Simple

2810 Herkimer St.
Baltimore

Planned Works L.L.C.

311 Melvin Avenue

Post & Beam Design Build

PO Box 535
Phoenix

Premier HomePro

26 Gold Kettle Ct
Bethesda

Proactive Design + Building Systems Inc.

9307 Owings Choice Court
Owings Mills

Referred By Renovators Inc

1494 Governor Bridge Rd
Davidsonville

Rhine Landscaping LLC

12885 Old Frederick Road
Sykesville

Rick Braida Design|Build

2222 E. Fairmount Ave
Baltimore

Ripken Design

Baltimore

RJZ Home Improvements, LLC

4509 Metropolitan Court
Frederick

Rob's Home Improvement Inc

26 Macintosh Ct
Middle River

ROBEY & ASSOCIATES, INC.

642 Lakeland Rd S
Severna Park

ROLYN Companies

5706 FREDERICK AVE
Rockville

Ronald Johnston and Associates, Architects

11407 Barley Field Way
Marriottsville

Ruxton Design & Build, LLC

14943 York Rd
Sparks

SETO Architects, LLC

929 N Calvert Street
Baltimore

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

SMOLEY ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS

19 N Court St
Frederick

SP Arch Inc.

3613 Milford Mill Rd.
Windsor Mill

SPEIGHT STUDIO ARCHITECTS INC

540 B+A Blvd.
Severna Park

STEPHEN T TERHUNE ARCH LLC

288 W JOYCE LN
Arnold

Stevens Builders

4714 Linthicum Rd
Dayton

STEWART & MC CREADY ARCHITECTS

3820 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City

Stewart Enterprises Inc

621 E Central Ave
Edgewater

SYMMETRY FIRST ARCHITECTS LLC

8600 FOUNDRY ST
Savage

T J Bozek General Contractors Inc

415 Pullen Dr
Crownsville

T. M. Watts Design Build, LLC

P.O. Box 2
Hampstead

T.B.Bova Inc

4907 Jolly Acres Rd
White Hall

TERESA TODD ARCHITECT

1037 LAKE CLAIRE DR
Annapolis

The Drawing Board, Inc.

1918 FOREST DR
Annapolis

The Price is Right, for Less, Inc.

3017 Summit Ave
Parkville

Thomas Clark Architect

5820 York Rd
Baltimore

THOMSON REMODELING COMPANY

505 W COLD SPRING LANE
Baltimore

Transforming Architecture

7612 Browns Bridge Rd
Highland

TRC ASSOC INC

9056 CHEVROLET DR
Ellicott City

Urban Design Group, LLC

1909 Thames Street
Baltimore

W. M. Remodeling, LLC

746 Reedy Circle
Bel Air

WATER OAK REALTY LTD

4326 MOUNTAIN RD
Pasadena

Waterstone Mortgage

10632 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 454
Columbia

WHEATLEY ASSOCIATES

6 60th St Unit 203
Ocean City

Winthorpe Design & Build Inc.

13050 Wainwright Road
Highland

Zero handyman Services

4346 Shamrock Ave
Baltimore

Zerodraft Maryland

113 West Rd
Towson

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