1,933 El Macero, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your El Macero, 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 
Oakland, CA, 94618
50 miles from El Macero
Cathy Schwabe Architecture is a solo residential practice whose work is rooted in the special blend of the Craftsman and Modernist, linked with a clear response to site and... Read More
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
50 miles from El Macero
The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects designing buildings of significance as well as remodeling projects throughout the San... Read More
WA design (510) 883-0868
Berkeley, CA, 94710
50 miles from El Macero
WA design is an architecture firm established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson, AIA. Our design philosophy emphasizes the inter-relationship of building and site. Each design begins... Read More
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
50 miles from El Macero
For every location, the design of each home originates from the vision of the client and the spirit of the surrounding site. Founded in 1990 by the principals, Ron Sutton AIA... Read More
Amy A. Alper (707) 939-9701
Sonoma, CA, 95476
48 miles from El Macero
Amy A. Alper, Architect is celebrating the 8th Anniversary of her practice, focusing on custom homes, additions, remodels and custom office interiors. Her current projects... Read More
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
50 miles from El Macero
For almost fifteen years, Annie Lowengart has been inspiring clients with her interior design and renovation consulting - specializing in creating warm, chic, and inviting... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94710
50 miles from El Macero
Robert Nebolon Architects (RNA) is an internationally-recognized award-winning architectural design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area with projects also located in Los... Read More
By Design (530) 758-9108
Davis, CA, 95616
5 miles from El Macero
By Design is a full service Interior Design Firm specializing in kitchen and bath design. As the inspiration behind the award winning firm, owner and principal designer Elma... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94710
50 miles from El Macero
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects, Inc. partners with residential and commercial clients to realize urban, metropolitan and rural projects that enhance and... Read More
Emeryville, CA, 94608
50 miles from El Macero
John Malick and Associates is an architectural and design firm that specializes in the creation of historically inspired residences. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, our... Read More
Oakland, 94609
50 miles from El Macero
Wm. F. Holland/Architect brings over 30 years of experience to his thriving architectural design practice. The thread that runs continuously through these years is the... Read More
DNM Architect (415) 348-8910
Sausalito, CA, 94965
50 miles from El Macero
DNM Architect is a San Francisco architecture firm offering a full range of services from planning and programming through design, documentation and construction administration to... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94710
50 miles from El Macero
A three-generation family business delivering the combined services of architecture and construction for residential and commercial projects since 1960. Call us today for an in... Read More
Sonoma, CA, 95476
48 miles from El Macero
Marcus & Willers Architects create thoughtfully designed, unique living environments for our clients. Our work is shaped by the needs of our clients, the opportunties of the... Read More
Emeryvillle, CA, 94608
50 miles from El Macero
Our designs are based on the principles of modern architecture that have made the West Coast so special - each building is knitted to its site in a way that seems almost... 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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