643 Hawaii Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Hawaii home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More 
Lahaina, Maui, HI, 96761
45 miles from
We create, implement, and manage comprehensive design projects of every scope and size. Every project is an opportunity to innovate and explore new design solutions. Harmony,... Read More
Kula, HI, 96790
50 miles from
Interior architectural design services, full services from planning to turn-key. Custom residential, hospitality, commercial design, project management. Read More
HK Pae Architects (808) 421-8458
Honolulu, HI, 96815
37 miles from
HK Pae Architects provides architectural design services, specializing in custom residential work. HK has 20 years experience as a licensed architect. Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96816
35 miles from
Fujita + Netski Architecture is a Honolulu based architecture and design firm. We offer all aspects of design services; architecture, interior design, and landscape design. Much... Read More
Wailuku, HI, 96793
50 miles from
Established in 1990, Nishikawa Architects, Inc. creates architecture with an uncompromising dedication to quality and a commitment to service excellence. We believe that... Read More
GT Design, Inc. (808) 334-3302
Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
50 miles from
Designer of tropical hawaiian homes. GT Design, Inc. works as the design wing of the design/build firm of GM Construction, Inc. Our primary focus is to design projects for... Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96804
39 miles from
Hawaii's premier award winning green or sustainable architecture firm specializing in luxury green / eco and healthy projects. Programs used if appropriate include: LEED, Living... Read More
OhCAD! (808) 557-7680
Hilo, HI, 96720
50 miles from
Providing 3D digital Visualization: : CAD/or/BIM. Award winning Renderings, Design and project management all tied together in strategic bundle. Read More
Kaneohe, HI, 96744
42 miles from
I am a sole practitioner of architecture and interior design under the name of Noborikawa & Associates LLC. I team up with the same small group of engineers and draftspeople to... Read More
Kamuela, HI, 96743
50 miles from
We are Hawaii architect offering a wide range of architectural services. Our specialty is in modern design solutions for residences, commercial businesses, institutional and... Read More
Kailua, HI, 96734
38 miles from
Green & Stylish Island Architecture, Interior Design and Remodelling for all budgets. Read More
Kaneohe, HI, HI, 96744
42 miles from
M • Squared Design is an award-winning Hawaii-based architectural firm with 25+ years of experience in designing luxury homes and various commercial projects including churches,... Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96813
39 miles from
With 30 years’ of experience designing for Hawai‘i, Mason Architects Inc. (MAI) is a highly recognized 20-person architecture firm located in Honolulu. We strive to provide... Read More
Keauhou, HI, 96739
50 miles from
Hawaii architects like us are few and far between. Equal parts architectural designer, construction project manager and project coordinator, we are as versatile. We function as... Read More
Kapolei, HI, 96709
50 miles from
Residential Architectural design and drafting services Read More
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How do I find the best architect for my home design project?


It is best to hire a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire Hawaii subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects. Interior architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Depending on the interior architecture company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture firm that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. One of the most important duties of an architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not provide the best architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount you would like to spend. Architects are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask prospective interior architects:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?


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