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21 Years In Business

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961687 Gateway Boulevard, Unit 201H
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


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Service Details

    Areas of Expertise

    • Architect
    • New Construction
    • Custom Home Design
    • Ocean Front and Near Ocean Construction
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    Cost Information

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    11 Verified Reviews
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    5.0 Gabrielle L. Savannah, GA

    I would definitely recommend Rice Architect to anyone thinking about renovating their home. The architect was extremely knowledgeable, creative, and effortlessly guided me through the process. He helped me create a beautiful vision for the space and elevated the design with his thoughtful suggestions while still being very practical with what I was able to take on! Truly the best experience!

    5.0 John K. Savannah, GA

    the owner came to my home and walked me through the entire process. he was professional and patient, and explained to me all of my choices. I would give this company 6 stars if i were allowed. i will recommend Rice Architect to to my friends and colleagues. the owner was punctual and was happy to spend as much time with me as i thought necessary (even though my project is not a major undertaking).

    0.50 Becky A.

    Do not use them.

    0.50 Chris M. Fernandina Beach, FL

    Rice completely mislead me with respect to its ability to complete my small project in a timely and acceptable manner. They delayed my project at the critical inception juncture leading to me losing the contractors I had scheduled to help me with the job - which to excuse their delays they then labeled and handymen as apparently a way to blame the problems on the and handymen rather than the delays. Those delays, and specifying unique roofing systems, have lead to a series of foreseeable consequences which we continue to grapple with even today. I would highly recommend getting a written time commitment and the written estimate of costs and expenses should have relied on way more than the verbal one... and, whatever problems happen, they will be yours, never theirs. Get an estimate and confirm the credentials of the person you are dealing with. The person I was dealing with, who I was lead to believe was an architect the whole time, was in fact not a licensed architect.

    5.0 S A. Cincinnati, OH

    Mark Akins is top-notch. His vision and attention to design details, large and small, are evident throughout our home. Our project evolved into a renovation of most of our house, inside and out...even driveway and walkways. I greatly appreciated how Mark guided me through the selection process, endured endless questions from a very hands-on client, problem-solved and fine-tuned in the field with the contractor/subs. He took great pride in our project from start to finish, and it shows! We love the end result.

    5.0 Richard T. Staten Island, NY

    Mark Akins of Rice Architect, LLC was the complete professional. The project was the addition of an en suite bedroom over an existing garage. The challenge was a seamless integration of the new space into the existing structure, appearing as if it was part of the home's original design. Through every phase of the project Mark took time to answer every question and request always making sure all of our concerns were addressed. The final plans passed a strict Architectural Review Board (ARB) approval process made possible due to Mark's ability to balance and consider his client's expectations against ARB requirements. The final result was exactly what we wanted. We are well on our way through construction looking forward to enjoying our beautiful new room.

    3.0 Dan R. Charleston, SC

    Performed some very basic work for a floor plan. Work was not true to the space and very basic for $500. Requested a copy of the work at a later date and never was given a courtesy call back. Website for this company is for Florida?

    Response from Company:

    Dan, To clarify, Rice Architect provides commercial and architectural services along the eastern seaboard from Charleston to St. Augustine, with offices in Charleston and Amelia Island. Our second office has just completed its first year in December '17 and it has been a Great Start. We have met so many wonderful people!!! Thank you Charleston!! Now Dan, to your comment, I am very sorry that your request for additional plans was "lost" in the shuffle. I know how frustrating it can be to need something and not be able to get it quickly. While we over-performed in quickly getting to your site (same day if I recall) and completing your sketches promptly, we dropped the ball on the "second" additional delivery you requested several months later.!! While we hate to have any dissatisfied customers, I appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback so we might continue to find ways to improve our services. Best wishes with your project, Randy Rice

    5.0 Michelle P. Charleston, SC

    Excellent customer service, very knowledgeable about his service.

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    5.0 Donna T. Hilliard, FL

    It was awesome. Randy selected the materials and the beams are top of the line. The entire project exceeded my expectations. Three load bearing pillars had to be moved out. Randy met with my construction foreman several times and made a field visit to see how the project was going. I wanted to create a WOW space and Rice Architects did just that. I would recommend Rice Architects to anyone. If I have another project, I will definitely call Rice Architect.


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