4,477 El Cerrito, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your El Cerrito, 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
25 miles from El Cerrito
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
Providing residential remodel and new home designs to the Lamorinda, Diablo Valley, and greater East Bay Area.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048-343
44 miles from El Cerrito
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
Designing homes is our passion. We design unique homes in both traditional and contemporary styles. We listen to your ideas and work closely with you to create your dream home.
San Clemente, CA, 92672
29 miles from El Cerrito
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
For more than 20 years, Judy Dinkle has been helping families, couples and individuals to remodel and upgrade their kitchens and baths as well as manage additions and upgrades.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
28 miles from El Cerrito
Sinclair Associates Architects with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach provides full scope architectural services from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. Principal, Robert... Read More
Gary Earl Parsons is a full service architecture firm which places special emphasis on residential design. Since 1987 we have produced award winning designs that are responsive to clients' needs.
Long Beach, CA, 90803
36 miles from El Cerrito
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
Full architectural services emphasizing design intensive detailing, master planning, interiors
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, 90031
43 miles from El Cerrito
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
We are a small architecture firm specializing in the creation of honest /imaginative structures fashioned around the needs & desires of the individual client. We pride ourselves on personal attention!
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
28 miles from El Cerrito
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
I have no particular style that I work in. I think any style done well will be timeless and show well for many years to come. My philosophy is it is your house and should reflect your taste not mine.
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, 90503
48 miles from El Cerrito
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
MKB Design & Management provides architectural design and management for residential remodeling projects using 3D CAD software.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
25 miles from El Cerrito
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
Wm. F. Holland/Architect brings over 30 years of experience to his thriving architectural design practice.
Aria Design Inc (949) 376-5996
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
26 miles from El Cerrito
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
Drawn from the uniqueness of each project/client, we create spaces for living that are simple, efficient & timeless. As a small-sized firm, we have the ability to provide hands-on involve.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
26 miles from El Cerrito
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
Allen Architects (925) 683-7119
We believe that our work should be tailored to fit the clients’ needs & the project location. Environmentally responsible design and innovative solutions are the touchstones of our work.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
28 miles from El Cerrito
"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
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
26 miles from El Cerrito
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
Santa Ana, CA, 92677
25 miles from El Cerrito
Residential design firm with emphasis on Custom Residential projects in the South Orange County area. Read More
Horst Architects (949) 494-9569
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
26 miles from El Cerrito
"By fusing logic with imagination, truth with discovery, we bring transcendent environments to real-world situations." Horst Architects produces contemporary designs that... 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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