903 Happy Valley, OR Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Happy Valley, OR 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 
Portland, OR, 97213
8 miles from Happy Valley
Buckenmeyer Architecture provides architectural design services for residential remodels, additions, and new construction in the Portland, Oregon area. Read More
Tigard, OR, 97223
12 miles from Happy Valley
New Custom Home Design & Remodeling. We have a simple goal. To create a place where families gather, enjoy each other, and connect. To accomplish this, we listen to you.... Read More
Portland, OR, 97229
17 miles from Happy Valley
MARYELLEN KOWALEWSKI ARCHITECT is interested in producing an ‘architecture of reflection.’ This is defined as an architecture that is based upon the creative process and that... Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
7 miles from Happy Valley
Equine Facility Design is a professional design firm specializing in planning, design, and project management for sites and structures used by the horse community and beyond. Read More
portland, OR, 97209
10 miles from Happy Valley
Restoration and design of period spaces and modern homes. creating an interior that is in harmony with it's architecture and the homeowner. specializing in surface design,... Read More
Portland, OR, 97202
6 miles from Happy Valley
Our mission is to make PLACE, create special environments that speak to people. In 1981, I visited Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark., for the first time, and I experienced... Read More
Portland, OR, 97205
10 miles from Happy Valley
Jeffrey L. Miller, a Portland native, graduated from Boston University in 1973 (BS) and the University of Washington in 1977 (MA). His work in art, architecture and engineering... Read More
Sherwood, OR, 97140
18 miles from Happy Valley
Mark Stewart Home Design has provided the finest in custom home design and stock house plans to the new construction market for over 30 years. We provide not only design expertise... Read More
Portland, OR, 97223
13 miles from Happy Valley
We are an interior design firm based in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in restaurant, hotel, residential kitchen, aging in place and light fixture design. Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
7 miles from Happy Valley
Propel Studio is a community oriented architecture, design, and development studio looking to work with creative, inspiring people and organizations. We look to the triple bottom... Read More
Portland, OR, 97211
10 miles from Happy Valley
PLATFORM is a base, a starting point. We are a design house, an idea machine. With over 15 years of experience within the field of architecture we have the ideas and the resources... Read More
Portland, OR, 97203
14 miles from Happy Valley
Create the home you've always imagined. Transform your thoughts and ideas into spaces that feel like home: uniquely suited to your personality, thoughtfully tailored to your... Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
7 miles from Happy Valley
The name Steelhead refers both to the building material and to the fish. We believe in a sustainable co-existence of the built and natural environments. We also believe in a... Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
7 miles from Happy Valley
SRM's award-winning partners Michael Stueve and Tripp Royce have deep roots in the Portland design community. They've worked on projects ranging from historic restoration to high... Read More
Portland, OR, 97224
14 miles from Happy Valley
Loving the mid-century aesthetic and making it feel fresh and alive today. I truly enjoying bringing together modern lines and vintage finds : ) Light and color are... 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 Oregon 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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