Exceptional architect services are RARE, look at what is being built.
Many believe low cost architect services provide lowest project costs. It’s exactly the opposite, great services provide savings in construction and design. Experience is critical. Most builders hire the least expensive engineers and draughtsmen because of cost. Our clients hire the best. Project savings that are unsupervised often are completed at higher cost. Who controls the Builders’ bid? With over 30 years of professional experience in this field, extensive knowledge in residential design, remodel & additions, we are excellent in matching our communications skills with client requests. Smart design provides exceptional results. We enjoy the challenging commissions. In providing comprehensive architect services, which save on expenses, improve design and match our client’s lifestyle, we offer results. Mundane architecture is everywhere, please do NOT consider our services if you need just the basics!
What you need to know before hiring anyone.
Please see our CLIENT-PREPARATION list. When great design saves on cost, provides greater functionality and looks spectacular our services are successful. Mistakes in the design and construction process are always expensive. Never hire a contractor first because they are not trained in design excellence.
What advice do we provide?
Familiarizing yourself with this important document:
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
offers invaluable projects savings before your first design is completed. Exceptional communication is the first requirement to ensure your project success.
Other important considerations.
To further prepare for a successful interaction and collaboration, we propose reviewing the following instructions:
Reviews and Testimonials
“Quentin is extremely creative. He delivered an imaginative, yet practical set of plans.” Jason V.
“Quentin is by the far the best architect that we have ever encountered. We are currently trying to get a conditional use permit from the city of Irvine, and he has been with us every step of the way. Thanks Quentin for your hardwork!” Tala T.
“Quentin is an amazing architect. His vision and spatial understanding is incredible. Actually, we worked with him twice. The first time was for a major remodel which took the house down to the studs. After 6 months of construction, the house burned down in a wild fire. We then worked with Quentin to re-build from the ground up. Our experience with him was excellent and I would highly recommend him.” Robert C.
“Archwork provides brilliant architectural services and much-needed project management. When I bought my fixer home, I decided to again engage their services after having a successful experience with a prior home.
Although I was confident with my home purchase, I had little idea of the architectural solution. They consulted with me to gain an understanding of my goals before going to work — budget, living needs, design/style preference and return on investment. It was truly a collaborative effort. Even through some expected design disagreements, we were able to reach solutions that satisfied both of us. Thankfully, they were never willing to compromise design integrity.
As for the final product, I couldn’t be happier. The design for maximizing the usable space and value of my home was spot on. I know it was a difficult challenge to retrofit new construction into the existing structure, but they succeeded in creating a seamless solution.” Steven G.
Education & Professional Experience
Harvard graduate, Master in Architecture, 1980
Batchelor of Design in Environmental Design Magna cum Laude, NCSU School of Design , 1977
General Sustainability in Architecture, Alfred Browning Parker, FAIA, 1972-1984
Green Design courses , Pierce College
CEC AND LEED conformance courses
AIA Los Angeles lectures