Buffalo Architects

in Buffalo, NY

108
Architects are
in Buffalo

7
Architects in Buffalo
are top rated

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Rated by
Kirsten T.
"We were extremely satisfied with
's professional approach to our project. He met all of our deadlines and answered any questions we had along the process." I would highly recommend
for any job small or large.
A
Rated by
Zach Z.
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was very thorough and insightful. When I talked to him on the phone he gave me the cost of doing the plans for a finished basement and that he would meet with" me 3 times and I would pay 1/3 of the total cost each time I met with him. The initial visit
made was to measure the entire basement. I had 4 different contractors measure the basement and
was by far the most thorough - he moved furniture and insulation to get an accurate drawing. In one case he could not move a partition he went outside of the house to get the dimensions - this process took almost 2 hours. To provide some comparison I had another contractor with a laser
do all the measurements in about 20 minutes and he missed two places where the walls were indented which is not apparent until you pull away the insulation.
asked me several questions about what I wanted in the basement and how I plan to use the space. In the second visit which was about a week later,
came back with a draft drawing of what would be a good way to finish the basement. His insight and expertise really came to play in our draft meeting as he suggested adding windows in the basement wall to bring more light into the office space. I had explained I like to play
pong and he looked up the space needed to play and took that into account in designing the space for the
pong table. His suggestions on moving a floor joist and rerouting a water pipe again gave us more valuable space. With the space constraints in the basement he came up with a completely different design for the office space that initially I disagreed with but now I really like.
also has a good sense of what would look right but he would draw it the way I preferred. Because of
's insight I moved my office from one location to another and I am very glad I listened to his advice. in the 3rd visit he gave me the final set of drawings which we used to submit for a permit. Finally he dropped off another set of drawings as the township asked for some minor additions which meant he visited my house 4 times. I would highly recommend
as he is thorough and insightful -
's expertise was very helpful in the design of our basement. I do agree with one of the reviewers that noted
can be a bit gruff when you first meet him but after a few minutes he does warm up and I really enjoyed my interactions with him!
A
Rated by
Arthur H.
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was a pleasure to work with in terms of estimating scope and cost of new deck. The construction of the new deck started on date promised and was completed" in a timely manner. All work was done with great care and detail like they building a new deck at their own home. Overall a good experience with this builder and his staff.

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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 Buffalo

