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AUX Architecture

Los Angeles, CA 90057
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Founded in 2008, AUX Architecture is a Los Angeles architecture studio. AUX Architecture's portfolio includes residential, hospitality, retail, and civic and cultural projects. Services include architecture, interiors, graphic design/signage, and furniture design.

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Clive Wilkinson Architects

Culver City, CA 90232
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Clive Wilkinson Architects, established in 1991 in Culver City, focuses on workplace design, urban design, office buildings, furniture, residences, and boutiques. Clive Wilson Architects services also include research and feasibility analysis, master planning, lighting, and graphic design. Clive Wilkinson Architects is an award winning company and most recently received the Barbarian Group's Contract Interior Award.

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Corsini Stark Architects

Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Corsini Stark Architects is an award-winning Los Angeles architectural and design firm in business since 1997. Corsini Stark Architecture has expertise in in master planning, retail and restaurant design, institutional and multi-family housing, higher education facilities, historic preservation/adaptive reuse, and urban infill mixed-use development. Corsini Stark Architecture also provides branding and graphic identity services. Corsini Stark Architecture won the L.A. County Sustainability Award in 2014.

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Crockett Architects

373 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Established in 1988, Beverly Hills-based Crockett Architects Inc is an architectural firm that offers services in Los Angeles. It closely works with its clients in creating architectural and interior designs. Crockett Architects Inc also provides development and design services with its partner, Rosendo Carlos Gutierrez, in Mexico. Its founder, Robert York Crockett, has worked on different projects in various parts of the United States as well as Ghana and Niger.

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Dan Brunn Architecture

Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Founded in 2005, Dan Brunn Architecture (DBA) in Los Angeles designs and develops commercial and residential projects worldwide. DBA design focus is modernism with clean, aesthetic purpose. DBA's portfolio includes residential, retail, restaurant, museum, and showroom spaces. HGTV featured DBA in its 2016 "5 Must-See Architecture Gems in L.A.'s Hancock Park."

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David Watson Architect

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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David Watson Architect specializes in the architectural and interior design of custom homes, additions, and remodels for clients in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, South Bay, West Side L.A., Palos Verdes Estates, and Redondo Beach. David Watson Architect has the Best of Houzz Design Award 2012-2016 and Best of Houzz Service Award 2014.

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Edward Ogosta Architecture

Culver City, CA 90230
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Edward Ogosta Architecture is a Los Angeles architectural firm specializing in modern, sustainable residential and creative office design. Edward Ogosta Architecture expertise encompasses programming, planning, and design of cultural facilities, higher education buildings, office interiors, museums, high-end residences, and multifamily housing. Edward Ogosta Architecture has four AIA Design Awards at the Honor level, the National AIA Small Projects Award, the Residential Architect Magazine Design Merit Award, and Finalist selections for the ArchDaily Building of The Year Award and the Architzer A+ Award.

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EZ Plans

20720 Ventura Blvd #220, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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EZ Plans offers architecture services for homeowners, designers, contractors, and developers in Los Angeles. Its architects adopt a streamlined methodology revolutionizing the provision of architecture services. They work on residential projects and are prepared to give practical designs to suit specific demands. They work with a structural engineer during the construction drawings, which include foundation plans, sectional details, and energy calculations. Principal architect Michael Song has received recognition for his work in publications like International Houses Atlas, Dwell Magazine, and Desert Living.

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Griffin Enright Architects

Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Griffin Enright Architects is a Los Angeles architect and design firm established in 2000 with a distinct focus on connections to the surrounding environment. Griffin Enright Architects projects range from large-scale commercial and residential commissions to furniture design and gallery installations, at the local and international level. Griffin Enright Architects' services include sustainability, master planning, urban design, entitlements, architecture, landscape design, and programming. Griffin Enright Architects won the 2014 Watermark Award by Hanley Wood and the 2013 Los Angeles AIA Design Award.

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HansonLA

Los Angeles, CA 90014
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HansonLA is an award-winning architecture and design firm in Los Angeles. HansonLA's portfolio includes mixed-use, residential, commercial, and cultural projects. Architect Douglas Hanson is the master plan architect for one of L.A.’s largest residential projects, The City Market of Los Angeles, a 10-acre mixed-use development in the downtown Fashion District. HansonLA's services include all aspects of project development, from predesign and design work, to construction and project management.

