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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 Spokane

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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
Spokane 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.
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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

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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

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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.
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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!
Spokane Architects Provider Name Locked
is great!


- Deborah B.

All Architects in Spokane, WA

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5 POINT CONSTRUCTION LLC

1503 E Grassland Ct
Spokane

A+Design

10216 256th SE
Kent

Advanced Building Designs

408 N. Mullan Rd. Ste. 107
Spokane

AL FRENCH ARCHITECTS PLLC

124 E WALTON AVE
Spokane

ALSC ARCHITECTS

203 N WASHINGTON ST
Spokane

ARCHITECTURAL VENTURES

9802 E Mission Ave
Spokane

Arrow Contracting Service Inc

PO Box 11996
Spokane

AYLOR CO

3627 S ALTAMONT ST
Spokane

BAKER BUILDERS

1802 E TRENT AVE
Spokane

BARRY NANCE ARCHITECT

204 S KOREN RD
Spokane

BERNARDO-WILLS ARCHITECTS

107 S HOWARD ST
Spokane

BILL ROULLIER

1214 E LACROSSE AVE
Spokane

BLUE LINE HOME DESIGNS

1325 W 1ST AVE
Spokane

BLUE ROOM DESIGN STUDIO

108 N WASHINGTON ST
Spokane

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Clearvu Design & Consulting

19826 E Nora Ave
Greenacres

Cloak & Dagger Designs

2201 North Craig Rd, #252
Spokane

COFFEY CONSTRUCTION INC

PO BOX 437
Colbert

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

CORTNER ARCHITECTURAL CO

1903 W 3RD AVE
Spokane

CraftsMen Construction Inc

414 N Julia St
Spokane

DE NEFF/DEEBLE/BARTON/ASSOC

2303 W NORTHWEST BLVD
Spokane

DENNY CHRISTENSEN & ASSOC

1614 W RIVERSIDE AVE
Spokane

DESIGN ALLIANCE & ARCHITECTS

2918 N ARGONNE RD
Spokane

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DONALD GREEN & ASSOC

4249 E 35TH AVE
Spokane

ENVIRONMENT WEST LANDSCAPE SVC

7015 N ARGONNE RD
Spokane

ERNEST K ROBESON ARCHITECT

15504 N FIRCREST CIR
Spokane

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

FORM ARCHITECTURE

1415 W 3RD AVE
Spokane

GILLILAND CONSULTING

3007 W Horizon Ave
Spokane

GLEN A CLONINGER & ASSOC

104 S FREYA ST
Spokane

Great House Design

25119 N. Aspen Grove Lane
Colbert

HAINES ARCHITECTURAL SVC

336 S SHERMAN ST
Spokane

HALF MOON CONSTRUCTION & INC

7909 S GROVE RD
Spokane

HEYLMAN MARTIN & ASSOC

100 N STEVENS ST
Spokane

INDEPENDENT HOME DESIGNS INC

210 E PACIFIC AVE
Spokane

Inland Northwest Construction Company

6108 N BLUE SPRUCE LN
Spokane

INTEGRUS ARCHITECTURE PS

10 S CEDAR ST
Spokane

JL Design Build PLLC

1018 E. Montana Ave.

KBS CONSTRUCTION

10906 E AUGUSTA AVE
Spokane

KIRKWOOD RODELL ASSOC

157 S HOWARD ST
Spokane

LA BAR ARCHITECTURE INC

458 W 15TH AVE
Spokane

LARSEN ASSOCIATES

6114 S MADELIA ST
Spokane

LMN ARCHITECTS

4305 E TRENT AVE
Spokane

LUCAS DESIGN GROUP

825 S Delfino Ln
Spokane

M L Architect & Assoc

607 E 6th Ave # 101

MADSEN MITCHELL EVANSTONCONRAD

216 N HOWARD ST
Spokane

Masterson Studio

3131 WESTERN AVENUE #316
Seattle

Meier Architecture & Engineering

8697 W. Gage Blvd.
Kennewick

Michael Chappell and Assoc.

267 Pig Branch Road

Monster House Plans

2003 N. Hemlock St.
Spokane

N P ARCHITECTURE PS

610 W 2ND AVE
Spokane

NAC ARCHITECTURE

1203 W RIVERSIDE AVE
Spokane

NYSTROM OLSON COLLINS INC

912 W SPRAGUE AVE
Spokane

OMS INC

11319 E Carlisle Ave Ste 104
Spokane

One Source Interior Design Studio

204 N. Division Suite E
Spokane

PACIFIC DESIGN GROUP

815 W 7TH AVE
Spokane

RANDU CAN DO CONSTRUCTION

6905 E 11TH AVE
Spokane

ROBERT GLASS & ASSOC

13223 N WASHINGTON CT
Spokane

spokane home design

11518 E Alki Ave
Spokane

STEVE RONALD ASSOC

2424 W 2ND AVE
Spokane

STEVEN A MEEK ARCHITECTS

421 W RIVERSIDE AVE
Spokane

SULLIVAN HOMES and LAND

2104 East Southeast Blvd
Spokane

T SHINE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

505 W RIVERSIDE AVE
Spokane

TAN MOORE ARCHITECTS

1117 W 24TH AVE
Spokane

TERRABELLA INC

5528 E. Cataldo
Spokane

U BUILDIT

2202 E Sprague Ave
Spokane

WOMER & ASSOC

1819 E SPRINGFIELD AVE
Spokane

WYATT ARCHITECTS & ASSOC

2510 N PINES RD
Spokane

ZECK BUTLER ARCHITECTS

421 W RIVERSIDE AVE
Spokane

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