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Very poor communication skills and very arrogant. Would only hire this firm if you want a plan stylistically that like what he has done before. Fails to listen to what the client is seeking. Overcharges on invoicing and submits expenses that could be considered fraudulent.
- R. M. G.
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was fantastic. We could not have asked for a more professional, kind, and knowledgable architect. Our project was difficult for a number of reasons - age and design of our existing home, our desire to live here while the addition was being done, some existing areas that had to be brought up to code, working within a budget, etc.
We talked to several different folks, but so many architects seem to want to build their dream home rather than yours.
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was exceptional at listening to what we wanted, then offering ideas on different ways to achieve those goals. He designed an addition for us that fits extremely well with our existing home - and it has drawn lots of compliments - even from random people walking or jogging in our neighborhood. I know that he some commercial buildings as well, so we would absolutely recommend him for any type of project.
- Chris H.
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Ryniewicz is great to work with as you are looking to bring an idea to life.
My wife and I have been considering putting in just a basic bathroom in an area of our unfinished basement ever since we moved in years ago. Wishing, thinking... nothing.
Enter
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. An email to
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, a short appointment to show him the space and talk through needs and wants --he's friendly, knowledgeable, insightful, personable-- and he came back with a design for the space that blew my hair back.
People in the service sector always talk a good game about exceeding expectations and that rarely happens, right? Right!
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not only delivered on the basics but he added some creative touches that we wanted but didn't know that we wanted 'em until we saw them in his designs that made us eager to get started.
For example, his design was creative and refreshing in that he didn't use the whole space for the bathroom as I had envisioned and expected. This was not a bad thing, as it turned out. Areas around the bathroom got addressed that weren't on our radar but made a HUGE difference in how we now feel about our basement - less dungeony and more of a warm, completed home feeling. Some key touches:
+ He instead made a slightly more compact bathroom area and designed space for a small closet adjacent to it because we had a crawl space entry way under our sun room where we stored luggage and holiday items in Rubbermaid tubs. This still provided access to an area we thought we might have to access elsewhere (there was no real alternative), or worse,
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access it to it altogether. A door to this closet completed that side. Smooth.
+ On the other side
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added another door to our final area of unfinished basement where our laundry area housed our washing machine. This doorway compartmentalized things perfectly. Sweet.
+ On the wall next to the bathroom was our unsightly hot water heater and central AC unit.
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designed an accordion door to enclose that and added a ceiling so that we're not staring up at floorboards, pipes and wires. Now when you walk downstairs into the basement you're not greeted by groaning machinery but by a nice clean white look. This is also key as people passing by on the sidewalk could always stare down into our basement through our glass door and see this unsightliness, so my wife had a curtain to hide it and, well, that didn't look too great either. So much better now.
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also had the dog-leg of a wall separating our finished side of the basement with the unfinished side vastly widened so that descending into the basement didn't have you bobbing and weaving with baskets of laundry or holiday decor - so glad that's now a wide, warm embrace versus a stuff arm to entrants.
+ Final touches that made this a gem was that he had the dingy stairs going down into the basement refinished. Before there were gaping cracks to the underbelly that always blew in cold air and the color didn't match and it looked unsightly. It's now the best looking staircase in the house!
And the bathroom? Yes, all of the above were bonus "things we love that we didn't know we wanted" touches.
+ The bathroom was smartly designed with a stand up shower in an expansive 3x5' space with glass doors and a custom built bench, in case Grandmas need a spot to sit and shower.
+ Shower had built in areas in the wall to house shampoos and body wash.
+ Recessed lighting to maximize space
+ Toilet area with a window behind it for natural light and a deep shelf for plants, etc.
+ Space for a wide sink and a medicine cabinet recessed in the wall so the mirror is flush.

Overall we love the design, the easy back and forth with
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when needed (not often; no issues at all!), we used his recommended contractor who was equally talented and professional that executed
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's vision, and now we're enjoying the benefits of his creativity.
Cost: His rates are competitve and very affordable. We paid when the designs were approved. His contractor was also very affordable which put us in the ballpark to get it done. We paid the contractor half up front and half at the end.
Should you consider him? Consider this: If you're seeking someone to stretch your dollar to deliver a finished design that is impressive and is the definition of the nodding approval "Niiiiiiice!" then you can get no better recommendation than
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Contact me for photos or to see it in person yourself.
- Alex Y.
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was GREAT! Our architect, Nabil Zahrah, not only provided the drawings for the porch repairs, but also provided insight into the city department of buildings process for code violations. When the drawings were complete, he provided an overview of the drawings (our Condo Board is not comprised of architects) and walked through the repairs and process.
Once a contractor was selected, he returned to inspect the work, made additional recommendations for the contractor, and even helped us negotiate the price for the additional work. Nabil was responsive, timely and very giving considering our gross ignorance of the work and processes. Should we need an architect again, we won't hesitate to contact
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- Kuliva W.
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Designing and planning our house with
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was an extremely pleasant experience. In fact I can't say enough positive about
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. He is very gifted at design and makes the software dance as he puts design components together. He is very helpful but at the same time he is laid back and listened to what we wanted and then provided design suggestions. His flexibility to squeeze us in amongst other major design projects was greatly appreciated.
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took on a sense of ownership of our house design and he made things happen. He also was very helpful in providing a list of builders and critiques of builders to help us choose one. We were new to the area and
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helped us design and get ready to build our house.

