417 He‘eia, HI Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your He‘eia, HI 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 
Kailua, HI, 96734
5 miles from He‘eia
Archipelago Hawaii is a dream fulfilled by founder and award-winning designer Tiare Noelani Pinto (CKD, Allied ASID,CGP). Tiare established TCB Island Interiors, Slipcovers, Etc.,... Read More
Kelso Architects (808) 262-0006
Kailua, HI, 96734
5 miles from He‘eia
It is with much gratitude that we thank our wonderful clients for enabling Kelso Architects to flourish over the past 21 years and allowing us to do what we love. During this... Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96814
10 miles from He‘eia
Interior Design Firm, located in Honolulu, specializing in Island living Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96826
10 miles from He‘eia
Philip White Architects, LLC, (PKWA) is an established Honolulu-based architectural firm well known throughout the islands for its dedication to innovative, environmentally... Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96814
10 miles from He‘eia
MCYIA is an interior architecture and interior design firm founded and led by Chuen Yee. The principals and staff have extensive experience in the design and construction of a... Read More
Lapis Design Partners (808) 545-4000
Honolulu, HI, 96813-3306
9 miles from He‘eia
A residential architecture and interior design firm, with the goal of creating joyful living spaces. Read More
Matsuki Architects (808) 255-5186
Honolulu, HI, 96817
8 miles from He‘eia
I'm a Licensed Professional Architect and my company mainly focuses on Residential design including new homes, large additions and renovations. Founded in 2001, Matsuki Architects... Read More
Peter Vincent Architects (808) 524-8255
Honolulu, HI, 96814
10 miles from He‘eia
Peter Vincent Architects has steadily grown in size and expertise since its inception in 1992, and is recognized as one of Hawaii's most highly regarded architecture firms. ... Read More
Kailua, HI, 96734
5 miles from He‘eia
Green & Stylish Island Architecture, Interior Design and Remodelling for all budgets. Read More
Kaneohe, HI, HI, 96744
1 mile from He‘eia
M • Squared Design is an award-winning Hawaii-based architectural firm with 25+ years of experience in designing luxury homes and various commercial projects including churches,... Read More
HK Pae Architects (808) 421-8458
Honolulu, HI, 96815
11 miles from He‘eia
HK Pae Architects provides architectural design services, specializing in custom residential work. HK has 20 years experience as a licensed architect. Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96816
10 miles from He‘eia
Fujita + Netski Architecture is a Honolulu based architecture and design firm. We offer all aspects of design services; architecture, interior design, and landscape design. Much... Read More
Aiea, 96701
9 miles from He‘eia
Before co-founding Designer for a Day in 2008, Joan worked as an interiors project designer for Bank of Hawaii and Leo A Daly. As Director of Interior Design for the Castle Design... Read More
Kaneohe, HI, 96744
1 mile from He‘eia
I am a sole practitioner of architecture and interior design under the name of Noborikawa & Associates LLC. I team up with the same small group of engineers and draftspeople to... Read More
Honolulu, HI, 96804
9 miles from He‘eia
Hawaii's premier award winning green or sustainable architecture firm specializing in luxury green / eco and healthy projects. Programs used if appropriate include: LEED, Living... 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 Hawaii 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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