680 Alta, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Alta, 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 
Truckee, CA, 96161
36 miles from Alta
Full-service, award-winning, client-focused Architecture and Interior Design Firm. Located in Truckee, California near Lake Tahoe. Established in 1998. Four licensed architects... Read More
Based in Folsom, California, "Award Winning" designers CrosbyHomeDesign.Com specializes in the design of Luxury Custom Homes and Smaller Commercial Buildings.
Sacramento, CA, 95811
50 miles from Alta
We are dedicated to creating well designed spaces and structures that respond functionally and elegantly to the challenges our clients present. Our project list is as diverse as... Read More
Visionary designers and planners of "Heirloom Quality" personalized custom homes, interiors and landscape environments of unsurpassed function, beauty and style.
Sacramento, CA, 95825
50 miles from Alta
A boutique architecture firm specializing in modern, sustainably designed residences and specialty projects like wineries. Read More
Since 1984, Benning Design Associates has created inspired interiors for some of Northern California’s most prominent public venues and private clients.
Milestone Studio (530) 676-0900
Cameron Park, CA, 95682
40 miles from Alta
Home Design and Planning for: Preliminary / Concept Design, Additions, Remodels and Complete Custom Home Plans Read More
Offices in Steamboat Springs, Co and Truckee CA. Specializing in sculptural, site specific, custom, residential, resort and interior design.
Granite Bay, CA, 95746
38 miles from Alta
Kevin Patrick O'Brien Architect is a full service architectural firm specializing in custom homes and residential remodels. With Design Studios in Northern and Southern California... Read More
Truckee, CA, 96161
36 miles from Alta
Ward-Young Architecture & Planning provides innovative design solutions for custom homes, as well as resort, hospitality, and commercial uses. With studios located in Truckee and... Read More
MWA, Inc (530) 587-6257
Truckee, CA, 96161
36 miles from Alta
MWA, inc. - Architecture and Engineering designs unique custom architecture for homes and private commercial projects ranging from mountain rustic to traditional to modern. We... Read More
livewithcolor.com (510) 524-9575
Sacramento - San Francisco, CA, 95945
11 miles from Alta
Architectural Colorist Read More
Carnelian Bay, CA, 96140
40 miles from Alta
Full-service custom residential design with an emphasis on energy efficient, sustainable unique high-mountain design. Passive house design and consultation. High quality... Read More
Truckee, CA, 96161
36 miles from Alta
Spirit Tahoe Interior Design & Gallery is a full service Interior Design Firm. We are proud to feature three full time professional designers. Our Interior Design Gallery is... Read More
Lezley Barclay (775) 322-3303
Sacramento, CA
50 miles from Alta
Site specific custom home design in the mountains of Lake Tahoe and Reno since the early 80's. Read More
Truckee, CA, 96161
36 miles from Alta
KS|a is a architectural design firm specializing in custom residential design. With offices in Steamboat Springs, CO and Lake Tahoe, CA KS|a has had the opportunity to design... Read More
Carmichael, CA, 95608
49 miles from Alta
The Tommasini Design Group (TDG) a Residential Design Firm, creating "Custom Exterior and Interior Living Spaces". (TDG) Philosophy is to provide our clients with creative design... Read More
Sacramento, CA
50 miles from Alta
We are a small, fully licensed architectural firm serving clients in Northern California since 1987. With a wealth of experience extending to a wide variety of both residential... Read More
House Arte (916) 521-3263
Rocklin, CA, 95765
37 miles from Alta
Vivian Szczepankowski has been creating and illustrating beautiful and innovative homes throughout northern California since 1983. Her intuitive understanding of her clients'... 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 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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