- Edward S.
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in a word GREAT. it was a lot of fun to go through this process and everyone I've shared it with has also thought it was such a cool idea. Basically you upload dimensions and a description of design work you want done - in our case finishing our attic. The website recommends the prize money amount (in our case $550) and then designers from around the globe work on designing the space. we got about 15 really impressive designs... would definitely do this again!!
- Julien A G.
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Purchased a house that was a short sale. Needed a lot of work. I interviewed several different contractors. Felt comfortable with
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. He understood the look we wanted to achieve for our new home. Gave us his cell number from the beginning. Was here everyday and
Flooring- Removed the old pink carpet and had the wood floors sanded dark brown.
Kitchen- Completely gutted it. New everything
Bathrooms - Completely gutted it. New everything
Room Addition- Extended the entire back of the house, including our master bedroom and the living room. Everything from flooring,and electric was added.
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included a computer layout for us to see how it would come out before he started.
Overall, GREAT experience. The look of our new home came out better than we had hoped.
- Rene S.

All Architects in Buffalo, NY

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A+ Contractors of WNY LLC

3840 E ROBINSON RD
Buffalo

ABS Foundation Services Inc

765 East Ave
Hilton

ALSO INTERIORS LTD

8321 MAIN ST
Buffalo

AMERICAN INSTITUTE-ARCHITECTS

3435 MAIN ST
Buffalo

ANDREJKO & ASSOC ENERGY

203 DELAMERE RD
Buffalo

ARCH PAGING

2870 NIAGARA FALLS BLVD
Buffalo

ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES

505 FRANKLIN ST
Buffalo

ARCHITECTURAL WIRE WORKS

274 CAYUGA RD
Buffalo

ARCHITECTURE UNLIMITED

8304 MAIN ST
Buffalo

Armitage Architecture

443 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo

BAP ARCHITECTURAL SVC

2142 MARSHLAND RD
Apalachin

Barbier Lawrence Architect, PLLC

473 Bradford Road
Schenectady

BARTON HOVEY NARDINI & TRIES

2495 MAIN ST
Buffalo

Bellomo Inc.

