911 Bellingham, WA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Bellingham, WA 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 
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7L 1B3, Canada
47 miles from Bellingham
Synthesis Design Inc. has a strong background in residential projects from renovations and additions, to complete home and interior design. Our experience in the professions of... Read More
For nearly 17 years DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has been designing and remodeling projects for homeowners in NW Washington.
Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 6R8, Canada
47 miles from Bellingham
Design- Build firm Read More
Liz McCaffery's knowledge of construction and architecture paired with a creative eye make hiring her a wise investment.
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3R9, Canada
47 miles from Bellingham
Please visit our web site for complete details at www.garretcordwerner.com Read More
At Haven Design Workshop we aspire to integrate sustainability, collaborative design and your budget into every project.
West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7W 2H1, Canada
50 miles from Bellingham
Kallweit Graham Architecture (KGA) is an established Vancouver architectural firm that’s made up of talented and experienced architects, designers and building technologists, with... Read More
West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 4G8, Canada
50 miles from Bellingham
Debbie Evans, CMKDB, RID, is the owner of Debbie Evans Interior Design. Through her work, Debbie collaborates with clients to provide spaces of comfort and beauty without... Read More
mango design co (604) 875-1730
vancouver, British Columbia, v5L 2v1, Canada
45 miles from Bellingham
‘the designer today should not help to produce more, he has to help to produce fewer and better things. there is a beauty, an aesthetic and philosophy of less.’ - philippe starck... Read More
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7R 4B3, Canada
47 miles from Bellingham
McCabe DeSign & Interiors is a full service interior design firm specializing in residential projects in Vancouver and on the North Shore. McCabe Design has been around for... Read More
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6P 6G2, Canada
45 miles from Bellingham
John Henshaw Architect Inc. is an award winning firm with more than 20 years of experience. We are an architecture and interior design firm that is constantly updated on the... Read More
Portal Design Inc (604) 736-0306
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 3W2, Canada
45 miles from Bellingham
Award winner Best of Houzz for 2 years running 2013 & 2012 Design - Portal Design is a professional design studio offering full design services for custom homes and renovations... Read More
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 3E3, Canada
47 miles from Bellingham
Ours is a small residential design studio based in North Vancouver, British Columbia providing personalized service in the design of custom single-family homes with the intent of... Read More
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T1Z7, Canada
45 miles from Bellingham
Lanefab is an integrated design+build team crafting custom homes of all sizes (including infill 'laneway houses'). Our team can work with you through concept design, permitting,... Read More
Step One Design (778) 433-1434
Victoria, British Columbia, V8X5L1, Canada
47 miles from Bellingham
Custom Home Design and Interior Design firm located in Victoria, British Columbia Read More
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 3H7, Canada
45 miles from Bellingham
Sustainable...Evocative...Efficient...Distinct! One SEED is a boutique firm based in Vancouver, BC, that is quickly gaining momentum and recognition. Our projects range from... Read More
splyce design (604) 765-0592
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 1R3, Canada
45 miles from Bellingham
Splyce is a design studio producing modern projects ranging in size, scope and budget from new homes, to residential and commercial renovations to custom furniture and landscapes.... Read More
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
47 miles from Bellingham
Registered Interior Designer providing professional Interior Design & Planning services. 23+ years experience. 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 Washington 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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