4,405 Fairfax, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Fairfax, 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 
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, 95125
50 miles from Fairfax
Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch Studio, Inc., is a full-service design studio that can help you... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94110
19 miles from Fairfax
John Lum Architecture is an 10-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully... Read More
Amy A. Alper (707) 939-9701
Sonoma, CA, 95476
22 miles from Fairfax
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 Francisco, CA, 94133
17 miles from Fairfax
Mark English AIA and his associates at Mark English Architects create beautiful modern architecture, exploring the power of simple forms and spaces specific to place and client... Read More
Gast Architects (415) 885-2946
San Francisco, 94103
18 miles from Fairfax
Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in custom residential homes and renovations, including the sensitive... Read More
robert kelly (510) 836-0719
piedmont, CA, 94610
23 miles from Fairfax
My foray into architecture started in high school when I decided to expand my family's Santa Barbara home into its large unfinished attic. My parents and neighbors were a little... Read More
FGY Architects (650) 473-0400
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
45 miles from Fairfax
We are a full-service architectural firm for those looking for a higher level of attention and environmental stewardship. Each project is a unique creation made especially for... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94710
18 miles from Fairfax
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
san francisco, CA, 94107
19 miles from Fairfax
Operating out of a converted warehouse in the Dogpatch/Potrero district of San Francisco, Nick Noyes Architecture has found a prominent place in the architectural community of the... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94133
17 miles from Fairfax
Your home isn’t architectural theory. It’s an intimate space that reflects and revives you. Anne Fougeron FAIA creates humane, modern homes filled with light, comfort, and unique... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94110
19 miles from Fairfax
As an Award Winning San Francisco Architect with work in San Francisco and the San Francisco Metro Area, my Focus is on Single Family Residences. I am a Licensed Architect... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
47 miles from Fairfax
For the third year in a row, Tali Hardonag has been awarded 'Best of Houzz' for remodeling and customer satisfaction. Tali Hardonag Architect is a solo residential practice... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94110
19 miles from Fairfax
DM+A is an award-winning full service architecture firm based in San Francisco that creates stunning, innovative structures and spaces in which to work, play and live. After... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94103
18 miles from Fairfax
Andre Rothblatt Architecture strives to provide elegant yet uncomplicated design solutions for their clients projects. Located in the San Francisco Design Center, his work has... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94710
18 miles from Fairfax
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
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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.

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 Fairfax, 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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