5,286 Costa Mesa, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Costa Mesa, CA home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
Costa Mesa, CA, US 92626
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 offer a complete residential design service. Our services range from building design to interior design. We are licensed contractors and have the ability to build select projects.
Los Angeles, CA, US 90048-343
34 miles from Costa Mesa
We're making traditional architecture hip with our own modern twist on classic design. Our team of architects and designers work in close collaboration with clients to create a... Read More 
Dora Brigham Interiors (714) 979-2195
Full service design firm for new construction, remodeling and furnishings.
San Clemente, CA, US 92672
23 miles from Costa Mesa
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 
Wesley Design Inc. (949) 635-3929
Founded in 1987, the full-service design firm specializes in high-end residential, retail and commercial projects.
Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
1 mile from Costa Mesa
Sinclair Associates Architects with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach provides full scope architectural services from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. Principle, Robert... Read More 
Primarily single-family residential work, evenly split between addition/remodels and new construction.
Long Beach, CA, US 90814
16 miles from Costa Mesa
Jeannette Architects is a full service custom residential architecture firm. We are committed to designing you a home that fits your style, is sensitive to the environment and... Read More 
The firm’s continued recognition comes from dedication to innovative and creative design solutions that work, inspire and fulfill the needs of each client.
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, US 90031
35 miles from Costa Mesa
KIYOHARA MOFFITT was founded in 1987 by Ko Kiyohara, AIA and Gina G. Moffitt, AIA, LEED AP, to provide quality architectural design services. Gina Moffitt, the current sole... Read More 
Principle, Robert Sinclair believes that the business of architecture is all about the process in creating a home for his clients.
Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
1 mile from Costa Mesa
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 
Sun West Custom Homes is committed to building custom homes of superior architecture, unequaled quality of construction and craftsmanship, with comprehensive interior design packages.
Costa Mesa, CA, US 92626
__________________ BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 "Best of Design" & "Best of Customer Satifaction" __________________ BEST OF HOUZZ 2012 "Best of Design" Grace Blū Designs, Inc.,... Read More 
I have developed my architectural style around a "less is more" approach focusing on form and proportion. When those elements are right, the rest of the design falls naturally into place.
culver city, CA, US 90232
38 miles from Costa Mesa
In the heart of downtown Culver City, CA, a team of award winning, dynamic Architects-Thinkers-Designers are making many prestigious clients very happy in their quest for inspired... Read More 
At La Roche Architecture our goals are constant: the creation of projects that are a source of pride to our clients needs and desires.
Laguna Beach, CA, US 92651
11 miles from Costa Mesa
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 
Dwellings Design Group (949) 646-2661
Dwellings Design Group provides planning and design services, along with selection and sourcing of finish materials for residential construction.
Laguna Beach, CA, US 92651
11 miles from Costa Mesa
Anders Lasater Architects is an award winning architectural studio specializing in custom homes and other boutique projects. Our work reaches across coastal Orange County into... Read More 
S+D considers itself not just an architectural firm, but a high tech creative company. Take a look at our award winning projects for inspiration, and give us a call to learn how we can assist you.
Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
1 mile from Costa Mesa
William Guidero Design provides custom full-service home design and planning with 30+ years of architectural experience. The design process is structured first and foremost around... Read More 
Our abiding philosophy and hallmark of the award-winning practice, South Coast Architects is to create beautiful, luxury residences while nurturing a close relationship with each and every client.
Horst Architects (949) 494-9569
Laguna Beach, CA, US 92651
11 miles from Costa Mesa
"By fusing logic with imagination, truth with discovery, we bring transcendent environments to real-world situations." Horst Architects produces contemporary designs that... Read More 
geoffsumichdesign (949) 496-8991
My approach to architecture is based on the concept of "romantic modernism" where I reference & incorporate elements of the past while celebrating the simplicity and minimalism of modern architecture
Los Angeles, CA, US 90064
40 miles from Costa Mesa
The partnership of Lewis / Schoeplein Architects was founded on the belief that good design is paramount to a successful project. We strive to produce projects that seamlessly... Read More 
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, US 90503
29 miles from Costa Mesa
Narita Architects is an architecture and urban design firm in Southern California that specializes in custom residential new construction and renovations and in commercial... Read More 
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It is best to hire a house 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. House 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 interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of architects & designers: Interior Designers & Decorators, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D 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 be the best interior architect for you. 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 what you would like to do to your Costa Mesa, CA home and how much 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 a prospective home architect:


  • 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 (3-D, 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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