113 Durham, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Durham, 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 
livewithcolor.com (510) 524-9575
Sacramento - San Francisco, CA, 95945
50 miles from Durham
Architectural Colorist Read More
Design SI (310) 430-8466
Chico, CA, 95973
12 miles from Durham
Design SI is a creative studio offering design services for unique residences, timeless interiors and sustainable products. Our projects include new residences, additions,... Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
6 miles from Durham
I am an Architect, registered in the state of California, with over fourteen years of experience in the architecture and construction industries. I create sustainable and... Read More
Larkspur, CA, 95977
42 miles from Durham
The finest interior design & staging services for homes, hotels, restaurants, office/commercial spaces & creative window displays & merchandising. Consultation & Discovery The... Read More
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
50 miles from Durham
Solar architectural design, sustainable architecture, House plans for sale, SIPs specialist Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
6 miles from Durham
Small full service firm experienced in Residential, Small Commercial, Industrial and School work. Specializing in historic restoration Read More
CHICO, CA, 95928
6 miles from Durham
Residential building design: custom homes, remodels and additions. Read More
Deer Creek Studio (530) 470-3409
Nevada City,, CA, 95959
50 miles from Durham
full service architecture and interior design, boutique firm. Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
6 miles from Durham
Residential Design Firm Read More
Erica Severns Architect (415) 533-5330
Nevada City, CA, 95959
50 miles from Durham
Residential Architecture Read More
Sandi Neves-Smith Design (530) 673-8101
Yuba City, CA, 95993
37 miles from Durham
Interior and exterior design Read More
Gary A Burke, Architect (530) 575-0336
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
50 miles from Durham
We are a full service architectural firm with over twenty-five years of experience. Our design's are focused on our clients needs and desires. We work closely with all governing... Read More
Colfax, CA, 95713
50 miles from Durham
Custom Home Design Service Read More
Kolodny Architects (530) 277-3305
Grass Valley, CA, 95949
50 miles from Durham
Mathew Amaro Designs (530) 592-9912
Willows, CA, 95988
26 miles from Durham
Residential & Commercial Building Design 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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