Amherst

Benjamin Lake

805 Heather Ln

Best Tile - Buffalo

2800 Walden Ave
Buffalo

Biond Art Enterprises

60 S Cascade Dr
Springville

Building Inspectors of WNY Inc

7011 Bear Ridge Rd
North Tonawanda

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CARMINA & WOOD ARCHITECTURE

487 MAIN ST
Buffalo

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BUFFALO

38 WESTFIELD RD
Buffalo

CHAINTREULL JENSON & STARK

755 Seneca St
Buffalo

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

CONSTRUCTION MONITORING

443 WINSPEAR AVE
Buffalo

CONWAY & CO

2320 WEHRLE DR
Buffalo

Creative Remodeling Services, LLC

3614 North Buffalo Road
Orchard Park

CUSTOM LANDSCAPE & PATIO

8401 Akron Rd
Lockport

CV3 Architectural PC

7389 East Quaker Street
Orchard Park

Dean Architects, PLLC

3284 Walden Ave.
Depew

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DONALD E BRUNDAGE PC

4248 Ridge Lea Rd Ste 5
Buffalo

DRF DESIGN

212 BRANTWOOD RD
Buffalo

E I TEAM

2060 SHERIDAN DR
Buffalo

ECO-LOGIC STUDIO

2495 MAIN ST
Buffalo

EDWARD D RUSSELL ARCHITECTS

449 FRANKLIN ST
Buffalo

Elegant Builders

1401 Sweet Rd
East Aurora

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

FLYNN BATTAGLIA ARCHITECTS

617 MAIN ST
Buffalo

FRIZLEN GROUP ARCHITECTS

257 Lafayette Ave
Buffalo

GALBO ARCHITECTS

938 Parkside Ave
Buffalo

GEORGE LUKASZEWICZ ARCHITECTS

455 COMMERCE DR
Buffalo

GEORGE PEARLMAN ASSOC

32 LEMAY CT
Buffalo

GORDON W JONES ASSOC

5757 MAIN ST
Buffalo

HAMILTON HOUSTON LOWNIE

172 ALLEN ST
Buffalo

HARRINGTON & SANDBERG ARCHTCTR

225 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo

Image Interiors

25 Pacecrest Ct
Buffalo

INFINITY ARCHITECTURAL WINDOW

1555 NIAGARA ST
Buffalo

JAMES E PELLOW AIA

700 BEACH RD
Buffalo

JAMES FAHY DESIGN

2024 W HENRIETTA RD
Rochester

JAMES J WITTMANN

13 FOLGER ST
Buffalo

JOHN R HAAS ARCHITECT PC

443 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo

JOHN SHAFLUCAS ARCHITECTS

1260 SWEET HOME RD
Buffalo

JOHN WINGFELDER Architect, PC

272 HUNTINGTON AVE
Buffalo

KENNETH MAC KAY ARCHITECTURE

103 DELAWARE RD
Buffalo

KEVIN CONNORS & ASSOC

2495 MAIN ST
Buffalo

KIDENEY ARCHITECTS

200 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
Buffalo

KINAN ARCHITECT

289 LEXINGTON AVE
Buffalo

LABELLA ASSOCIATES

70 NIAGARA SQ
Buffalo

Larry Hall - Consulting & Restorations

5138 Lower Mountain Rd.
Lockport

Larsen Design & Development

1133 Oak Street
Syracuse

Lauer-Manguso & Assoc

4080 Ridge Lea Rd
Buffalo

Leon Komm & Son Monument Company

1640 E Delavan Ave
Buffalo

LOUIS DESIGN GROUP INC

427 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo

M ORFI ARCHITECT INC

4053 MAPLE RD
Buffalo

MACH ARCHITECTURE & ENGRG

5500 MAIN ST
Buffalo

MAX WILLIG ARCHITECT

415 AMHERST ST
Buffalo

McGreevy Construction

33 Livingston St
Buffalo

MUSSACHIO ARCHITECTS

30 N FOREST RD
Buffalo

MWT ARCHITECTURE

169 Delaware Ave
Buffalo

Northtowns Remodeling Corp.

1589 Sheridan Dr.
Buffalo

PALMISANO ARCHITECTURE & DSGN

491 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo

PETER NOWAK

44 N PEARL ST
Buffalo

Quaker Millwork & Lumber

77 South Davis Street
Orchard Park

R G DESIGN SOLUTIONS

427 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo

RACENIS VIESTARTS ARCH

68 STILLWELL AVE
Buffalo

RICHARD B MAIDES

1 CHATEAU TER
Buffalo

ROBERT TRAYNHAM COLES PC

295 MAIN ST
Buffalo

ROBERTS SHACKLETON & BOY

66 CAYUGA RD
Buffalo

SCHEID ARCHITECTURAL

111 ELMWOOD AVE
Buffalo

SCHNEIDER DESIGN ARCHITECTS PC

427 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo

SILVESTRI ARCHITECTS

1321 Millersport Hwy Ste 101
Buffalo

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

Simply Decorate, LLC

300 East 57th Street
New York

STIEGLITZ SNYDER ARCHITECTURE

425 FRANKLIN ST
Buffalo

STIEVATER ASSOCIATES

255 PEARL ST
Buffalo

THOMAS ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

43 COURT ST
Buffalo

THOMAS E CIMINELLI ARCH PC

1560 HARLEM RD
Buffalo

TOM ANDREWS CONSTRUCTION

5360 GENESEE STREET STE 105
Bowmansville

TOMMASO BRIATICO

120 W Tupper St Ste 200
Buffalo

TRAUTMAN ASSOCIATES

470 FRANKLIN ST
Buffalo

TRM ARCHITECT

448 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo

Turner Engineering

38 Greenbrier Rd.
Buffalo

Universal Iron Doors Inc

11676 Tuxford St

WENDEL DUCHSCHERER ARCHITECTS

140 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON PKWY
Buffalo

WILLIAM L LONG & ASSOC

189 KENMORE AVE
Buffalo

WILLIAM SCOTT ARCHITECT PC

350 ESSJAY RD
Buffalo

YOUNG ARCHITECTURAL

726 EXCHANGE ST
Buffalo

ZAXIS ARCHITECTURAL PC

4245 UNION RD
Buffalo

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