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AAI

San Jose, CA 95126
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Founded in 1979, AAI, otherwise known as AAI Design, is an architectural and design firm based in San Jose and Pleasanton. The company specializes in design services, engineering plans, interior design trade consulting, architectural illustrators and services, building repositioning, tenant planning, and corporate environments. Clients speak highly of their professional manner, creativity, construction budgeting, attention to detail during the project, ability to work well with consultants and general contractors, thorough designs, and carry-through during construction.

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Aedis Architects

San Jose, CA 95113
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Certified LEED-CI Platinum for green renovations, Aedis Architects is a full-service architectural firm founded in 1954 and serves the San Jose area. The company specializes in commercial and community spaces, higher education, high school, middle school, and Pre-K/Elementary.

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Anderson Brule Architects, Inc.

San Jose, CA 95113
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Since 1984, Anderson Brule Architects, Inc. specializes in interiors, architecture, and strategic planning for sustainable community, health and wellness, education, and residential projects. The company provides services for student housing, single-family housing, private Pre-K-12, multi-family housing, master plans, library, hospitals, higher education, clinics, and more. Clientele speaks highly of the firm’s dedication to each client and for their needs and concerns.

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BAR Architects

San Jose, CA 94111
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For over 40 years, BAR Architects focuses on tailor-made relationships with each client and creating site-specific solutions. The firm specializes in custom homes, International, commercial, corporate campus, arts and entertainment, academic and institutional, senior living, multi-family and mixed use, and hospitals and wineries. They are a certified San Fransisco Bay Area Green Business and hold over 180 awards, including the 2000 AIA California Council Firm of the Year Award, Special Recognition Award from the AIA California Council and PG&E Architecture at Zero Competition in 2015, and the Livable Buildings Award in 2015 from the Center for the Built Environment.

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BCA Architects

San Jose, CA 95113
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Founded in 1989, BCA Architects specializes in education, civic, and commercial projects and are located in San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Newport Beach. Serving the surrounding areas, they provide services in projects that include office buildings, renovations, assisted living, restaurants, hospice, public works buildings, community spaces, religious buildings, and educational buildings and spaces. They hold awards that include the Award of Excelence, Chula Vista High School in 2011 by ABC San Diego, 2011 Green Project of the Year by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, and more.

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Camargo & Associates

San Jose, CA 95136
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A San Jose-based architectural firm, Camargo & Associates serves the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay areas. The company specializes in projects that include residential, commercial, renovations, traditional architectural projects, and all stages of construction management. The company’s owner, Maurice Camargo is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has been practicing architecture in the South Bay area since 1979. Clients speak highly of their friendliness, professional and respectful manner, attention to the project’s goals, talent, creative designs, enjoyable presence, and high-quality work.

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DES Architects + Engineers

Redwood City, CA 94063
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Based in Redwood City, DES Architects + Engineers is a full-service design firm founded in 1972. The company provides services for projects that include workplace, commercial, residential, science and technology, healthcare, education, and mixed-use projects. They hold awards that include first place in advertising and feature writing from the Society of Marketing Professionals in 2015 and two 2015 Gold Nugget Awards at the PCBC conference in San Diego.

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Eaton Hall Architecture

San Jose, CA 95126
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Eaton Hall Architecture serves clients in Silicon Valley and San Francisco since 2012. The firm specializes in housing and residential, institutional, community, commercial, and hospitality projects. Other services include interiors, planning, graphics and signage, visualization, 3D modeling, building information modeling, post occupancy evaluation, construction administration, value engineering and analysis, code compliance, sustainable design and evaluation, design, and pre-design architectural services. The company is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects.

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Hometec Architecture

San Jose, CA 95112
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Specializing in residential design and homeowner services, Hometec Architecture serves the Willow Glen and surrounding areas since 1987. The company’s services include floor plan layout, design development, construction documentation, and green building practices. Their focus is on developing each project to the homeowner’s specifications while bringing creative solutions to each aspect of design to create a balanced and natural custom home with future marketability.

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J. Kretschmer Architect

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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An architectural firm founded in 2003, J. Kretschmer Architect specializes in residential additions and remodels, storefront facades, new custom homes, interior tenant improvements, offices, restaurants, recreational facilities, dental centers, non-profit offices, historical additions, landscaping, and office centers. Other services include master planning and programming, pre-design service, schematic, design development, construction, hiring the contractor services, site design, interior design, models and renderings, custom artwork, and murals and signs. The firm holds Best of Houzz in 2016 for Service.

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Mark Stoklosa Architect, Inc.

San Jose, CA 95128
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Since 1982, Mark Stoklosa Architect, Inc. serves the center of the Silicon Valley area in the San Jose/Santana Row community. The firm specializes in pre-schools, residential, additions, remodels, church facilities, veterinary clinics, community spaces, office buildings, restaurants, and commercial projects. They also offer pre-design, approval, design, adaptive reuse, and green architecture services. The firm focuses on providing contemporary, modern, and sustainable practices to each project.

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Michael Vierhus Architect

Los Gatos, CA 95031
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Providing full architectural services since 1988, Michael Vierhus Architect serves the San Jose, Willow Glen, Cupertino, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Los Altos, Almaden, Campbell, Scotts Valley, Soquel, and the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. The firm provides construction administration, bidding assistance, specifications, construction documentation, planning, design, programming, record drawings, and initial consultation services. Clients speak highly of their professional and competent manner, excellent communication, design skills, high-quality work, and attention to detail.

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Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc.

San Jose, CA 95113
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Serving the San Francisco Bay area, Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc. was founded in 1996. The firm specializes in residential new construction, residential remodels, multi-family projects, historic preservation, public buildings, corporate campuses, public spaces, and other commercial projects. The company holds the Best of Houzz Design Award for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012; the Best of Houzz Customer Service award in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013; and the Houzz Advice Guru award in 2016.

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William Maston Architect and Associates

Mountain View, CA 94041
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William Maston Architect and Associates is a full-service home design and remodeling architecture firm with over 20 years of experience. They serve the San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Atherton areas. The company specializes in incorporating green building and sustainable practices into new home construction and home additions. The services they provide include remodels, new home projects, master planned communities, multi-family and townhome subdivisions, infull single family home subdivisions, historic preservation, and commercial projects.

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Q: How much is professional liability insurance for architects?

A: 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.

Q: Do architects need insurance?

A: 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.

Q: What programs do architects use to render?

A: 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.

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