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James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

19510 Ventura Blvd., Suite 210, Tarzana, CA 91356
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James Heimler, Architect, Inc. offers various building design services to clients in Los Angeles. The firm designs residential and industrial spaces, incorporating sustainable architectural practices in its work. It has worked on multi-family housing projects and warehouse units, as well as community fixtures like churches, schools, and museums. Past projects include the PMI Center Court, the Keebler Warehouse, and the California Museum of Science and Industry. Principal architect James Heimler has been practicing professionally since 1985 and has volunteered at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

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James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

Tarzana, CA 91356
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James Heimler, Architect, Inc., in Tarzana is one of the leading architecture firms for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. James Heimler, Architect, Inc. has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential projects. James Heimler, Architect, Inc., integrates different design solutions, we incorporate sustainable design architectural principles through passive solar, energy-efficient systems and earth-friendly building materials. James Heimler, Architect, Inc., is an award-winning firm, and James Heimler received the AIA SFV Chapter 30 Year Membership Award.

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Johnson Fain

Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Johnson Fain has established itself as a Los Angeles architecture, planning, and interior design firm known for its creative approach to the built environment. Project types include corporate office, large-scale high-rise, mixed-use retail, residential, educational university, technical and research laboratories, governmental and public buildings, entertainment, resort, museums and wineries including new construction, renovation, seismic upgrades, building modernization and restoration. Johnson Fain urban design and planning includes master plans, new town plans, facilities master planning, general and specific plans, site feasibility, and land use analysis. During the last decade, the American Institute of Architects has recognized Johnson Fain with numerous awards at the national, state and local levels.

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Landry Design Group, Inc.

1818 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Landry Design Group Inc., founded by Richard Landry in 1987, is an architecture firm in Los Angeles, California, that designs projects all over the world, striving to raise the international standards for residential architecture. The team of designers is recognized for its wide range of styles, which range from rural villas to classical estates. Mr. Landry has been featured on the Architectural Digest's list of the top 100 architects in the world since 2000.

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Rockefeller Kempel Architects

145 Standard St, El Segundo, CA 90245
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Rockefeller Kempel Architects design modern buildings and interiors in El Segundo and the Los Angeles metro area. The architects handle a range of projects, including restaurants, historic adaptive reuse conversions, corporate interiors, and custom residential estates. Senior partner D. Rocky Rockefeller is a member of the American Institute of Architects. The firm has been recognized both locally and nationally, by Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Interior Design Magazine, and Sunset Magazine.

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Standard

Los Angeles, CA 90029
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Standard is the Los Angeles architecture and interior design partnership of architects Jeffrey Allsbrook and Silvia Kuhle. Standard's services include architecture, interior design, and furniture. Partners Jeffrey Allsbrook and Silvia Kuhle are AIA and LEED Accredited Professionals. Completed projects include residential, retail, educational, office and manufacturing spaces for a diverse clientele of artists, writers, filmmakers, clothing designers, educators and entrepreneurs in California, New York, Las Vegas, Paris, and Mexico. Standard is a multiple award winner.

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STRUERE Architecture

Los Angeles, CA 90066
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STRUERE is an award-winning Los Angeles design team developing experimental, progressive architectural projects. STRUERE projects include aviation, civic, commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, master plan, performing arts/theater/cinema, residential, and sports. STRUERE won the 2011 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter Design Award, the 2011 Southern California Development Forum Design Award, and the McGraw-Hill Best of 2011 K-12 Education California Award of Merit.

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STUDIO KHORA

1450 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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STUDIO KHORA is a multidisciplinary design company that serves Los Angeles clients. Since its establishment in 1985, the firm's team of architects, lighting and interior designers, landscape architects, and builders has been working together to create contemporary designs for residential and commercial coastal properties. For the eighth consecutive year, STUDIO KHORA has been recognized as one of the top 50 architects by Ocean Home Magazine, a publication that celebrates coastal luxury in the US and Canada.

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Tracy A. Stone Architect

Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Established in 1991, Tracy A. Stone Architect is a full-service Los Angeles architecture firm emphasizing sustainable design in a modernist context. Tracy A. Stone Architect works out of a repurposed textile factory and projects range from custom residential design to a 7,000 square foot commercial building to a dog boarding and grooming facility, as well as affordable housing for the central coast of California. Tracy A. Stone is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the US Green Building Council.

