5,131 Albany, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Albany, CA 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 
Oakland, CA, 94618
5 miles from Albany
Cathy Schwabe Architecture is a solo residential practice whose work is rooted in the special blend of the Craftsman and Modernist, linked with a clear response to site and... Read More
I have no particular style that I work in. I think any style done well will be timeless and show well for many years to come. My philosophy is it is your house and should reflect your taste not mine.
San Jose, CA, 95113
45 miles from Albany
Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc. was founded on the belief that client involvement and a positive relationship is the key to a successful project, and we are committed to a... Read More
A design & building firm that specializes in high performance, "green", buildings. We design and build extremely energy efficient homes that are masterfully crafted.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
11 miles from Albany
Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior studio balances high design with practicality, combining understated elegance with elements of drama. Our firm... Read More
Gary Earl Parsons is a full service architecture firm which places special emphasis on residential design. Since 1987 we have produced award winning designs that are responsive to clients' needs.
San Francisco, CA, 94110
12 miles from Albany
John Lum Architecture is an 14-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully... Read More
Wm. F. Holland/Architect brings over 30 years of experience to his thriving architectural design practice.
WA design (510) 883-0868
Berkeley, CA, 94710
1 mile from Albany
WA design is an architecture firm established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson, AIA. Our design philosophy emphasizes the inter-relationship of building and site. Each design begins... Read More
robert kelly (510) 836-0719
For the past 15 years, we have designed new homes throughout Northern California and remodels in the Bay Area. My goal is to help you make the architecture & build process unique to your personality.
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, 95125
47 miles from Albany
Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch Studio, Inc., is a full-service design studio that can help you... Read More
Our architecture enhances the indoor/outdoor California lifestyle guiding each project through interior design and furnishing details and outdoor landscape direction.
San Francisco, CA, 94109
10 miles from Albany
For 30 years House + House Architects have crafted intimate, personal architecture. Through careful analysis, Steven and Cathi House mold each project into a unique, magical and... Read More
Hopkins Studio specializes in contemporary residential design and sustainable architecture. Our projects range from small interior remodels to major home additions and new residences.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
13 miles from Albany
For every location, the design of each home originates from the vision of the client and the spirit of the surrounding site. Founded in 1990 by the principals, Ron Sutton AIA... Read More
Drawn from the uniqueness of each project/client, we create spaces for living that are simple, efficient & timeless. As a small-sized firm, we have the ability to provide hands-on involve.
Gast Architects (415) 885-2946
San Francisco, 94103
11 miles from Albany
Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in custom residential homes and renovations, including the sensitive... Read More
The Studio G+S Architects team is committed to developing intelligent and beautiful design solutions for every one of our clients. We tailor our work to meet your needs.
San Francisco, CA, 94133
9 miles from Albany
Mark English AIA and his associates at Mark English Architects create beautiful modern architecture, exploring the power of simple forms and spaces specific to place and client... Read More
"Buildings, neighborhoods, and towns that are whole meet our real needs, while maintaining the health of the environment. They enhance life."
robert kelly (510) 836-0719
piedmont, CA, 94610
7 miles from Albany
My foray into architecture started in high school when I decided to expand my family's Santa Barbara home into its large unfinished attic. My parents and neighbors were a little... Read More
Full architectural services emphasizing design intensive detailing, master planning, interiors
San Francisco, 94110
12 miles from Albany
Rossington Architecture is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm dedicated to excellence in design and design management. Founded in 1999, the firm's work focuses on... Read More
Studio J Architecture specializes in residential and commercial architecture in the Bay Area. We work from new, ground up construction to kitchen and bath remodels.
Berkeley, CA, 94710
1 mile from Albany
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects, Inc. partners with residential and commercial clients to realize urban, metropolitan and rural projects that enhance and... Read More
Our projects range in size from custom single-family homes to smaller renovations and additions. Our design approach achieves a sensitive fit of client to building and building to site.
Amy A. Alper (707) 939-9701
Sonoma, CA, 95476
30 miles from Albany
Amy A. Alper, Architect is about to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of her practice, focusing on custom homes, additions and transformative remodels. Her current projects include... Read More
Lejarraga Studio (510) 325-0213
Lejarraga Studio is a reputable architect in San Francisco Metro Area.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
13 miles from Albany
The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects designing buildings of significance as well as remodeling projects throughout the San... Read More
John Barton Architect is a leading residential design firm serving generations of Bay Area Families. We provide full service Architectural Planning, Design, Construction Documents & Site Observation.
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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 California 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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