53 Hornby Island, BC Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Hornby Island, BC 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 
Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, V0N 1Y1, Canada
35 miles from Hornby Island
Professional Architectural Services for legacy planning, site selection, home design, interior design and decor, contract negotiation and construction administration. Read More
John Gower Design (250) 871-8765
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 3N6, Canada
18 miles from Hornby Island
Our Vancouver Island based office specializes in carefully tailored single family homes and renovations. We also sell pre-designed plans that grow from our two decades of... Read More
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9J 1P5, Canada
18 miles from Hornby Island
PAUL KEIM DESIGN A past client said, I “live” my projects. I design from the furniture up and the site down, integrating tiny details and large concepts, working with... Read More
Etienne Design (250) 702-7854
Denman Island, British Columbia, V0R 1T0, Canada
7 miles from Hornby Island
With over twenty five years of custom design and building experience our work represents the best of modern west coast home design. We incorporate the highest standards to design... Read More
L Decor Nanaimo (250) 618-0122
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
43 miles from Hornby Island
Design Consultant, Decorator. I have always had a passion for design. Growing up I was inspired by my mother who is an exceptional designer. As a teenager I was redesigning... Read More
JBD Design Group . (250) 756-4646 ext. 226
Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9V 1K1, Canada
43 miles from Hornby Island
The J.B.D Design Group Ltd. (JBD) has proven to be a leading contender in commercial and residential design, including project management since 1998. Utilizing our skill sets... Read More
Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
42 miles from Hornby Island
custom home planning service Read More
Sandrin Leung Design Inc. (604) 747-2037
Sechelt, British Columbia, V0N 3A0, Canada
42 miles from Hornby Island
We integrate design, estimating, and building so your home has the best chance of being a beautiful, affordable, sustainable, and meaningful place for living. Read More
Parksville, British Columbia, V9P 2G6, Canada
23 miles from Hornby Island
Provider of custom residential design services, complete home renovations and additions, including small industrial and commercial buildings from our central Parksville location... Read More
Acacia Designs (250) 792-0299
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
18 miles from Hornby Island
millwork and renovations Read More
C.A. Design (250) 752-2222
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, V9K2T5, Canada
17 miles from Hornby Island
Building Design / Interior Design Read More
Anderson Greenplan (250) 722-3456
Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9X 1L4, Canada
43 miles from Hornby Island
Home design specializing in the integration of green design principles Read More
Nanaimo, British Columbia, v9s 3v7, Canada
43 miles from Hornby Island
finn + assoc. ltd. is a design firm based in Nanaimo, Canada with experience in residential, commercial, institutional, resort and marine projects locally and internationally... Read More
Craig Gibson Design (250) 709-1888
Westholme, British Columbia, V0R 3C0, Canada
50 miles from Hornby Island
At Craig Gibson Design we use Architectural Design Software that enables you to see the emerging design in a 3D format and experience the project from the viewpoint of the... Read More
Jenesys Buildings (250) 752-0292
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, V9K 1S9, Canada
17 miles from Hornby Island
Jenesys Buildings designs and produces high performance environmentally responsible homes. We provide you a kit of parts that makes up the exterior and interior shell of your... 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 British Columbia 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?

Find a home architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Hornby Island, BC architect. You may also look through photos of British Columbia projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Nanaimo, Courtenay, Denman Island, Qualicum Beach and Gillies Bay.
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