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Whipple Russell Architects

Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Whipple Russell Architects specializes in contemporary design for a west coast lifestyle - indoor-outdoor living, expansive views, water features, and the application of green standards and materials. Marc Whipple’s recent designs, such as Benedict Canyon, Laurel Way, as well as his Summit Drive home featured in Architectural Digest, exhibit the use of clean lines, extruded light shafts, sliding glass walls, natural materials, and ultimate livability that are the Whipple Russell Architect hallmarks and have placed him in the top ranking of modern architects in Southern California.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Architects are skilled professionals who create designs and plans for a variety of reasons. While the term architect traditionally refers to a professional who creates building plans, either for residential or commercial properties, the word can also refer to an architect who works with technology and digital infrastructure. Below are some of the most common titles an architect may have:
  • Landscape architect: Designs outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, and college campuses

  • Restoration architect: Preserves historic buildings and monuments
  • Lighting architect: Designs, installs, and operates lighting for theater and film productions
  • Extreme architect: Creates buildings that withstand major disasters or severe weather
  • Residential architect: Designs homes and multifamily properties
  • Sustainable/green design architect: Designs buildings that have a minimal environmental impact
  • Industrial architect: Develops plans for industrial buildings, such as factories and plants
  • Conservation architect: Preserves unprotected heritage sites
  • Interior architect: Designs interiors for commercial and residential buildings

How much does an architect cost?

The cost of hiring an architect varies, depending on what type of work needs to be done. According to Home Guide, most traditional architects charge anywhere from $100 to $250 per hour to draw plans; however, this cost may vary depending on experience and project scope.

How much do residential architects charge?

Residential architects typically charge anywhere from $2,000 to $8,500 for initial plans and small projects, according to Home Advisor. For large projects, revisions, and extra services, this cost can increase.

Do I need an architect to build a house?

While it's not required to hire an architect before building a house, it's usually a good idea. An architect can ensure that all housing plans are done per local housing codes while ensuring the home is beautifully designed.

How can someone draw like an architect?

It requires practice and knowledge of drawing different perspectives and dimensions. Tutorial videos can be found online that advise beginners; however, without proper instruction and technique, architectural drawings may not be in accordance with building laws.

Do you need an architect for a renovation?

An architect isn't always required for a remodel or renovation; however, some municipalities may require professional architect drawings before construction permits are approved. In most cases, it's best to check with local laws before undergoing renovations.

How long is an architect liable for a building?

Architects may be held liable for up to 15 years after the completion of a project. Until that time has passed, architects may face claims for defects in design.

Should I hire an architect or draftsman?

If no design exists, an architect can help take a project from start to finish. However, if a design already exists and an engineer has reviewed the project, a draftsman can use plans and engineering drawings to create a blueprint for construction professionals.

Do you need an architect to finish a basement?

Just as with remodeling projects and renovations, an architect isn't normally required to finish a basement. That being said, some municipalities may require architectural drawings before construction is approved, so it's best to check local laws.

How much do architects make?

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, architects earn an average of $82,320 per year. Of course, this salary can vary depending on experience, skill, and projects they undertake.

How long does it take to become an architect?

An undergraduate degree in architecture takes about five years to earn while attending school full-time. Some architects may choose to earn a master's degree in their field, which normally takes an additional three years.

What degree do you need to be an architect?

While some students become architects with a bachelor's of architecture degree, many prefer to further their education with a master's of architecture degree. Those with master's degrees typically earn a greater salary.

Can you become an architect without a degree?

While an architect typically requires at least a bachelor's degree, those who wish to become an architectural technologist, an architectural technician, or a draftsperson can earn certification at a technical college.

What programs do architects use to render?

Several programs are commonly used in the architectural community. While AutoCAD is the most common, some architects may prefer to use programs such as ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Revit Architecture, or Rhino 3D.

Do architects need insurance?

Architects should invest in professional liability insurance to protect them against claims of faulty designs. In some states, architects must carry this type of insurance before they're able to practice legally.

How much is professional liability insurance for architects?

The average cost of professional liability insurance is $35 per month, according to Insureon. It's important to note that this cost may vary depending on policy options, such as deductibles and limits and the provider.

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