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Why book a local architect through Airtasker?

Ticking off everything for the completion of a dream home? Exciting but overwhelming. Good news is you don’t need to figure this out alone. It doesn’t even need to involve ringing up various architectural firms or putting up online ads.

Book an architect near you through Airtasker. Here, you can connect with a lineup of professional residential architects who have the right education, skills, and experience to make sure you witness the property you wish for. Whether it’s a high-end residential plan or a low-cost home initiative, getting work done can be faster with a Tasker. You can also hire an architect for a commercial building.

Simply post your task details, indicate your budget and schedule, and wait for competitive offers. With a few clicks, you can ensure your home is safe, visually nice, and up to code.

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After each completed task on our site, you’re given the option to rate and review your worker. You’ll be able to easily compare local architects who have completed a project and see what others think of their work.

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Building projects are expensive pursuits, however on Airtasker you set the budget. When you post your task, you say how much you’re willing to pay and local architects apply based on that figure.

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Top Architects related questions

In the United States, architects’ professional fees depend on how the contractor will charge you—either percentage and fixed methods. Using a percentage system, your hired Tasker can cost you 5% to 20% of the house’s total cost. For example, if the total cost of your project is $300,000 and your architect charges you for a 10% fee, they will get $30,000. 

Meanwhile, fixed fees usually cover the cost of your house plans. Some architects charge hourly. You can expect to pay $60 to $250 per hour based on the Tasker’s experience level.

Your project’s complexity, location, architect’s experience, and more also get factored in the final rate.

It is ideal to hire an architect first before a builder. You can also hire them at the same time upon the start of the project. This is to avoid having design plans that will cost more than your allotted construction budget.

When posting on Airtasker, you can ask for a residential architect who has a builder to recommend. Or, you can put up a task for a builder right after you make one for an architect.

An architect focuses on the design, look, and style of a structure. Meanwhile, architectural engineers are more concerned with making sure that the structure is sturdy and meets the needs of its occupants. Back in the day, architects practiced both disciplines, but these are sometimes considered separate specializations today. 

A tasker can be a good mixture of both as well—someone who knows about good design as much as knowing where to place load-bearing walls and electricals.

Technically, yes, you can draw your own architectural plans with the help of some architectural software or drafting tools and paper. However, hiring a professional will offer an entirely different process and experience. For example, working with a residential architect can optimize your space based on your lifestyle and needs, creatively maximize your materials, and help you pick out energy-efficient fixtures. Plus, your residential architect can take on the tedious daily task of coordinating with a contractor.

The duration mainly depends on how intricate your project is. If you’re requesting a simple home design or one that’s meant for a limited commercial space, the job can take two to three weeks. As for the more complex ones, allot at least a month.

If you’re feeling more adventurous—such as involving 3D rendering and a 3D video walkthrough, that can add another two weeks or more to complete. It’s best to discuss your needs to your architect or designer for a better estimate.

To have a better grasp of their service, you can ask these to your residential architect:

  • How much time will I need to commit during the entire process?

  • How can I help?

  • Have you worked with projects (and budgets) similar to mine?

  • What are the issues or challenges of my project?

  • Can you give me a rough timeline of the project?

  • Do you have a recommended contractor or builder?

  • Can you help make my building more eco-friendly or reduce the environmental impact of the construction project?

Apart from a degree in architecture, the requisite license and experience, look for an experienced architect with an attractive portfolio. Try not to choose an architect whose style may clash with yours, unless they are open-minded. They should have a balance of creativity and a rational mind to accept criticism. Excellent problem-solving skills—that can help them adapt to any unexpected issues and keep the project moving—are also good to have.

In checking the floor plan, consider your daily activities. Does the plan provide efficient flow and convenience? For example, does the floor plan make it easy for you to park your car, take groceries into your kitchen, then prepare a meal? Is it easy to move through your living room and dining area? If any of these seem difficult to do with your current floor plan, ask your residential architect or designer to help you make the appropriate changes.

What do architectural services include?

A range of architectural services are at your fingertips, thanks to Airtasker. Ensure that you achieve the quality and beauty of a property you’re about to have, whether it’s a commercial space or your own home. 

Some architects help you manage your project’s different stages and requirements, from inception to completion. The process typically includes the consultation, design development, finalizing permits and zoning concerns, and production of construction documents. 

Dive deeper into the service here:

Architectural rendering and visualization

Your architect guides you from the ground up. They can help you  design your home or commercial space, which includes making a 3D rendering of your design. 

The Tasker can work on making your design aligned to your needs and tastes while following building codes, safety standards, and industry best practices. Some can even provide you with a 3D video where you can walk through the design—you can take a peek into how it might look after construction. Then if you’re a realtor, you can make the 3D rendering viewable online for potential clients to view.

Building designers

Need to put your design down on paper for reference and documentation purposes? You can work with a building designer. This is also an ideal step if you are already an architect or have engaged local architects.

The building designer can offer an accurate architect drawing and schematics of your design that comply with building codes, safety standards, and state regulations.

Residential architects

Whether it’s for building single-family homes, high-end homes, flats, condominiums, apartment buildings, or townhouses, residential architects near you are convenient to connect with on Airtasker. These specialty architects can propose designs that match your needs, tastes, and budget while abiding by building codes and regulations.

A residential architect may even specialize in certain kinds of design like colonial, contemporary, and more. 

Interior architects

If your home or commercial building’s basic structure and design are already ready, you can link up with an interior architect. They can design your property’s walls, doors, windows and fixtures. Note that an interior architect is the more technical architect who handles the design layout and installation of electricals, plumbing, heating and cooling systems.

Your architect can also recommend the appropriate materials and techniques for installing each system. You can hire an interior designer to beautify the space after their work is done.

Home renovations

If you’re looking to making changes in your home, there are architects who can lend a hand in renovating and refurbishing. These jobs include loft conversion, garage conversion, basement conversion, and house extensions. Depending on the nature of your renovations, your architect might help you get someone to lay new foundations, put up new walls, and do site cleanup.

Floor planning

A floor plan can determine how your walls, rooms, fixtures, and other physical features contribute to flow and how they look in your design. A good floor plan aligns with your needs and tastes, maximizes your space, and follows building codes, safety regulations, and best practices.

Recent Architects tasks

Plans drawn for home renovation and floor plan reconfigure


New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

May 9th 2024

We recently purchased a home in New Orleans (approx 1800 sq ft) that we want to renovate. We would like to have our ideas translated into detailed plans.

Loft conversion


Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA

Aug 16th 2023

Looking for a handyman to convert my loft into a bedroom. - Due date: Flexible