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Paino Building Corp

Paino Building Corp

We have been in the design and construction business for 35 years. We are architects and builders and have carpenters that can do most any type of construction work. No job is to small. We do small remodeling projects, kitchen and bath renovations as well as additions and new homes. We are specialists in accessible design and roll in showers.
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Franklin & Associates - Design/build

Franklin & Associates - Design/build

We are a full service design-build firm. We design and build all our projects with constant communication with our clients to answer questions and keep them informed on the progress of their projects.
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Woodbridge Homes Inc

Woodbridge Homes Inc

To provide the best quality product at a fair value to our customers while engaging in a dynamic and creative process of design and the realization of that design thru organized and concise project management.
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Front Studio Architects

Front Studio Architects

FSA is recognized for colorful, memorable, thoughtful architecture which marks the space it inhabits. In 2009 Lubetz & Associates partnered with Front Studio and Front Studio Architects LLC emerged. Lubetz & Associates was a firm founded in Pittsburgh in 1967 by Arthur Lubetz, widely known for his sculptural, playful buildings  
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XP Designs

XP Designs

High end services from a world class professional. I've designed everything from small residential projects to major banquet halls, villas, mansions, high rise towers, coffee shops, restaurants and dispensaries. See my website for the scope of my work. We work all over the State of Michigan and may be willing to travel to other states, cities and countries as well. 
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Ann M Dunning, Aia Inc.

Ann M Dunning, Aia Inc.

Architectural designs for homes, renovations and senior accessibiltiy for 40 years. Registered Architect State of Ohio. Projects have been successfully approved in most Northeast Ohio Communities. Follow project with client from conceptual design thru to final construction. Assist in Contractor selection, use structural engineers and other consultants as required for the project. The success of a construction project depends on the good project planning and  with the teamwork of the Owner, Consultants and Architect. Resume & references upon request. ... View Profile
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Koogle Design

Koogle Design

KOOGLE DESIGN CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL DESIGN    Koogle Design works with owners to custom design homes, additions, and renovations.  Finding out what is important to each client and completing a plan that works efficiently with their lifestyle is an exciting process.    The planning of your home should be your favorite part of your project.  We can meet at your site so that you gain the information needed to help you make a decision about what path to take with your ideas.  By the end of the session, you will be grateful that we have talked about what you want to do and will feel prepared with the direction you& ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does an architect cost near me?

Hiring an architect costs 5% to 20% of the total project cost, depending on the size and type. Some architects charge $100 to $250 per hour, while others charge $2 to $15 per square foot for new construction. The flat-rate cost for an architect to draw plans is $2,000 to $20,000.


What services does an architecture firm provide?

Architectural services include the planning, designing, and drawing of home plans and remodeling projects, and managing the construction contracts on behalf of homeowners. Other services include obtaining permits, producing documentation required for the city, and obtaining certificates of occupancy for completed projects.

  • Consultation and schematic design – Pre-design planning, ideas, and concepts are presented and developed with client feedback. Then a rough sketch is designed to ensure the building requirements are clearly understood.
  • Design development – The rough sketches are developed, reviewed, and refined into final drawing plans, specifications, and elevations.
  • Construction documents – The architect helps the client select materials and finishes, coordinates with other designers and engineers, and produces a set of legal contract documents ready for building.
  • Contract negotiation – The architect solicits bids from building contractors and helps the client select and hire a contractor.
  • Construction contract administration – The architect manages the contractors to resolve any conflicts, ensures the project is built to the drawing plans and specifications, and performs a final inspection.

Do I need a residential architect or a contractor?

  • Hire an architect when building a custom home or for home remodeling projects involving structural changes or costs beyond 5% of your house's value.
  • Hire a general contractor for house renovations or remodeling projects that don't involve structural changes or costs less than 5% of your home's value.
  • Hire a structural engineer for remodeling projects that involve the house's stability, such as knocking down a wall, rebuilding a chimney, or planning an addition.

Does a home architect have to be licensed?

Residential building and remodeling projects may be exempt from requiring a licensed architect in the design, depending on the state. States require locally licensed architects to stamp drawing plans for commercial building projects.


How do I find an architect in my area?

Start by searching our list of remodeling architects, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:

How to choose an architect:

  • Get at least three estimates from local architects to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their license, insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Look for architects that are a member of The American Institute of Architects.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best architectural services near you.


What questions to ask local architects before hiring?

When hiring an architectural designer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this project?
  • What is your architect style?
  • Can I see your license and liability insurance?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • What type of renderings (3D, video, illustrative drawings) will you submit?
  • Can you handle special requirements such as ADA or LEED?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do you help with finding and hiring general contractors and subcontractors?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • What is your fee structure and schedule?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What happens when your costs exceed the budget?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

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