2,565 Cardiff By The Sea, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Cardiff By The Sea, 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 
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
50 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Brandon Architects, Inc. is a boutique full-service architectural design firm specializing in custom residential, multi-family, commercial, and hospitality building types. Our... Read More
We are a full service interior design firm. Our personalized attention to detail & knowledge of design ensures that every space we create is beautiful and functional.
San Clemente, CA, 92672
35 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
James Glover Residential & Interior Design works with clients to realize their dreams and enhance their surroundings by designing environments and living spaces that create a... Read More
We design buildings that relate to the sun, welcome the natural environment, and integrate with the landscape
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
50 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Sinclair Associates Architects with offices in Newport Beach provides full scope architectural services from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. Principal, Robert Sinclair... Read More
Award-winning architect specializing in custom, single family residences. I am recognized for designing contemporary homes with a peaceful, timeless quality.
La Jolla, CA, 92037
13 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
m.a.p. interiors offers a wide range of interior design services throughout Southern California. m.a.p. stands for modern, artistic, playful. We believe that interior design is an... Read More
Ideal Design Systems, Inc. is one of San Diego’s premier Architectural Firms. We are an affordable San Diego architect that most homeowners could easily include in their project planning!
Coronado, CA, 92118
25 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Christian Rice Architects is a nationally recognized architectural practice based in Coronado, California. Our portfolio of work includes a wide range of public and private... Read More
MasterWork Definitive specializes in the design, preparation of construction documents, and the execution of always unique and sometimes opulent residences.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
50 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Eric Aust Architect brings 19 years of architectural experience in all aspects of design. Whether your project is a one room addition, a custom residence or a ground up... Read More
sk7 design studios (858) 345-7597
SK7 Residential Design & Drafting specializes in providing highly skilled, educated and experienced residential design and drafting services for new custom homes, remodels, and additions.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
50 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
"Our goal is to create a home that our clients hate to leave and are eager to return to; our objective is to enhance and improve the quality of their lives." - Brion Jeannette ... Read More
Kelly Macdonald is an award-winning designer and holds degrees in both Architecture and Interior Design.
Smith Brothers (858) 350-1445
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
3 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Smith Brothers Construction, Inc., provides architecture, construction and interior design for custom homes in California and Hawaii. Since 1978, we are known for producing... Read More
With over thirty years of local and national architectural experience, we provide skillful design and management of residential projects both renovation and new construction.
Aria Design Inc (949) 376-5996
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
47 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
The firm has defined itself through a series of high profile residential and commercial projects along the Southern California coastline, documented in many publications at... Read More
Creative Heights Designs (951) 764-1385
Creative Heights Designs specializes in Architectural Design Exterior and Interior. We service Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
50 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 "Best of Design" & "Best of Customer Satisfaction" BEST OF HOUZZ 2012 "Best of Design" Grace Blu Designs, Inc., an award-winning boutique firm,... Read More
Site assessment; Feasibility studies; Site selection; Site planning; Architectural programming for the Single Family Home, and more!
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
47 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Anders Lasater Architects is an multi-award winning architectural studio specializing in custom homes and other boutique projects. Our work reaches across coastal Orange... Read More
AlphaStudio Design Group (760) 431-2444 ext. 307
AlphaStudio Design Group is a full service architectural firm located in Carlsbad, California. Contact us for more information about our work or to schedule a consultation.
La Jolla, CA, 92037
13 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Sanctuary Architects excels in creating extraordinary homes of consistent design quality and diverse styles. Honored with 9 Home of the Year awards, we are committed to creating... Read More
Healthy Home Consultants is a green design-build firm based in South Lake Tahoe and Carlsbad, California.
Encinitas, CA, 92024
3 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Architecture / Planning / residential / commercial, tropical architecture, contemporary design, Indoor/ Outdoor Read More
DZN Partners (760) 753-2464
DZN Partners founding principle considers the relationship between client and Architect as a partnership in design. DZN is an abbreviated form of the word design.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
47 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Brittney Fischbeck is the owner of abodwell, the foremost interior design firm for minimalist design in Orange County, CA. Serving clients that want exceptional surroundings in... Read More
Over the past 15 years, our firm has completed more than 90 projects in the San Diego area. Whether you need an addition, remodel or a home from the ground up… we’d love to help!
Santa Ana, CA, 92677
43 miles from Cardiff By The Sea
Residential design firm with emphasis on Custom Residential projects in the South Orange County area. Read More
Evolv Design (619) 823-6265
Evolv Design is a full-service architectural firm and is thoroughly versed in all facets of residential, club, resort and commercial projects.
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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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